Douglas R. Waggoner, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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.

 

*Chairman of the Board

 

David B. Menzel, President and Chief Operating Officer

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.

Peter M. Rogers, Chief Financial Officer

Peter M. Rogers has served as Chief Financial Officer since October 2020. He joined the company in July 2007 and has served in various roles, most recently as SVP Finance – Controller. Previously he was VP Finance – Controller and before that he was Director of Accounting. He began his career at Crowe LLP from 2005 to 2007.

Mr. Rogers has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s in accounting from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Rogers is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sean Burke, Chief Commercial Officer

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.

Paula Frey, Chief Human Resources Officer

Paula Frey has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2019.

Prior to working at Echo, Ms. Frey worked at the Education Corporation of America as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. From 2008 to 2015, Ms. Frey worked at Sears Holdings Corporation in multiple roles, including Senior HR Business Partner and Vice President of Human Resources. As the Interim Chief Human Resources Officer at Sears, Ms. Frey was responsible for driving organizational culture and increasing efficiencies for the organization. From 1989 to 2008, Ms. Frey was Senior Director of Human Resources at Motorola, where she worked in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management.

Ms. Frey is a graduate of Illinois State University and holds a B.S. in Organizational Management.