Kontainers Makes Key Executive Appointments


Published Jan 15, 2019 5:32 PM by The Maritime Executive

After a break through 2018 signing multiple top 10 global carriers, top 20 freight forwarders, releasing a world first new product range and signing millions of dollars of new contracts, Kontainers, an enterprise software as a service company serving carriers and freight forwarders with their own branded platforms, is taking the next steps toward being a dominant force in Enterprise SAAS in the freight sector with a number of new appointments:

Jesper E. Thomsen - Adviser and investor

John Gilleran - Adviser

Graham Parker CEO says, "We are delighted to bring significant advisers of the highest caliber into the business as we head toward our next goal of $10m annual recurring revenue. The people we are bringing in and the team we are building reflect that ambition towards positioning ourselves as the Salesforce of shipping. Maersk recently commented that using Kontainers helped them to accelerate their journey at a critical phase, and having done this for the biggest and most advanced in the industry, we can do it for everyone else too!"

Charles Lee, CTO, commented, "Our ultra-modern multi-tenant architecture puts us in a great position for the next five years to build even deeper products for the wider freight industry. We will continue to focus on extending our platform capability that allows our clients to acquire their customers cheaper and easier than ever before, while adding advanced functionality to increase throughput and reduce operating costs."

Thomsen has been advising Kontainers since early 2018, and is an independent adviser and investor, but perhaps most known for his background with Maersk Line, where he was Vice President for the global sales and customer service functions, as well as headed up the digital transformation program. He adds: "I think there is a tremendous opportunity in the market to support the carriers and freight forwarders on their digital journey. It isn't obvious to an industry outsider, but they are capable of handling extreme complexity and they have customer relationships that go back several years - but they do need help, and Kontainers can be part of solving that problem much quicker and cheaper than they can do themselves."

Gilleran has global Enterprise software experience scaling companies and sold his company to Accenture during 2017. He adds, "The Kontainers team is at the forefront of the digital redefinition of the global ocean freight marketplace. This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of something very special, and I am delighted to be helping them on the journey."

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