About project44


Jett McCandless, Founder & CEO

Jett McCandless

Founder and CEO

Jett McCandless is founder and CEO of project44, the world’s leading High-Velocity Supply Chain Platform. Under Jett’s leadership, project44 has grown into a $2.7 billion “unicorn” that tracks over 1 billion shipments annually in 185+ countries for over 1,300 leading brands. The company generates more than $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR), the largest SaaS generation 2 logistics tech in the world.

An entrepreneur with over 20 years of transportation and logistics experience, Jett has guided multiple early-stage companies from ideation, startup, expansion through to maturity. Jett previously founded Metafora (formerly CarrierDirect), an Inc 500-listed advisory firm, after selling his stake in GlobalTranz, a $2+ billion 3PL where he was Executive Vice President and Principal. A longtime adrenaline seeker, Jett gets his thrills from whitewater SUP, heli-skiing, downhill mountain biking, and parenting. As founder and CEO of project44, Jett and the company have been named:

  • Food Logistics 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Pro to Know
  • Emergence Capital’s Emergence Award Winner
  • Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Real Time Transportation Visibility Platforms
  • SAP® Pinnacle Award Winner (2020, 2022, 2023)
  • Google Cloud Premiere Visibility Partner (2022, 2023)
  • #1 in FreightWaves FreightTech 2022
  • Highest rated visibility provider on G2 for 12 consecutive seasons
  • Chicago Inno 100 best places to work in the city
  • 2022 Forbes Best Startup Employers
  • Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire Winner
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top Supply Chain Project Winner
  • Fast Company’s Most Innovative Logistics Companies
  • Gold Stevie® Award in the Innovation of the Year – Business Products Industries

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project44 is a global company on a mission to make supply chains work.