Ken Beyer is the CEO of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC), where he oversees the strategic vision of the combined organization for Transportation Insight (TI) and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG).
A dynamic leader with more than 25 years of experience driving growth in the technology and logistics space, Ken has led TI & NTG since 2020. His vision and execution strategy have led to significant growth, both organically and through acquisition, resulting in TI & NTG becoming the 8th largest logistics company in the US, with over $5B in revenue.
Ken is passionate about providing customers with technology-driven logistics solutions that simplify and transform the supply chain. At TI & NTG, he is disrupting the logistics industry with the launch of Beon, the Digital Logistics Platform that provides shippers and carriers with a single point of access to multi-modal transportation capacity and demand from port to porch, backed by over 2,500 logistics experts armed with data-driven insights.
Prior to joining TI & NTG, Ken was President, Commerce & Lifecycle Services for Ingram Micro Inc., a $50 billion global leader in technology distribution, cloud solutions, and supply chain services. Ken joined Ingram Micro, after they acquired CloudBlue Technologies, which Ken co-founded and built into the leading global reverse logistics and enterprise IT asset disposition services provider. Ken started his career at Ernst & Young LLP as a management consultant.
Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University where he was a Robert J. Besal national scholar. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Amy and their two children. Ken is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Geoff Kelley is the President and COO of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC). He is responsible for leading the combined business and execution of its strategy, overseeing the design and implementation of commercial and operational functions, while developing and managing strategic objectives that drive sustained growth for the company.
Since Geoff joined the organization in February 2020, NTG has experienced unprecedented growth and evolution, which led the way for the combined company to become the 8th largest logistics provider in the US, with over $5B in 2021 revenue. Geoff, will leverage his vast experience to continue to drive synergies across an expansive product and service portfolio, achieving operational excellence and providing shippers and carriers with the best experience in the industry. His vision to build a network in which shippers and carriers can thrive, through easy access to technology and expertise, secured a significant investment in the company’s digital transformation roadmap. Nearly two years later, this transformation positioned NTG & TI to launch the Beon™ digital logistics platform which provides shippers and carriers with a single point of access to Transportation Insight (TI) & Nolan Transportation Group’s (NTG) logistics network and services – from port to porch.
Prior to NTG, Geoff served as the Chief Operating Officer at Coyote Logistics, a subsidiary of UPS. While there, Geoff drove organic growth, new innovative solutions, and diversified strategies while guiding synergies from the acquisition. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with UPS, where his career included several diverse positions including his most recent roles of CFO of UPS Global Freight Forwarding and Vice President, M&A.
Geoff holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and also earned a BA in Economics from Trinity College-Hartford.
Doug Laux spent the first 20 years of his career with EY, the last 9 as a partner in the Chicago office. Doug has extensive experience with both public and private companies as CFO including ANC Rental Corporation, the former $2.5 billion parent of Alamo and National Car Rental Companies, EaglePicher, a $900 million diversified manufacturing company and Remy International, a $1.3 billion automotive supplier. He was also CFO/COO of Platinum Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ listed music company he helped take public in 1996.
Doug is also a director and chairman of the audit committee of R. J. O’Brien and Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the US. He is also a director of Liberty Advisor Group, a strategy consulting group, and Freeport Securities Company, a family owned oil and gas company.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a BS in Accountancy who successfully passed the CPA examination in 1975.
Joanne Bleavins is the Senior Vice President, Finance for Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC) overseeing all financial planning and decision support functions.
An accomplished professional in the financial sector, Joanne serves as a strategic thought partner within the TI & NTG executive team to help set, drive, and execute growth and value creation plans. Joanne brings more than 20 years of experience to her role of helping drive and execute a sustained growth strategy.
Prior to joining the NTG executive team in 2020, Joanne launched her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bristol Myers Squibb, gaining experience in public and private companies within the manufacturing, retail, and healthcare spaces. She then advanced to Fortune 500 company, Newell Brands, where she started her career in investor relations and served a variety of corporate and business unit leadership roles, most recently the CFO of the baby division.
Joanne earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting graduating with distinction from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she has completed Organizational Leadership courses at the Harvard Business School Executive Education program.
John Haber is the Chief Strategy Officer of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC) where he leads Consulting and Strategic Accounts, which leverage experience and industry knowledge to accelerate customers’ growth and strengthen their position in the marketplace.
As CSO, John is responsible for strategic accounts, partnerships and alliances, client advisory and consulting services. His finance background combined with decades of experience working with high volume shippers enables John to provide unique insights on strategic supply chain planning, including distribution model optimization, transportation cost analysis, and carrier contract optimization and compliance. Widely recognized as one of the logistics industry’s foremost thought leaders on transportation spend management, John was the Founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, which was acquired by TI in 2019.
Bringing over 25 years of supply chain experience to his role at TI & NTG, John has helped some of the world’s leading brands drive greater efficiencies through their supply chain operations while reducing transportation, distribution, and fulfillment costs. He began his career at UPS where he held various executive level positions in corporate finance and corporate strategy. Instrumental in developing pricing and profitability models, he also managed the carrier’s National Accounts Profitability Group focused on UPS top customers.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.
