Akmann Van-Mary is an industry leader with over 20 years of experience in the Logistics and Trucking Industry, holding a strong focus on innovation and advanced technologies. He has made it his mission to stay on top of proven, forward-thinking strategies in order to optimize the highest end result in the sector. Akmann’s inspiration to start the Driver Relay platform known as SpotKew was fueled by the recent tightening of regulations on the Hours of Service laws that exacerbate the already serious driver shortage in the trucking industry. Prior to SpotKew, he served as the Director of Logistics for the largest seed and garden company in the nation (Central Garden & Pet), followed by his next role as Founder and CEO of Track Logistics Group, a position of which he held for 10 years. Akmann then went on to build RoadSync – the first electronic payment platform that offers the solution to an age-old stressor in the trucking industry, where he remained the Founder and CEO for 3 years. Akmann’s insight and passion for the hardships of truckers and the trucking companies were at the forefront of his mind when forming SpotKew and remain his motivating force today.
Early in his career, Tyler Johnson invented an automated testing platform for HP’s most advanced servers and was awarded 22 US patents. Over the last 20+ years, Tyler has held various technical and business roles including product leader for Rackspace’s $600 Million private cloud computing practice and leadership of strategic IT technology alliances. Most recently, Tyler launched PrivOps, an ATDC Accelerate startup focused on software for digital transformation. Tyler holds a B.S.E.E. from Florida Atlantic University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University and lives in Alpharetta, GA, with his wife and two sets of twins.