About Us

Founder Story

Brothers Andrew and Michael Leto grew up in the freight industry, spending summers helping their father Vito run an air freight business. Little by little, the brothers soaked up the knowledge that would later help them to create one of the biggest freight brokerages in the country.

As the two became adults, Michael took over more responsibilities in the family business while Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return home, Andrew recognized an opportunity to monetize on technology and set out to build GlobalTranz – a software-driven third-party logistics company created to help shippers better manage their freight.

While the first inning of GlobalTranz was operated out of a single bedroom apartment and funded by Andrew’s unemployment check, success came quickly. It wasn’t long before they moved into a larger facility, bringing on hundreds of new employees each year. The company rose to national recognition over the next several years, allowing the Letos to successfully exit in 2016 with current revenues in excess of $1B. During this time, the Leto brothers also started building 10-4 systems – a second company that specialized in freight tracking, which they sold in 2018.

Following the sale of their two companies, Andrew discovered another opportunity for technology to change the freight game. He set out to create the first Digital Freight Marketplace connecting shippers to direct carrier rates, reducing operational costs, and helping to improve service on everything from quote to delivery. With Michael brought in as the CEO, Emerge was born.

"Our backgrounds speak for themselves; we have the best team in freight!"

– Andrew Leto, Emerge Founder

Andrew Leto

Founder & CEO


Jack Holmes



Michael Leto



John Hess


Jake Papa

SVP Enterprise Sales


Paul Estrada

Paul Estrada

sVP of Business operations

Kyle Jepson

VP of Technology

Michael Brooks

VP Of Business Operations

Maggie Petrovic

VP of Strategic Initiatives


Adrian Parkhideh

VP of Customer Strategy


Tracy Black - Emerge Board Member

Tracy Black

Board Member

George Abernathy - Emerge Board Member

George Abernathy

Board Member

Will Szczerbiak

Board Member

A True Extension of Your Logistics Team

Emerge offers a suite of features, including a dynamic RFP, intelligent route guides, and a spot tool. The award-winning platform provides access to direct capacity through its Digital Freight Marketplace and strategies to utilize or avoid the spot market based on live market conditions. Using Emerge ensures that shippers are making the strongest, most beneficial decisions on everything from day-to-day communication to annual RFPs.