John founded TruckTractorTrailer.com in 2016 to introduce a new approach in the online marketplace for transportation assets, products and services. By challenging the underlying economics of existing online and brick n' mortar auction businesses and unbundling the embedded costs that drive up transaction price, TTT has created an entirely new business model that works better for both sellers and buyers. As CEO, John drives the company's strategic direction, development and execution of product and solutions including TTTExchange, TTTPower and TTTCommunity. With a 25-year track record of building businesses, John is a preeminent expert in high growth strategies, turn-around and start-up situations, especially adept at executing and monetizing innovative solutions to maximize enterprise value. As a private equity investor with deep board management experience, John has driven mission critical assignments with private and publicly held companies ranging from pre-revenue to $20B.
Prior to TTT, John was CEO of MissionOne, a boutique C-Suite and Board advisory practice he founded in 2013 and remains active in a mentorship capacity. From 2010 to 2013, John was Chief Commercial Officer of First Student (First Group America). Prior to First Group, he served in various executive roles at ARAMARK, Republic Services and Noble Biomaterials. After serving in the USMC, John earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Phoenix and completed numerous executive development programs including those facilitated by ARAMARK, Harvard Business School, Penn State and Cornell University.
As Chief Technical Officer of TruckTractorTrailer.com, Dmitry is responsible for providing the technical vision of TTTExchange. He manages the development team to deliver a world-class, secure and scalable solution that meets an ever-changing industry, supports efficient operations and helps TTT in business development with key customers and strategic partners. Dmitry is a software engineer with a career spanning 30+ years, from MS DOS applications programmer to system architect of e-commerce, mobile and cloud applications. He has led engagements with Fortune 100 clients Citibank, McDonalds, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank. He founded Dynamo Development (1996) to provide software development services to startups and middle market companies. Dmitry received an MS in Mathematics, Kiev University, Ukraine.
Sandra leads TTT creative and branding strategies into high-impact visuals for print, web and digital. She has spent 30 years directing successful design projects for the financial, pharmaceutical and the arts & entertainment industries, including The Capital Group, CFA Society Los Angeles, Watson Pharmaceuticals, City of Hope, Disneyland Park and The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens. Sandra received her B.F.A. in Illustration from CSU Fullerton.
Lauren leads the delivery of TTT's solutions, innovation and efforts to bring lasting impact to the transportation industry. She creates and implements the strategic direction in sales, process improvement, channel management, and business strategy. Prior to joining TTT, Lauren spent nearly a decade at Aramark where she was responsible for leading business development efforts and shaping enterprise-wide initiatives. More recently, Lauren drove strategic sales for an established technology firm where she was able to develop and grow new markets. Lauren received a BS in Textile Merchandise Design from the University of Rhode Island.
Tyler joined TTT as an Intern in June 2017 and moved into a full-time management role after graduating with Honors from Marist College in December 2017, with a BA in Business Administration, Marketing. As a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, Tyler is the consummate team player who exhibits extraordinary leadership skills, an unmatched work ethic and an intense focus on excellence on and off the playing field. Tyler's early experience as Athletics Operations Assistant at Marist has prepared him well to help TTT and our clients exceed high expectations.
Pamela has been engaged in the design process for over 25 years as a creative director, art director and graphic designer. Her experience spans all aspects of graphic design from brand and corporate identity to digital design for marketing. As TTT Creative Director, Pamela ensures that the TTT brand is not compromised and is on-target, consistent and user-friendly. Pamela has worked for various agencies from Los Angeles to Boston to New York as well as having her own freelance business for over 15 years. She studied web development and design at Art Center, Pasadena and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Cal State University, Fullerton.
Shane brings strong leadership and analytical skills to his role at TTT which have continued to develop during his early career. His previous experiences in capital markets, private equity, and project management have prepared him well to manage TTT's financial future. He attended Siena College for a BS in Accounting and is currently seeking his CPA license.
Sterling leads TTTVentures and is currently the CEO of Ultra Solutions, LLC (www.ultrasolutions.com). He served as Vice President with two Fortune 250 services companies while at Aramark and Iron Mountain. Prior to that, he was the President and CEO of Quartermaster Inc., a private equity owned manufacturer and distributor of safety products. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at several companies including Aramark, Carl's Jr. Restaurants and Pepsico. Sterling earned his B.B.A. from the University of San Diego and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Mark joined TTT as a Sales Intern in early 2018 and was recently promoted to Sales Administrator. A Senior at The College of New Jersey, Mark is studying Interdisciplinary Business and Economics. Mark serves on the Executive Board of Phi Kappa Psi's Fraternity and is consistently on the Dean's List. His experience serving on multiple TCNJ Executive Boards has helped strengthen his leadership reflex, business acumen and relationship building skills. Mark was the lead contributor to the "TTTCommunity Building Guidebook," an educational resource to help TTT stakeholders adapt to the digital environment to fully leverage the massive, and distinctive, transportation community. Mark takes great pride helping both Sellers and Buyers utilize TTT to save time and money while helping nurture and grow the TTTCommunity.
