DAT Solutions Announced as Major Sponsor for BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain 2020 Conference

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.

About Benesch

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.

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 Supply Chain Conference, Benjamin Gordon, CEO, investor, Cambridge Capital, Palm Beach

BGSA’s 14th Annual Supply Chain Conference to be held in Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, FL — December 17, 2019 – BG Strategic Advisors is proud to announce that the 14th Annual BGSA Supply Chain Conference will be held in Palm Beach, Florida, at The Breakers, on January 22 – 24, 2020.

BGSA Supply Chain 2020 is a one-of-a-kind event designed to recognize top supply chain companies as well as encourage the sharing of insights among an exclusive group of executives from a variety of industry segments.  Our invitation-only annual conference provides an intimate and candid setting where CEOs and leaders can privately network and explore ideas with their peers.  In addition, the conference offers a unique focus on strategic ideas driving change in the supply chain marketplace, such as new technologies, consolidation, global expansion, and innovative growth strategies.  Attendees will be joining an elite group of industry leaders to discuss market trends, explore strategic acquisition opportunities, and exchange ideas for growth in the rapidly-changing industry.

BGSA Supply Chain is considered the foremost CEO-level event in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain sector.  Last year, more than 200 senior supply chain and operations executives joined us in Palm Beach.  This year, BGSA has a record turnout.

This year’s panels & speakers include:

2020 Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Transportation and Logistics?

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital

State of the Industry: Logistics Perspective

Moderator: Dave Stubbs – Operating Partner, Cambridge Capital

Voice of the Customer

Moderator: Gene Tyndall – CSO, Tompkins International

Dealmaking in the Supply Chain Market: Who is Winning and How?

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital

The BGSA Supply Chain Conference 2020 “Shark Tank”

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital


  • Claude Pumilia – CEO, DAT Solutions LLC
  • Herb Shear – Chairman, Shear Family Office
  • Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)
  • Rob Howard – Vice President, Target


Supply Chain Technologies: What’s New and Exciting?

Moderator: Rimas Kapeskas – Partner, Cambridge Capital

Managing Technology in this Era of Disruption

Moderator: Matt Smalley – VP, Cambridge Capital

State of the Industry: Trucking Perspective

Moderator: Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)

Feel free to visit for more information on this year’s event. The event is by invite only. For an invitation, please contact Jennifer Alfaro by phone at (561) 932-1607 or by email at

BGSA Supply Chain Conference Takeaways

For supply chain companies, the silver lining is volatility. More uncertainty typically means more margin opportunities for freight forwarding and other asset-light companies.