GoFor founder Rollo steps down as CEO of delivery firm to focus on cancer battle

The founder of a rapidly growing Ottawa firm that’s become a leader in the last-mile delivery space has stepped aside as chief executive after battling cancer for the past year.

GoFor, which topped OBJ’s 2021 list of the city’s fastest-growing companies, announced this week that Brad Rollo is no longer heading the firm and has moved into the role of chief strategy officer. 

He was replaced on June 10 by Ian Gardner, a California-based tech executive who’s been working with GoFor for the past 18 months to electrify the firm’s fleet of delivery vans. Rollo will remain executive chairman of GoFor’s board of directors.

The 52-year-old Rollo was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer last July and has been undergoing treatment since then. He said he felt he needed to take on a job with less responsibility as he continues his fight against the disease.

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