CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forager, recently named to ChicagoInno’s “20 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2020” list, announced today that it has appointed Eric Lunt to its board of directors effective December, 3, 2019. The company is thrilled to add the current Director of Engineering for the Chicago office of VSCO to the team as the tech-focused logistics startup continues to scale.
“We’re all excited to have Eric aboard,” said CEO Matt Silver. “He has a deep understanding not only of the tech space, but of the tech itself. He rolls up his sleeves and tackles the business product-first, which is crucial when your focus is on producing the best platform possible. It’s not enough just to ‘sell’ SCOUT, and Eric understands that completely.”
Lunt co-founded FeedBurner with former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, which was later acquired by Google. After serving in a senior technology role at Google, Lunt went on to co-found Signal where he served as the Chief Technology Officer. Lunt was recognized in 2011 by “Crain’s Chicago Tech 25” for his contributions in driving technology growth in Chicago, and again in 2015 where he was named “Technologist of the Year” by the Illinois Technology Association. Lunt’s invaluable experience will help Forager continue its strong growth in the tech start-up space in Chicago and beyond.
“Forager is doing something increasingly rare in the startup space,” said Eric Lunt. “Their emphasis is on developing technology to add value to an underserved market, not on generating artificial demand. I’m excited for the opportunity to bring both my practical knowledge of development and my industry experience to the table.”
This news comes shortly after Forager appointed Chicago tech entrepreneur Marc Kiven as President. Kiven and Lunt will both play critical roles in helping to grow SCOUT by Forager, the only comprehensive cross-border supply chain platform on the market that provides on-demand pricing and capacity for shipping between the US, Mexico and Canada. SCOUT by Forager saves hundreds of hours per month for customers while providing competitive pricing and best-in-class cross-border visibility.
Forager is a venture-backed innovator in the cross-border logistics industry. With a combination of cutting-edge technology and decades of industry experience, Forager is changing the game by tackling the problems international shippers and carriers have faced for years. For more information, please visit: https://foragerscs.com.