Douglas R. Waggoner has served as Chief Executive Officer since December 2006 and has been a Board member since February 2008. Mr. Waggoner also has served as our Chairman of the Board since June 2015.
Prior to joining Echo, Mr. Waggoner founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight management software provider based in Chicago, Illinois. From April 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Waggoner served as Chief Executive Officer of USF Bestway, and from January 2002 to April 2004 he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for USF Corporation. Mr. Waggoner served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Daylight Transport from April 1999 to January 2002, Executive Vice President from October 1998 to April 1999, and Chief Information Officer from January 1998 to October 1998. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Waggoner held a variety of positions in sales, operations, marketing and engineering at Yellow Transportation before becoming Vice President of Customer Service.
Mr. Waggoner holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from San Diego State University.
David B. Menzel has served as Chief Operating Officer since October 2013. He joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in April 2008.
From May 2005 to March 2008, Mr. Menzel was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of G2 SwitchWorks Corp., a travel technology company. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Menzel served as a managing director of Parson Consulting, a management consulting firm. Mr. Menzel served as the Chief Executive Officer of YesMail, Inc. from 2000 to 2003, and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Menzel was also the Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Software from 1994 to 1999, and worked in the Audit and Financial Consulting Practice of Arthur Andersen LLP from 1985 to 1994.
Mr. Menzel holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kyle Sauers has served as Chief Financial Officer since October 2013. He joined the company in January 2011 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller.
Prior to Echo, Mr. Sauers was the General Manager of Varian Medical Systems’ Security & Inspection Products Division, a result of Varian’s acquisition of Bio-Imaging Research (“BIR”) where he had served on the Board of Directors and as Chief Financial Officer since 2005. BIR was a leading supplier of cargo screening systems and software. Prior to BIR‚ Mr. Sauers spent eight years at Sphere Communications‚ a leading VoIP software technology company, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. Before Sphere‚ Mr. Sauers served in various financial management positions at APAC Customer Services‚ a provider of outsourced customer care and acquisition services. He began his career as part of the Audit and Business Advisory Practice at Arthur Andersen‚ where he served entrepreneurial and middle market companies.
Mr. Sauers graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sean Burke has served as Chief Commercial Officer since May 2017. He joined the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development in March 2014.
Prior to Echo, Mr. Burke served in multiple senior roles at logistics firms, including Ryder Transportation Solutions, SHGL Global Logistics, and YRC Logistics. Prior to these positions, he held a variety of roles on the shipping side, serving in increasingly senior logistics and distribution roles at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Celarix, and Huhtamaki.
Mr. Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from the University of Arkansas.
Cheryl Johnson joined Echo Global Logistics in 2014 and now serves as Chief Human Resources Officer.
Ms. Johnson holds more than 17 years of progressive HR experience, including designing talent strategies for a number of high-growth organizations across various industries, such as consumer products, retail, and industrial products. She brings a unique perspective to human capital insights related to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining talent while ensuring the cultural fabric of the organization evolves and scales in the most effective manner.
Ms. Johnson previously led talent management for retail chain ULTA Beauty, served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Talent Management for Sears Holding Company, and served as Vice President of Human Resources at Fossil Inc.
Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Toledo.