LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ray West

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ray West is an experienced executive with a 30-year successful track record in the transportation industry. After a tour in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. West worked for the US Navy as a Machinist, taught apprentice Machinists, and, subsequently, worked his way into the software industry. He founded Thoroughbred Systems, Inc. and spent twelve years with TMW Systems, which was acquired by Trimble in 2012, as the General Manager of TMS. During his distinguished career, Ray also served as Director of Development for Qualcomm, Inc. and as VP of IT Development for Atlas Van Lines. Ray holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from The University of Louisville.

Lynda Parillo

Chief Operating Officer

Lynda Parillo has extensive experience with managing NASCENT system deployments, including aligning customer operational processing requirements with NASCENT deliveries. Prior to working at NASCENT, Lynda was the IT Director for Quality Assurance at CSX World Terminals. Lynda’s employment at CSX and NASCENT since 1999 has allowed her to gather extensive knowledge in the area of Terminal Operations, specifically in regards to the analysis and integration of automation tools to improve business processes. In addition, she has been responsible for project scheduling, project coordination, system installation, system testing, system deployment and commissioning within NASCENT. Lynda holds Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Minor in Business Administration.

David Barron

Chief Financial Officer

David Barron has been Chief Financial Officer for several operating companies acquired / owned by well-known private equity firms. Dave oversaw the Finance, Accounting, IT, Treasury, Purchasing, and Risk Management functions and has extensive experience with company acquisitions and mergers, leading the integration of the accounting, finance, treasury, and business systems into the fold. During the last twenty- five (25) years, Dave has been involved in successfully completing thirty-five (35) acquisitions / divestitures, with companies ranging from $5MM revenue to more than $1BB revenue.

Dave previously held the positions of CFO and CIO working for multi-national companies. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts Accounting degree from Rowan University and an MBA Finance from Seton Hall University and is a member of the AICPA and the CFO Leadership Council.

Mark Ratkiewicz

Director of Professional Services

Mark Ratkiewicz has over 30 years of progressive experience in developing, managing and implementing enterprise wide integrated commercial software solutions and providing professional and technical consulting services. Mark has been involved with the management, design, development, deployment and implementations of advanced, large-scale software applications utilizing distributed architectures and enterprise application integration techniques, formalized methodology and tool sets. Mark has experience in all facets of the development life cycle in a variety of methodologies include PMI, Waterfall, Agile, Scum and Kanban to name a few.

Mark has worked in various industries such as Financial Services, Public Sector, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Consumer Business and Transportation Management/Supply Chain. In his career, Mark has held positions as Software Engineer, Application Architect, Technical Architect, Technical Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Engagement Manager, Account Manager, Product Manager, Chief Information/Technical Officer, Executive Sponsor, and Vice President of Project Management Office/Solution Delivery/Strategic Accounts for numerous large scale multi-million dollar projects. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University.

Chris Brickley

Vice President Development

Chris Brickley has led the development of several Transportation ERP systems and custom development projects over his 20-year career. Most recently prior to joining NASCENT, Chris led development, DevOps, Product and Project management groups on building a connected cloud-based platform. Chris has also enjoyed spending the last 2+ years volunteering with the Microsoft TEALS Program helping to bring computer science skills to high school students. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The University of Akron.

Julie Corrado

Controller

Julie Corrado oversees financial reporting, external audit, cash management, and daily accounting activities for NASCENT. Julie brings over 10 years’ experience in the accounting and finance field. Before joining NASCENT, Julie worked for a private equity held company, building a shared services office of over 15 employees and managing financial reporting for 13+ operating entities. During this time, she routinely assisted in the integration process of newly acquired facilities, helping the company grow from $40M in revenue to almost $400M in just 5 years. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Stockton University.