Leadership

Leadership 2017-09-12T18:48:19+00:00

Terry Carter

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carter joined Beavex in August 2017 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a proven and progressive supply chain leader who has successfully managed operations, sales, and shared service functions across various business units and industry verticals.  Mr. Carter has consistently been recognized for his ability to drive extraordinary results and sustainable improvements in competitive environments across North America and International trade lanes. Terry has 25+ years of experience with FedEx Ground, RPS Inc, and DHL holding various executive roles. Additionally Mr. Carter has held senior leadership positions at Brown Integrated Logistics, and World Wide Technology Inc.

John Hedge

John Hedge

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hedge has a broad background obtained through 35 years of experience; 23 years of executive corporate finance and operations experience and 12 years of big four public accounting. Mr. Hedge has a variety of industry experience including, transportation having been the CFO of several 3PL, warehousing, TL/LTL companies. Other industry expertise in electronics manufacturing, process manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, agricultural, mining and chemicals, entertainment, and professional service organizations. He has been involved with IPOs, private placements, debt registrations, private bank financings and extensive experience in M&A buy and sell activities. Mr. Hedge spent 10 years as a principal in a professional services firm as a senior restructuring expert prior to joining Beavex. John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is a CPA.

Scott McDade

Scott McDade

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. McDade joined Beavex in 2013 as its SVP Operations for the Central Division, a $100M+ operating unit in which he held full P&L responsibility. Scott was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in February 2017, and is responsible for implementing operational improvement strategies and efficiencies throughout Beavex. Prior to joining Beavex, Scott was Division President for Velocity Express and held full P&L responsibility for the Eastern United States. Mr. McDade attended the University of South Carolina with a major in Business Administration.

Eric Kierstead

Eric Kierstead

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Kierstead joined Beavex in June 2016 and is responsible for providing leadership to the IT Organization. He is passionate about delivering market differentiating technology, and treats IT as a revenue generator not a cost center. Eric focuses on solutions with significant ROI, and is implementing a systems roadmap to make Beavex the technology leader in Final Mile Logistics. Prior to Beavex, he was CIO of the International Division at Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL). Mr. Kierstead began his career in Telecommunications, where he was a Software Developer and moved into leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Kierstead has B.S. and M.E. degrees from Cornell University in Engineering , and an M.S. in Computer Science from Kansas State University.

Kirk Waldon

Kirk Waldon

President – Guardian Medical Logistics

Mr. Waldon joined Guardian Medical Logistics(GML) in 2004 and became a member of the BeavEx leadership team in 2012 as part of the strategic acquisition of GML. Mr. Waldon brings more than 25 years of experience in building revenue-generating businesses in highly competitive and dynamic market segments and has been instrumental in growing GML into a market segment leader. He is proven in needs analysis, forecasting and team-based implementation and has successfully generated more than $100 million in contract value growth in various markets segments including transportation, financial data processing, logistics and retail. At GML, he is known for identifying opportunities and implementing innovative market strategies that yield annuity stream revenue growth, increased market share and market differentiation. Prior to GML, as Senior Director at DST Output, Mr. Waldon innovated new solutions for both the Transportation and Property and Casualty sectors which became two of the most profitable growth sectors for the then global leader in Mutual Funds data processing, parent company DST Systems.

Jennifer Mancuso

Senior Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Mancuso joined BeavEx in 2015 as the Director of Human Resources and was promoted to Senior Director of HR in May 2017. She is responsible for all facets of the Human Resources function including employee recruiting, employee relations, training and development, benefits, payroll, and legal compliance. Prior to joining BeavEx, Jennifer developed the HR function at McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply Company where she was responsible for partnering with the operations to transform the Sales and Finance functions. Before joining McMaster-Carr, Jennifer held a variety of roles in the Human Resources field in the food service industry at RARE Hospitality and Intertek. Jennifer has her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Sociology from Wake Forest University.

Lauren Childers

Lauren Childers

Corporate Controller and VP of Finance

Lauren Childers oversees the accounting and financial management of the Company. Prior to joining BeavEx, Lauren was SVP Global Strategy and Performance at Crawford & Company, the world’s largest claims administration company, with 8,500 employees in 700 locations in 70 countries. Prior to that, Lauren was the CFO of Crawford’s Broadspire business unit, a $275M division. Before joining Crawford, Lauren held a variety of finance, accounting, auditing, and corporate development positions with AirServ and The Carlyle Group. Lauren began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working both in the audit and transaction services practices. Lauren is a CPA and has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California, and undergraduate degrees in Math and Psychology from Vanderbilt University.