Bharat Mahajan has been appointed chief financial officer of Daseke Inc., assuming the role from Scott Wheeler who was named Daseke president earlier in the year.
Mahajan previously served as CFO for Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, which merged with Daseke in June. He will work at the company’s Dallas-area headquarters.
“Bharat did an impressive job while at Aveda. His work is of the highest caliber, and our values are closely aligned - he believes in building teams that make the whole organization better,” said Wheeler. “He’s a perfect fit to help us achieve our vision of continued growth as a leading consolidator and North America’s largest owner of flatbed and specialized transportation capacity.”
Mahajan was noted for leading a team that negotiated with, acquired, and successfully integrated six companies while at Aveda and for his contribution to raising revenues significantly between 2016 and 2018.
“Bharat impressed us from day one and is a strong fit with our company culture,” said Don Daseke, chief executive officer and chairman of Daseke. “He’s a rising star in the financial world and has accomplished so much so soon. His strong background and focus on people first will enable him to do great things at Daseke.”