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Claude Pumilia
President & 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 272 million freight load postings annually to over 55,000 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.

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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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Mark Bryant
Vice President, Technology

Mark is responsible for the software development and system management teams and is passionate about delivering world-class products that delight our customers. He and his team work continually to ensure that the latest technologies are applied to deliver simple solutions that improve supply chain efficiency and visibility.

Mark has spent his career developing high quality software, beginning at Boeing and Microsoft, before joining DAT in 2010. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Washington.

Tony Salazar
Vice President, Finance

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.

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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.

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Lisa Henshaw
Director, 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.

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 279 million freight matches (2018 est.) and a database of $57 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.

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