Leadership built to reinvent the future of freight

Meet the industry veterans and business leaders working together to move freight and the logistics industry forward.

Industry Veterans. Business Leaders.
Loadsmart Leadership.

Loadsmart is a Chicago-based freight tech company founded in 2014. As the ‘nerds of logistics’, we seek intelligence in data to solve deep rooted inefficiencies in the industry. Pairing advanced technologies with deep-seated industry expertise, Loadsmart fuels growth, simplifies operational complexity and bolsters efficiency for carriers and shippers alike. We give our customers access to our data connections that link supply and demand in addition to a suite of award-winning solutions to strike the perfect balance of cost and service.

Meet our leadership team who believe in a more efficient and environmentally responsible way to move more with less.

Meet our leadership team

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    Ricardo Salgado

    Founder & Co-CEO

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  • Headshot photo of Felipe Capella

    Felipe Capella

    Founder & Co-CEO

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  • Headshot photo of Mark Hoyt

    Mark Hoyt

    Chief Financial Officer

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  • Headshot photo of Kathleen Kaag

    Kathleen Kaag

    VP of Marketing

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  • Headshot photo of Naren Shankar

    Naren Shankar

    VP of Global Partnerships

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  • Headshot photo of Gustavo Barbosa

    Gustavo Barbosa

    VP of Engineering

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  • Headshot photo of Giovanni Battistella

    Giovanni Battistella

    VP of Product Management

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  • Headshot photo of Jim Nicholson

    Jim Nicholson

    VP of Operations

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  • Headshot photo of Timothy Evans

    Timothy Evans

    VP of Sales

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  • Headshot photo of Brad Wilkins

    Brad Wilkins

    Chief People Officer

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  • Headshot photo of Ben Buchanan

    Ben Buchanan

    VP of Account Management

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  • Headshot photo of Robb Porter

    Robb Porter

    EVP Managed Transportation

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Industry Veterans

Jim Nicholson, VP of Operations, and Ben Buchanan, VP of Account Management, discuss what the opportunity at Loadsmart meant to them after years of sharpening their logistics skills at some of the country’s largest and longest-running institutions.

Business Leaders

Mark Hoyt, CFO and Brad Wilkins, CPO discuss what the opportunity at Loadsmart meant to them after years steering companies through rapid growth, and CEO and Co-Founder Felipe Capella talks Loadsmart’s future as an industry leader.