Daseke, a North American transportation solutions company dedicated to servicing challenging industrial end-markets, named Aaron Coley executive vice president and CFO, effective Oct. 28. In this role, Coley will be responsible for managing all treasury, accounting, tax, investor relations, financial planning and analysis and capital market activities, He will also be managing the company’s balance sheet and improving its corporate finance capabilities.
“I am extremely pleased to have Aaron join the Daseke team as we look to leverage our differentiated assets and execute our business strategy to unlock our next phase of growth and shareholder value creation,” Jonathan Shepko, CEO of Daseke, said. “Aaron’s extensive industry experience and track record of executive success as a CFO will drive great value for both the company and our leadership team. Aaron comes to Daseke with more than a decade of direct CFO experience, having most recently served as a leader within the petroleum distribution and logistics industry with Pilot Thomas Logistics. His impressive financial leadership, capital allocation acumen, success driving strategic growth for portfolio companies and direct industry experience make Aaron an excellent addition to the Daseke team.”
“I am thrilled to join the Daseke leadership team and serve the company and its shareholders as CFO,” Coley said. “Daseke holds a unique competitive position and an attractive, differentiated portfolio within the trucking space, giving the organization a distinct opportunity to drive significant value as well as sustainable earnings growth. I look forward to working alongside Daseke’s deep bench of transportation and logistics professionals to drive continued operational excellence and value-enhancing capital deployment as we further execute the company’s strategy and roadmap for long-term growth.”
Coley has more than 24 years of business experience and 11 years of experience as a chief financial officer, most recently with Pilot Thomas Logistics, a North American petroleum distribution and services business with a fleet of over 3,000 trucks and 80 warehouses across the country. Coley also served as chief financial officer, vice-president, chief financial officer, managing director and public accounting. Coley is also a certified public accountant.
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