The TRUX leadership team is a group of entrepreneurs, executives, construction industry veterans, technology visionaries, and sales and marketing experts with a proven track record of growing companies and bringing successful services to market.
JEFF GOWERCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jeff is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive who has successfully launched and led global high tech consumer product and B2B service organizations in the mobility industry for the last 20 years. Prior to joining TRUX, Jeff was Executive Vice President of Sales and Services at LoopPay, a mobile payment start-up platform and application that was sold to Samsung. Earlier in his career, Jeff helped Brightstar Corporation grow from a $400 million wireless distributor in Latin America to a $14 billion global product and service company that was bought by Softbank in 2014. His background also includes executive and strategic planning positions at Xelibri, a wireless handset manufacturer in Munich, Germany and Siemens Mobile’s US operations. Jeff’ understands the construction business, having begun his career as a field engineer for Turner Construction. He holds a BS in Engineering from Union College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
MIKE SACCONECO-FOUNDER | CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Prior to co-founding TRUX, Mike spent four years as a software engineer at Goldman Sachs in Boston and New York. While at Goldman Sachs, he led a team of developers on a strategic project and hosted a company-wide presentation on new technology. Mike studied Computer Science and Mathematics at Northeastern University.
ROBERT KULEWICZCHIEF SALES OFFICER
Robert joined TRUX following a long international career building startups and driving sales at industry-leading automotive and telecommunications companies. His prior experience includes senior sales management roles at Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Ford Motor Company, and Jaguar Land Rover in the U.S., Germany, Spain and Ukraine. Robert holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, as well as an MBA in International Business from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
BEN SCHLESINGERCHIEF STRATEGY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING OFFICER
Ben is responsible for strategy, strategic partnerships, marketing, and people & culture at TRUX. Ben came to Trux from Samsung Pay, Inc., where he led the business development team responsible for building partnerships with retailers. He joined Samsung when it acquired LoopPay, where he was Vice President of Services. Previously, Ben was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at Brightstar, where he led a team of analysts and internal consultants building a service competency that contributed to Brightstar’s 2014 acquisition by SoftBank. Ben started his career in management consulting at McKinsey & Co. and Circadian Technologies. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Brandeis University.
EUGENE TANGNEYVP | GM TRUX BENEFITS
Building on 25 years in Sales and Operations Management in the transportation industry, Geno joins TRUX from Ryder System, Inc. At Ryder, Geno most recently held the position of Vice President, Global Asset Management in which he developed and implemented strategies to improve system efficiencies, cultivated customer relationships, and drove results by modernizing Ryder’s international Used Vehicle Retail network. Geno has spent his career building cohesive teams both in the workplace and as a volunteer USAHockey coach and brings that experience to achieve measurable and meaningful results. Eugene earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael’s College Winooski, VT.
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