I am excited to have with us today Brad Hollister, CEO of SwanLeap.
SwanLeap is the No. 1 company on the 2018 Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in US. Its revenue has jumped from $110,000 in 2013 to $100 million in 2017. This year they are likely to break the $500 million mark - Which makes it among the fastest growing start ups in the world!
Through their rapidly deployed, custom implementation of NextGen TMS (transportation managemente system) and auditing services, SwanLeap is using AI and machine learning to automate many of the manual roles in a company’s supply chain. And in this way providing supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs by generating significant savings. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, SwanLeap brings unprecedented clarity and control to a fragmented shipping market through a proprietary machine learning platform that curates cost-effective and personalized supply chain recommendations in real time across all transportation modes to improve connections between sender, receiver and carrier.
A few words about Brad, he is the Chief Executive Officer of SwanLeap and under his leadership, SwanLeap delivered an unprecedented 75,660.8% growth in revenue in the past three years.
A life-long entrepreneur passionate about improving the world, Brad is the visionary behind SwanLeap’s next generation technology. With extensive experience in transportation, logistics and supply chain, his leadership and institutional expertise solidify SwanLeap's position as the leading provider of end-to-end transportation technology. Brad is a guest lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sought-after speaker on the advancement and disruption of the transportation industry. He is also a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Some of the highlights from the podcast:
- How did they achieve a 75,660% growth in the past 3 years?
- Why do executives need to be involved from beginning to end in the process of improving visibility and cost optimization?
- Talking about complacency and fear - Why some industry practitioners don't like the idea of saving 20 to 40% on cost with a solution like SwanLeap?