About us

Inspired by our vision of creating a transformative digital platform.

Leaf is a fast-paced, early stage startup focused on transforming the way B2B transportation is bought and sold. Leaf's freight contracting platform is an end-to-end solution for buyers and sellers to secure future transportation capacity, rates, and service through binding, tradeable Leaf Forward contracts. Using predictive analytics and AI, Leaf enables members to quickly identify the best contracting opportunities for their network, lowering costs and improving operations.

Team.

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Anshu Prasad
CEO

Anshu has 20 years of experience in logistics, technology and analytics. He built and led A.T. Kearney’s global Analytics Practice, working with clients to utilize technology and data to empower business transformation. He also helped start and grow technology and analytics businesses, building teams in the US, Europe and Asia.

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Stefan Friederichs
CTO

Stefan combines extensive technology and startup experience with a deep understanding of the logistics industry. He developed a wide range of software systems, including award-winning optimization models to solve some of the most complex problems in the logistics industry. He holds a Master in Information Systems and a PhD in Operations Research.

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Jeff Ryan
Customer Success

Jeff brings his experience as an industry executive responsible for operations and procurement at companies like Bristol Myers Squibb and leadership roles in technology and consulting firms to help carriers, shippers and 3PLs best use the LE platform.

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Bryan Schulte
Analytics

Bryan has extensive experience in logistics and technology startups, and has done groundbreaking work with both shippers and carriers to identify opportunities to improve yield, asset utilization and network balance.

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Andrea Pope
Analytics

Andrea is a passionate and creative problem solver, interested in using data science techniques to drive business decisions. She has over 15 years of experience supporting and implementing best-in-class transportation solutions across modes worldwide. She holds a Master in Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley. 

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Joseph Milstein
Customer Success

Joseph brings over 25 years of experience in international and domestic logistics and transportation to LEAF. He has successfully led many teams to continued revenue growth and increased profitability. His background includes senior management positions at APL, APL Logistics, FMI International (TOLL) and Zim USA. Joseph holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from NYU. 

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Nick Alexander
Customer Success

Nick has 15+ years finance experience at global transportation asset providers, finance partners and startups tackling industry-wide challenges. He was a team lead at GATX Capital and led N.A. regional and asset specific groups, including the container and rail practice at HSH Nordbank. Nick holds an MBA and J.D.

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Petr Kadlec
Analytics

Petr has more than 10 years of experience in supply chain and transportation analytics gained in the industry and at a top management consulting firm. He helped numerous clients solve their supply chain problems by applying advanced data science techniques. He holds a Master in Computer Science and a PhD in Machine Learning.

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Matt Myer
Customer Success

Matt brings his 25+ years of supply chain leadership experience working within and introducing technology driven solutions with top-rated supply chain organizations in CPG and Retail. His passion for cross-enterprise visibility and continuous improvement are tailored to help customers improve their results leveraging the LE Platform.

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Shawn Gillespie
Customer Success

Shawn has spent close to 20 years in transportation holding key roles in sales and operations managing both asset and non-asset solutions. He successfully developed a national freight agency, a freight brokerage and a national owner operator network. Shawn combines his industry experience and operational knowledge to help carriers and shippers better engage with the LE platform.

Advisors.

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Mark Shaughnessy

Mark is an experienced executive, formerly COO at Rubicon, and SVP and CPO at Coca Cola Refreshments. Mark started his career as a commodity trader at Cargill and Mars, and now advises early stage companies on strategy and growth.

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Edwin Marcial

Edwin has 25 years of experience leading technology teams, and architecting and developing software systems. As the founding Chief Technology Officer for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Edwin’s technical vision led to the design of an Internet based commodity trading system that would evolve to become the ICE trading platform.

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Jim Molzon

Jim is a senior advisor to logistics service providers and investors. Currently the lead advisor for logistics and supply chain at TPG, Jim previously held supply chain leadership roles at Lenovo, Solectron (Flex) and AlliedSignal (Honeywell).

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Edith Simchi-Levi

Edith is a renowned leader in the application of technology in the supply chain. As a co-founder and senior executive at companies like Opalytics and LogicTools, Edith has been a practitioner, applying principles she wrote about in "Designing and Managing the Supply Chain" and other publications.

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Joseph M. Thompson

Joe has led procurement and supply chain teams at multinationals such as Avon, Mars and Cargill. A former commodities trader and Chief Procurement Officer, Joe brings extensive experience in applying data and market tools to help manage complex, business critical operations.

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Kalpana Raina

Kalpana is a senior executive with global expertise in finance, strategy, operations and cross-cultural management. In addition to her leadership roles at BNY Mellon, Kalpana brings extensive public sector board experience to Leaf. 

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Thomas Weill

Tom brings extensive supply chain, procurement and operational experience to Leaf. Most recently, Tom held responsibilities including VP, Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives and Chief Procurement Officer at The Campbell Soup Company.

Want to join the team?

Leaf is always looking for forward-thinking talent.
Check the open positions listing for career opportunities.