Mr. Gerstein has been involved in transportation and logistics since his childhood. His father founded and owned a large regional trucking company in Chicago, where Mr. Gerstein worked part time in his youth. This early experience led to his career in transportation and logistics, and that career shaped the vision and strategic direction he brought his company, IntelliTrans, which was sold to a large public company in 2006. With over 25 years of professional industry experience.
In 1992, Mr. Gerstein founded IntelliTrans, in San Francisco, California and focused on improving many antiquated distribution processes, rate and overall spend management and technology-driven exception management within the commodity industry’s shipping community. The company was particularly competent in truck and rail activities.
Through his efforts and those of his team, IntelliTrans became a visibility platform, service provider and freight management centerpiece for the shipping community within these industries. Mr. Gerstein has always been committed to help people change the way they think about industry issues and continues to introduce, innovative concepts never before seen in the industry.
Now, Mr. Gerstein spends considerable time investing his energy with companies and causes in areas in which his expertise can have significant value. His involvement is focused on bringing people together, innovation, especially around creating open, transparent market places in logistics and healthcare, assisting in creating automation and efficiencies, accelerated revenue generation and in assisting leadership to achieve its goals.
He sits on several boards, including a private equity fund, private businesses and is involved with philanthropic and science-based initiatives.
Mr. Gerstein received a BA in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies and an MS in Transportation Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.