With decades of experience in logistics and seeing a gap in procurement processes, we began development on Emerge. With our advanced Digital Freight Marketplace platform, both shippers and carriers can adapt and adjust to marketplace fluctuations in real-time. Our goal is simple: to facilitate long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between shippers and carriers and create a positive network effect.
Our team of like-minded logistics professionals focuses on service, accountability, and truly owning their outcomes every day.
offices in Boulder and Scottsdale
Emerge employees across our two offices
shippers who rely on the Emerge platform
loads posted to the marketplace
vetted carriers participating in the marketplace
Andrew Leto, the CEO of Emerge, has been in the logistics industry since 2003 when he founded GlobalTranz after serving five honorable years in the U.S. Navy. Having built a reputation for providing some of the best technology in the industry, GlobalTranz quickly became one of the top-10 Truckload and LTL brokers in the U.S. with over a billion dollars in sales. Andrew also founded 10-4 Systems, a truckload and visibility platform which sold to Trimble in 2016. Andrew resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two children.
Michael Leto has been in the transportation industry for over 21 years and played an active role in creating one of the largest and fastest-growing 3PLs in the country. He has been recognized as one of Arizona's "Top 35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger" by AZ Central, “40 Under 40” by Phoenix Business Journal, and creating a culture awarded "Best Places to Work". He has a proven track record of building and scaling successful e-commerce platforms and assimilating teams to drive results and execute strategic initiatives.
Jack Holmes, Chairman, began his career in transportation at UPS, working his way through the ranks to President and Chief Operating Officer before guiding their largest-ever domestic acquisition of Overnight and Moto Cargo, which later became UPS Freight. Holmes was appointed as Co-Chairman of the National Freight Advisory Council. He previously served as the Chairman of 10-4 Systems and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Werner Enterprises, Sharps Compliance, Redwood Logistics, and LaserShip.
John has been creating software solutions for two decades, building an extensive portfolio of enterprise software solutions in the SaaS space. He is a sought-after mentor to emerging technology and product leaders, advising on product strategy and portfolio construction, technology-centric firm building, and high performance onshore & offshore team management. John is passionate about driving innovation within the world of logistics. Given the enormous magnitude of worldwide logistics, introducing novel ideas into the market can have a multiplicative effect. This not only benefits the logistics market but benefits all those that utilize logistics services. As Chief Technology Officer of Emerge, John fosters an environment based upon continual improvement, teamwork, mentorship, and execution. He strives to achieve the most challenging, and correspondingly rewarding, experiences for his teams. John lives in Boulder Colorado with his wife and son.
Brad is responsible for finance at Emerge. Prior to joining the company, he was a venture and growth equity investor with Anterra Capital, Volition Capital, and Technology Crossover Ventures. As an investor, Brad served on the board of 10-4 Systems alongside Andrew Leto and Jack Holmes prior to its acquisition by Trimble. Brad started his career at Raymond James & Associates and has a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (go Irish).
Paul Estrada, SVP of Business Operations, has excelled in the logistics space for over a decade. Spending his previous 12 years at Niagara Bottling, Estrada worked his way through the ranks from carrier management to Director of Procurement, where he was directly responsible for over 1 million truckloads annually.
Jake, a founding member of Emerge, has excelled in multiple roles within the logistics industry including Strategic Partnerships, Technology Integrations, Market Analytics, and Enterprise Sales. Previous to Emerge Jake's career started with industry leaders including GlobalTranz and 10-4 Systems (now owned by Trimble). Originally from St. Louis, MO, Jake has lived in Phoenix, AZ for 15 years and has his B.S. from Arizona State University.
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