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project44 Announces Four Additions to Leadership Team


Logistics technology company bolsters leadership during a period
of rapid growth

project44 (p44) announced today the appointment of four crucial hires
that will take on prominent roles for the transportation and logistics
technology provider, bringing with them more than 90 years of combined
enterprise SaaS experience. Andrew Grygiel, chief marketing officer,
Vernon O'Donnell, chief customer officer, Jeanette Johnson, vice
president of people, and Mateen Khadir, vice president of product, join
one of Chicago's fastest-growing technology companies as they seek to
build a world-class organization aimed at delivering business value to
the transportation and logistics industry.

Andrew Grygiel, Chief Marketing Officer, will be leading the
company's global integrated marketing, demand generation, product
marketing, brand strategy, and corporate communications efforts. Andrew
has decades of experience in enterprise software with deep expertise in
SaaS, cloud, data integration, and data management. Andrew was formerly
the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Uptake, a leader in industrial
IoT and analytics, where he successfully led the company's global
marketing strategies. Previously Andrew was the Chief Strategist at
Informatica, led Global Marketing for one of Oracle's top Global
Business Units, and held senior marketing and product strategy roles at
EMC and Hewlett Packard.

Vernon O'Donnell, Chief Customer Officer, has vast leadership
experience working in customer-centric roles within growing technology
companies, assisting them in effectively maturing their customer success
strategies. He has a background in lifecycle management and operations,
working most recently as Chief Customer Officer for STATS, a global
leader in sports intelligence. Vernon will focus on scaling project44's
vitally important customer success function—developing and implementing
cutting-edge approaches to customer interaction with the goal of
empowering p44 users to be more productive and successful. Vernon is
also a veteran of the United States Army, where he lead a public affairs
team serving in Iraq, Germany, and El Salvador.

Jeanette Johnson, VP of People, brings with her two decades of
human resources experience. She will lead efforts to promote wellness
and values within project44, as well as spearhead the company's
recruiting strategy as they seek to hire an additional 200 team members.
Her areas of expertise are in building scalable HR infrastructures with
a focus on culture and organizational growth, and she has built and
developed the HR function for multiple high-growth companies. Jeanette
also serves as Marketing Director for the Society for Human Resource
Management's Chicago Chapter. Previously Jeanette was VP, People at
SPINS, a company that uses data to provide insights into natural,
organic, and specialty brands.

Mateen Khadir, VP of Product, has held product leadership roles
at Relativity, Oracle-Textura and Accenture for the past 15+ years. At
project44, Mateen will oversee the maturation of project44's existing
product portfolio, while helping the company expand into new geographies
and capabilities. He specializes in developing go-to-market strategies,
and brings with him extensive experience in B2B SaaS product leadership,
organizational structure, and scalability. Mateen's experience with
scaling organizations and product roadmaps will be extremely valuable as
the company looks to double the size of its local product and
engineering teams.

"Bringing the brightest minds to our executive team is crucial at this
stage in our growth," said project44 Founder and CEO, Jett McCandless,
"Andrew, Vernon, Jeanette, and Mateen all come to us from data-centric
organizations, bringing invaluable experience that will help project44
revolutionize the transportation and logistics industry. Their
collective knowledge will be extremely valuable as we transform the art
of the possible with supply chain data and analytics."

These key additions come on the heels of project44's recent acquisition
of an additional
$35 million in funding
, and their major
move to a new 40,000 square-foot office in Chicago's historic
Merchandise Mart
. Next, the company will continue their commitment
to Chicago by building out their local team, after earlier this year Mayor
Rahm Emanuel announced project44's plans to bring an additional 200 jobs
to the city

the project44 team
and become a part of the fastest growing
companies in the fourth-largest industry in the US!

About project44

In today's connected world, data is what powers modern applications. The
amount of information available to an organization and its ability to
glean insight from that data is what separates any company from its
competition. project44 (p44) is a logistics and transportation network
that brings dynamic shipment data and true supply chain visibility to a
black box industry, empowering organizations to be nimble, proactive and
reliable as they serve their customers. We enable the smartest and most
efficient shipping experiences by providing full visibility into the
entire shipment workflow including pricing, routing, pickup, tracking
and payments. With API-based connectivity to the largest network of
multimodal transportation providers and partners, our customers have
more control at the time it matters most.

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