PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced its chairman and chief executive officer, Bob Farrell, has been named a winner of the 2017 CEO Awards by CEO Today.
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Farrell was honored for his focus on strategic acquisitions, organic growth and investment in proprietary technologies. Farrell has quickly elevated the company to one of the highest performing in the industry. In his short tenure, Farrell led GlobalTranz to the acquisitions of Global Freight Source, Logistics Planning Services, Worthington Logistics and Apex Logistics. Delivering continued growth, GlobalTranz recently announced its 2017 Q3 earnings, reporting record revenues up 42% year over year.
“I am honored to be recognized by CEO Today Magazine as a winner of the 2017 CEO Awards,” said Farrell. “This award is a testament to the exceptional work of our employees and agent partners who are committed to providing the best logistics solutions, technology and service in the industry.”
Farrell brings 30+ years of experience and a proven track record of building high-growth software and technology-driven companies. In addition to his role as chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz, Farrell serves as a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners, and is a non-executive outside board member and chairman of the Compensation Committee for Billtrust, a SaaS-based software company focused on automating invoice delivery, invoice payment and cash application.
Prior to joining GlobalTranz, Farrell was president and CEO of Kewill, a multimodal transportation management software company; he also served as president and CEO of EDGAR Online, which was acquired by RR Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ: RRD) in August 2012; and preceding that position, Farrell was chairman and CEO of Metastorm, which was acquired by Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX) in February 2011.
GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.