CEO to Assume CFO Responsibilities
JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 3, 2023 / Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK:TLSS), ('TLSS' or the 'Company'), the parent company of certain wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, which together, provide a suite of logistics and transportation services, is pleased to announce today that it has bolstered its accounting and finance department with the addition of two new members to its management team.
Sebastian Giordano, Chairman and CEO of TLSS, commented, 'I am very excited to welcome Mr. Marc Weiss and Ms. Tasrin Ahmed to our organization. Both Marc and Tasrin have extensive operational finance and accounting backgrounds in high-revenue, rapid growth environments, bringing the type of hands-on experience required for our current business and future growth. While we currently utilize an outsourced CFO firm, CFO-on-Call, to handle the preparation of our SEC filings, it is imperative that we have seasoned, internal leadership to handle the day-to-day accounting and finance responsibilities critical for the timely evaluation, management and oversight of our operations.'
Since 2018, Mr. Weiss, who will assume the role of VP of Accounting and Finance, has proven transportation and logistics industry experience, having been the Finance Manager for Worldwide Logistics Group, a 25-year old global 3PL freight forwarder that has expanded from one office in North America to 42 offices in 22 countries and grown from $50 million to $250 million in revenues over the past two years, where he hired, trained, developed and supervised the US and international accounting team.
A 1991 graduate of Syracuse University, Marc's career includes financial analyst and accounting positions at Home Box Office and Interpublic Group. From 2007 to 2012, he was Controller and Accounting Manager for the New Jersey Devils and then the New York Rangers, respectively. From 2012 to 2014, he was Controller of Nelligan Sports Marketing, a $115 million firm that provides sales and marketing expertise for collegiate properties around the US, followed by his role as Finance Manager of Jennison Associates, a wealth management firm with $186 billion of assets under management, from 2014 to 2018.
Ms. Ahmed, who will assume the role of Director of Accounting and Finance, is a 2016 Dean's List graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. She began her career in 2017 as a cost accountant with the Interplast Group, a $3 billion North American manufacturer of plastic-based products. In July 2018, Tasrin became Assistant Controller of Highroad Press, a $20-plus million printing and manufacturing company before being promoted to Director of Finance/Controller in January 2022.
Mr. Giordano, who will also be taking over CFO responsibilities as of October 13th, added, 'As we move to further integrate and consolidate our back-office functions, in support of our operations, Marc and Tasrin will spearhead these initiatives, as well as direct improvements in our reporting, analysis, forecasting, expense control, and billing and collection processes, while optimizing financial planning and cash management strategies. They certainly possess the necessary skillset to lead us in these enhancements, which are aimed at improving operating margins, profitability and cashflow.'
About Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.
TLSS is a publicly-traded holding company. Its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, Cougar Express, Inc., Freight Connections, Inc., JFK Cartage, Inc. and Severance Trucking Co., Inc., together provide a full suite of logistics and transportation services.
Services include LTL, TL, cartage, airport, container freight station pickup and drayage, transloading, construction trade, warehousing and distribution, pool distribution and final mile, TSA certified, white glove delivery and now, overnight service. For coverage area and pricing, please contact your nearest service center. In NY (516.239.0244), in NJ (201.933.6027) and in MA (800.225.1111).
For more information about TLSS, visit the Company's website, www.tlss-inc.com.
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