GoFor strengthens leadership team as it lays groundwork for rapid growth across North America.
OTTAWA, CANADA JANUARY 21, 2020 – GoFor Industries, a provider of last mile logistics solutions for the home improvement and construction industries, announced today its appointment of three industry veterans to its executive team.
Based out of GoFor’s Toronto Offices, Chris Jarvis joins the team as Executive Vice President Logistics where he will lead the development and commercialization of GoFor’s logistics service offerings to scale and drive last-mile efficiencies for its marketplace stakeholders.
Chris is an Industrial Engineer by training and bolsters the leadership team with over 20 years of experience in supply chain operations across multiple industries – retail, apparel, consumer, automotive and industrial where he held senior roles at Metro Supply Chain, The Hudson’s Bay Company and DHL.
“GoFor is developing the future of last mile delivery. A marketplace that creates new and exciting possibilities for merchant fulfillment while increasing customer service levels like never before. This is the next level in last mile logistics and it will change the way the home improvement and construction industry operates today.” said Chris. “I am truly honored and excited to help GoFor build a world-class logistics solution.“
Shawn Kahandaliyanage joins GoFor as Vice President Corporate and Business Development where he will be responsible for driving GoFor’s geographic market expansion and leading the firm's rapidly growing ecosystem of partnerships and alliances. Shawn has extensive technology sector experience leading strategic initiatives including venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and intellectual property licensing. He was most recently at the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) where he ran its engineering services practice.
Dana Borschewski joins GoFor as Director, Partnerships and Alliances where she will drive strategic partnerships with Home Improvement Merchants, Industrial Suppliers and Logistics providers across North America.
Dana also joins from CENGN where she was Senior Business Development Strategist, responsible for member strategy and engagement. Previously, as Market Director at Invest Ottawa, she led partnership strategies, leading to trade and foreign direct investment from companies in Europe and the Americas. Dana brings a wealth of expertise in client relationship management and building alliances nationally and internationally.
These hires help lay the groundwork for rapid growth across North America in 2020. “This is a truly exciting moment - the wealth of expertise and capability these new executive team members bring will be essential for GoFor’s growth in North America and beyond” said Tyler Nelson, co-founder and COO of GoFor Industries. “They are joining an already successful, energetic team at the perfect time to further drive GoFor’s business strategy, partnerships and operational expansion.”
Launched in 2016, GoFor Industries is a last-mile logistics solutions provider. GoFor Delivers, the company’s on-demand logistics marketplace brings together fixed asset fleet operators and merchants serving the construction industry. GoFor’s flexible delivery platform and marketplace matches the delivery requirements of distributors, retailers and contractors with the appropriate lightweight to heavy-duty vehicle of its driver community inventory, providing reliable, affordable and timely delivery of goods to their customer’s job sites. GoFor’s on-demand delivery model allows businesses to supplement their busy fleets or act as a complete out-sourced logistics partner.
For more information on GoFor, please visit: www.gofordelivers.com.