Global SaaS startup veteran brings valuable experience to rapidly scaling Forager
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forager, recently named to the FreightWaves 2020 "FreightTech 100 List," today announced the appointment of Marc Kiven as President. Kiven brings more than 25 years of global business leadership experience in starting and growing SaaS technology-based companies. He has a well-earned reputation for using his entrepreneurial background to establish and grow start-ups while mentoring and coaching diverse, disruptive, and fast-growing organizations to success.
“I’m excited to introduce my substantial experience in technology to the industry expertise already present at Forager,” said Kiven about his new appointment. “There’s a strong need in the cross-border logistics space for new and innovative solutions, and Forager is poised to meet that need in a big way.”
Kiven most recently founded Signal, an enterprise SaaS marketing technology company that became a leader in identity resolution for major brands on four continents. Prior to Signal, Kiven helped grow some of the most well-known companies in the $130 billion digital marketing industry, including Avenue A, Atlas, Right Media, and Chicago-based Centro.
“Bringing Marc on as President marks a huge turning point for Forager,” said Matt Silver, Forager CEO. “We’re focused on breaking from freight tradition by being a tech company first. Having innovative, tech-focused leadership like Marc is a crucial part of our plan to bring simplicity and transparency to cross-border freight.”
Forager Board Member Stuart Larkins, Partner at Chicago Ventures, adds "Marc is a savvy tech exec who understands strategic team building and scaling. He's the perfect addition to complement and round out the existing leadership team at Forager."
Kiven is joining Forager shortly after the launch of their groundbreaking technology offering, SCOUT by Forager. SCOUT is the only comprehensive cross-border supply chain platform on the market, bringing on-demand pricing and capacity for shipping between the US, Mexico and Canada. SCOUT saves hundreds of hours per month customers while providing competitive pricing and best-in-class cross-border visibility.
Forager is a venture-backed innovator in the cross-border logistics industry. With a combination of cutting-edge technology and decades of industry experience, Forager is changing the game by tackling the problems international shippers and carriers have faced for years. For more information, please visit: https://foragerscs.com.