GoFor taps Ian Gardner for CEO role

GoFor, which has been rapidly scaling its business and branching out with new technology pilots to meet the demands of modern shippers, has a new leader. Founder and CEO Brad Rollo has stepped aside and Ian Gardner, founder and CEO of Royale EV, takes over as CEO.

Rollo was diagnosed with cancer last year and is transitioning into the position of chief strategy officer so he can focus more time on his health, the company said in a statement.

“Founding and growing GoFor has been an absolute honor, privilege and one of the most rewarding things I have ever done; however, given the circumstances, I need to focus on my health to ensure the best possible outcome,” said Rollo. “I started this company on the back of a napkin in late 2015 with a vision to create a better delivery alternative for big and bulky products in the construction industry, a mission we have definitely accomplished.”

Rollo will remain executive chairman on the board of directors.

Under Rollo’s leadership, GoFor has expanded to serve many verticals, including construction, retail, e-commerce and fulfillment, and operates in 86 locations. It is on track to double its operating reach across North America in 2021. The company’s employee headcount has increased over 150% this past year, and revenue has exceeded 5,319% over the past three years, it said earlier this year. Additionally, GoFor has raised close to $30 million in pre-seed, Seed and Series A growth investments.

cleantech background

Prior to founding Royale EV, Gardner was president of medium-duty electric vehicle maker Chanje and served as chief strategy and investment officer for the LA Cleantech Incubator, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating commercialization of clean technologies.

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