NEXT TRUCKING HIRES NEW CFO AND VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Freight Tech Leader Welcomes New Executives from JUUL Labs and Uber

News release by NEXT Trucking

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon El Segundo, CA | August 20, 2020 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEXT Trucking, a FreightTech pioneer that connects shippers and carriers, announced today it has appointed new leadership across its finance and operations departments to oversee the company’s continued growth. Joining the company are Chief Financial Officer Timothy Danaher and Vice President of Operations Patrick Winter.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of an accomplished new generation of leadership to the team, who will help us continue to aggressively expand our operations and reach, with a disciplined focus on positive unit economics,” said Lidia Yan, CEO and Co-Founder of NEXT Trucking. “Despite tremendous external pressures and supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19, the addition of these impressive executives demonstrates that NEXT Trucking has successfully navigated these hurdles and continues to boast a promising growth trajectory.”

As Chief Financial Officer, Timothy Danaher brings 20 years of proven expertise as a finance professional, having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of JUUL Labs. While there, he helped to grow the company to a $38B valuation. Prior to JUUL, he was President & Chief Operations Officer of Bellator MMA, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, and Senior Vice President at Plainfield Asset Management.

“I could not be more excited to join NEXT Trucking, as we transform the way the current drayage market operates,” said Danaher. “At NEXT, we are focused on building a robust technology product that will enable a thriving drayage and OTR marketplace environment, as well as a better shipper and carrier experience.”

Patrick Winter joins NEXT Trucking as Vice President of Operations following 15 years as an operations leader across a breadth of startup verticals, including health tech, insurtech and transportation. Prior to his role at NEXT Trucking, Winter served as the Senior Vice President at Health IQ. As part of Uber’s delivery service, Uber Eats, he also led sales, marketing and operations teams throughout the U.S. as head of the company’s Pacific Northwest region. Prior to his business career, he served for seven years as an officer in the United States Navy.

“NEXT Trucking is a truly exceptional company and I’m proud to be serving as the new Vice President of Operations,” said Winter. “Especially valuable during this unprecedented time in the history of logistics technology, NEXT Trucking has consistently proven its mettle as an industry leader. Its unique contributions to the logistics sector will continue to push forward the success of shippers and carriers alike, and offer the solutions needed for fleet owners to overcome the current economic tumult.”

The new executive team members will help drive the company’s corporate initiatives and success despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the organization continues its mission to support shippers and carriers through the course of the crisis and beyond.

NEXT Trucking Vice President of Operations, Patrick Winter
NEXT Trucking Chief Financial Officer, Timothy Danaher

NEXT Trucking, a FreightTech pioneer and drayage leader, offers premium shipping experiences to many of the world’s best-known companies. NEXT’s platform connects shippers with freight capacity across drayage, transload, and OTR. Headquartered in El Segundo, CA, NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit

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