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Lineage Logistics, Merchants Fleet hire new talent into leadership positions

May 5, 2023
Temperature-controlled transportation company lineage logistics hires Rob Crisci as CFO, and Merchant Fleets hires Brad Burgess from Element Fleet Management.
Lineage Logistics has appointed Rob Crisci as its chief financial officer. Crisci brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience in the industrial and technology sectors, according to a press release from the temperature-controlled logistics company.

Crisci joins Lineage from Roper Technologies, where he most recently served as the company’s EVP and CFO. In that role, he oversaw the multibillion-dollar business’s global financial operation and played a role in its transformation from a cyclical industrial company to one focused primarily on software, helping to increase recurring revenue, operating margins, and organic growth. As mergers and acquisitions professional, he successfully deployed over $20 billion in capital and led key acquisitions for Roper as it underwent its portfolio transformation. Prior to serving as CFO, he spent four years as VP of finance and investor relations, enhancing the company’s relationships with banks, institutional investors, governance advisors, and other key financial stakeholders. During Rob’s tenure, Roper’s market capitalization grew from $12 billion to over $45 billion.

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Prior to Roper, Rob worked in investment banking at VRA Partners and Morgan Keegan, as a buy-side advisor at Devon Value Advisers, and as a Capital Markets Consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

Crisci has been recognized by Institutional Investor, who named him to its All-American Executive team in 2019 for the Multi-Industry CFO category.

“On behalf of Lineage’s management team and Board of Directors, we could not be more excited to have Rob join us as our CFO," said CEO Greg Lehmkuhl. "Rob is a proven public company financial leader who brings extensive operational and strategic expertise and a deep knowledge of the industrial and technology sectors. He will be an invaluable addition to the Lineage leadership team as we continue into our next phase of growth and expansion."

Crisci said, “I am thoroughly impressed with the incredible global growth Lineage has achieved over the past 10 years and look forward to leading its world-class finance team at such a pivotal point in the company’s history I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Greg, the executive team, and the Board to further advance Lineage’s position as the world's leading and most innovative temperature-controlled logistics company.”

Merchants Fleet hires Brad Burgess as SVP of fleet sales

Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company, has hired Brad Burgess as its new senior vice president of fleet sales and strategic solutions.  

“We are excited to welcome Brad to the team. His industry experience, passion for clients, and dynamic leadership ensure continued innovation and growth for our teams," said Merchant’s Chairman, CEO, and President Brendan P. Keegan. “We look forward to working together on strengthening our strategic solutions and market position to keep our clients at the forefront of fleet."

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Burgess has more than two decades of experience in selling value-based B2B service solutions to Fortune 500-1000 companies as an individual sales contributor and as a regional and national sales leader. Prior to Merchants, Burgess served as vice president of commercial operations, marketing, and global relationships at Element Fleet Management.

“Creating collaborative partnerships has been the cornerstone of my career, and I am thrilled to be joining the Merchants team to explore new ways of driving competitive advantages for our clients, employees, and supplier partners,” said Burgess.  

Burgess steps into the role at Merchants as the organization plans for the retirement of Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Solutions Tom Coffey. “On behalf of the Merchants board, executive leadership team, and the entire Merchants family, we want to thank Tom for his hall of fame career, extraordinary leadership, innovation, and friendship over the past decade,” said Keegan. “We wish him and his family a very happy and healthy retirement.” 

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