Shannon Vaillancourt is president and founder of RateLinx. He started the company in 2002 with the idea that there was a better way to give companies complete visibility to their supply chain. Since then, RateLinx has become a leading supply chain software and data services company with the only integrated Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) technology platform. RateLinx allows companies to gain access to the right data to create world-class logistics strategy, improve supply chain management, solve problems and reduce costs.
Shannon is an innovator in supply chain and logistics data analytics, developing a data-first approach that is transforming logistics for the nation’s largest retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and industrial leaders. He is recognized as a leader in data services with a seat on the invitation-only Forbes Technology Council, where he writes about emerging technologies and trends. He is a regular columnist for DC Velocity, commenting on the intersection of data technology and supply chain management.
He leads RateLinx strategy and business development and guides data services and software solutions including the company’s industry-leading Radar Track & TraceSM, Intelligent Invoice ManagementSM and ShipLinx TMS.
Before founding RateLinx, Shannon held several leadership and technical roles in software engineering, solutions and services. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.