August 2012. The Peakstone Group, a leading mergers and acquisitions firm focused on middle market companies, today announced that Tom Juedes has joined as Senior Advisor to lead the Transportation and Logistics industry vertical. Tom will focus on advising business owners on capital transactions, including the sale of companies, acquisitions, and debt and equity capital raising. Tom will focus on companies in the transportation and logistics services sector, including all modes of transportation, warehousing, 3PLs, and other value added services.
Tom brings over 40 years of logistics industry experience, as an executive and entrepreneur. Tom is also founder and CEO of the National Carrier Network (NCN), a company that bundles the services of logistics providers in the top 200 MSA’s in the United States, and offers these services on a combined basis to large third party logistics providers.
Tom has been CEO of several third party logistics companies and an entrepreneur in various supply chain related businesses. In addition, Tom has provided consulting services to firms in the logistics industry.
Tom was the founder and CEO of Hub Group Distribution Services (HGDS). HGDS was on the Inc. Magazine 500 fastest growing companies four years in a row. HGDS was a leading provider of value-added transportation and logistics services to the pharmaceutical, retail, point-of-purchase display and manufacturing industries. Tom eventually sold his interest in HGDS to Hub Group Inc., one of the largest intermodal and logistics services providers.
Tom also has served in management positions at Coyote Logistics, Iosue Associates, Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Amoco Chemicals, FMC Corporation, and United Stationers.
Tom Holds an MBA from Loyola University – Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.