Ray West | President and Chief Executive Officer

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.

Jeff Nelson

Chief Operations Officer

Jeff Nelson is an experienced executive spending 30+ years in the transportation industry. Jeff has 20+ years’ as an executive in truck dealerships including ownership with a group of Kenworth dealerships. Jeff also has 7+ years of managing National Accounts for Peterbilt and operating PACCAR Parts for dealers in N. America. Jeff was Director of Aftermarket Sales for Trimble for 3 years. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and also in Business Management, Jeff has completed numerous continuous education courses.

Lynda Parillo | Chief Operating Officer

Lynda Parillo

Chief Compliance 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.

Mark Ratkiewicz | Director of Professional Services

Mark Ratkiewicz

Vice President, 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

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.

J. Deane Stuart

Vice President, Sales

Deane Stuart has over 30 years of experience in the intermodal/Logistics Industry. Over the years, he has managed sales in the Americas for Navis where he was able to visit almost every major container terminal in the region. He earned region of the year awards multiple times during his time at Navis, as well. He has spent the last eight years providing IT managed services and data analytics solutions to marine container terminals at Versiant. Deane led his team to pioneer several data analytics reports and dashboards for their terminal customers. He also introduced Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS) while at Versiant. Deane holds a Business Administration degree from The Citadel and currently resides in Fairhope, Alabama