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Meet Our Leadership

We take pride in surrounding ourselves with the best leaders that make us better as an organization.

We Don't Settle for the Status Quo

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

Chairman and CEO

Bob Farrell is currently the Chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz. Bob brings to GlobalTranz 30+ years of experience and a proven track record of building high-growth software and technology companies.

Prior to GlobalTranz, Bob served as president and CEO of Kewill. Kewill is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance.

Lara Stell

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Lara is responsible for all financial reporting, acquisition analysis and execution, treasury, accounting, tax and procurement 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.

Ross Spanier

Executive Vice President of Direct Channel Business

As Executive Vice President of Direct Sales and Operations, 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 of Agent Channel Business

As Senior Vice President of Agent Channel Business 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.

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.

Ryan Poynter

Senior Vice President of LTL Carrier Relations and Pricing

As Senior Vice President of LTL Carrier Relations and Pricing, Ryan is responsible for maintaining relationships with our LTL carriers, strategically aligning business needs, onboarding new providers, and overseeing rate negotiations to ensure competitive pricing. With extensive experience in logistics and supply chain management, Ryan’s team ensures that GlobalTranz’s shipper customers have the best options for the transportation needs.

Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Ryan managed the supply chain for a large lighting manufacturer and worked in finance for JPMorgan Chase. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) from Central Michigan University.

Brian Nessel

Senior Vice President of Carrier Relations and Capacity

As GlobalTranz’s Senior Vice President of Carrier Relations and Capacity, Brian Nessel is responsible for nurturing strategic relationships with our extensive network of best-in-class truckload carriers.

Brian has nearly 15 years of experience in optimizing and improving transportation operation processes for organizations of all sizes across virtually every industry vertical. Brian is passionate about collaborating with our carrier network to create impactful and mutually beneficial solutions that drive long-term value.

Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Brian served on the leadership team at AFN Logistics. Brian earned his BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University.

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.

Jeff has been named in the 2011 through 2016 editions of the Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Transportation Law, and in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Southwest Super Lawyers® in the area of Transportation/Maritime Law. In 2014, he received the Transportation Lawyers Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Jeff is a 1983 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1986 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law.

Anne Swan

Vice President of People Operations

As Vice President of People Operations, Anne is responsible for leading, developing, and continuously improving the GlobalTranz employee experience through engagement initiatives that foster a work environment that is aligned with GlobalTranz’s core values, including sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

Leveraging her more than 14 years of HR experience, Anne ensures GlobalTranz’s 1,000+ team members receive the support and professional development they need to achieve their career goals through a comprehensive approach to talent acquisition, on-boarding, benefits, compensation, employee engagement and employee development.

Prior to Globaltranz, Anne held positions at Transamerica, The Terraces, and HSBC. Anne earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

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