Shekhawat’s experience as an innovator in the SaaS space will help guide FourKites in its mission to redefine and digitize the supply chain
Chicago, IL – June 6, 2017 – FourKites, a provider of real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, today announces the addition of Jai Shekhawat to its Board of Directors. Shekhawat is the Founder and Former CEO of Fieldglass that was acquired by SAP for over a billion dollars in 2014 and will bring his expertise in technology and SaaS to FourKites.
“FourKites was founded on a simple idea – build software to modernize information sharing in logistics,” said Matt Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. “Shekhawat’s wealth of talent and expertise will help us live up to our mission and scale our technology globally. Shekhawat’s track record has proven that he’s the right fit to push the limits of our growth.”
Jai Shekhawat, Fieldglass Founder and FourKites Board Member
Prior to joining FourKites’ board, Shekhawat was the Founder and CEO of Fieldglass, a cloud platform for the management of contingent labor and services. Under his leadership, Fieldglass grew globally with users in 100+ countries in 30 languages. Shekhawat is serving on various civic and board positions, including Governor Rauner’s Illinois Innovation Council and on the Board of 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. He was Ernst & Young’s 2012 Midwest “Entrepreneur of the Year” as well as the 2012 recipient of the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award, recognized for pioneering the Vendor Management Software space. Shekhawat was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in areas of corporate strategy, technology and cross-border alliances. He holds an MBA with specializations in finance and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“With its unprecedented growth and an overwhelming amount of industry recognition, FourKites is leading the movement for supply chain visibility, and it’s exciting to become a part of its Board while the company is at such a critical stage,” said Jai Shekhawat, FourKites’ Board Member. “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.”
For more information on FourKites and its board of directors, visit www.fourkites.com
FourKites is re-shaping the logistics industry for real-time transparency and efficiency. FourKites provides comprehensive real-time tracking and supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms. Using FourKites, blue-chip shippers and 3PLs can share the same, real-time shipping location and status information – from more than 50 onboard GPS/ELD systems used by fleets to individual owner-operator smartphones and flip phones. FourKites helps enterprise customers save time and money across the transportation spectrum. Best of all, nothing falls through the cracks. Learn how FourKites real-time visibility and orchestration solution can help your business by requesting a demo at www.fourkites.com
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