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Daseke Inc (DSKE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Don Daseke

70 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

R. Scott Wheeler

54 2018 President, Director

Daniel Hennessy

59 Vice Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Bharat Mahajan

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Angie Moss

59 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, and Assistant Secretary

Brian Bonner

61 2015 Independent Director

Kevin Charlton

52 Independent Director

Ron Gafford

68 2015 Independent Director

Jonathan Shepko

40 2017 Independent Director

Mark Sinclair

69 2017 Independent Director

Sean Mansouri

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Don Daseke

Mr. Don R. Daseke serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Daseke, Inc since he founded the company (formerly named Walden Smokey Point, Inc.) in November 2008. Mr. Daseke has served as the President and sole director on the board of directors of The Walden Group for more than 30 years. Mr. Daseke also has served as the chairman of the board of directors of both Liquid Motors, Inc. and East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. since June 2005 and March 2006, respectively. Mr. Daseke has been active in the non-profit sector throughout his career, having served in leadership roles for a number of non-profit institutions, including the WaterTower Theatre, DePauw University, the Dallas Chapter of the World Presidents Organization and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Additionally, Mr. Daseke currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Cattle Barons Ball in Dallas, Texas. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Daseke was a Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Addison, Texas, and in May 2009, he was elected to a two-year term on the Addison Town Council. Mr. Daseke served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Addison, Texas in 2010. Mr. Daseke was the Regional Winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. Mr. Daseke received his B.A. from DePauw University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, and the Presidents Program in Leadership from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Daseke is a Certified Public Accountant (retired). Because Mr. Daseke has served as a chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of a number of companies and has significant experience in the transportation and logistics industry, Mr. Daseke is well-qualified to serve on our Board.

R. Scott Wheeler

Mr. R. Scott Wheeler serves as President, Director of the Company. Prior to this, Mr. Wheeler served as the Executive Vice President and Corporate Chief Financial Officer of Daseke, Inc. beginning in February 2015 and as a director on the Company's board of directors, beginning in December 2016. From August 2012 to February 2015, Mr. Wheeler served as Daseke's Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Financial Officer, from 2008 to 2012, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Financial Officer of OneSource Virtual, Inc., and from 2003 to 2008, Mr. Wheeler was the Managing Director of VCFO, a chief financial officer and controller focused consulting firm focused on high growth companies. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Financial Officer of Malibu Entertainment Worldwide, a publicly-traded location-based entertainment company. Mr. Wheeler currently sits on the Advisory Board of the College of Business at Texas A&M University—Commerce, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance. Mr. Wheeler was Mayor of Addison, Texas from 1999 to 2005 and served on the Advisory Board of BBVA Compass Bank Dallas from 1994 to 2008. Mr. Wheeler earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University—Commerce in 1980 and his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1985.

Daniel Hennessy

Mr. Daniel J. Hennessy serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, Independent Director of the company. He is the founder and managing member of Hennessy Capital LLC and the Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (or "SPAC") he formed which went public on the NYSE MKT in June of 2017. Mr. Hennessy was also the Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital's first two SPACs: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, which merged with Daseke, Inc. in February 2017. Mr. Hennessy now serves as Vice Chairman of both Blue Bird and the Company. Mr. Hennessy is also a Partner at CHS Capital LLC (f/k/a Code Hennessy & Simons LLC) a middle market private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1988 and led its investments in industrial, infrastructure and energy businesses. Over a 25-year period, CHS invested $2.8 billion in 395 operating companies with aggregate revenues of approximately $15 billion. Prior to forming CHS, Mr. Hennessy was employed by Citicorp from 1984 to 1988 as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the oil and gas lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Bharat Mahajan

Mr. Bharat Mahajan is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. (“Aveda”), a position he has held since October 2011, until the Effective Date, at which time he will commence employment with the Company as its Chief Financial Officer.

Angie Moss

Ms. Angie Moss is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, and Assistant Secretary. Previously, she served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller from February 2015 to July 2017 and as our Corporate Controller from June 2013, when she joined Daseke. Ms. Moss brings over 22 years' experience in public accounting with national and regional accounting firms. From June 2012 to June 2013, Ms. Moss served Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier, LLP, an accounting firm, as an audit partner, and from June 2001 to December 2011, she served Travis Wolff, LLP, an accounting firm, in various capacities, including as an audit partner, Audit Department Head and member of the board of directors. Ms. Moss also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business' Department of Accounting. She has also served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) committees and on the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee, which promulgates standards for accounting and review services. Ms. Moss earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating summa cum laude. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Brian Bonner

Mr. Brian Bonner served as a member of the board of directors of Daseke, Inc. beginning in February 2015. Mr. Bonner served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Texas Instruments, a publicly traded company, from January 2000 to May 2014. In this role, Mr. Bonner managed the business and technology aspects of IT operations. Prior to being appointed Chief Information Officer.Mr. Bonner holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, an MSEE and BSEE from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Physics from Kalamazoo College. He received the Minority & Women Business Development Award from Texas Instruments, the Transformational CIO Award from HMG Strategies and the Most Innovative User of Technology from Information Week Magazine. Mr. Bonner has significant experience serving as an executive officer and in other leadership positions in a large public company setting, including 14 years as chief information officer, and he has more than three years of experience serving on the board of directors of a private technology company. He has extensive experience in management, finance, operations and marketing. We believe his background and skill set make Mr. Bonner well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Kevin Charlton

