meet our leadership

  • Matt Elenjickal
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    A graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Matt prides himself on identifying pain points and designing elegant and thoughtful…

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    Matt Elenjickal

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Matt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourKites. Matt is an innovative and thoughtful leader, recognizing painpoints in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them. His vision for the product and the team have defined FourKites’ success and provide focused direction for continued growth.

    Prior to founding FourKites, Matt spent 7 years in the enterprise software space working for market leaders such as Oracle Corp and i2 Technologies/JDA Software Group. Matt has led high-impact teams that implemented logistics strategies and systems at P&G, Nestle, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Tyco, Argos and Nokia across North America, Western Europe and Latin America. Matt is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense of how technology can disrupt the traditional silo-based planning and execution.

    Matt lives in Chicago and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

  • Stephanie Kolaczynski
    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    A former head of Client Support at Zenefits, Stephanie brings a passion for maximizing the customer experience to her role…

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    Stephanie Kolaczynski

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Stephanie is responsible for the operations and customer service organization. She is passionate about the customer experience and optimizing every interaction, through both product and people. Stephanie joins us most recently from Zenefits, where she led the Client Support team. She brings extensive experience scaling and running high quality service and operations organizations, with proven success in high-growth early stage startups and large, established organizations alike.

    Stephanie holds a B.S. in Organizational Communications from Northwestern University and a M.B.A from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

  • Arun Chandrasekaran
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    An unabashed technology enthusiast, Arun brings his expertise from companies such as Microsoft and Groupon to solve the challenges facing…

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    Arun Chandrasekaran

    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Arun, an avid biker, spends his non-biking waking hours thinking and building large enterprise systems using the latest in web & mobile technologies. He brings with him a wealth of experience working on several highly scalable systems that process millions of transactions per day serving tens of thousands of users.

    Unabashed technology enthusiast, he stays abreast with the latest and greatest in the software development and is an expert in cloud computing. He eats, drinks, lives and dreams ways to solve the challenges facing the trucking industry with the power of technology.

  • Steve Bachert
    CRO

    A 24-year veteran of the software industry, Steve joined FourKites with a wealth of expertise in scaling global sales organizations…

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    Steve Bachert

    CRO

    Steve, a veteran of the software industry for 24 years, joined FourKites with deep experience in architecting, building, and scaling global sales organizations in hyper-growth, competitive environments. Bringing over a decade of SaaS sales experience, Steve has led multiple startups through successful exits and multi-billion dollar valuations.

    Steve joins FourKites from Uptake where he was most recently the VP of Global Sales. Prior to Uptake, Steve led sales organizations at Cloudera, HP Software, Digital Fuel Technologies (acquired by VMWare in 2014), and Parametric Technology Corporation.

  • Priya Rajagopalan
    CPO

    A former head of Product Management at TiVo Corporation, Priya joined the team with 17 years of experience in product…

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    Priya Rajagopalan

    CPO

    Priya Rajagopalan is a seasoned business leader with 17 years of experience in product management, marketing, and strategy. Previously, Priya was the head of Product Management for the Metadata Business Group of TiVo Corporation where she had global responsibility for its video, music, books, and games metadata products.  While at TiVo, she led geographic expansion for video metadata across Western Europe and the APAC region and spearheaded the acquisitions of Veveo, a semantic search & recommendations engine, and Integral Reach, a cloud-based predictive analytics firm.

    Prior to TiVo, Priya worked at Flexera Software where she led product management for the award-winning FlexNet Producer suite of ERP-adjacent enterprise applications and launched a new product line aimed at high-tech device manufacturers. In her prior career in consulting, she advised leadership teams at technology firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Emerson, 3M, and ADP.

    Priya has an MBA with a specialization in finance, marketing, and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Madras in India.

  • Yang Chao
    CFO

    A former Senior Vice President of Finance at Raise, Yang’s passion for the Chicago startup scene has led her to…

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    Yang Chao

    CFO

    Yang Chao is a successful finance executive with 18 years of progressive experience and a proven track record in the High-Tech industry.  Prior to joining FourKites, Yang served as the Senior Vice President of Finance at Raise, where she led Financial Planning, Data Analytics and Corporate Development functions. Prior to that, Yang served as Vice President of Finance at Gogo, where she joined the company at an early stage and held positions with increasing responsibilities.  Yang made significant contributions to the transformation and growth of Gogo, including the company’s IPO in June 2013.  Previously, Yang served various management and technical positions at Motorola ranging from engineering to strategy and business development.

