Leadership Team

Claude Pumilia
President and CEO

As CEO, Claude is responsible for DAT’s strategy and execution. Under his leadership, the DAT network delivers the largest aggregated source of available truck load capacity in North America and more than 226 million freight load postings annually to over 93,500 carriers, transportation intermediaries and shippers. Claude has 25 years of executive leadership and experience delivering innovation and profitable growth in the technology industry.

Prior to DAT, Claude served as Group Executive for Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), where he was responsible for the RF and Software segment. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at the Broe Group, a private equity firm with a diverse portfolio of real estate, transportation, energy and technology investments. He was also Chief Financial Office of Ciber Global, a publicly-traded global technology and outsourcing company with over $1 billion in revenues. Earlier in his career, Claude served in senior executive roles with CA Technologies, Hewlett Packard, and Compaq Computer, and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

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

Jeff Hopper
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff joined DAT in 2019 and brings a strong track record of delivering growth and powerful brands through customer-driven innovation. Before joining DAT, Jeff led marketing and strategy at Intel Sports and served as Managing Director at Ziba Design and Chief Marketing Officer for T-Mobile and Polaroid. He has been on the forward edge of digital transformation, leading market innovation in web services, media, mobile/wireless, imaging, and innovation in digital marketing.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Chapman College and is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He was awarded Top 100 Marketing Executive by Advertising Age.

Tony Salazar
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tony joined DAT Solutions after serving as the Senior Director of Finance and Business Operations at Intel Corporation. With nearly 20 years’ tenure in the technology sector, Tony has deep experience in strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, analytics, revenue optimization, and management. As part of the leadership team for two internal start-ups at Intel, Tony played a critical role in developing business plans and assembling high-performance staffing teams.

Tony has an M.B.A from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.

Chris Kucharski
Chief Technology Officer

Chris Kucharski is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for DAT Freight & Analytics, the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. He brings 20 years of experience to DAT and will be responsible for the overall technology vision to enable DAT to build great products for freight carriers, brokers, and shippers, while leading and scaling the Engineering organizations.

Prior to DAT, Chris was the Vice President of Engineering at ID.me where he focused on marketplace and growth & expansion technologies and aligning engineering with the company’s high growth goals. Before ID.me, Chris was Senior Vice President of Technology at Angi, where he led and scaled engineering in a complex two-sided network, through tremendous growth phases of the company. He also held leadership roles at Nordstrom Credit and Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Chris graduated from the University of Iowa where he majored in business and computer programming.

Mike Weaver
Vice President, Sales

Mike has over 25 years of direct sales experience, holding sales and management positions in B2C and B2B marketplaces, including telecommunications (USWest), financial management (Citigroup), and non-profit promotion (United Way).

Mike joined DAT 15 years ago and is a transportation industry expert, focusing on delivering value throughout the customer experience. He has held progressively responsible sales leadership positions, managing all aspects of the DAT sales process, from lead generation to outside sales. Most recently he served as Director of Enterprise Sales, focusing on DAT’s largest partners.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from the University of Oregon.

Lisa Henshaw
Vice President, Human Resources

Lisa is responsible for creating and maintaining a workplace culture that engages our employees and ensures each employee’s talents are developed and utilized to their full potential. With over twenty years of experience in human resources and facilities management, Lisa has held HR positions in the cable and pharmaceutical industries prior to joining DAT in 1999.

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and holds certificates in human resources management and compensation.

Joe Doyle
General Counsel

As General Counsel, Joe provides a broad range of legal services, with a focus on DAT’s technology transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, and product development. He works closely with Sales and Marketing, Customer Support, and Tech/SaaS Operations to identify and implement practical business solutions and risk management.

He joined DAT in 2022 after serving as Senior Corporate Counsel at Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), where he oversaw an international real estate portfolio, performed diligence on targets during mergers and acquisitions, and provided support to many of the company’s business units on a wide array of commercial and litigation matters.

Joe earned his juris doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College.

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 500 million freight matches and a database of $137 billion of market transactions.

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