Chris Easter , , , Chief Executive Officer

Chris Easter has been Daseke’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors since February of 2020. He began his career at Daseke as its Chief Operating Officer in January of 2019 and assumed the additional responsibility as its Interim Chief Executive Officer in August of 2019. His background includes more than 30 years of operational leadership serving in key transportation and logistics roles with the United States Army, Walmart and Schneider National. From 2012 to 2017, he served as CEO of Keen Transport, a specialized transportation, warehouse, and logistics company focused on serving the industrial equipment market. During more than a decade with Walmart, he was responsible for overseeing the transportation of goods from around the world. Easter graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point; he then served with distinction in the U.S. Army, where he was a leader in heavy machinery logistics. Easter was awarded the Bronze Star during Operation Desert Storm

Angie J. Moss , , , Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Moss is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, she served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller from February 2015 to July 2017 and as our Corporate Controller from June 2013, when she joined Daseke. Ms. Moss brings over 22 years’ experience in public accounting with national and regional accounting firms. From June 2012 to June 2013, Ms. Moss served Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier, LLP, an accounting firm, as an audit partner, and from June 2001 to December 2011, she served Travis Wolff, LLP, an accounting firm, in various capacities, including as an audit partner, Audit Department Head and member of the board of directors. She has also served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) committees and on the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee, which promulgates standards for accounting and review services. Ms. Moss earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating summa cum laude. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

John P. Michell , , , Vice President, Operations Strategy

John P. Michell has served as Daseke’s Vice President of Operations Strategy since April 2019. He previously served as Vice President of Finance since June 2017. Prior to this, beginning in July 2013, Mr. Michell served as Daseke’s Director of Finance. Before joining Daseke, he spent several years as an Assistant Vice President at Texas Capital Bank working in its Financial Sponsor Group conducting due diligence across a wide array of industries. Mr. Michell began his career as an Analyst at Frost National Bank in its Middle Market Commercial Banking Group. Mr. Michell graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

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, 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.

Amanda Hemker , , , Vice President and Corporate Controller

Amanda Hemker has served as Daseke’s Vice President since 2017 and was promoted to Corporate Controller in January 2019. Ms. Hemker has been with Daseke since she joined as Assistant Corporate Controller in 2013. She provides controllership for all Daseke subsidiaries across the United States and Canada. Ms. Hemker has extensive knowledge of GAAP accounting and financial reporting as well as SEC accounting and reporting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Ms. Hemker graduated with honors from Southwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Science. She also has an undergraduate degree from Fort Hays State University in Sociology and is certified in Grant Proposal Writing and Community Development.

Matt Cacace , , , Senior Vice President, Business Systems

Matt Cacace has been with Daseke since 2014 where he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke operating company based in Seattle. In September 2018, he became Daseke’s Senior Vice President of Business Systems. He provides oversight of cyber security, information systems and infrastructure, business process management and IT SOX compliance. Mr. Cacace has been in the industry for almost 40 years and has extensive knowledge of domestic and international transportation operations as well as technology and logistics applications. He also held previous executive management and C-level positions with McLeod Software and U.S. Xpress Enterprises. Mr. Cacace earned a bachelor’s in Management Science from CW Post College in New York.

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