    Yang is passionate about building the entrepreneurial community in Chicago.  She has mentored companies from 1871, Impact Engine, and Illinois Ventures and stays closely connected with the tech community in Chicago.

  • Craig Fiander
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Craig Fiander leads FourKites’ global integration and channel partner strategy. Leveraging his industry knowledge and deep relationships in logistics to…

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    Craig Fiander

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Craig Fiander leads FourKites’ global integration and channel partner strategy. Leveraging his industry knowledge and deep relationships in logistics to drive rapid adoption of the FourKites platform, Craig plays an integral role in making FourKites the industry standard connectivity platform in the U.S. and globally.

    Craig was most recently Vice President, Strategic Alliances for the Enterprise Solutions business unit at ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company. He lead channel strategy and owned the global relationships with leading strategic alliance partners in the transportation and logistics industry. This included Comdata, Descartes, Geotab, JDA, Manhattan, McLeod, MercuryGate, Oracle, SAP, Skybitz and TMW Systems among others. Craig was responsible for driving the integration and adoption of ALK’s enterprise products and services including PC*MILER, ALK Maps, and CoPilot Truck. Prior to this role, Craig held various product management and marketing positions at ALK, including Vice President, Marketing.

    Craig lives with his family in Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University.

  • Kathleen Marcell
    Vice President of Customer Success

    Kathleen Marcell has spent nearly a decade ensuring enterprise clients’ success at fast-growing startups. As the former Vice President, Client…

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    Kathleen Marcell

    Vice President of Customer Success

    Kathleen Marcell has spent nearly a decade ensuring enterprise clients’ success at fast-growing startups. As the former Vice President, Client Success at Yello, Kathleen managed all divisions within Client Success including Implementation, Client Engagement, and Support. She grew the Client Success organization from 5 to 25 team members, created scalable processes to increase retention and optimize client growth, and headed initiative and collaboration projects across internal departments at Yello, which included restructuring product bundle offerings to streamline contracts and decrease implementation time by 40%.

    Prior to her position at Yello, Kathleen was the Manager of Customer Adoption at DiaglogTech, where she built the Adoption Team, responsible for on-boarding and customer success. Kathleen is a Chicago native and a University of Illinois graduate.

    As Vice President of Customer Success, Kathleen will lead and scale operations within Implementation, Account Management, and Support.

  • “Utilizing FourKites’ ability to provide real-time, continuous location tracking, predictive analytics, interactive mapping and other features will allow JDA to continue to deliver unmatched transportation planning and execution capabilities for our customers.”

    - Fabrizio Brasca – JDA
  • “With its unprecedented growth and an overwhelming amount of industry recognition, FourKites is leading the movement for supply chain visibility. The company has already achieved so much in such a short amount of time and shows no signs of slowing down. There’s great potential to leverage my skills to help FourKites continue growing and reach its goal of enhancing the enterprise supply chain experience.”

    - Jai Shekhawat, founder and former CEO of Fieldglass
  • “After carefully evaluating many freight visibility platforms, it became abundantly clear that FourKites provides the most robust capabilities for Ryder’s NaviShare solution. FourKites has emerged as the leader in real-time freight visibility that will ultimately help our customers lower costs and improve supply chain efficiencies.”

    - Gary R. Allen – Ryder
  • “FourKites has effectively differentiated itself from competitors by moving from ‘dots on a map’ to a fully actionable supply chain visibility solution. FourKites fills the blind spots in freight visibility, and provides orchestration tools that put the company miles ahead of its competition.”

    - Silpa Paul – Frost & Sullivan
  • “Freight visibility and true, actionable visibility has long been a priority for us. We chose FourKites because they’ve proven to provide the breadth and depth of capabilities that give us a ‘control tower’ view we need for our customers and our business.”

    - Jeff Kanterman – NFI
  • “We are very excited to announce the integration of the FourKites shipment tracking services. The service adds a new option to the existing methods currently available to MercuryGate clients to obtain the reliable status of their shipments down to the SKU level.”

    - Monica Wooden – MercuryGate
  • “FourKites has helped us improve the visibility of the freight we manage on our dedicated assets and with carrier partners and provide the real-time estimated time of arrival information our customers need.”

    - Marty Wadle – Ruan Transportation Management Systems