Management Team

Jack Cooper Holdings Corp.

Sarah Amico, Executive Chairperson 
 
Sarah Amico is the Chairperson of the Board at Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. Mrs. Amico also serves on the board's Nominating and Governance Committee. Mrs. Amico previously worked as the Head of Strategic Planning at APA Talent and Literary Agency in Beverly Hills, where she also launched and led the company's Entertainment Marketing & Brand Integration Department. During this time, she secured multi-party agreements among top content creators, marquis talent, large content distributors, and leading brands. Mrs. Amico specialized in licensing agreements, branded entertainment, equity compensation deals and multi-platform promotions. Prior to joining APA, Mrs. Amico worked at the William Morris Agency in both Beverly Hills and New York, starting in the agency's famed Mailroom trainee program. She worked in the Motion Picture, Film Finance and Corporate Consulting departments before joining the launch team of WMA's The Mailroom Fund - a seed capital fund raised in partnership with AT&T, Venrock and Accel Partners. During her time in the entertainment industry, Mrs. Amico worked on initiatives for some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands, including General Motors, Time Inc., Starbucks, Reader's Digest, Amtrak, OPI, Harry & David, the Kardashians, and Virgin America Airlines. Mrs. Amico received her BA in Politics magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. 


Michael Riggs,
Chief Executive Officer and President

Michael Riggs is the CEO and President of Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. Mr. Riggs acquired the company in 2009. Under his leadership, Jack Cooper has grown to become one of the largest car haul companies in North America with approximately 5,000 employees. Mr. Riggs is the largest stakeholder, controlling over 70% of Jack Cooper Holdings Corporation outstanding voting securities. He has over 20 years of experience in the trucking industry, and another 20 years of prior executive experience within manufacturing companies. Mr. Riggs is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association, and is Chairman of the Auto Carriers Conference. In 2013, Ernst & Young awarded Mr. Riggs the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest Region. He was also awarded the Global Outstanding Achievement Award by Automotive Supply Chain Magazine. He received a BS in Business from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife of 38 years have three daughters and five grandchildren.


Kyle Haulotte, Chief Financial Officer

Kyle Haulotte is the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the Company's finance and accounting functions as well as certain risk functions. Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Haulotte was the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from May 2015 to September 2016. In this role, Mr. Haulotte was responsible for the Company's financial reporting, corporate accounting, shared services, treasury and internal control and tax compliance, and had significant influence over the organization's financial planning and analysis functions. From August 2011 to May 2015, Mr Haulotte served as the Company's Vice President of Accounting and SEC Reporting where he led the Company's accounting, reporting, payroll and treasury functions. Mr. Haulotte was a key leader within several private debt placements and acquisitions. Prior to joining Jack Cooper, Mr. Haulotte worked from 2002-2011 for AMC Entertainment Inc. ("AMC"), a leading North American theatrical exhibition company. During his tenure at AMC, Mr. Haulotte held progressive positions of leadership, first as its Financial Reporting Manager from 2002-2004 and next as its Director of Reporting and Control from 2004-2011. While at AMC Mr. Haulotte led the company's fraud prevention, internal audit and internal control functions and early on was responsible for preparation of the company's financial statements and its external reporting under the Securities Act of 1934. Mr. Haulotte participated in private debt placements and public registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933. Mr. Haulotte also participated in several acquisitions, assisting with the accounting and compliance aspects of the acquisition integrations. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Haulotte worked for Arthur Andersen from 1997-2002 within the firm's assurance department where he led certain audit engagements for both public and private companies within the transportation, manufacturing, insurance and real estate industries. Mr. Haulotte graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1997 from Missouri State University with a BS in Accounting. Mr. Haulotte is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Institute of Internal Auditors.



Theo A. Ciupitu, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Theo A. Ciupitu has been our Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel since July 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ciupitu was a corporate attorney in private practice, representing public and private companies and private equity and venture capital firms in, among other things, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, tax free reorganizations, private and public offerings, debt and equity financing transactions, and outsourcing, licensing, and general commercial transactions. From July 2006 to June 2010, Mr. Ciupitu was an attorney in the Corporate and Securities Department of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. Prior to July 2006, Mr. Ciupitu was an attorney in the Corporate Services Department of McGuireWoods LLP. Mr. Ciupitu graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University in 1998 and earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001.  
 
 

Jack Cooper Transport


Alex Meza, President

Alex Meza is the President of Jack Cooper Transport.   Alex is responsible overall operations and for managing top line growth initiatives. He has been in the international Finished Vehicle Logistics industry for over 18 years.   Prior to joining Jack Cooper, Alex was the Managing Director for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Mexico and prior to that he held the Managing Director role at Amports Mexico.   In May 2014, Alex received the “Global Vehicle Logistics Leader of the Year” award from the Global SCM Auto leaders On Demand Forum.   Alex has an MBA from Loyola University, Maryland and a bachelors in administration from Anahuac University in Mexico and lives in Atlanta, GA.

Jack Cooper Logistics


Andrea Amico, President of Jack Cooper Logistics

Andrea Amico is the President of Jack Cooper Logistics, the service arm of Jack Cooper. Jack Cooper Logistics manages, moves, processes, and inspects vehicles across North America for OEMs, rental car companies, auctions, finance companies, and dealers. After the successful acquisition of Allied Holdings in December 2013 and of Auto Export Shipping in 2011, today Jack Cooper Logistics' service portfolio includes land transportation by truck and rail, ocean transportation via RoRo and container, rail and yard management, vehicle inspections and remarketing, claims management, and safe storage of titles and keys. 

Prior to joining Jack Cooper in 2011, Andrea was at General Electric - NBC Universal as the Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives, where he was responsible for driving operational efficiencies and special projects. Before then, he worked for 7 years at McKinsey and Company, advising the top management of Global 500 companies across multiple industries, functions, and continents.

Andrea has an MBA from Columbia University and a MSc in Engineering from Cagliari University in Italy and Linkopings University in Sweden.
 

About Jack Cooper

Jack Cooper is a specialty transportation and other logistics provider and the largest over-the-road finished vehicle logistics company in North America. The Company provides premium asset-heavy and asset-light based solutions to the global new and previously-owned vehicle markets, specializing in finished vehicle transportation and other logistics services for major automotive original equipment manufacturers and for fleet ownership companies, remarketers, dealers and auctions.

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