Jim Hamilton is the Chief Digital Products Officer at Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC). Jim leads the launch of a new digital products platform, which brings data-driven technology and end-to-end services providing one-touch accessibility to any business, any size, with any need – solutioning the simplest to most complex need in the logistics industry.
During his career, Jim has held management roles at Arthur Andersen Consulting and IBM / NYNEX providing engineering and customer success management roles. Jim also served on the public board of Fisher Business Systems (NAS). In 1998, Jim served as the Founder and CEO of ClientLink, an online project intelligence portal. Most recently, he was the Founder & CEO of Platinum Circle Technologies which provides a competitive advantage for customer’s transportation spend and management. TI acquired Platinum Circle Technologies in 2021.
Prior to his career in technology, Jim spent seven years in the United State Marine Corps (USMC) as an Infantry Officer. Jim attended the Master of Science program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science at the University of South Florida.
Drew Herpich is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC) responsible for fostering and developing partner relationships with the most dynamic carrier offering in the industry.
Drew was promoted to CCO after joining NTG in 2020 as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategy. His extensive knowledge in creating carrier relationships has led a successful transformation of carrier operations creating a flywheel that benefits customers and carriers alike. He reshaped TI & NTG’s value proposition by driving increased coverage of customer freight through various initiatives improving drayage, LTL, final mile and warehousing opportunities. His work seamlessly provides the right solutions for each customer’s unique transportation needs by leveraging a vast carrier network.
A seasoned thought leader in the transportation brokerage industry, Drew previously spent over 14 years at Coyote Logistics, where he rose through the ranks from General Manager to Senior Vice President, Carrier Sales.
Drew is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he studied sales and business marketing at the Haworth College of Business.
Jones Pharr is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A at Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC) and leads M&A sourcing, execution and integration activities. He is dedicated to seeking the best opportunities and partners for the company to grow and provide industry-leading logistics services and proprietary digital solutions to customers throughout North America.
In 2019, Jones joined TI with nearly 20 years of experience in investment banking and financial services. Prior to assuming the role of EVP of Corporate Development and M&A with TI & NTG, Jones was a senior leader of the Diversified Industrials M&A practice at BlackArch Partners, and also served as an officer in the Global Investment Banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has advised on more than $15 billion of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
Jones earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with the highest distinction.
Harris Rainbow is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC), overseeing all sales activities and customer partnerships for the company.
Driving core business strategies that connect people, operations, shippers and business initiatives, Harris brings extensive experience in logistics and supply chain to the role of CRO. He is responsible for developing the entire shipper organization that includes customer sales, customer operations, contractual sales, client services and the sales enablement groups. His efforts have earned him the reputation of developing the best brokers in the industry by empowering and motivating individuals and teams to find creative solutions that better serve customers. He is positioned to similarly strengthen all functions of the shipper organization providing unmatched customer service in the industry.
Throughout his career, Harris has played key roles in helping to grow NTG into an industry-leading 3PL, including serving as Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President, SVP of Brokerage Operations, Director of Brokerage Operations and Director of HR, and Head of Training and Personnel Development. He also served as Director of Personnel, Head of Training and Personnel Development for the Rhino family of companies. Prior to joining NTG, Harris honed his unique sales skills and leadership style as a head football coach in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) for over a decade.
Harris holds an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Capella University, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Piedmont College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Georgia.
Bryan Rueger is the Senior Vice President, People for Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC), responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the organization’s overall direction and growth plan.
With over 10 years of experience leading talent management and human resources efforts in the education management and professional services industries, Bryan is a champion of corporate culture who understands the value of its integration for successful organizations to thrive and grow. As SVP of People, he oversees the organizational development department, talent management and acquisition, training and development, compensation, benefits and additional core human resource functions as well as workforce related compliance and risk management.
Prior to joining TI & NTG in 2017, Bryan served as the Vice President, Human Resources at Charter Schools USA overseeing HR functions and departments of thousands of employees nationwide. He also previously spent three years at the Recruiting Manager for the Mergis Group, a prominent executive talent agency working with clients such as Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, TD Bank, Honeywell, and Microsoft.
Bryan earned an undergraduate degree in Business from Southern Illinois University.
Brian Work is the Chief Technology Officer of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TIHC), where he leads the company’s digital transformation and accelerates the development of data-driven technology and end-to-end services for the logistics industry that extend far beyond point-to-point transportation.
A passionate leader and innovator, Brian aligns advanced digital strategies with business goals to ensure TI & NTG continues to deliver cutting-edge solutions designed to help shippers and carriers operate efficiently and profitably. With more than 25 years of experience in application development and infrastructure management, Brian drives the company’s development of digital technologies that better serve the transportation market. His vision and leadership will continue advancing the TI & NTG proprietary software and technology platform, which leads the industry in intuitive user experience, freight brokerage processes, robust infrastructure, and powerful security for applications and customer and carrier data.
Brian’s background in logistics technology development and support encompasses IT systems for warehouse management; air, ocean, ground transportation; customs house brokerage; reverse logistics and more. Prior to joining TI & NTG in 2020, Brian worked at UPS, where he served jointly as CTO and VP of the UPS Full Truckload (FTL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Brokerage, Coyote Logistics, as well as the UPS asset-based LTL carrier, UPS Freight.