New COO, VP of Sales, and VP of Technology will support the company’s long-term growth strategy and expansion into new markets
Irvine, California - [December 15, 2020] -Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), the nation’s leading provider of HR services for 1099 independent contract drivers specializing in last-mile delivery, announced today three executive new hires in the fourth quarter as its business continues to rapidly grow across the U.S. Daniel Weinfurter joins DDI as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, bringing with him nearly three decades of experience helping companies achieve rapid organizational growth. Having launched his sales career at General Electric, Weinfurter has spent the last 25 years as a serial entrepreneur, building to considerable scale four private equity-backed companies, including Parson Group, his first startup that landed in the No. 1 spot on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. He is the author of Second Stage Entrepreneurship: Ten Proven Strategies to Drive Aggressive Growth, and was an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2014 to 2016. John Healy comes aboard as DDI’s new Vice President of Sales where he will oversee the company’s national sales strategy, including building and scaling high-performance solutions for its four key verticals - grocery, restaurant, courier and medical delivery. He brings with him more than 15 years of corporate experience delivering profitable solutions to drive sales, attract and maintain customers, and develop strong corporate brands for his clients. Prior to joining DDI, Healy was the Director of Sales for Grubhub where he led the company’s West region in claiming its first-ever #1 National Monthly Sales title in June 2020, and repeated in July, August and September. During his time as Vice President of Sales at Factor 8, an award-winning leader in virtual sales training, he was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Sales Leaders by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Ramnath Iyer, an accomplished business technology executive who has held senior leadership roles at past employers including The Walt Disney Company, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America, will now serve as the VP of Technology responsible for enhancing DDI’s technology, operations and administrative infrastructure across the U.S. Previously, Iyer was the Vice President of Software Engineering & Information Technology at Entertainment Media Specialists, Inc. “The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the critical and essential role of the delivery driver as millions more people turn to online shopping and ecommerce to avoid the risk of exposure,” said Aaron Hageman, owner and CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc.
“As a result, DDI has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years due to the surge of delivery platforms coming to market and the ever-increasing need for Last-Mile delivery drivers in today’s Gig Economy. With their well-established individual track records of success, we are excited to welcome Dan, John and Ramnath to our fast-growing team, and look forward to their contributions in leading our company into its next wave of growth and evolution.” About Delivery Drivers, Inc. Since 1996, Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI) has provided sustainable and easy-to-use HR services that empower 1099 independent contract drivers across the country. DDI specializes in last-mile delivery and helps clients to confidently run their own business while minimizing labor risk for companies serving last-mile restaurant, grocery, courier and medical delivery. As experts in independent contractor management serving the rapidly growing gig economy, DDI sets the pace when it comes to independent 1099 contractor management solutions. DDI was named one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies. Contact: Alexa Lampasona, Super Connector Media