March 23, 2023

Two members of Shipwell's leadership team named Pros To Know for 2023

Shipwell is proud to announce that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named both Shipwell’s VP of Logistics, Chris Preboth, and VP of Product, Jerome Holbus as winners of the 2023 Pros to Know award!

The annual Pros to Know award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

“This year’s list is filled with supply chain professionals whose achievements and success stories have helped move the needle in the supply chain. They promote safety, sustainability and workforce development. They work toward helping heal the supply chain. They’re actually in the supply chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “We received close to 400 nominations this year, the highest number of nominations ever for this award. It’s proof that today’s supply chain professionals are doing great things for the supply chain. They embody what a true leader should be. And, without their initiatives, programs and collaborative efforts, today’s supply chains would be in worse shape.”

Chris Preboth

As the VP of Shipwell Logistics, Chris Preboth has a passion for the balance of technology and human experience and believes that businesses should focus on delivering an efficient shipping experience for their customers. 

Specializing in helping businesses to scale and increase the profitability of their logistics operations, Chris Preboth has leveraged the experience he gained while in numerous leadership positions within various departments and locations during his 15 years at CH Robinson to set record profits and growth for Shipwell. Chris has worked to refocus operations on mapping out and delivering on the needs of those in the Shipwell network to enable them to position themselves as shippers of choice, creating strong partnerships that have generated rapid results for Shipwell Logistics, generating a massive 857% increase in profitability for 2022 over the previous year.

Working tirelessly to help companies gain a better understanding of what the end goal for the supply chain is, Chris has brought many companies into Shipwell’s network that previously had little to no technology backing them up. With much of their operations previously moving through, email, spreadsheets, and phone calls, Chris has helped these organizations access the technology needed to be able to truly see their supply chain and better understand their costs, where they are doing well, and where they have room for improvement, and ultimately deliver a more efficient shipping experience.

Jerome Holbus

A designer and implementor of over 50 supply chain solutions, Jerry Holbus is the VP of Product at Shipwell. Tireless in his support for the value that AI/ML solutions and the fine-tuning of business processes and performance measures can deliver to business, Jerry is an innovator with his eye firmly fixed on the future of the industry. 

Prior to Shipwell, Jerry was part of an early team of 30 engineers and scientists that developed and implemented leading-edge supply chain management solutions that dominated a $10 billion industry. Repeating the success as the company’s first expatriate co-building a European organization from 3 to 300 persons in 4 years, Jerry has constantly demonstrated his aptitude for uncovering new ways to innovate and accelerate revenue growth. 

Recognized as a thought leader on the topic of operational decision support by international audiences including Nobel Prize winners, 4-star Military Generals, and CXO’s of Fortune 100 manufacturers and investment banks, Jerry has a deep understanding of where the industry is headed and has positioned Shipwell on the path to continued success and innovation.

About Shipwell

At Shipwell, we empower supply chain efficiency and service effectiveness at scale. The Shipwell platform includes capabilities previously out of most shippers' technical reach and affordability today. Our solution combines everything shippers need, from transportation management and visibility to procurement, in a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform. It will adapt and scale as market and business demands change, allowing shippers to operate, manage, and optimize the shipping process seamlessly. Industry experts have recognized Shipwell's traction in the market and have differentiated Shipwell as a leader in the logistics industry. Awards include Gartner Magic Quadrant for TMS 2022, 2021, Food Logistics’ 2022 Top Software & Technology Providers, and FreightWaves’ FreightTech 2022 and 2021 Awards for Innovation and Disruption in Freight Industry. Shipwell was also named the fourth fastest-growing company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Forbes 2020 Next Billion-Dollar Startup. To learn more, visit

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Supply & Demand Chain Executive and sister publication Food Logistics are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit,, Women in Supply Chain Forum and more. Go to to learn more.

Click here to view the full list of 2023 Pros to Know winners. 

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