CarrierDirect Leadership Announcement

105 W. Adams, Suite 3010
Chicago, IL 60603

June 14, 2016
To the loyal leadership, employees, clients and mentors of CarrierDirect,

Improving the way we ship and transport goods has been my life’s work. From graveyard shifts as a dockworker to the executive suite, I’ve leveraged nearly 20 years of industry experience to help lay the groundwork for innovative companies that change the way we do business.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to innovate and make bets on ideas that I passionately believe in. Along the way, I’ve been mentored and inspired by some of the most talented leaders in the industry and I am forever indebted to those individuals.

When CarrierDirect was launched in 2011, it was the culmination of more than a decade of experience in the transportation industry. The firm filled a void in trucking and logistics by providing strategy through industry-leading practitioners reinforced by classically trained management consultants. CarrierDirect quickly developed the reputation of being a premier consulting firm and thought leader in this industry.

I’m proud of what I’ve helped build at CarrierDirect, but the truth is that I’ve been on the sidelines for quite some time now. In 2014, with CarrierDirect running smoothly, I set my sights on building project44. At that point, I was able to step away from the day-to-day management of CarrierDirect because firm’s talented leadership and consultants were working tirelessly to build and grow the firm. In fact, CarrierDirect’s current executive team has been responsible for driving its largest, most impactful consulting projects — helping the firm’s top carrier and 3PL clients implement long-term organizational change and operational efficiencies.

The success of my companies has been directly related to taking action and continuing to push forward, but with hyper-growth situations comes a unique set of challenges. The day has come where I can no longer be an executive at multiple companies at the same time.

I recognize that leadership requires the ability to remain objective in times of ambiguity in order to make difficult decisions. So as of today, I have resigned my position as CarrierDirect’s CEO to focus solely on the future of project44. Peter Rentschler, CarrierDirect’s Managing Director, will formally take over the management of CarrierDirect. Under his leadership, I know that the CarrierDirect brand will remain strong, and am confident that the CD team will remain dedicated to shaping the future of the trucking and logistics industry.



Jett McCandless