Vancouver, BC – May 31, 2017 – Tailwind Transportation Software is pleased to announce that Sharka Chobot Stuyt has agreed to join their Board of Directors effective June 1, 2017. Sharka will be the first independent Director on the board, and brings with her significant insight and expertise in technology, cloud-based platforms, and marketing.
Sharka is the Founder and Owner of Inspiro Services, a consultancy that provides leadership coaching and consulting, and is the Chief Transformation Officer at Neural Impact. Sharka’s recent work has been focused on helping technology firms around the world transform their traditional on premise software business to a cloud-based model. Sharka was instrumental in launching Simply Accounting in the 1980s (now Sage), helped grow ATI technologies (which was acquired by AMD for $5.6 billion) and was the creator of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product category in 1996.
Sharka is a well-known executive coach, university lecturer, and motivational speaker. Sharka works with businesses and executives around the world helping them to increase their digital emotional engagement and adjust and adapt to the new cloud world. She has served as a Director for a number of technology companies, has been a board-member of the Technology Industries Association (TIA) of British Columbia, is currently a Senator at the Capilano University School, and teaches at the Sauder and Beedie Schools of Business at UBC and SFU in BC.
“We are delighted to have Sharka join the board of Tailwind as our first independent board member,” said Tailwind Transportation Software Board Chair, Mitch Helten. “We feel that with her proven leadership in the world of technology and marketing insight she will further strengthen our leadership position in the online TMS [Transportation Management System] market.”
With an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Certified Executive Coach designation from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Sharka will not only participate on the Board but also actively coach and support the executive management group at Tailwind as they meet the challenges of working in a fast growing business in a quickly evolving industry.
“I am excited about joining the board and working with the team at Tailwind Transportation Software,” said Stuyt. “I have been working with companies around the world, helping them adapt to the new reality of how software is consumed. I look forward to applying my expertise at Tailwind as they build out their platform in the trucking and freight logistics market – a place where Software-as-a-Service is just starting to take hold.”
Sharka lives in Vancouver with her husband and three children. She is also a board member of the Elements Society which promotes conservation of natural resources through education.
About Tailwind Transportation Software
Tailwind is located in Vancouver BC and is a market leader in providing cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS) software to trucking and freight companies across North America and around the globe. Tailwind has been in the TMS market for over 15 years and in 2016 launched its pure cloud TMS application. This new application leverages Tailwind’s experience in the enterprise market, making a scalable cloud-based TMS available to the small and medium sized transportation companies around the world. With an estimated market size of 1.2 million trucking companies in the US alone, Tailwind is in the early stages of building its business to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and rapidly transforming market.