As Co-Founder and Board Treasurer of TruckTractorTrailer.com, Derek brings a broad perspective as a career strategy consultant leveraging entrepreneurial accomplishments. He has deep experience in strategic growth, M&A advisory, business process optimization. He is founder of Medical Cost Advocate. Derek's prior work includes COO BEST MFG Group; iCFO of Long Road Asset MGT and Main Street Resources, Senior manager in Arthur Andersen's Strategy services Practice. He received his B.S. from Lehigh, M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.
As CEO of Krapf Bus Companies, Blake Krapf oversees the daily operations and strategic direction of all divisions. He is responsible for all functions including Human Resources, Safety, Finance, Maintenance, and Operations, as well as procurement, financial planning, overseeing and participating in contract negotiations, and pursuing new business initiatives. He is also a member of the organization’s Board of Directors and President of Krapf School Bus.
Under Blake’s leadership, the Krapf organization has grown significantly through acquisitions and expansion and presently has school bus operations in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Delaware, as well as the original operation in Chester County, PA. Blake is the immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and the President-Elect of the National School Transportation Association. In 2010, he was the recipient of School Bus Fleet’s prestigious Contractor of the Year Award, which recognizes a contractor who has worked at the local, state, and national levels for the betterment of school transportation. Blake has a BA in Business and Economics from Skidmore College.
Judith brings more than 10 years of financial management and operational experience. She is currently the CEO of National Express Transit Corporation and is responsible for the transit operations across the business. She also spearheads all of National Express’s M&A activity and has completed over 20 deals. Prior to that Judith was the CFO for 4 years for National Express and has overseen many strategic and operational projects within NELLC. Judith is a qualified accountant and, prior to joining National Express, worked for KPMG in the United Kingdom for over 10 years.
Antonio Civitella's career began as an intern with Forth & Associates where he developed its flagship product, Transfinder Pro. In 2000, he purchased the company and became President and CEO. Three years later, Antonio received the Albany Business Review's 40 Under 40 award as one of the region's most promising leaders. Today, Transfinder serves nearly 2,000 school districts in North America and has offices in Austin, TX and Shanghai, China. It has made Inc. magazine's list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for 11 straight years and was named a Best Place to Work. Antonio has earned many distinctions, including Newsmaker of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Trailblazer. He has created a business accelerator called the New York BizLab, and is a founding member of the Schenectady Smart City Advisory Commission and Live in Schenectady. Antonio holds a BS in Computer Science from Siena College.
Kent Tyler has been involved in leadership roles within the transportation industry for over 25 years and currently serves as Managing Director of KPAJ Holdings and co-founder of FireWebb, a midwest-based distributor of fire suppression systems for vehicles used in industrial and transit applications. Previously, Mr. Tyler held various executive leadership roles within REV Group (formerly Allied Specialty Vehicles and Collins Industries) beginning in 1997. He also served as President/CEO of the REV Bus & Mobility Group, a leading commercial and transit bus manufacturing organization encompassing 8 brands, 5 facilities and one of the largest distribution networks in North America from 2013-2016, President/CEO of E-One, a leading full-line fire apparatus manufacturer in North America from 2012-2013 and President of Collins Bus Corporation from 2007-2012 where under his leadership they became the largest manufacturer of Type-A school buses in North America. Throughout his career, Mr. Tyler has held numerous leadership and board roles with industry, community and business organizations. He holds a BS from Oklahoma State University and a MS from Missouri State University.
David A. Duke brings 30 years of transportation experience to his position as President & CEO of National Express Corporation. He has a history of developing and implementing key initiatives which include an enterprise-wide operating platform, contract portfolio rationalization and management, customer value proposition and talent management system. David currently provides strategic direction and operational management for hundreds of customer service centers across 34 states and four Canadian provinces. Prior to NEC, he was Sr. VP of Sales for FirstGroup America. He is Chair of the National Express Giving Foundation Board of Directors, recently held a seat on the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) Board of Directors, and has been recognized for his service and leadership by NSTA (Golden Merit Award, Contractor of the Year) and Special Olympics Illinois (Hero Award). David holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida.
Peter Rego is Chief Commercial Officer of The Lion Electric Co. USA, an innovator of zero emission vehicles, first to market in the EV School Bus space and now focused on public transport and over-the-road commercial transportation. Pete brings over 20 years of Fortune 500 experience and is a recognized expert in new business, new market, revenue generation and expansion, high growth strategic selling, advertising and marketing strategies, talent development and contract negotiation. Previously, he was Sales Vice President/Officer of Cintas Corporation, a $5B managed service organization recognized as one of America's Most Admired Companies. In this role, Pete managed a sales organization of 500 sales professionals, with sales budgets of nearly $500M in annualized New Business. Peter holds a BA in Communications and Media Studies from Centenary.