Former Morningstar executive joins TransRisk team and TransRisk CFO moves to BiTA
Chattanooga, TN — December 15, 2017 — TransRisk, the leader in market data, risk management, commentary, and news for the freight markets, today announced that Dan Piscatelli has been appointed as CFO and former TransRisk CFO Dan Conner has been appointed as CFO of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).
“Our strategy of attracting talent from both the freight and capital markets is key to ensuring that we maintain our focus on becoming the leading freight markets news and commentary provider in the space at TransRisk and developing transformative standards for blockchain at BiTA,” said Craig Fuller, CEO of TransRisk and BiTA board member.
Having served as the head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Morningstar, a leading investment data, research, ratings and investment management solutions provider for financial markets worldwide, Piscatelli offers extensive experience in capital markets information, data, and news.
“Dan Piscatelli is a rockstar and has been involved in both early stage companies and a part of the team that built one of the premier brands in capital markets news and information. He comes highly regarded and has a ton of relevant experience for what we are building at TransRisk,” said Fuller.
Dan Conner served as a key executive for TransRisk for the past year, helping the company accelerate it’s go-to-market plan and capital raise process. His recent appointment as CFO of BiTA is ideal due to his background in venture capital.
“We are excited to continue our work with Dan through his role as a top executive at BiTA. He will be a tremendous asset for the membership, including innovation stage companies that are looking for access to capital and strategy as they go to market,” said Fuller.
TransRisk has raised $5.4 million of investment from some of the leading enterprise-funded venture capital firms, with deep ties in transportation, SaaS, and commodity markets. The company is behind the number one independent media outlet in the space, FreightWaves; the leading FreightTech standards organization, BiTA; and the world’s first trucking freight futures contracts set to launch in late 2018.
TransRisk is a data intelligence and financial products company serving the freight industry. Founded in 2016 by seasoned trucking executive and entrepreneur Craig Fuller, the company’s products include (i) FreightWaves, the number one independent media website in freight with over 3 million impressions per month; (ii) a robust data platform capable of providing unique and predictive insights into the trucking industry; (iii) trucking futures contracts that will soon be listed on a major commodities exchange. In addition to its core focus areas, the company is also the founder of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a consortium of technology enterprises, manufacturers, carriers, and logistics technology organizations committed to implementing blockchain technology in transportation. More information is available at www.transrisk.com.
About Blockchain in Transport Alliance
Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry. BiTA’s goal is for members to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of blockchain applications and to provide clarity and direction for the development of blockchain technology in the transportation industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust. BiTA standards are intended to create a common framework to help organizations develop and adopt blockchain technology. For more information, visit www.bita.studio.
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