Daseke Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler has added president to his title at the large network of open deck fleets. He assumes the role from founder Don Daseke.
Don Daseke will continue to serve as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman. Wheeler will also remain Daseke’s CFO.
“I first met Scott when he was the mayor of our home town, Addison, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. When I asked Scott to join Daseke I knew he was a great CFO,” said Don Daseke. "I soon learned he was much more. Scott has now been my business partner and confidant for years, and is a trusted leader.
“He was the architect behind our mergers, organizational structure and critical to our success in going public. He has proven to be a great leader and Daseke will continue to greatly benefit from his talents and experience as he takes on this new leadership role. He has the respect of his corporate team, the CEOs of our operating companies, the Daseke board of directors and the public markets. Daseke would be very different if it were not for Scott Wheeler.”
Before joining Daseke, Wheeler served as CFO for two companies and was a managing director at a CFO consulting firm for high-growth companies. Wheeler sits on the advisory board of the College of Business - Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he earned his undergraduate degree and now serves as an adjunct professor of finance. Wheeler received his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1985.
“When Don first approached me about joining his new company as CFO, I found his philosophy of finding well-managed companies and offering them the opportunity and resources to grow their business to a whole new level to be so compelling,” said Wheeler. “I look forward to taking on the operational leadership role that Don has so expertly established at Daseke, as he and I continue to serve as mentors to the leaders of Daseke’s growing number of operating companies.”