GC Logistics Management Team

TOM MCDONNELL
CEO

A native of Hattiesburg and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Mr. McDonnell is constantly looking for ways to build community and create jobs across the state of Mississippi. Mr. McDonnell has over 25 years of experience in founding and building world-class companies in a variety of markets. Mr. McDonnell is the former Chairman, CEO, and largest stockholder of the 4th largest rental car company in America. He led the rental car company through a series of complex transactions involving major wall street investment banks, industry-leading competitor Hertz as their divestiture partner, and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. McDonnell also founded, built, and sold a series of transportation management companies that became the largest non-emergency transportation operator in the United States.

Today, Mr. McDonnell works tirelessly for GC Logistics, a national government contractor. He also owns the largest rental car franchisor in the United States, U-Save Car & Truck Rental, which operates over 700 locations throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He is well versed in Visionary Strategic Planning, Execution and Global Leadership, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, and Continuous Process Improvement. Mr. McDonnell is the founder of PIC International, a 501(c)3 foundation that partners with missions organizations to enable the spread of the gospel around the world.

 


 

JEFF FILES
President

Colonel Files is a native of Pearl, Mississippi, and Graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He leverages his thirty-year logistics background to ensure GC Logistics’ mission is met – serving our clients in the safest, most practical, and most cost-efficient manner possible. His decorated military service is highlighted by his experience as the Deputy Logistics Management Officer for the Mississippi Military Department and Operations Officer for the 184 Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC). As the Deputy Logistics Management Officer for the Mississippi Army National Guard, he oversees logistical support to all Mississippi Army National Guard units and also serves as a principal advisor to the Director for Logistics. As Operations Officer for the 184 ESC, he is responsible for theater logistical operations supporting expeditionary military operations. Jeff oversees the longterm strategic plan of the company and builds relationships and partnerships with state and federal government agencies.

 


MIKE FORD
Vice President, CFO

Mr. Ford has worked in the non-emergency transportation business for over 17 years. His primary role is to provide financial oversight for GC Logistics. He leads the internal AR, AP, and accounting functions, reporting processes, the strategic budget, and ensures that all directors have the personnel and fiscal resources necessary to meet project requirements successfully. Additionally, Mike has implemented and customized GC Logistics’ Microsoft Dynamics Management Software to facilitate granular financial reporting.

 


TREY BRECKENRIDGE
Vice President, Operations

Mr. Breckenridge leads the operations function of GC Logistics. His attention to detail and emphasis on client satisfaction key to our solutions across all businesses and contracts. In short, Trey doesn’t stop until the job is done correctly. Trey believes in a ‘boots on the ground” mentality and often found working alongside our technicians.

He has over a decade of experience managing government contracts in Mississippi, Texas, US Virgin Islands, and West Virginia. Specializing in delivering comprehensive strategies to clients as they administer HUD and FEMA disaster recovery programs by assisting them in all phases of recovery, including planning, implementation, execution, and closeout.

Trey also offers ten years of experience in public accounting. He served private and publicly traded clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, chemical, retail, banking, government, and nonprofit. He has extensive experience providing assurance, internal audit, risk management services, and Sarbanes Oxley, Section 404 implementation, and compliance.

 


CALEB SMITH
Vice President, Business Development

Caleb leads the business development and sales functions of GC Logistics. Prior to joining the team, Caleb worked for Align Technology (the maker of Invisalign) as a Financial Analyst supporting Worldwide Commercial Operations and Global Marketing. Caleb started his career as an Analyst at Highland Associates, a leading independent institutional investment advisor in Birmingham, Alabama. Caleb manages GC Logistics’ partnerships and relationships with both government and private organizations across the country. Additionally, Caleb works with GC Logistics’ vendors to drive preferred pricing and discounts.

 


ROB NETHERY
Vice President, Information Technology

A seasoned IT Leader with nearly two decades’ director-level experience, Rob graduated cum laude from Auburn University. Rob joined GC Logistics to oversee all aspects of the company’s Information Technology systems and services, including data integration and business process automation. Prior to joining GC Logistics, Rob led IT operations for the largest car rental franchisor in North America for more than a decade. During that time, he successfully presented plans to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and designed an IT Infrastructure with accomplishments recognized by USA Today. Rob is experienced in all aspects of the project life cycle, budget projection and tracking, management of IT personnel, project definition, coding, analysis, testing, documentation, and training. He also has extensive programming knowledge in ASP.NET, VB.NET, XML, T-SQL, jQuery, JavaScript, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Crystal Reports.

 


JEREMY BASS
Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Bass is a well-seasoned marketing strategist, problem solver, technologist, and creative thinker with more than 25 years of marketing and communication experience. He is responsible for the strategy, tactics, and programs that create interest, demand, and recognition for GC Logistics and its associated companies. Mr. Bass is also accountable for planning, organizing, staffing, and managing all marketing outreach to achieve the companies objectives while ensuring a consistent marketing message and positioning worldwide.

Mr. Bass began his advertising and marketing career in the Southeast and gravitated toward the cutting-edge of technology as the Internet and digital media grew. In 2000, Mr. Bass founded a marketing solutions company that developed effective marketing strategies and award-winning creative work for clients like Kellogg’s, Northrop Grumman, Pearl River Resort, Yates Companies, and First Tennessee Bank.

 


CYNTHIA RASCO
Sr. Director, Transportation Operations, Training and Safety

Ms. Rasco has worked in the transportation industry for 22 years. Cynthia spent 17 years managing transportation operations as Project Director and Operations Manager for a national non-emergency transportation broker and provider. She also managed customer service and operations in multiple locations for a Fortune 500 company, Southwest Airlines.

Ms. Rasco is experienced in tight implementation deadlines and challenging transportation environments. She knows that every contract GC Logistics wins, is different in geography, demographics, and barriers to transportation. Prior to bid, Ms. Rasco takes a team of GC Logistics staff to the proposed project site to determine specific situational requirements. Based on that assessment, she develops an implementation plan catered to these needs. GC Logistics never uses a “cookie-cutter” approach. Every implementation or transition plan is customized for each set of contract specifications and geographic area.

 


JYNGER MORRIS
Manager, Human Resources

Ms. Jynger Morris brings over 15 years of human resource experience to GC Logistics. As the Manager of Human Resources, Ms. Morris oversees the development and implementation of all human resource management programs, policies, and procedures. These programs assure GC Logistics employs a safe, productive, and fully compliant workforce. Jynger’s previous experience across multiple industries and in all areas of human resources position her to approach human resources with a creative and strategic focus. She leads, the way she works, with a heart for service at the forefront and expects the same not only of her team, but also the employees she serves. Jynger holds two professional certifications, both the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).