David is Executive Chairman of TransForce Group. He founded TransForce, Inc. in 1991 which was created as a staffing and recruiting firm for the transportation industry, helping place CDL drivers with motor carriers throughout North America. David launched TransForce Group (the parent company) in 2019, which now serves the transportation and logistics industry with its four service lines: Education and Training, Digital Recruiting, Employment Solutions, and Compliance and Safety.
Prior to TransForce, David served as a Sales Executive in the transportation industry with three different Fortune 500 transportation and trucking companies. During the infancy of TransForce, Inc., David was nominated for a number of Entrepreneur of the Year and growth awards; and has since become widely known as a cutting-edge leader in the transportation workforce industry. David is a University of Tennessee graduate with a degree in Transportation and Logistics.
President and CEO
Dennis is President and CEO of TransForce Group. Previously, as President, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), a multi-billion-dollar division of Ryder System, Inc., he transformed a no-growth business into a growth-oriented, innovative, and agile organization. He revitalized FMS by establishing a collaborative culture with an incentive structure tied to cross-functional team performance, creating an agile and innovative product development organization, reorganizing the sales organization and training process, and enhancing customer satisfaction.
Dennis has experience as a leader across three industries (Healthcare, Security, Transportation and Logistics). He currently is on the Board of Advisors of Purdue Electrical & Computer Engineering. Dennis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He also has Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Stu MacFarlane is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for TransForce Group. Previously, he served as CMO at Internet Brands Health, which includes WebMD, Demandforce, Officite, iMatrix and Vitals. In addition to leading marketing efforts, Stu was responsible for launching new consumer health businesses, including the recent launches of WebMD Care, WebMDRx, and WebMD Labs. Prior to Internet Brands, Stu was EVP of Product and Marketing at YP, the spin-out of the AT&T Yellow Pages, where he helped build the digital business before selling the company. Stu has founded multiple companies, including iChange, a health-related social media service that was acquired by Herbalife in 2011, and Insider Pages, a consumer review site that was acquired by Citysearch in 2007. Early in his career, Stu worked at Bain & Company and SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals.
Stu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Adam joined TransForce Group in 2020 as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, with responsibility for the Finance, Legal, Risk Management, and IT functions. Adam previously served in similar positions with WorldStrides, a leading provider of educational student travel programs, and SNL Financial, a leading information services provider to the global financial community. Adam is recognized as a strategic leader with demonstrated success in developing scale and leverage in companies of all sizes and industries, resulting in multiple successful transactions. Adam has a degree in Economics from SUNY Binghamton, and an MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Chief Sales Officer
Shannon Kahn joined TransForce Group in 2020 as Chief Sales Officer, bringing a wealth of experience as a staffing industry executive with a history of leading high performing teams. Most recently she was with TrueBlue, a company specializing in industrial staffing, where she held several leadership roles including Vice President, National Accounts and as SVP of Specialty Services. In 2018, Shannon was included in the Global Power 100, Women in Staffing. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.
Division President, Employment Solutions
Joe currently serves as Division President, Employment Solutions. He joined TransForce, Inc. in 1999 as the General Manager of the Alexandria branch, and was appointed Director of Operations for the company in 2005, and SVP in 2006. Joe leads the largest division for TransForce Group and has been instrumental in the company’s evolution. He has led and implemented more than 10 crucial acquisitions resulting in consistent double digit growth and market expansion.
Prior to joining TransForce, Joe spent seven years as the General Manager for The Airport Connection where he logistically operated the ground transportation for the Baltimore Washington International Airport.
Joe is a Towson State/Widener graduate with a degree in Business Management.
Division President, Digital Solutions
Jon joined TransForce Group in 2019. As Division President, Digital Solutions, he oversees operations, strategy and financial performance of American Driver Network, Trucking Unlimited, and SafetyServe, operating sites that attract over 500,000 unique visitors monthly, maintaining a database of over 1.5 million CDL drivers.
Jon has more than 15 years of experience in sales and operational leadership in digital recruitment technology. In his last role, Jon served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales of a SaaS startup focused on employee engagement and automation. He has managed a $40M division for one of the world’s largest job boards, and launched a company focused on marketing local businesses.
Jon has a degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and completed coursework at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Division President, Education and Training
Al joined TransForce Group in 2019, when his company The CDL School was acquired by TransForce Group. He now serves as Division President, Education and Training, continuing to manage and operate The CDL School. Al developed this national CDL educational platform in 1997 and has grown it to be a market leader, nationally recognized as the premier, full-service commercial truck driving school.
The CDL School is also the founder and leader of Troops Into Transportation, an initiative that is in partnership with the U.S. Government to create truck driving jobs for troops in search of employment. Veterans can use their Post-9/11 GI Bill for training with Troops Into Transportation, and employment in the National Transportation Industry.
Al is based in Miami, Florida and has a degree from Boston College.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Information Officer
Vice President, General Counsel
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Vice President, Sales
Katherine Petty MacLane
Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications
Vice President, Driver Career
Mark M. Newton
Vice President, Field Sales