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Claude Pumilia
President

Claude brings more than 25 years' experience in general management, strategic planning and development, and organizational disciplines to DAT. Prior to joining DAT Solutions, Claude served in executive leadership roles at several technology firms including Hewlett Packard Company and CA Technologies. He also spent several years with McKinsey & Company consulting for healthcare, energy, and technology industries. Claude also serves as a Group Executive for Roper Technologies.

Claude earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia and completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and Managerial Studies at Rice University.

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Don Thornton
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Don has more than 30 years' experience in transportation technology and sales. Before joining DAT Solutions in 2001, Don served as vice president of business development and technology at Market Transport in Portland, Oregon. He has also worked in sales and operations for large companies including Lockheed Martin, IBM and Wynd Communications.

Don earned his M.B.A. at Pepperdine University in California and completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at California State University, Chico. For more than a decade Don has served on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).

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Neerav Shah
Vice President, Products

Neerav has over twenty years of experience in business strategy, vision and planning, product development, product management and marketing. Prior to joining DAT in June 2017, Neerav was Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Product Management for Grass Valley (a Belden brand; production and broadcasting equipment/software). He began his career as a software engineer and has held challenging leadership roles at ARRIS, Verimatrix, Intel and Adobe.

Neerav earned an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

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Fergus Caldicott
Vice President, Technology

Fergus is responsible for the software development and, system management teams, and is passionate about delivering world-class products that delight our customers. He joined DAT Solutions in 2004 and has served in a variety of roles in the areas of business and technology. Fergus has spent his entire career in the software field, working for both small Bay-area startups and large multinationals.

Fergus has an M.B.A. from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire in England.

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Buck Brody
Vice President, Finance

Buck joined DAT Solutions in 2014 after heading up the finance group at Roper Technologies subsidiary Inovonics Wireless, a leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications. Prior to this role, Buck was a financial analyst at Roper, providing business unit performance analysis, due diligence and valuation research. Earlier in his career he worked in the U.S Senate and at Prologue Capital.

He holds both an M.B.A and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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Eileen W. Hart
Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications

Eileen leads the company's full service communications agency, which includes the publication of industry supply, demand and rate indices as well as in-depth commentary on a variety of issues and challenges facing the trucking transportation industry. With a number of subject matter experts, DAT provides insight and actionable information that benefits the transportation professionals we serve.

Before joining DAT Solutions in 2000, Eileen served in leadership roles in marketing, market research, product management and sales in consumer products, pharmaceutical and software industries. She has a business degree from San Francisco State University.

About DAT

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 141 million forecasted freight matches in 2017, and a database of $33 billion of market transactions.

The Original Load Board - Trusted Since 1978

The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, OR.

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