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Brian Bonner , , , Chairman, Independent Director

Mr. Bonner has served as an independent director and member of our board of directors since February 2015, 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.

Daniel J. Hennessy , , , Vice Chairman, Independent Director

Daniel J. Hennessy served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II which merged with Daseke, Inc. in February of 2017 (NASDAQ: DSKE), from May, 2015 to February of 2017. He is also the Managing Partner of Hennessy Capital LLC, an alternative asset investment firm he established in 2013. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and since February 2015, has served as its Vice Chairman. From 1988 to 2016 Mr. Hennessy served as a Partner at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC (n/k/a CHS Capital or “CHS”), a middle market private equity investment firm which he co-founded. Prior to forming CHS, Mr. Hennessy was employed by Citicorp from 1984 to 1988 as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the oil and gas lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Mr. Hennessy is well qualified to serve as director due to his experience in private equity and public and private company board governance, as well as his background in finance and his experience with HCAC and HCAC II.

Jonathan Shepko , , , Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Shepko was appointed to the Board of Directors of Daseke, Inc., effective as of 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. Prior to founding Stonehollow in January 2019, from 2014 to 2018, Mr. Shepko served as a Managing Partner of EF Capital Management, LP, the investment arm of a substantial single-family office, which largely focused on direct equity and direct debt investments, in both public and private companies, across the United States. During his tenure with EF Capital, Mr. Shepko served in various Board and management capacities of the firm’s portfolio investments. Prior to founding EF Capital, Mr. Shepko was a Managing Director with Ares Management (~$100B AUM), where he focused on originating and structuring debt financings in the energy industry. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Shepko co-headed, and served as Managing Director of, CLG Energy Finance (an affiliate of Beal Bank), which focused on providing senior-stretch and uni-tranche facilities to the energy and infrastructure industries. Prior to forming CLG Energy Finance, Mr. Shepko was a Vice President with EnCap Investments, LP, where his responsibilities included originating, structuring and managing private equity investments in the oil and gas sector, while also serving on the boards of several of these companies. 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. We believe his background and skill set make Mr. Shepko well-suited to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

Don R. Daseke , , , Director

Don R. Daseke has served as Director and Chairman Emeritus since August 2019. Mr. Daseke previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Daseke since he founded the company (formerly named Walden Smokey Point, Inc.) in November 2008, until his retirement in August 2019. He also served as President of Daseke from November 2008 through January 2018, when that role was transitioned to CFO Scott Wheeler. Mr. Daseke has served as the President and sole director on the board of directors of The Walden Group for more than 30 years. Mr. Daseke also has served as the chairman of the board of directors of both Liquid Motors, Inc. and East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. since June 2005 and March 2006, respectively. Mr. Daseke has been active in the non-profit sector throughout his career, having served in leadership roles for a number of non-profit institutions, including the WaterTower Theatre, DePauw University, the Dallas Chapter of the World Presidents Organization and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Additionally, Mr. Daseke currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Cattle Barons Ball in Dallas, Texas. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Daseke was a Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Addison, Texas, and in May 2009, he was elected to a two-year term on the Addison Town Council. Mr. Daseke served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Addison, Texas in 2010. Mr. Daseke was the Regional Winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. In April of 2018, he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans, joining names like U.S. presidents Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan. Mr. Daseke received his B.A. from DePauw University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, and the Presidents Program in Leadership from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Daseke is a Certified Public Accountant (retired).

Ena Williams , , , Independent Director

Ena Williams is CEO and a director of National HME, Inc., the largest direct provider of technology-enabled medical equipment solutions to the hospice industry. She previously 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. She is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and previously held a series of leadership roles at ExxonMobil Corporation.

Chuck Serianni , , , Independent Director

Chuck Serianni is EVP and CFO for Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), the nation’s second-largest provider of non-hazardous waste management services, with operations in 41 states and Puerto Rico. The company deploys approximately 16,000 trucks daily to perform approximately five million pick-ups per day. Mr. Serianni’s areas of expertise also include environmental safety and cybersecurity for Republic Services, two areas of vital importance for any company that functions as part of the country’s critical infrastructure.

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.

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