AWARDS: Meet project44’s Pros to Know

Supply and Demand Chain’s Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain leaders that are spearheading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ or customers’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and a knowledge base for supply chain transformation, as well as in promoting new, modern approaches to supply chain enablement like API-based technology, earned both Jett McCandless and Tommy Barnes a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.

Let’s get to know Jett and Tommy a bit better.

In Jett’s nearly two decades in the transportation and logistics industry, he’s risen from working graveyard shifts building multiple hypergrowth companies such as project44 and GlobalTranz. After becoming a Principal at GlobalTraz, Jett decided to sell his stake in the company to build his own ventures. Most recently, Jett founded project44, a revolutionary technology that is already being adopted by well-known logistics and transportation companies. He is a recognized leader with a track record of innovation and success, guiding startups like project44 from idea stages through expansion. Along the way, he has actively invested in and advised other leaders and companies looking to transform trucking. Connect with Jett on LinkedIn.

Tommy Barnes joined project44 in December of 2015 as President after nearly 20 years of leadership experience in supply chain and freight transportation. Whether it’s running brokerages, advising technology startups, or overseeing transportation procurement at a major consumer goods distributor, Barnes builds some of the best teams in the industry and is known for his strategic ability to maximize performance and generate growth. Before joining project44, Barnes had led strategic procurement, directed technology investments, and guided operational performance for the LTL division of Coyote Logistics, one of the world’s leading third party logistics companies, now a part of UPS, Inc. Prior to Coyote, he was responsible for managing approximately $2.4 billion in freight with carriers across all transport modes within the Con-way network as President of the Multimodal Brokerage. Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn.