Executive Leadership

Meet Our Management

Our executive leadership team includes some of the brightest minds in transportation and logistics. Together, they bring unsurpassed shipping expertise to the day-to-day management of MODE.
Jim Damman President & CEO
Biography Jim Damman has been president of MODE Transportation (and its predecessor Exel Transportation Services, Inc.) since 2004. Before Exel, he was president of Transentric LLC, a supply chain technology provider from 2002 to 2004. Jim began his transportation and supply chain career in the railroad industry, and later held senior executive roles in operations, marketing, sales and customer service with the Union Pacific Railroad. Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Central Michigan University in 1980 and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1986.
Todd Thompson Senior Vice President
Biography Todd Thompson is the senior vice president of MODE Transportation. In this role, he is responsible for the independent business owner network of over 100 operation offices, business development, marketing, and the rail services product line.

Todd's professional experience includes tenures with National Piggyback Services, American President Lines, Trojan Battery Co., and MODE Transportation (which was formerly known as Mark VII Transportation and Exel Transportation). He belongs to several professional transportation organizations such as: IANA, CSCMP, and TMSA. He attended Ohio State University and has over 35 years of experience in the supply chain and logistics arena. His comprehensive experience includes sales, sales support, marketing, operations, pricing, and small business management.
Brad Young Senior Vice President
Biography Brad Young is currently senior vice president of innovation and network services with MODE Transportation. A graduate of Southwest Texas State with a BS in environmental science, Brad has been with MODE Transportation for 21 years. His first job with the company was as a logistics coordinator, tracking and tracing railcars full of corn and potato flakes on the Frito-Lay account. Over the years, Brad has served in various roles that includes logistics operations, technology, and management of MODE’s product lines. This experience has culminated with Brad now having responsibility for MODE’s technology strategy / delivery, the managed transportation product line, and the TL, LTL, Parcel, and Ocean-Air product lines.
David Bailey Vice President of Finance
Biography David Bailey is vice president of Finance for MODE Transportation. Previously he was Controller of MODE’s predecessor, Exel Transportation Services, Inc., from May 2004 through April 2011. Mr. Bailey stayed with Exel Transportation Services parent company DHL/Exel as controller of North America from July 2010 to May 2013. He led the DHL Logistics Americas Finance effort to create a global instance of Oracle Financials as senior director Project OneR12 Americas. After a period of transition as director of corporate reporting for MCR Safety he returned to lead the finance function at MODE Transportation LLC in October 2015. David began his finance career with Merchants Home Delivery Service (Exel Direct/MXD), rising to controller prior to transferring to his controller role with MODE’s predecessor, Exel Transportation. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of La Verne in 1992.
Sheryl Chinn VP of Implementation Services and Talent Development
Biography In her current role as MODE Transportation's VP of Implementation Services and Talent Development, Sheryl Chinn is responsible for a diverse portfolio of strategic efforts, including new business implementation, project management, technology deployment, process improvement, operations support, and talent development. Sheryl began her career with a variety of progressive assignments at Eastman Chemical Company, a manufacturer of chemicals, plastics, and fibers. Prior to joining MODE in 2005, Sheryl was senior program manager of client implementation services at Cendian Corporation, where she led the technical and business implementation of over $1.5B in contracted transportation revenue across multiple countries, including the US, Europe, Asia, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Sheryl holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University, and an M.B.A. from LeTourneau University.

Sheryl is a committed advocate for community service, as evidenced by her prior roles in many civic capacities. She is currently an active part of her church congregation of over 4000 members in Atlanta, GA, where she serves as chairperson of the Trustee Ministry. She has also previously served as a member of the board of directors of a non-profit Community Development Corporation focused on the recovery of chronically homeless women over the age of 55; a city planning and zoning commission chairperson; a middle school student mentor; a Junior Achievement consultant; and director of an engineering interest group for high school students.
Sharon Johnson General Counsel
Biography As MODE Transportation’s general counsel, Sharon Johnson is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs and provides strategic counsel that contributes to the protection of the organization and its overall strategic objectives.

Sharon joined MODE Transportation from CompuCom, an industry leading multi-billion-dollar IT services company with over 10,000 employees, where she worked as general counsel, chief compliance officer and board secretary, with overall responsibility for their in-house legal needs. Prior to CompuCom, she worked at VCE, Dell/EMC’s converged platforms division, where she served as deputy general counsel. Prior to VCE, Sharon was assistant general counsel at Anthelio Healthcare Solutions (formerly known as PHNS Inc.) and vice president & deputy general counsel at Venyu Solutions Inc. She previously worked as as an attorney for Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. and held various roles with Verizon.

Sharon earned an MBA from the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and holds a Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly known as Texas Wesleyan School of Law). Sharon is admitted to the Texas Bar.
John Reynolds Vice President Information Technology
Biography John Reynolds, a 1991 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, currently serves as vice president Information Technology and has been with MODE Transportation for over 13 years. John has served in a variety of roles supporting technology applications and integration. He began his career with Eastman Chemical Company in engineering support roles. 20 years ago, he started his logistics endeavors while searching for Transportation management system for the supply chain at Eastman. This culminated in a joint venture company being formed to provide logistics for the chemical industry, where he was employee number five. The roles he performed included integration development, technology product management, business architect and business process re-engineering. These past experiences have guided his approach for leading information technology direction and support for MODE Transportation.