Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) (NASDAQ: DSKEW), the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, announced the appointment of its chief financial officer, Scott Wheeler, as the company’s new president. Wheeler assumes the role of president from company founder Don Daseke, who will continue to serve as Daseke’s CEO and chairman. Wheeler will remain as Daseke’s CFO.
In 2015, the Dallas Business Journal named Wheeler as CFO of the Year in its middle market category. In December of 2016, Wheeler was named to the company’s board of directors. Last year, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Dallas Business Journal awarded Wheeler, and his fellow board members, with the Outstanding Directors Award for a public company.
Before joining Daseke, Wheeler served as CFO for two companies and was a managing director at a CFO consulting firm for high-growth companies. Wheeler sits on the advisory board of the College of Business – Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he earned his undergraduate degree and now serves as an adjunct professor of finance. In 2014, the Commerce, Finance and Economics Department at Texas A&M College of Business bestowed upon him the Alumni Ambassador Award, the highest honor granted to an alumnus. Wheeler received his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1985.