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James Adams and Brian Watson have worked together in the global logistics and transportation industry for nearly 15 years, spanning 3 companies, multiple acquisitions, millions of shipments, and numerous awards. From running a domestic trucking company with over 1,500 assets (including tractor trailers, reefers, flatbeds, straight trucks, and Sprinter vans) to managing a network of 400 distribution centers in 90 countries for final-mile delivery services to companies like EMC, Dell, and Google. James and Brian share the same values, work ethic, and leadership style, so forming Revolution in order to bring true innovation to the logistics industry made perfect sense.

James Adams

CEO and Co-founder

James Adams, Revolution CEO and Co-Founder, is accountable for the company’s reputation and overall financial success. Although he spends time in operations, he is dedicated to customer service and account growth. James has spent over 30 years in the supply-chain, logistics, and transportation industries. He started his career at 3M, where he traveled the world optimizing supply-chains of various divisions.

After 3M, he joined PriceWaterhouse Coopers Consulting, where he helped Fortune 500 technology companies grow their new product pipeline, drive efficiency in their operations, and expand global market share through sales and marketing innovations. From 2006 to 2013, James was EVP of Sales and Operations at Panther Expedited, where he grew revenues to nearly $300 million and took the company public through an acquisition by ArcBest Corporation (ARCB: NASDAQ) in 2012.

Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at Choice Logistics, Inc. in New York, New York. There, he managed final-mile delivery operations for technology companies in 90 countries and over 400 cities. He helped turn the company to profitability in less than 12 months.

James earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Science and Engineering with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. James holds two trademarks and has been part of numerous corporate awards, including Dell’s 2015 “Global Innovator of the Year” Award for mobile tracking of high-value freight globally. He has been a guest speaker at numerous institutions and conferences, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Council on Competitiveness, and the International Reputation Institute. James maintains his secret-level clearance with the Department of Defense (DoD) and is a lifetime member of MENSA International.

Brian Watson

COO and Co-founder

Brian Watson started his transportation career loading and unloading trucks at a 100-year-old paper mill in order to pay for college. After graduating in 2002, Brian applied himself to a career in logistics and transportation, seamlessly transitioning into sales and operations management roles with some of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Brian’s expertise includes heavy haul freight, truckload, expedite, specialized equipment and handling, and domestic freight forwarding.

Most recently, Brian served as the Director of Transportation for the Reserve Management Group (RMG), a privately-owned family of companies involved in recycling, processing, material handling, equipment sales and purchasing, and property management. In this role, Brian was responsible for operating both a private and a “for-hire” fleet, supervising a $40 million global transportation spend and executing the strategic direction of end-to-end supply chains across all RMG companies.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science, and Economics from Ashland University with Honors, where he was an Ashbrook Scholar and a member of Phi Alpha and Pi Sigma Alpha. Brian was a standout football player in college and currently coaches Wadsworth Youth Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse.