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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.

Jason Bates , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jason Bates has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April of 2020. Mr. Bates brings over 17 years of direct trucking industry experience, and 10 years of financial executive experience to Daseke’s leadership team. He joins Daseke from USA Truck, a North American truckload carrier and logistics brokerage provider, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2017. Prior to joining USA Truck, Mr. Bates served as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations Officer at Swift Transportation Company, holding a variety of finance, treasury and accounting roles with increasing scope and responsibility since joining the company in 2003. Mr. Bates began his career in corporate finance at Honeywell International, in the Aerospace Division. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Rick Williams , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Rick Williams has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May of 2020. He brings over 34 years of direct trucking industry experience, serving as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc., (“COTC”), a flatbed transportation company based in Redmond, Oregon. In September 2019, Mr. Williams was named Flatbed Segment Division Head, where he was primarily responsible for overseeing and implementing best practices across the Daseke Flatbed Segment. Williams began his 34 year career in the flatbed trucking industry as a driver at the age of 20. His management expertise and focus on operational process and efficiency propelled COTC from its inception as a small freight brokerage to its current fleet of over 300 power units. COTC is recognized as one of the Top 20 “Best Fleets to Drive For®” in the U.S. for seven straight years by the Truckload Carrier’s Association (TCA®) and winning the overall award of Best Fleet to Drive For in 2018.

Soumit Roy , , , Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Roy has served as Chief Legal Officer since joining the company in September 2017. Mr. Roy brings over 17 years’ experience in private practice and in-house counsel positions at Fortune 500 publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Daseke, he was Global Transaction Counsel at Whole Foods Market, General Counsel at Hotels.com, an Expedia Company, and Counsel at Texas Instruments. His private practice experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, employment law, and intellectual property law. A Texas native, Mr. Roy received a B.S. Molecular Biology, B.S Biochemistry and his Juris Doctorate all from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jim Taylor , , , Chief Information Officer

Mr. Taylor brings over 20 years of industry experience, recently serving as Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Transportation Insight, one of the largest and most experienced enterprise third-party logistics providers in North America, delivering customized, co-managed logistics solutions to manufacturing, distribution and retailers. Mr. Taylor also served in the United States Marine Corps as Captain and Artillery Officer, Battery Commander, Executive Officer and Platoon Commander and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs.

Julie Hoagland , , , Chief People Officer

Ms. Hoagland brings over 25 years of human resources experience to Daseke’s leadership team. Ms. Hoagland joins Daseke from A. H. Belo Corporation, a Dallas-based news and emerging media and digital marketing company, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer since 2016. Prior to joining A. H. Belo Corporation, Ms. Hoagland served as Head of People Services at DaVita Rx, where she helped support significant growth, including employee headcount expansion from 500 to over 1,700 employees, while maintaining a great place to work. Her work at DaVita Rx garnered her recognition as the 2012 HR Executive of the Year by Dallas HR (the local SHRM affiliate). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the University of North Texas and completed her Business of Human Resources Executive Program at the University of North Carolina.

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Investor Contacts

Alpha IR Group

Joe Caminiti or Ashley Gruenberg

312-445-2870 DSKE@alpha-ir.com
Daseke Headquarters

15455 Dallas Parkway, Ste 550
Addison, TX 75001