Leadership Team

We don’t settle for the status quo. Instead, we set our sights on what’s next in the industry and deliver proactive solutions for our customers. Everything we do is driven by technology and focused on defining the future of freight. Continuously enhancing our technology and user experience, we anticipate shippers’ needs and develop capabilities that strengthen our value proposition. We hire the best logistics minds and talent in the industry. GlobalTranz is the future of freight and we are in the driver’s seat.

Robert Farrell

Executive Chairman

Bob has 30+ years of experience and a proven track record of building high-growth software and technology-driven companies.

Prior to GlobalTranz, Bob served as president and CEO of Kewill, a global leader in multimodal transportation management software. Prior to Kewill, Bob served as president and CEO of EDGAR Online, a leading global provider of XBRL software, services and data that was acquired by RR Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ: RRD) in August of 2012. His role at EDGAR Online was preceded by his time as Chairman and CEO of Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) enterprise software and solutions that was acquired by Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX) in February of 2011.

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Renee Krug

Chief Executive Officer

As GlobalTranz’s Chief Executive Officer, Renee brings tremendous leadership skills, domain knowledge and 25+ years of multi-discipline experience that drive the overall strategy and direction of the company. She is an action-oriented executive who drives meaningful initiatives that create success. Prior to becoming the company’s CEO, she served as the company’s CFO where she helped drive GlobalTranz’s record growth and position as a market leading transportation management solutions and technology.

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Lara Stell

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Lara is responsible for all financial reporting, acquisition analysis and execution, treasury, accounting, tax and HR at GlobalTranz. Prior to becoming the company’s’ CFO, she served as the company’s VP of Finance. Lara brings over 15 years of executive leadership and 10 years of transportation industry experience to GlobalTranz.

Prior to GlobalTranz, Lara held positions at Clear Channel Outdoor, Shamrock Foods and Swift Transportation. Lara started her career as an audit professional for PwC.


Russ Felker

Chief Technology Officer

Russ brings over 25 years of experience in product development and technology leadership to GlobalTranz. Responsible for all technology at GlobalTranz, Russ will spearhead the continued technology excellence GlobalTranz stands for in the marketplace. With experience across diverse industries and technologies, Russ has led the creation of multiple technology products solving issues within business process optimization, IT management and storage and blockchain. He brings not only a broad technology background but experience in creating quality-first development organizations leveraging DevSecOps principles.

Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Russ held multiple CTO, IT, and technology leadership positions, most recently providing technology advisory services for multiple private equity firms to drive portfolio improvement, advise on technology company acquisition strategy, and increase value realization.

Jeffrey Simmons

Chief Legal Officer

Jeff joined GlobalTranz after spending 30 years in private practice, most recently with the national law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. He brings 26 years of experience in the transportation industry representing motor, rail, ocean and air carriers as well as brokers, before courts, regulatory agencies and in contract negotiations.

Jeff recently served  as President of the Transportation Lawyers Association and is a past Chairman of the Conference of Freight Counsel. He is also an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association.

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Ross Spanier

Senior Vice President, Sales and Solutions

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Solutions, Ross leads our enterprise sales organization as well as the design and delivery of innovative and customized supply chain solutions that drive efficiency, cost savings and competitive advantages for current and prospective customers. With over 15 years of experience in the supply chain and logistics industry, Ross has developed and grown sales and operations teams specializing in best-in-class service execution of LTL, TL, expedite, supply chain management, projects & heavy haul, white glove and managed transportation service lines. Prior to joining GlobalTranz in 2017, Ross held sales and operations leadership roles at both C.H. Robinson and Logistics Planning Services (LPS).

Mike Sutter

Senior Vice President, Agent Acquisition and Development

As Senior Vice President of Agent Acquisition and Development for GlobalTranz, Mike is responsible for the growth and development of our freight agents as well as overseeing the expansion and recruitment strategy of the GlobalTranz’s freight agent network.

Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Mike was the director of freight agent recruiting for England Logistics. With 10+ years of experience in sales and business development for companies with an agent-centric business model, including Farm Bureau Financial Services, Mike has been instrumental in helping GlobalTranz successfully grow its freight agent channel.