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St. George Logistics has nearly 800 employees nationwide, all experts in the demanding logistics industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to retain our most knowledgeable and seasoned employees and respect the value they bring to all of our St. George customers. Our leadership team includes:
Chris Jamroz is CEO of STG Holdings LLC (‘STG’) and Executive Chairman of St. George Logistics, a Wind Point Partners-backed holding company. As a leading logistics platform, STG is focused on the import/export supply chain and contract logistics and distribution. The company offers a wide range of value-added logistics solutions including ocean and air container freight station (CFS) services, specialty warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, omni-channel, and dedicated domestic transportation management. It also operates the largest network of independent CFS facilities in North America with close proximity to all major ports and metropolitan areas for ocean and air cargo.
Previously, Chris was President and COO of Garda Cash Logistics since 2010. Under Chris’ transformational leadership, Garda became #1 currency supply chain, secure logistics and outsourced services provider in North America having nearly doubled its revenues to reach a $1 billion run-rate. Chris oversaw 15,000 employees, 300 secure operations centers, 3,500 armored trucks and 215 fixed wing cargo aircraft making 100,000 pickups daily for 12,000 clients.
Prior to Garda, Chris was an executive at one of the best-established investment banking groups, globally, as the Head of JPMorgan's corporate finance practice in Canada. Mandated to establish, build and grow the Canadian Corporate Finance practice, he had exclusive responsibility for the Firm’s corporate client portfolio and was a trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards. Chris served as an advisor for public and private companies across a broad spectrum of industries including, consumer products, business services, retail, media, software, technology, transportation & logistics, forestry, paper and packaging, manufacturing, and diversified industrial. Facilitated over $20 billion in capital raising and advised on $10B in corporate finance and restructuring transactions.
Chris has a BA in Business Studies with First Class Honors from Birmingham City University in the UK; and an MBA with Distinction from York University in Canada. He is a lifelong advocate of education, promoting diversity and inclusion, and mentorship. Chris has been a tenured mentor to students at Schulich School of Business. He has also been an active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Greater Miami. He was the Chair of Junior Achievement programs and served as Co- Founder and Chairman at United Foundation for the Education of Children. From 2010 through 2016, Chris served as a member of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees. He serves on the Board of Directors of CMS Info Systems, a Baring Private Equity Asia portfolio company and the largest secure currency logistics services provider in India. In 2013, he was awarded the Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Medal. In 2016, Chris was appointed to Co-Chair Canada 150 Advisory Committee to oversee the preparations to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary of confederation.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hessel brings more than 22 years of freight forwarding and logistics experience. Most recently Hessel served as Global President at UTi where he was responsible for its $2.7 Billion dollar freight forwarding business consisting of 153 offices around the globe and 12,000 employees.
Prior to UTi, Hessel was Vice President of International Operations for AIT Worldwide, a global shipping solutions provider. Before joining AIT, he served 6 years as CEO of Global Link Logistics, a mid-sized ocean freight forwarding company, and before that, held various sales and operational roles, including Director of Global Ocean Services at Emery/Menlo Worldwide.
Hessel started in the logistics business in 1994 as a forklift driver at a CFS. He has also served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm and holds a B.S. degree in economics from East Carolina University. Hessel graduated from an executive finance program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Chief Integration Officer
Dave Buss is a proven logistics and transportation executive with more than 24 years of experience in Domestic and International Operations, Global Business Development, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Dave is currently responsible for strategically integrating all existing and future businesses under the St. George umbrella. Most recently, Dave served as an Executive Board member, and Executive Vice President, Global Development, at Pegasus Logistics Group. Prior to his experience with Pegasus, Dave was an Area Vice President, U.S. & Canada, for UTi Worldwide. Dave’s responsibilities at UTi included P&L ownership over Operations and Sales for the U.S. and Canada, an area that included 1,200+ employees and $600 million in revenue. Dave began his career at Eagle Global Logistics (now CEVA) where he opened their thirteenth office in San Diego. He continued with Eagle, being promoted to the level of Vice President, as they grew from $48 million to over $1.6 billion. Dave holds a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach.
Chief Commercial Officer
John McDonald has been in the logistics industry for more than 25 years and was most recently with UTi Worldwide, serving as Regional Vice President of Americas Freight Forwarding. John started his career working cargo operations with Pan American World Airways, and in 1992, moved to Gateway Freight Services as the Los Angeles Station Manager. He joined Circle International in 1999 as the Global Service Center Manager, and during a 15 year career with the combined company (Circle, EGL, CEVA), John held several operational, sales, and staff positions, with the most recent being Vice President of Global Accounts and Vice President of Global Tender Management. John received his BS in Organizational Leadership from The Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. DiDonato is responsible for St. George Logistics technology strategy, operations, infrastructure, electronic data interchange (EDI), and development of their CFS, WMS, TMS and EFT management platforms. Before joining the St. George Logistics team, he was the Director of IT Operations for QualCare, a subsidiary of Cigna, a leading provider of health care services, responsible for EDI, infrastructure, operations and application platforms.
Mr. DiDonato started his career in warehousing and logistics at Preferred Freezer Services, beginning in operations, before transitioning into technology roles supporting, developing and managing EDI, WMS, TMS and web platforms. Mr. DiDonato, has a M.S. of Information Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.A. degree in Multimedia Communication from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Currently, he serves on the Rutgers University's Big Data board as an advisory member to develop the university's program that focuses on building customer experiences that are unique and valuable in their marketplace.
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