Palm Beach – December 30, 2019 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that industry-leading transportation platform provider DAT Solutions and AmLaw200 law firm Benesch have teamed up to present “Shark Tank” (a new product pitch session) at the BGSA Conference in Palm Beach, January 22-24, 2020.
The BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference is the transportation and logistics industry’’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. DAT Solutions will sponsor the “Shark Tank,” where six finalists out of a record number of applicants will present their Big Idea to more than 200 supply chain CEOs and leaders. Each finalist will give a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes provided by DAT, and $10,000 in legal services from Benesch. Finalists also receive live audience recognition, follow-up press coverage and qualify for a potential investment opportunity from the BGSA Supply Chain Sharks, as well as from Cambridge Capital.
“Supply chains present unique and complex problems, but they also provide countless opportunities for great innovation,” said Claude Pumilia, CEO of DAT Solutions. “We are always looking for ways to help enterprising supply chain, carrier, and broker companies find their path to growth.”
“We are thrilled to participate in the BGSA “Shark Tank” competition and to help bolster the business of one of these exciting and up and coming supply chain companies,” said Eric L. Zalud, Co-Chair of Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice.
About DAT Solutions
DAT operates the largest freight marketplace in North America, bringing together the largest network of transportation brokers, carriers, and shippers. News organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 256 million freight matches per year and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard for rate pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded.
Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com
Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between. Beneschlaw.com
About BG Strategic Advisors
BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. For more information, please visit BGSA.com.