It takes business owners to truly understand the logistics needs of small and midsize businesses. That’s part of what makes the Worldwide Express leadership team so successful – many of our key leaders possess an inherent entrepreneurial mindset, having started out as franchise owners themselves.
Founder David Kiger came up with the idea for Worldwide Express while working for Trammell Crow Company in Houston. He was looking for ways to save the firm money and noticed the substantial amount being spent on express shipping.
David R. Kiger
Tom Madine joined Worldwide Express in 1997 as a franchise owner. Today, Tom is the guiding force in Worldwide's strategy as it evolves into one of the country's largest 3PL's.
Rob Rose joined the company in 2001 as a franchise owner in Atlanta. He has significant experience negotiating and closing acquisitions and in working capital financing.
Joel Clum is the Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Express, focusing on the core areas of franchise operations, data & analytics and strategic infrastructure initiatives across the system.
Mike Grayson joined Worldwide Express as a franchise owner in Atlanta in 2001, and today leads the company's freight operations and full truckload services.
EVP of Operations
Sean O’Shaughnessy joined Worldwide Express in January 2011 as senior vice president of business strategy. In that capacity, he is highly involved with managing carrier relationships with UPS throughout the United States.
SVP of Business Strategy
Veteran senior account management executive Amy Milligan joined Worldwide Express in October 2012. She guides the planning, development and management of our technology platforms, a central responsibility in our company and the industry.
SVP of IT
Brendan Newman started his Worldwide Express career in the Chicago area in 2001. He oversees companywide training that includes sessions for the sales team. He also frequently travels the country to help franchises grow their businesses.
SVP of Sales
Rich Kolman joined Worldwide Express in June 2015 to manage the Legal and Franchise Compliance departments, including overseeing network compliance with systemwide standards.
SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Buddy Goode purchased the Dallas NE franchise of Worldwide Express in January 1995. As vice president of franchise compliance, Goode works as the liaison between Worldwide Express and its franchise and transportation attorneys.
VP of Franchise Compliance
Jodi Cantu joined Worldwide Express in 2009. Her responsibilities include receipt, recording and reporting income, expenses and general financial information for the corporate office, as well as preparing and implementing procedures for the year-end financial statement audit.
VP of Accounting and Freight
VP of Financial Planning & Analysis
VP of Human Resources