Emerge Announces Appointment of John Hess as New Chief Technology Officer

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John Hess brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Emerge.

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“It’s exciting to be part of an organization at the forefront of this industry and I’m looking forward to contributing to the innovative technology that is helping companies achieve greater success by reducing their freight spend.”

Emerge is pleased to announce that John Hess has been appointed as new chief technology officer. Mr. Hess was formerly CTO of FRONTSTEPS and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Emerge.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Emerge executive team,” said Mr. Hess. “It’s exciting to be part of an organization at the forefront of this industry and I’m looking forward to contributing to the innovative technology that is helping companies achieve greater success by reducing their freight spend.”

Mr. Hess brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, development, and engineering to the Emerge team, and is the former vice president and CTO of GlobalTranz.

“John was a key player in helping create some of the best technology in our industry at our first company GlobalTranz,” said Andrew Leto, founder of Emerge. “I am so excited to see where he can take our current platform which is already amazing!”

“John is a proven leader with a unique mix of technical and industry-specific skills,” said Michael Leto, CEO of Emerge. “He will help to solidify our engineering process as we scale to triple our current output in the next 12 months.”

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About Emerge:
Emerge was founded in 2017 by digital pioneers Andrew and Michael Leto after their successful founding and exit from the companies GlobalTranz and 10-4 Systems. In addition to the Leto brothers, the Emerge team is led by company President Grant Crawford, a three-decade veteran of the trucking industry who served as vice president of international operations of FedEx Freight and president of Roadrunner Freight. The Emerge team is supported strategically by Chairman Jack Holmes, the former president & CEO of UPS Freight, and two-time co-chairman of the National Freight Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Alongside Jack, sits Patrick Reed, the former executive vice president & COO of FedEx Freight, as the newest member of the Emerge Board of Directors.

Emerge offers a suite of features including a dynamic RFP, intelligent route guides, and a spot tool. The award-winning platform provides access to direct capacity through its Digital Freight Marketplace and strategies to utilize or avoid the spot market based on live market conditions. Using Emerge ensures that shippers are making the strongest, most beneficial decisions on everything from day-to-day communication to annual RFPs.

About John Hess:
Since beginning his career in 1999, Mr. Hess has held positions with increasing responsibility in technology, development and engineering. He worked closely with the Leto brothers at their first company GlobalTranz. He has also previously worked with The Highland Group, Med1Online, and DataFlare.

He graduated from Texas A&M University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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Phone: 602.405.8335

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