Truck Driver is the #1 job in America; they’re the unsung heroes that make our economy work. At Convoy, truck drivers are what make our business possible.

We have always held the goal of improving truck drivers’ lives as a core tenet of why we do what we do. As this industry continues to change and evolve, we’ll play a mindful and conscientious role in helping truck drivers succeed now and in the future.

As it turns out, of all the miles that truck drivers travel across the country, 40% of those trucks are empty. Let’s think about that–40% of the carbon impact from trucks today is because of empty mileage.

Our vision is for a world that operates efficiently. Technology can bring ease and efficiency to the supply chain industry and improve trucking. As more truckers and companies shipping freight become part of our network, our software will create smarter routes that efficiently batch shipments for our truck drivers, helping them and their small businesses thrive, saving on transportation costs and curtailing environmental waste.

For every 1% improvement in truck routes and utilization, we can save nearly 400 million gallons of fuel from being consumed, 100 million hours from being wasted and 3 billion miles from being driven each year.

Defining our Culture

Convoy is a values-driven organization. We pride ourselves on our ability to focus on these values in order to deliver results. We use them as our guiding principles, to help strengthen, engage, and recognize people that exemplify the values that bring us together.

Always Have a Sense of Urgency
Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. We think and act in days instead of weeks. Fast is better than perfect.

Bring Out the Best in Others
Leaders succeed by creating an environment where others do their best work, and by making their peers, team members, and managers more successful.

Love Problems, Not Solutions
We don’t get so fixated on a solution that we lose sight of the problem. The best solution wins—no matter the source.

Know Why
Know why before taking action or investing time. We give context, set clear goals, and use independent judgment. We don’t do anything just because “someone said so” or “it felt right.”

Think Big
We challenge ourselves to think at uncomfortable levels and aspire for more. No one will set the bar higher than we do.

Challenge Ideas, Respect Decisions
Speak up and engage in candid debate but commit to the decision once it’s made.

Earn it Through Results
We leave entitlements at the door and achieve our goals by delivering results, not by managing perceptions or going through the motions. We take ownership of the outcomes, not just the inputs.

Dive Deep
We’re intimate with the details of our business and we investigate anecdotes. We’re subject matter experts in our business and roles. When we have to make trade offs for speed, we call it out.

Innovate Deliberately
Our focus is a limited resource. We invest it into the advantages we create for ourselves and our partners. Elsewhere, we choose the known solution.

Build Trust
Listen first, admit mistakes, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We live and die by our trust in each other.

Recover Quickly
We learn from our failures to continuously make ourselves and the company better. Rapidly recovering from mistakes is as valuable as making the right call in the first place.

Convoy in the News
Startups look to disrupt $700 billion trucking industry

Technology is finally shaking up the way goods are shipped, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

August 23, 2017
Freight-Booking Startup Convoy Raises $62 Million

The funding round, led by Y Combinator, will go toward expanding nationally and adding more shippers and trucking companies to its platform.

July 25, 2017
New funding helps fuel Convoy’s growth, but focus remains on core mission

Company remains committed to providing quality service to help small carriers thrive.

August 4, 2017
Convoy’s On-demand Trucking Service Is Gathering Speed

The funding round, led by Y Combinator, will go toward expanding nationally and adding more shippers and trucking companies to its platform.

March 1, 2017
Convoy Leadership Team
Dan Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder

Dan Lewis is the co-founder and CEO of Convoy. Before Convoy, Dan ran product development at Amazon, Microsoft and Wavii (acquired by Google). Dan started his career in technology and supply-chain consulting for Oliver Wyman, after studying cognitive science at Yale University.

Grant Goodale, CTO & Co-Founder

Grant Goodale is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Convoy following roles at Amazon, and several technology startups. Grant earned computer science degrees from the University of Southern California and Cornell University.

Ziad Ismail, CPO

Ziad Ismail is the Chief Product Officer of Convoy. He is responsible for Product, Data Science, Design & Growth at Convoy. Prior to Convoy, Ziad founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of several companies, including CitiKey, an award-winning mobile local company in Stockholm, Sweden. Most recently, Ziad served as Chief Product Officer of Marchex and held various leadership roles at Microsoft in mobile search, mobile advertising efforts, and Windows Phone. Ziad received his MBA from Harvard Business School and MSC in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Brett Thompson, CHRO

Brett Thompson is the Chief Human Resource Officer at Convoy, following a decade as Tableau Software’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Online’s CMC Division. Brett earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Utah State University.

Diankha Linear, General Counsel

Diankha Linear is the General Counsel for Convoy after serving in senior legal roles at Nordstrom and Expeditors International of Washington. Previously, Diankha held legal positions at the U.S. Department of Education, the Office for Civil Rights and Perkins Coie, after 16 years of service in the United States Army. Diankha earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and received her BA in political science and military science from the University of Washington.

 

Kristen Forecki, VP Operations

Kristen Forecki is the Vice President of Operations at Convoy after managing product and operations at Rover.com and Amazon Marketplace. Kristen earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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