At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Warehousing space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CEO of Flexe
Karl is a seasoned technology executive, with leadership experience in both startups and large, global corporations. Prior to co-founding FLEXE, Karl was CEO of AdReady, a Seattle-based advertising technology company. He is also a founding Board member of EnergySavvy, a SaaS-based solution for energy efficiency management. Previously, Karl was President of Atlas at aQuantive, before its $6B acquisition by Microsoft, and earlier in his career he was a Manager at Bain & Company in Boston and a Diving Officer in the U.S. Navy.
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About EnergySavvy, Flexe, NetNavy: Flexe delivers omnichannel logistics programs for eCommerce fulfillment, retail distribution, same-day delivery, and network capacity.
CEO, Co-Founder of Veryable
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About Veryable: Veryable is an industrial technology company with marketplaces designed to improve speed, flexibility, and agility in manufacturing.
CEO & Co-Founder of Airspace
Nick Bulcao has over 12 years of experience in the logistics industry. He owned and operated Sun Distributing and First Delivery, specializing in critical transportation. He also grew a partnership with Amazon servicing last mile deliveries in 11 different locations throughout the west coast with over 600 employees generating over 36 million in revenue per year. First Delivery showed Nick the lack of technology in the time critical logistics industry which drove him to start Airspace Technologies.
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About Airspace: Airspace Technologies is a technology-enabled provider of time critical logistics.
CEO of Hollingsworth
As chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Hollingsworth, Steve has witnessed the growth from a two-person operation to a full-service, multinational logistics company. The growth has come organically, through strong relationships with customers that ultimately led to successful joint venture operations that continue to this day. In addition to his continuous improvement efforts to drive excellence into Hollingsworth’s services, Steve is an active board member of the Native American Business Alliance. Participating in the decision-making of this organization as an active board member, Steve also opens the doors of his corporation for the mentorship of aspiring Native American entrepreneurs. He enjoys guiding young Native Americans as they attempt to become a viable part of the American economy.
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About Hollingsworth: Hollingsworth focuses on core business and drive sales by optimizing supply chain.
Co-Founder & CEO of Stache
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of Stache. He drives the company’s strategy and vision of better utilizing existing infrastructure to serve our needs for storage space. He also believes in a better user experience, and is motivated by his experiences walking long, dimly-lit corridors at storage facilities. Michael holds a BS from Stanford University and is a USAF Veteran.
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About Stache: Stache offers cheap, affordable, insured storage right in your neighborhood. Think of us as Airbnb for self-storage
CEO of Fetch Robotics
Melonee Wise is the CEO of Fetch Robotics, which is delivering collaborative robotic solutions robots for the logistics industry. Melonee was the second employee at Willow Garage, a research and development laboratory extremely influential in the advancement of robotics. While there, she led a team of engineers developing next-generation robot hardware and software, including ROS, the PR2 and TurtleBot. Melonee is a recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR 35 award for technology innovators under the age of 35, and has been named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence and 40 under 40 lists. Under her leadership, the company won the MODEX Innovation award for the materials handling industry, as well as being named to RBR 50, a listing of the 50 most innovative robotics companies in the world.
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About Fetch Robotics: Fetch Robotics provides the market’s only cloud-driven Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution for warehousing intralogistics environments.
Co-Founder and CEO of Stord
Sean Henry is the Founder and CEO of STORD, a platform for networked warehousing and distribution. Sean is recognized in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and was featured in INC.com as one of the Global Top 50 Emerging Entrepreneurs of 2017 and in Inc.com as America’s Top 30 Emerging Startups of 2017. He is also a member of the 2016 cohort of the Dynamo Accelerator and Fund in Chattanooga, TN. Recognized as a Karios K50 Founder as one of the Top 50 Founders of 2017 under 26 around the Globe. Georgia Tech. Gear Head.
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About Forbes, Kairos Society, Stord: Stord provides cloud supply chain services to brands who seek visibility and control over their inventory.
