Trelar is the on-ramp to improved construction truck brokering. Founded in 2018, Trelar combines decades of experience within building materials, construction logistics, and technology to digitize offline trucking operations, and to improve operating efficiencies and profitability. We understand the hyper-local nature of RMX, HMA and AGG operations, and our platform is optimized to deliver you the fastest, easiest way to find, schedule and pay for trucking services.
Our marketplace and mobile app are at the heart of our platform but only the initial steps of Trelar redefining construction logistics.
Meet the team that is Changing How Construction Moves.™
Gary started disrupting things when he was in grade school, then took it to a global scale with pioneering companies including Netscape Communications, USi, Amazon, Vignette, Wolfram|Alpha, and others. As a founder, and executive Gary has built companies and category-leading products within CleanTech/Energy, computational sciences, e-readers, SaaS and IoT. Before his tech career, Gary was a pilot and also served honorably in Army Special Operations. Gary holds a PMD from Harvard Business School and a BS from the College of Charleston.
Ammad is still a hands on developer with over 25+ years of experience working in SaaS, eCommerce, Construction, Logistics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Advertising, Medical, and Financial Auditing. Managed and grew engineering teams as large as 450 developers, and AI teams of 30 PhD data scientists. Successful acquisitions with Sony Music eCommerce (LiveNation), NeXT (Apple), Alcatel (Lucent), Gravitant (IBM), and Advisory Board (United Health Care).
Born and raised in the Midwest, Brad received his Bachelor of Arts in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University and later his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Brad is a recovering cybersquatter, owning close to thousand domain names at one time. He has served as the lead digital marketing strategist and technician for several Austin based marketplace start-ups - most notably, serving as the VP of Digital Marketing for uShip for 5 years, during their hyper growth. At uShip he was responsible for their go to market customer acquisition both domestically and globally.
Jake has lived in more countries than most travel bloggers. After joining Trelar he quickly stood-out for his culinary skills, and as a result has had to tolerate hungry team members circling his grill on the weekends.
Jake brings strong international software development experience to the team, coupled with business development and operations experience. He has led expansions into new markets, setting up companies from the ground up. Jake has a passion for all things water, in particular scuba diving, boating, and keeping plastics out of the oceans.
Jeff brings over 30 years of direct experience within the building materials industry. He entered the heavy highway construction field as an engineer and after more than 15 years bidding and building projects throughout the northeast, working for companies such as Kiewit and Dalrymple Gravel & Contracting. He continued his career in the construction materials industry as VP for Hanson Aggregates where he led the Pennsylvania area before joining Oldcastle in the role of Division President in South Florida
Decades of experience in logistics and aggregate production.
Phil has over 25 years of senior leadership experience within a variety of technology companies. Most recently as President and CFO of Bask Technologies where he helped to re-energize the consumer technology firm, leading to a successful sale.
Richard is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of LSO, and has previously served as the VP/GM of FedEx Logistics, CEO of APL Logistics, EVP at DHL, Chief Commercial Officer at Greatwide Logistics, Senior Vice President - Acquisitions at XPO and CMO of uShip.com.
He is currently on the board of Flash Global Logistics, iGPS, XGS and Installs/NAL. He is also a past President and Chairman of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association.
Matthew is a thirty-year veteran of managing construction transportation logistics for Lehigh-Hanson, San Diego where he manages all trucking, capacity and routing for San Diego operations.
Bill Gajda is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Visa Inc. Mr. Gajda served as Global Head of Mobile Product at Visa Inc. since February 2010. Prior to joining VISA, he was Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for GSMA, and Global Director, Brand and Marketing Communications for Ericsson in Stockholm
Meet The Team
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Stephanie is our information architect. She is keenly interested in how people and animals process information. In her past life she was a circus trainer. She has a soft spot for creatures that are needy. She believes that dogs can talk - if they just had the right digital devices. Some day she hopes to master world domination. She is currently looking her next Mr. Bigglesworth, and sharks with laser beams.
While Adam is not working on software development and drinking drip coffee he works on home improvement projects and home brewing for fun. Adam also enjoys video game development, playing guitar, and lots of outdoor sports: Camping, Hiking, Scuba Diving, and Skiing.
You’ll see Martin fiercely training for Tour de France by cycling to and from work every day, often oblivious to rainy forecasts. However, for now he’ll put aside his aspirations of becoming a professional cyclist in favor of his career as a software engineer. After spending many years in Prague, Martin returned to Austin, chasing after great weather, delicious food, and exciting opportunities.
Becca has experience as a solutions engineer and software developer, and is now ready to call the shots (next round is on her). She’s always running on Town Lake to maintain her extremely impressive kickball career, with a winning record for 1 out of 4 seasons. She also spends her spare time enjoying the lively Austin music scene, and working towards increasing inclusivity and retention of underrepresented groups in technology.
Robert, a proud Colombian American, comes with 4+ years of customer success management experience within logistics. He has in-depth knowledge of the trucking industry as well as SaaS. He has successfully onboarded and trained thousands of drivers and hundreds of companies and is ready to put in the work again! He is very passionate about customer success, going above and beyond to surpass customer expectations.
Work at Trelar
We live, work, and play in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas.
Like all startups, we have great stories like how the dump trucks market even came into focus; how we formed the company in October 2018 and were funded a month later; that we started in the CTO’s actual garage where we built the core infrastructure with three engineers in lawn chairs, using TV trays for desks. It’s from that start that in under six months we have grown to 15 people, forcing us to move offices 3 times.
Our mail still doesn’t get to us.
If you are looking to join Trelar you should know a few things about us:
33% of us speak two or more languages
22% of us are women engineers
We have five nationalities among us
We have dog rescuers, a volunteer audio engineer, a salsa dance instructor, several soccer fanatics, a father devoted to travel baseball and a master chef (with a pool!)
Our senior team has an outstanding track record of starting companies and having worked with some of the definitive companies of the past twenty years, and they each serve as mentors within Trelar and the greater Austin community.
If you are interested to learn more, or you think we should talk, send us an email and let us know why you want to be a part of the team that is changing how construction moves!
Ready to Join Us?
Trelar offers full health benefits, unlimited PTO and a culture of working smart and having fun. If you like the excitement of working at an early stage startup and converting big ideas and challenges into opportunities, you may want to tell us about yourself and that time you said: “Hold my drink…” and then disrupted a multi-billion dollar industry!