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Andrew Leto


Founder & CEO

Andrew Leto, the CEO of Emerge, has been in the logistics industry since 2003 when he founded GlobalTranz after serving five honorable years in the U.S. Navy. Having built a reputation for providing some of the best technology in the industry, GlobalTranz quickly became one of the top-10 Truckload and LTL brokers in the U.S. with over a billion dollars in sales. Andrew also founded 10-4 Systems, a truckload and visibility platform which sold to Trimble in 2016. Andrew resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two children.

Sessions With Andrew Leto

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 08:35am - 09:05am (CST) / 28/sep/2022 01:35 pm - 28/sep/2022 02:05 pm

    A Conversation With Emerge CEO Andrew Leto

    Emerge CEO Andrew Leto has a track record that would be the envy of most technology founders in logistics. He co-founded the freight broker GlobalTranz, now part of Worldwide Express, before going on to start trucking visibility provider 10-4 Systems, now part of Trimble Technologies. But it’s his current venture, a procurement platform that is aiming to reshape how shippers buy freight, that he thinks has the biggest upside of all. Leto sees a market where large shippers are still reliant on running bids through “freight procurement platforms that weren't built for continuous bids, but were really made to do one to two bids per year, mainly an annual bid for your contract freight. Most shippers still utilize spreadsheets and email to run their bid events,” he says. “Emerge's initial goal is to get every shipper onto the same RFP platform and use the network effects to better drive carriers to the bid.” This fireside chat will explore why the market has changed, how technology might reorient the way shippers large and small procure freight, and whether it matters if we’re in an upcycle or downcycle.