CEO of Locus Robotics
With more than 20 years of experience in executive management, sales, and marketing for some of the most successful companies in the high-tech industry, Rick is a nationally recognized high technology executive. Immediately prior to Mzinga, Rick was Chief Marketing Officer of WebEx Communications and President of WebEx Small Business, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide go-to-market and customer acquisition strategies. Previously, Rick served as president and CEO of Intranets.com, which was acquired by WebEx in 2005. Under his leadership, Intranets.com secured more than 300,000 users and was named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies for two consecutive years. Before joining Intranets.com, Rick was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at PictureTel, where he was responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing. Prior to joining PictureTel, Rick was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Shiva Corporation. He was instrumental in growing Shiva’s worldwide revenues by more than 50 percent, expanding distribution channels and effectively positioning Shiva as the market leader in the remote networking market. Rick also spent four years as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Lotus Development Corporation, where he was responsible for all marketing communication functions, VAR development, database marketing, channel marketing, and OEM marketing. Before that, Rick founded First Software, a software distribution company, which grew to more than $175 million in revenue in less than four years. In 1985, First Software was ranked second in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing companies. Rick holds a BS in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
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About CampaignerCRM, Intronis, Locus Robotics: Locus Robotics is a warehouse robotics company that manufactures autonomous mobile robots to support e-commerce.
Co-Founder and CEO of UVL Robotics
I’m Founder & Chief Executive Officer of UVL Robotics Inc. (Drone-based & AI logistics solutions – www.uvl.io). UVL is an alumni of top-ranked Silicon Valley’s accelerator. Prior to UVL, I held an executive position in leading scientific intelligent transport technology center (NAMI), driving new cutting-edge automotive projects, assembling and enabling great teams, building the strong collaboration with VC funds and corporate clients. But the coolest thing I did was meet my future co-founder of UVL Robotics! Prior to NAMI, I held a series of logistics & Supply Chain roles in Shell corporation, accelerated take-cost out initiatives and operational excellence across Europe & Africa, managing warehouse operations, supported Global GSAP team to implement ERP system across East Europe. Earlier in my career I had the good fortune to work in leading packaging company in the world – Huhtamaki, implemented S&OP project, managing production & capacity planning. I’m passionate aiming high, assembling and enabling great teams, delivering results, and enjoy along the way.
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About UVL Robotics: Drone-based & AI logistics solutions
Co-founder & CEO of Flowspace
Ben has spent his career working in fulfillment and operations. Flowspace was started to solve a problem he experienced firsthand. Prior to starting Flowspace, Ben oversaw fulfillment and operations at The Honest Company, helping the company scale rapidly during his tenure there, and managing fulfillment operations at McMaster Carr, a leading industrial supply distributor specializing in same-day delivery. Ben received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MBA from UCLA Anderson. Ben is a native of South Jersey.
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About Flowspace: Flowspace offers an on-demand warehousing and fulfillment network.
Chief Executive Officer of ShipMonk
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About ShipMonk: ShipMonk offers direct-to-consumer fulfillment and technology tools for e-commerce companies.
CEO & Founder of Shift One
Improving economic opportunities for others is a lifelong mission. I was born in Western Mass. to a 16-year-old single mom who worked all shifts to lift us out of poverty. To pay for education, I worked as a night janitor, security guard, short-order cook, warehouse worker, sheet-metal mechanic, HVAC tech, and database engineer. In the past decade I’ve been fortunate to build 4 tech unicorns. Most recently as COO at 99 Taxis, Latam’s first $1B+ exit, and advisor at Rappi. Before that at Uber, where I led part of the West Coast organization. Prior to that as EVP-COO at Avira, Europe’s leading cybersecurity business with 300M+ active users. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my spouse and kids and mentoring. My other passion is gravity & endurance sports: skiing, swimming, cycling, and running marathons.
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About Shift One, TriForce: Shift One is a marketplace for skilled labor in warehouse, logistics, and assembly.
Founder & CEO of GPA Logistics Group
I have assembled a team of independent contractors and companies to complete our initial startup team.
