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This profile was last updated on 11/13/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chief Executive Officer

CarrierPoint Inc
1299 Northside Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
United States

Company Description: Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CarrierPoint is a business-to-business e-Commerce company founded in 1999. We are a leading provider of Web-based logistics...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    Georgia State University
  • bachelor's degree
    University of Utah
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Web References
CarrierPoint > Company > Management Team
www.carrierpoint.com, 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
John Thomson, CEO and Co-Founder
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John Thomson, CEO and Co-Founder
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John has extensive experience in the logistics field and hands-on experience in the areas of operational improvement and technology implementation. His vision leading to the founding of CarrierPoint came from his consulting work with shippers attempting to improve their warehousing and logistics operations. John noticed a gap between the sophisticated systems that shippers had implemented and how they really contracted for and obtained transportation services. CarrierPoint's products and services work to close this gap.
Before co-founding CarrierPoint, John worked at Diamond Technology Partners in their technology implementation practice and at The Summit Group as a project manager of TMS implementations. John has additional logistics-related experience through his roles with FedEX, Fritz Companies, and Rocky Mountain Helicopters.
John received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Georgia State University.
CarrierPoint > Company > Board of Directors
www.carrierpoint.com, 2 April 2014 [cached]
In addition to Howle, the CarrierPoint board of directors includes: J. Edward Houston, counsel to Houston & Shahady, P.A., James P. Thompson, senior vice president and chief operating officer or the Transportation Services business unit of the UPS Logistics Group, Alex Rosen and Rakesh Sood, general partners of Sprout, Brian Kinsey, executive vice-president, John Thomson, chief executive officer of CarrierPoint and co-founder of CarrierPoint and Cliff Isaacson, executive vice president, chief technology officer and co-founder of CarrierPoint.
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John Thomson
CarrierPoint
www.carrierpoint.com, 1 June 2000 [cached]
"Our forum was a superb venue for the free flow of ideas, and we learned a great deal about our own operations and the industry as a whole," said John Thomson, Executive Vice President and co-founder of CarrierPoint. "We are gratified by a participants list that included the brightest minds in our industry along with respected analysts, investors and academicians."
CarrierPoint is at the forefront of an industry transformation that is providing real-time, neutral marketplaces between shippers and carriers in an environment that is far superior to simple auction-styled sites. The panel discussions and presentations underscored the advantages realized by shippers and carriers that are using the Internet for negotiating and completing transactions in both contract and spot market scenarios.
"Considering the vast opportunities that the e-Logistics marketplace has to offer, this was a valuable experience for everyone," said Thomson.
CarrierPoint
www.carrierpoint.com, 29 Sept 1999 [cached]
Ft. Lauderdale's CyberLab Ventures and New York's William E. Simon & Sons have invested in the company's first round, said CarrierPoint's president John Thomson. IXL Enterprises has also bought in to the idea, trading advice and services for an equity stake, he told dbusiness.com.
CarrierPoint plans to develop a site where trucking companies can bid on work that they otherwise might not have known about, Thomson explained.
For example, if Georgia-Pacific (which is working closely with CarrierPoint to develop the service, Thomson said) needs a truckload of paper pulp delivered from Doraville to Philadelphia, CarrierPoint would grab this information and automatically post it on its site. Then, trucking companies - some of whom may have an empty truck headed home to Philadelphia from Atlanta - could bid on the load.
The shipper gets more competitive rates, Thomson said, and the trucking company reduces its "deadhead" miles, or miles spent carrying empty or partially-empty truckloads.
"We enable true market pricing," Thomson said.
The company also plans to offer payment processing online and a system of rating trucking companies, as well as data warehousing and document management.
CarrierPoint is already looking for its next round of funding, expected to raise $10 million to $15 million.
The company's competitors are mostly other startups, Thomson said.
Management
www.poweronelogistics.com, 29 July 2014 [cached]
John Thomson
John Thomson is a co-founder of PowerOne Logistics LLC.
Before PowerOne Logistics, John co-founded CarrierPoint, a technology provider that improves shippers' warehousing and logistics operations, and ultimately sold the company to Transcore Commercial Services. While at TransCore John grew his division's sales by over 600% including managing the acquisition of IntelliTrans, a $45 million rail technology company. John previously worked at Diamond Technology Partners in their technology implementation practice, The Summit Group as a project manager of TMS implementations and in additional logistics-related roles with FedEX, Fritz Companies, and Rocky Mountain Helicopters. John received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Georgia State University.
John is now actively engaged in several entreprenurial ventures in Salt Lake City, and remains a trusted advisor to PowerOne Logistics.
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