project44 (p44) recently announced the appointment of two crucial hires who will take on prominent leadership roles for the transportation and logistics technology provider. Michael Bruns, Chief Financial Officer, and Will Hansmann, Chief Technology Officer, join one of Chicago’s fastest-growing technology companies as it seeks to build a world-class organization aimed at empowering global organizations to ship more efficiently and provide greater customer satisfaction. These key additions come on the heels of project44’s recent capital raise of an additional $45 million in funding led by Sapphire Ventures.
Will Hansmann, Chief Technology Officer, will be responsible for leading project44’s global technology strategy and development. He has 20+ years of experience in enterprise software with deep expertise in SaaS, cloud, data integration, and data management. Will was formerly the Head of Data Technology at Citadel where he led the company’s data platform development and technology strategy. Prior to Citadel, Will led the engineering efforts to build a predictive analytics platform for industrial IoT data company, Uptake. At project44, he will be working closely with the company’s product and analytics teams to deliver accelerated business value to customers and partners, while spearheading engineering team growth as the company looks to double the size of its headcount in 2019.
“Michael and Will bring invaluable experience that is crucial at this stage in project44’s growth. Their collective knowledge and experience at hypergrowth, data-centric SaaS organizations will be extremely valuable as we continue to scale the organization and push the boundaries of what’s possible with supply chain data and analytics,” said project44 Founder and CEO Jett McCandless.