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About Botanic Springs, GPA Logistics Group: GPA Logistics Group is a transportation and logistics service provider company.
CEO of Torqued Distribution
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About Torqued Distribution: Torqued Distribution offers e-commerce automation to enhance motorsports and automotive industries with warehouse as a service platform.
CEO of Seegrid
Jim Rock is the CEO of Seegrid.
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About Seegrid: The leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and enterprise software for material handling.
Louis D. Pietragallo Jr.
CEO of Stone Rooster Distributors
Louis D. Pietragallo Jr. is the CEO of Stone Rooster Distributors.
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About Stone Rooster Distributors: Stone Rooster provides a variety of services, from warehousing and fulfillment to client services and custom apparel design.
CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme
Cory Hewett is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme.
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About Gimme: Gimme is a venture-backed HESaaS startup (Hardware Enabled Software as a Service) with clients like RedBull, Little Debbie, and the nation’s largest micro-market/vending operator. Its two founders, Cory and Evan, are patented innovators, named to ATL 30 Under 30, the industry’s 40 Under 40, and serving on the board of directors for Startup Atlanta and Bloom Our Youth. The company relocated offices to Trilith, the second-largest movie production complex in the US (right after Warner Bro’s in CA) to be among a community of story tellers and entrepreneurs.
President & CEO of VetSource
President & CEO at Vetsource.
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About VetSource: VetSource is a pharmaceuticals company providing pet care medication and vaccination services.
President/CEO of Zethcon
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About Zethcon: Zethcon is a supply chain execution software and services provider.
CEO of Cerulium
In 2007, Steve Wilmes started Cerulium Corporation and as the chief executive officer his goal is to establish Cerulium as a premier data warehousing technology company. Cerulium’s strategic growth is globally focused on six lines of business including education, consulting, BI solutions, productivity tools, support and assessment services, along with leveraging industry specific partnerships that span across the consumer, and commercial markets. At the same time, Steve Wilmes, has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry and is known to be a detailed oriented, result focused leader. He is a recognized expert internationally in all aspects of data warehousing that includes hardware, software, SQL, operating systems, implementations, data integration, database administration, and BI solutions. Steve is a Teradata Certified Master.
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About Cerulium: Cerulium Corporation is a provider of information technology products and services.
Founder & CEO of Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.
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About Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.: Intelligent Flying Machines develops systems that maximize inventory accuracy and unleash productivity in the workforce.
Chairman/CEO of StoreLocal
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About National Self Storage, StoreLocal: Storelocal is a provider of storage and warehousing solutions for personal, business, military and vehicle storage.
CEO & Founder of Mobile One Courier
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About Mobile One Courier: Mobile One Courier a specialized delivery and warehousing firm allowing medium and larger corporations to outsource their logistics.
Chairman & CEO, Wineshipping
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About Wineshipping: The fastest, most accurate, and most cost-efficient delivery network for wine, beer, spirits, and more.
CEO and Founder of LogistiVIEW
CEO and Founder of LogistiVIEW. Serial Entrepreneur. Supply Chain Software Veteran. Connected Workforce Visionary. Husband and Father. American Football Fan. Sports Car Enthusiast. LEGO Fanatic.
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About Accelogix, LogistiVIEW: LogistiVIEW combines AR and AI on industrial smart devices to improve the productivity and job satisfaction of logistics workers.
Chief Executive Officer of Symbia Logistics
Growing up on the floor of a warehouse, Megan has been getting her hands dirty since day one. She’s started and sold multiple businesses and found opportunities in the most challenging of situations. Megan is a pioneer among women in the rugged logistics industry, and she is now situated at the top of her game overseeing a workforce of 1,200 employees. Megan’s entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity and firm conviction that we are all equal, have driven her to build powerful, successful teams. By focusing on Symbia’s strengths she has guided the company to unprecedented levels and made Symbia a formidable force in logistics. When she’s able to sneak in a little downtime, Megan and her family will hit the road to seek out and experience new places together.
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About Jiberish, Symbia Logistics: Symbia Logistics provides facility-based supply chain support to a variety of industries.