Before joining Data2Logistics, Haywood served as President and CEO of Strategic Distribution, Inc., another Platinum Equity portfolio company. His role within Platinum included operational and financial diligence and transitions throughout North America and EMEA. Prior to that appointment, he was President and CEO of Turbine Engine Components Technologies; CEO of Chick Packaging Group, Inc.; President & CEO / President & COO of Porcelain Products Company; CEO & Chairman of the Board of Rowe Industries. He also assumed interim executive positions within newly acquired companies as needed.
Haywood received his Bachelor of Science, Industrial & Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
HAROLD B. FRIEDMAN
sr. v.p. global corporate development
Harold has over four decades of experience in the freight business. Before joining Data2Logistics, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CorPay Solutions, and a principal of CTI Logistics. Prior to that, he served as President of Chase Trans-Info and was employed by Chase Manhattan Bank as a Divisional Controller.
Harold received the prestigious DLP (Distinguished Logistics Professional) award from The Board of Directors of the American Society of Transportation & Logistics®. This designation recognizes the unique, upper echelon of logistics professionals who have shown their mastery through significant and career-long contributions in the industry. He is also a preeminent keynote speaker at supply chain conferences.
Harold holds a BA degree in Accounting from Pace University; attended the Wharton School of Continuing Studies; and graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Transportation School.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, LLP and now has over 20 years of strong financial experience in both public and privately held companies. He has a wide range of experience in high growth companies including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and operations for global companies. Prior to joining Data2Logistics, Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer at Lion Copolymer, a leading producer of specialized polymers for the transportation industry. Prior to that, Kevin was Chief Financial Officer at Turbine Air Systems and before that was the Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance and Planning for Dyno Nobel North America, Inc.
Kevin received his BS degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Regis University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Technology Officer
Kim Schroeder serves as Data2Logistics’ Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for all aspects of technology development and delivery. In this capacity he leads technology teams in the areas of Systems Development, Data Management, Technical Operations, Product Design and EDI. He is also plays a key role in growing D2L’s intellectual property.
Before joining Data2Logistics, Kim held a number of technology leadership positions guiding the product development and system delivery of multi-national companies such as iBAHN, Convergys and Interlake Industries. In each of these roles he was responsible for the companies’ global technology strategy and service delivery.
Kim holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and has advanced training in technical project management and business process development.
Senior Director of Operations
Brian Keon leads Data2Logistics global operations team as the Senior Director of Operations, leveraging his over 20 years’ experience in logistics, change leadership, and industrial engineering. Prior to joining Data2Logistics, Brian was a Director of Corporate Logistics for NxStage Medical, Inc., where he consistently delivered superior results and reduced revenue logistics costs from 33% to 10.7%. From 2000 through 2007, Brian was the Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Manager for Polartec, Inc. Brian started his career in Industrial Engineering with United Parcel Service and became the Industrial Engineering Strategic Planning Manager. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Management from Albertus Magnus. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Executive Director of Professional Services
Leif has over 25 years of senior supply chain leadership experience working with Fortune 1,000 clients optimizing their logistics spend. His experience includes managing a supply chain consulting team and serving as a senior supply chain executive for General Electric, Arrow Electronic, and Henry Schein. Prior to Data2Logistics, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Cold Carriers, a nationwide refrigerated truckload company. Leif holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance from Ithaca College as well as an M.B.A. in Aviation Management from Dowling College.
DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Jeremy has over 20 years of transportation and logistics experience with global manufacturers and third party logistics providers. He has managed all modes of transportation, using his knowledge of strategic sourcing processes to drive supply chain efficiencies in order to reduce costs and improve cycle time. He was previously with Ingersoll Rand where he served as Senior Manager of International Logistics as well as Senior Logistics Engineer. He has also held roles as Air Transportation Leader at GE Transportation Management Services and North American Logistics Manager at Logistics Plus. Jeremy received his Bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics from Ohio State University and has received additional certifications in Lean Kaizen.