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Founder and former CEO of Fieldglass joins FourKites' board of directors

FourKites, a provider of real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, announces the addition of Jai Shekhawat to its board of directors. Shekhawat is the founder and former CEO of Fieldglass, which was acquired by SAP for over a billion dollars in 2014, and will bring his expertise in technology and SaaS to FourKites.

"FourKites was founded on a simple idea – build software to modernize information sharing in logistics," said Matt Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. "Shekhawat's wealth of talent and expertise will help us live up to our mission and scale our technology globally. Shekhawat's track record has proven that he's the right fit to push the limits of our growth."

Prior to joining FourKites' board, Shekhawat was the Founder and CEO of Fieldglass, a cloud platform for the management of contingent labor and services. Under his leadership, Fieldglass grew globally with users in 100+ countries in 30 languages. Shekhawat is serving on various civic and board positions, including Governor Rauner's Illinois Innovation Council and on the Board of 1871, Chicago's entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. He was Ernst & Young's 2012 Midwest "Entrepreneur of the Year" as well as the 2012 recipient of the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award, recognized for pioneering the Vendor Management Software space. Shekhawat was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in areas of corporate strategy, technology and cross-border alliances. He holds an MBA with specializations in finance and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

"With its unprecedented growth and an overwhelming amount of industry recognition, FourKites is leading the movement for supply chain visibility, and it's exciting to become a part of its Board while the company is at such a critical stage," said Jai Shekhawat, FourKites' Board Member. "The company has already achieved so much in such a short amount of time and shows no signs of slowing down. There's great potential to leverage my skills to help FourKites continue growing and reach its goal of enhancing the enterprise supply chain experience."