Chicago, IL—September 15, 2016— The Illinois Technology Association has named Jeff Silver its ITA CityLIGHTS CEO of the Year. This award is presented to a CEO whose leadership, strategy, and ability to attract and retain talent has resulted in company growth and visibility.
“I am honored that the ITA has named me their CEO of the Year,” says Silver. “I share this honor with every single Coyote. It is their hard work and dedication to our mission that has allowed me to do what I do every day.”
It has been a notable year for Coyote under Silver’s leadership. April marked 10 years of Coyote leading the pack. August was the first anniversary of Coyote joining the UPS family. And Coyote went international—in August, Coyote opened its first office outside of the United States in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Coyote was founded in 2006 by Jeff and Marianne Silver. Headquartered in Chicago, Coyote, a UPS company, is a leading third-party logistics provider. To execute on its “No Excuses” commitment to service, technology, and solutions for shippers and carriers, Coyote invests in its workforce through training programs, accessible leadership, and talent development.
The winners of ITA CityLIGHTS awards are determined based on nominations from the community, a selection of finalists by a judging committee, and voting by the public.
Read the full list of winners here.
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region’s strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving the business forward.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Coyote Logistics LLC, a UPS company, is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) service provider in North America. Coyote provides truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, air, and ocean brokerage services and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers of various sizes and industries. Coyote became a UPS company in August 2015, adding UPS asset utilization, air freight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, and much more to its portfolio of services. Coyote is a proud philanthropic supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for which has raised more than $1 million in five years.
Coyote has been widely recognized for its innovation, growth, and culture. Coyote was recently named to Inbound Logistics‘ 2016 Top 100 3PL Providers list; Food Logistics‘ 2016 Top Green Providers list for its Private Fleet Service; and Transport Topics named Coyote to its list of the Top Brokerage Firms. Chicago Inno named the Coyote Den to its list of 25 Stunning Chicago Tech Offices. In 2015 Coyote was named to Food Logistics’ 2015 FL100+ list for the fourth consecutive year, ranked #4 on Built In Chicago’s list of Chicago’s Top Digital Companies, honored as one of Selling Power’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For, and named a Top Workplace in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune for six consecutive years. Coyote appeared on the Inc. 5000 for its seventh time in 2015 and on Inbound Logistics’ 2015 list of the Top 100 3PL Providers. In 2014 Coyote was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty and Global Trade Magazine‘s Leading 3PLs list, among others. Coyote has also been named to the 2013 National Top Workplaces list; a top 10 winner at the Chicago Innovation Awards for its Private Fleet Service; to Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies; and to the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists of fastest-growing privately held companies for three consecutive years; and named to Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards and The Build 100.
CEO and Cofounder Jeff Silver was named to a 2016 Food Logistics Champion and a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pro to Know for the third consecutive year. In 2011 he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year–Midwest, and in 2014 Chief Executive named him CEO of the Year–Overall Excellence. He serves on the board for Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Chief People Officer and Cofounder Marianne Silver was named to Forbes’ list of 11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies.
For more information about Coyote, please visit www.coyote.com.
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