David Beatson is a Senior Advisor to Cascadia Capital’s Transportation and Logistics practice, bringing with him over 40 years of transportation, freight forwarding, 3PL and supply chain industry experience.
He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Ascent Advisors, LLC, a management-consulting firm serving the supply chain, transportation, and logistics industry. Previous positions include Chief Executive Officer of Emery Worldwide, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Circle International Group, Vice President at Cargo AMR, and Chief Executive Officer at Panalpina, North America. Mr. Beatson has extensive knowledge of domestic and international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, third party logistics, truckload, less-than-truck load, contract logistics, eCommerce and Omni-Channel last mile fulfillment.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW), where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee; of Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) where he is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committees. He is also a Member of the Executive Board of ATL Partners a sector specific Private Equity firm that invests in the Aerospace, Transportation and Logistics Industry.