Jones Capital (“Jones”), a privately owned middle market investment firm, announces the appointment of Doug George as Chief Executive Officer of portfolio company Jones Logistics (JoLo), a national provider of freight transportation and logistics solutions.
Doug brings over 29 years of leadership experience in asset-based freight as well as brokerage solutions. He joined JoLo in 2022 as President of the company’s brokerage business and led strategic efforts to drive productivity, operational efficiency, and customer and employee satisfaction. Prior to joining JoLo, he held leadership positions XPO Logistics, Ryder Systems Inc., and Elston Nationwide Carriers.
“Doug has done an amazing job as President of our brokerage business,” commented Jonathan Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Capital. “With a background in both brokerage and dedicated operations, Doug has been an invaluable part of the JoLo executive team with his ability to thoughtfully navigate day-to-day challenges while also driving long-term strategy.”
Joe Fleece, Chief Financial Officer of Jones Capital commented “Doug’s knowledge of the industry, matched with his vision for the future, thoughtful approach to everyday obstacles, clarity of direction, and encouraging outlook, make him an ideal fit for the position of CEO.”
“It’s an honor to be selected by the board to serve as CEO,” commented George. “We already had so much momentum going before I even joined the company last year, but it’s especially clear to me now that JoLo is undoubtedly poised to go to the next level within just a few short years. I look forward to expanding my role in helping bring us to that next level.”
ABOUT JONES LOGISTICS
For over 24 years, Jones Logistics (JoLo) has been focused on delivering customized freight solutions including dedicated services, freight brokerage and warehousing to clients across the United States. The expertise of JoLo extends beyond general transportation to include specialized services such as a private fleet, yard, management, warehousing, and white-glove solutions. Our experience with specialized equipment, such as trailers for scrap material, forest products, over-dimensional, building products, and other industry-specific requirements, enables us to provide the most cost-effective solution for any transportation requirement. To learn more about Jones Logistics, visit JoLo.com.
ABOUT JONES CAPITAL
Jones Capital (Jones) began as a family business with a simple mission: to help communities, provide jobs and enhance lives. Today, with locations in Houston, TX and Hattiesburg, MS, Jones carries on that mission by being a growth-oriented, value-added capital partner to businesses and management teams that share our common values and vision for long-term, sustainable growth that benefits all stakeholders – customers, communities, employees, and shareholders. Jones.com