Chuck Serianni , , , Chairman, Independent Director

Charles “Chuck” F. Serianni, was elected Independent Chairman in June 2021, and prior to his retirement on June 1, 2021, has served as the Special Advisor to the CEO of Republic Services, Inc., a national provider of recycling and non-hazardous solid waste services and environmental solutions. Prior to that role, Mr. Serianni served Republic Services, Inc. as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President, Controller, West Region. Prior to his work with Republic Services, Mr. Serianni served as Accounting Operations Director for Sunglass Hut International, Inc. and as a Manager, Accounting and Auditing Services for Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting firm. Mr. Serianni holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Dayton, and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Serianni also brings experience in overseeing the strategic development of complex corporations, as well as experience overseeing effective cyber and technology systems and protocols.

Jonathan Shepko , , , Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Shepko was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Daseke in August 2021. Mr. Shepko served as Interim CEO from January – August 2021 and as a member of the Board since February 2017. Mr. Shepko is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Stonehollow Capital Partners, which makes direct equity investments in private companies across the United States. He has extensive capital markets and direct investing experience, having served as Managing Partner of EF Capital Management, LP, the investment arm of a substantial single-family office, Managing Director at Ares Management, and Managing Director of CLG Energy Finance (an affiliate of Beal Bank), and a senior role with EnCap Investments, LP. Over the course of his career, he has served in various board and management capacities of portfolio company investments. Collectively, Mr. Shepko has underwritten and managed nearly $2 billion in direct equity and debt financings, spanning multiple industries, including investments in high-growth, as well as mature companies. Mr. Shepko graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Brian Bonner , , , Independent Director

Mr. Bonner has served as an independent director and member of our board of directors since February 2015 and as Independent Chairman from August 2020 until June 2021 and as Executive Chairman from August 2019 until August 2020. Previously, Mr. Bonner served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Texas Instruments, a publicly traded company, from January 2000 to May 2014. In this role, Mr. Bonner managed the business processes and technology for the corporation and was a member of the company’s strategy leadership team. During his 33 year tenure Mr. Bonner served Texas Instruments in a number of executive roles with positions in product P+L management, worldwide marketing and acquisition integration. Mr. Bonner served as a member on the board of directors of Copper Mobile from 2012 to 2015 and is currently an advisory board member for Southern Methodist University’s Computer & Electrical Engineering Department. Mr. Bonner also served as an advisory board member for Gemini Israel Funds from June 2004 to May 2015. Mr. Bonner holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, an MSEE and BSEE from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Physics from Kalamazoo College. He received the Minority & Women Business Development Award from Texas Instruments, the Transformational CIO Award from HMG Strategies and the Most Innovative User of Technology from Information Week Magazine.

Ena Williams , , , Independent Director

Ena Williams is the Chief Operating Officer of Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,200 convenience stores in 16 states. Prior to this, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of National HME, Inc., a technology enabled hospice medical equipment provider. Prior to that role, she served as senior vice president and head of international operations for 7-Eleven, Inc., where she led the growth strategy and had P&L responsibilities for more than 34,900 licensed, franchised and joint-venture stores in 16 countries, generating approximately $25 billion in system revenue. Also, Ms. Williams held a number of positions in the operations, retail and planning functions of Mobil Oil Corporation and ExxonMobil Corporation. Ms. Williams currently serves on the board of advisors for the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership, SMU Dedman School of Law. She also serves on the board of directors for Children International. Ms. Williams holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and African-American Studies from the University of Virginia. Ms. Williams possesses deep experience managing P&L, executing strategic initiatives and providing data-driven analysis at large corporations across multiple industries with a focus on efficient operations and people leadership.

Grant Garbers , , , Independent Director

Grant Garbers has been a Managing Director of Harrison Co., a middle market investment banking firm, since June of 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Garbers spent the past 13 years with Capstone Headwaters and its predecessor company Headwaters MB as a Managing Director in its Industrial Technology Practice with the same responsibilities. Mr. Garbers has served both private and public companies across a diverse group of industries such as transportation, medical, consumer products and industrial technology. Mr. Garbers started his career in risk management at Fred S. James before entering the financial services sector. Mr. Garbers served as an independent director of Roadmaster Group, Inc. from 2010 to December of 2017 when it was acquired by Daseke, Inc. Mr. Garbers holds a B.B.A. degree from The University of Georgia and successfully completed the Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of Business.

Catharine Ellingsen , , , Independent Director

Catharine Ellingsen is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Republic Services, Inc., a national provider of recycling and non-hazardous solid waste services and environmental solutions. She oversees Legal Services, Board and Corporate Governance, Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Labor Relations, Corporate Security, Business Continuity, Real Estate and Facilities Management. Additionally, Catharine is Chair of the Republic Services MOSAIC Council for inclusion and diversity, Executive Sponsor of the Women of Republic Business Resource Group and President of the Republic Services Charitable Foundation. She previously served Republic Services as SVP, Human Resources from 2011-2016 and VP, Deputy General Counsel from 2008-2011. Before joining Republic Services, Ms. Ellingsen served Allied Waste Industries, Inc. in a variety of roles, including VP, Deputy General Counsel and Director, Labor Relations, and practiced law at the law firms of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Bryan Cave LLP. Ellingsen received her B.A. Cum Laude from Wheaton College and a J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Washington College of Law, The American University. She also completed the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Melendy Lovett , , , Independent Director

Ms. Lovett most recently served in executive roles at Trinity Industries, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded industrial and manufacturing company serving the rail transportation industry, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from March 2014 to February 2019 and again from April 2020 to June 2021. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2019 to April 2020. Strategic projects she led at Trinity include corporate integration of its largest acquisition, the spin-off of its infrastructure business, a major organizational redesign following the spin-off, and many technology upgrade implementations. Ms. Lovett also had operational responsibility for Trinity’s market-leading Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group as well as Trinity’s trucking and logistics business. Prior to her executive roles with Trinity Industries, Ms. Lovett served the company as a director on the Audit Committee and as chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, before stepping down from her director roles to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Trinity, Ms. Lovett spent more than twenty years at Texas Instruments, holding roles that included Vice President of Human Resources where she was responsible for liaising with the board of directors on executive compensation, as well as ten years as President of the company’s global education technology business. Ms. Lovett earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Bruce Blaise , , , Independent Director

Mr. Blaise has 38 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. Most recently, Blaise served as the President of Kenan Advantage Group (KAG)—the largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider in North America—from 2011 to 2021 and held both CEO and President roles from 2018 to 2021. Prior to joining KAG, Blaise served in various management roles with Miller Transporters from 1983 to 2001. Mr. Blaise earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University, where he recently served on the Marketing Advisory Board. He has served on the board of directors of the National Freight Transportation Association (NFTA) and is a past member of various industry related associations, including the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), National Tank Truck Carriers Association (NTTC) and the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA).

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