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Damon Schechter        

Founder & CEO of Shipwire, Managing Partner at Olam Capital

Damon Schechter is an entrepreneur, and investor in disruptive logistics technology. He is the founder of Olam Capital, which seeds science and innovation experiments that can reinvent supply chains. Previously, Schechter was founder and CEO of Shipwire, a cloud-based platform to power a global logistics network.

For more than a decade, the team and technology rivaled and bested Amazon's own fulfillment offerings. The platform was recognized as the industry's best supply chain management solution, best technology workplace, and visionary in Gartner's magic quadrant for logistics.

Today, more than 10,000 businesses worldwide use Shipwire's network of 59 warehouses across North America and Europe. Shipwire was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2013, which was in turn acquired by CMA CGM in 2021, to form the fourth-largest global contract logistics provider. In 2002,

Schechter authored "Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain" (Wiley). The book became a bestseller in English (2003), Thai (2006) and Russian (2008). Damon is actively involved in the Young President's Organization (YPO), and the Boy Scouts of America. He holds a BA in economics and a MS in product design engineering from Stanford University.

Speech Topics


  • Growth & Exit Strategies
  • How To Run A Staff Meeting
  • Build The Road, So You Don't Get Stuck
  • Hiring Tips And Tricks In A Chaotic Job Market
  • Does Motivation Scale With Your Business?
  • Entrepreneurs To Economy: Can't Hold Us Down
  • Listen For 'thuds:' When You Know It's Time To Hire
  • You Take the Credit, or I Take the Blame


  • The Third Logistics Revolution
  • Role Of The Chief Logistics Officer
  • Contingency Planning For The Next September 11
  • Early Business Logistics: The South Sea Bubble
  • Mapping the Dark Continent

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