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BiTA Offices

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance has three offices to serve the international BiTA community. Our locations include: Chattanooga, TN, USA (Global/USA/Canada); Sydney, Australia (Asia-Pacific); and London, United Kingdom (Europe).


BiTA’s Board of Directors


BiTA Staff

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Chris Burruss

President

As President, Burruss is responsible for the strategic direction of BiTA, oversees the activities of the BiTA Standards Council (BiTAS) and represents the Alliance at public and member events. A 27-year veteran of the trucking industry specializing in association management, Burruss served as president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) for more than a decade. Prior to that he was President/CEO of the Tennessee Trucking Association and Vice President of the Missouri Trucking Association.

chris@bita.studio | +1 573-645-5093

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Kevin Martin

BiTA Board Member

As the representative for FreightWaves on the BiTA Standards Council Board, Martin brings deep experience in highly regulated, rapidly evolving and technology driven organizations. He serves as the Chief Legal Officer of FreightWaves, bringing to the Board the governance and legal expertise necessary for the continued growth of a best-in-class, member-driven organization with international scope. Martin has been active in financial regulation, legal, and compliance for the past two decades, and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. 

kmartin@freightwaves.com l +1 423-544-2663

 
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Arlen Stark

Chief of Staff

Stark was previously BiTA’s Head of Commercialization. Because of its rapid growth, Stark is stepping back in to help BiTA manage that growth and plan for the near-term and longer term. Stark is building the FreightWaves Research Institute, the Freight.Tech 25 and data licensing partnerships. Stark has more than 18 years of experience in consulting, product management, strategy, project management and accounting with expertise in financial services, payments and transportation.

astark@bita.studio | +1 612-382-4851

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Dean Croke

BiTA Board Member | FreightWaves Chief Analytics Officer

Because FreightWaves was the founding sponsor of BiTA Standards and runs the BiTA Community Forum, it has a seat on the BiTA Standards Board of Directors. Croke serves as FreightWaves’ member on the Board. He is active in standards development at BiTA and represents the Alliance at meetings and speaking engagements. Prior to joining FreightWaves, Croke was Vice President of Data Products at Spireon, where he led the development of high-frequency telematics data products. Croke was one of the founders of FleetRisk Advisors (which became Omnitracs Analytics) and has 35 years of experience in data analytics, transportation, supply chain management, data mining and insurance risk management.

dcroke@freightwaves.com | +1 978-760-9659

 
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Oliver Haines

Vice President, BiTA-Europe

Haines is responsible for evangelizing BiTA in Europe. Prior to joining BiTA, he spent 15 years in the finance industry, first as a sales trader in the equity markets and for the past 10 years as a coal broker covering the physical and derivative markets at BGC Partners. He was involved in the industry standardization of coal contracts and specifications as well as educating market participants on risk management. During his time in the commodities market he was also able to build a deep knowledge of the freight market.

ohaines@bita.studio | +44 (0)7711 810834

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Patrick Duffy

Director, BiTA Engagement

Patrick is committed to seeing BiTA produce valuable commercial outcomes for its members through the development and publication of open-source and royalty free data standards. Patrick deeply believes that the world is a supply chain, and that data standards run civilizations. He joins the BiTA team from the trade publication American Shipper and its sister data company, ComPair Data, where he was Research Director and Senior Consultant, respectively. 

pduffy@bita.studio l +1 904-607-9574

 
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Lincoln Duff

Membership Engagement Executive

Duff is responsible for promoting BiTA with members and prospective members. He is also responsible for member engagement initiatives deployed to add value to the BiTA Community, yield positive outcomes and attack the ‘pain points’ across the supply chain.

lduff@bita.studio | +1 423-503-8839

Casey Larkin

Membership Engagement Associate

Larkin is responsible for new member engagement and conducting interviews with new applicants to see if they are a good fit for BiTA. He ensures that new members needs are being met by the membership engagement team to ensure all members get value out of their membership.

clarkin@bita.studio l +1 410-236-7434


Thank You

On behalf of the BiTA staff, thank you to the volunteers from BiTA member companies and organizations who generously provide their time and expertise to a variety of BiTA endeavors and activities.