Thom Albrecht, CFA, has been involved with transportation since 1988 and since October 2016 he has been the CFO, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of Celadon Group, an Indianapolis-based truckload and logistics company. Before that he ran his own consulting firm, Sword & Sea Transport Advisors, focused upon market research, e-commerce, growth strategies and capacity analysis. Previously, he spent 28 years on Wall Street at 4 firms, covering truckload, LTL, intermodal and equipment companies, including 12 years as a Managing Director at BB&T Capital Markets. On over 40 occasions, through IPOs and secondary offerings, he helped raise capital for numerous companies. He has been quoted by the national media and has been a featured speaker at several industry events. He has provided advice and insight to public and private carriers’ teams and their boards, as well as shippers’ teams. He was a 7-time Wall Street Journal All Star and 8 times was recognized as best analyst in his sector among regional/boutique firms by Institutional Investor magazine. Albrecht holds a B.S. in business administration with a Finance major from the University of Central Missouri. He is on the Federal Reserve Beige Book committee and the Advisory Board for TransRisk, the nation’s only futures exchange for trucking linehaul rates.