President and Chief Executive Officer, C.H. Robinson
Bob Biesterfeld is the President and Chief Executive Officer for C.H. Robinson. With 20 years of experience, Bob has developed a deep passion for supply chain and logistics. His strategic vision and operational direction have been the driving force behind the company’s digital transformation efforts, accelerating the pace of innovation and technology deployment across the company’s platform. Prior to becoming CEO, Bob held the positions of COO, president of North American Surface Transportation, vice president of Truckload, and vice president of Robinson Fresh. He began his career with Robinson Fresh in 1999. Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), and as a trustee of the Winona State University Foundation. He graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts.
Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer, Echo Global Logistics
Waggoner became CEO of Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) in 2006 when the company was one year old and had revenues of $35 million. He has built Echo into a publicly traded, nearly $2 billion provider of technology-enabled transportation management.
Before Echo, Waggoner founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight-management software provider, grew revenue and improved efficiency as CEO of USF Bestway and served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing at USF Corporation. He also held positions at Daylight Transport (including President/Chief Operating Officer) and YRC Freight (culminating in Vice President of Customer Service).
Waggoner serves on the Board of Directors of SP+ and Daylight Transport. He is on the Northwestern University Business Advisory Committee for the Transportation Center and an advisor to the Center for Supply Chain Management at Marquette University.
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