Mr. Kevin M. Charlton is the independent director of the company. he is President, Chief Operating Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. He is President, COO and Vice Chairman of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III as well as the Managing Partner of River Hollow Partners, a private equity firm he founded in July 2013 to focus on the lower mid-market. Mr. Charlton was also the President, COO and a Director of Hennessy Capital's first two SPACs, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, which merged with Daseke, Inc. in February 2017. Mr. Charlton now serves as a Director of both Blue Bird and the Company. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Charlton was a Managing Director in the Principal Transactions Group of Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., and led a team that oversaw its existing portfolio of North American investments. Prior to joining Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Mr. Charlton worked as Managing Director at Investcorp International, a mid-market private equity firm, JPMorganChase, McKinsey & Company and as a contractor in the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters. He received a Master's in Business Administration with honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master's of Science in Aerospace Engineering with Distinction from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering Cum Laude from Princeton University. We believe his background and skill set make Mr. Charlton well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Ron Gafford

Mr. Ron Gafford served as a member of the board of directors of Daseke, Inc. beginning in February 2015. From November 2012 to October 2014, Mr. Gafford served as a consultant to the chief executive officer and the board of directors of Austin Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based construction company. Prior to that, Mr. Gafford served Austin Industries, Inc. as president from March 1996 to November 2012, as chief executive officer from March 2001 to November 2012 and as chairman from March 2008 to November 2012. Mr. Gafford earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 1972 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University School of Business in 1987. Mr. Gafford brings more than 40 years of professional experience in the construction industry. He has significant experience serving in leadership positions in a large company setting, including 11 years as chief executive officer. He has extensive experience in management, finance and operations. We believe his background and skill set make Mr. Gafford well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Jonathan Shepko

Mr. Jonathan Shepko was appointed to the board of directors of the Company, effective as of February 2017. Mr. Shepko is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of EF Capital Management, LP, which makes direct debt and equity investments (generally between $20MM and $100MM), in both public and private companies, across the United States. He is currently a Director, and Chairman of the Compensation Committee, for Shipston Equity Holdings, which, under the Busche Performance Group umbrella, is a Tier 1 supplier of "crash critical" chassis components, largely to the automotive OEM's. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Shepko served as a Director, Chairman and CEO of Ameriqual Group Holdings, LLC, a global leader in shelf-stable food processing for the military, consumer and food service markets. Prior to founding EF Capital, Mr. Shepko was a Managing Director with Ares Management (~$100B AUM), where he focused on originating and structuring debt financings in the energy industry. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Shepko co-headed, and served as Managing Director of, CLG Energy Finance (an affiliate of Beal Bank), which focused on providing senior-stretch and uni-tranche facilities to the energy and infrastructure industries. Prior to forming CLG Energy Finance, Mr. Shepko was a Vice President with EnCap Investments, LP, where his responsibilities included originating, structuring and managing private equity investments in the oil and gas sector, while also serving on the boards of several of these companies. Collectively, Mr. Shepko has underwritten and managed nearly $2 billion in direct equity and debt financings, spanning multiple industries, including investments in high-growth, as well as mature companies. Mr. Shepko graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. We believe his background and skill set make Mr. Shepko well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Mark Sinclair

Mr. Mark Sinclair was appointed to the Daseke, Inc. Board of Directors effective as of January 1, 2017. At the end of 2017, Mr. Sinclair completed a 46 year career in public accounting with over 38 years at Ernst & Young (EY) where he served as an Audit Partner, as Partner in Charge of Human Resources and Partner in Charge of the Strategic Growth Markets Practice in North Texas. After retirement from EY, Mr. Sinclair served 8 years as a Partner at Whitley Penn LLP, a Texas regional accounting firm. Mr. Sinclair primarily served and advised high growth public and venture/private equity backed companies from early stage to multi billion dollar revenue companies, often with global operations, in a wide variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, service and mining. He worked closely with management and reported to the Boards of his clients with a heavy focus on the governance aspects of internal controls and overall enterprise risk management. Mr. Sinclair is currently Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), North Texas Chapter and has achieved the NACD Board Leadership Fellow designation. Mr. Sinclair is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Sinclair qualifies as a "financial expert" for the audit committee under SEC guidelines. Because of his strong financial and accounting background, Mr. Sinclair is well-qualified to serve on our Board.

Sean Mansouri

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Don Daseke

1,220,130

R. Scott Wheeler

1,096,520

Daniel Hennessy

192,750

Bharat Mahajan

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Angie Moss

680,544

Brian Bonner

212,750

Kevin Charlton

192,750

Ron Gafford

212,750

Jonathan Shepko

182,750

Mark Sinclair

197,750

Sean Mansouri

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As Of  30 Dec 2017