Don R. Daseke

Founder at Daseke, Inc.

Don R. Daseke

Don R. Daseke

Founder at Daseke, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Walden Group, Inc.
WaterTower Theatre
Daseke, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

661

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1940

Age

80

Number of Awards

2

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Chief Executive Officer at NewHold Investment Corp.

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Former President at Daseke, Inc.

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Former Chief Information Officer & Vice President at Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV

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Former Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller & Assistant Secretary at Daseke, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer at Nalco Co LLC

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Founder at Barbara Elliott Interiors

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Daseke, Inc.

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President at TNI (USA), Inc.

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Don R. Daseke
Founder at Daseke, Inc.
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Education
B.A.
Class of 1961

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, is a private, national liberal arts college and School of Music with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The school has a Methodist heritage and was originally known as Indiana Asbury University. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw. DePauw is home to both the first modern-day sorority and the two longest continuously-running fraternities in the world.

MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Presidents Program in Leadership

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

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Current

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Career History
Founder
2008 - Current

Daseke, Inc. engages in the provision of transportation and logistics solutions. It operates through the Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions segments. The Flatbed Solutions segment delivers its services through flatbed and retractable-sided transportation equipment to meet the needs of high-volume and time-sensitive shippers. The Specialized Solutions segment delivers transportation and logistics solutions that include super heavy haul, high-value customized, over-dimensional, commercial glass and high-security cargo solutions. The company was founded by Don R. Daseke in November 2008 and is headquartered in Addison, TX.

Secretary & Director
Current

TNI (USA), Inc. provides trucking transportation services. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Duenweg, MO.

Mayor Pro Tempore
2010 - Prior
Boards & Committees
Chairman
2000 - 2012

Smokey Point Distributing, Inc. provides trucking and logistics services. It specializes in less than truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), general commodities and heavy haul transportation. The firm offers time-saving solutions for your transportation needs. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Arlington, WA.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Walden Residential Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The company is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

WaterTower Theatre is a private company headquartered in Addison, TX. The firm operates as a not-for-profit professional theatre company.

Chairman
Prior

WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) is a global organization of more than 4,600 business leaders who are or have been chief executive officers of major companies and who are “graduates” of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). Spanning more than 70 countries, WPO members combine corporate responsibility and personal public service to make significant contributions in their communities. Today, their ranks include diplomats, senior elected officials, and appointed government officials at the international, national, regional and local levels. As lifetime leaders, WPO members recognize and act on their responsibility in the fields of corporate governance, public service and educational advancement. With an extensive offering of educational programs, networking opportunities and exclusive services, WPO is dedicated to meeting the needs of members and their families throughout every stage of life.

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$25K - $40K
2017

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, is a private, national liberal arts college and School of Music with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The school has a Methodist heritage and was originally known as Indiana Asbury University. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw. DePauw is home to both the first modern-day sorority and the two longest continuously-running fraternities in the world.

$5M +
2016

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, is a private, national liberal arts college and School of Music with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The school has a Methodist heritage and was originally known as Indiana Asbury University. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw. DePauw is home to both the first modern-day sorority and the two longest continuously-running fraternities in the world.

$12.5K - $25K
2015

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, is a private, national liberal arts college and School of Music with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. The school has a Methodist heritage and was originally known as Indiana Asbury University. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw. DePauw is home to both the first modern-day sorority and the two longest continuously-running fraternities in the world.

Political Donations
$3,750
2008
$5,000
2008

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$4,000
2000

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

Transactions
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Daseke, Inc. (Inactive) purchases Boyd Bros. Transportation, Inc.

Investments
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East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. imports and supplies teak and other fine hardwood species. Its fine hardwood species used as decking, flooring, siding, moldings and custom millwork in the construction of hotels, resorts, office buildings, luxury homes and yachts. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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Awards & Honors
2014
Ernst & Young, Southwest region - Entrepreneur of the Year
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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