Headshot of Jett McCandless

Jett McCandless

CEO, project44


Jett McCandless has over 25 years of experience working in the transportation and logistics space, guiding multiple startups from ideation stages through to growth and scaling. After becoming Principal at GlobalTranz (projected to reach $1.9B in revenue before its merger with Worldwide Express), Jett sold his stake in the company to pursue his own ventures. He started building companies like Inc 500 ranked advisory firm, Metafora (formerly CarrierDirect). Next, he founded project44, the creator of the world’s leading high-velocity platform, Movement.

project44 is on a mission to make supply chains work. As the supply chain connective tissue, project44 operates the world’s most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that manages more than 1 billion unique shipments annually for over 1,300 of the world’s leading brands, including top companies in manufacturing, automotive, retail, life sciences, food & beverage, CPG, and oil, chemical & gas. Using project44, shippers and carriers across the globe drive greater predictability, resiliency, and sustainability by mastering the management of inventory at rest and in motion, optimizing facilities, and leveraging partner networks.

project44 has cemented its position as the #1 company in supply chain visibility with global end-to-end coverage across all modes of transportation. This includes being the only authorized visibility provider in China. 2023 marked the successful launch of Movement by project44™, the only High-Velocity supply chain platform on the market. This platform is a testament to project44’s commitment to transforming traditional supply chains into high-velocity powerhouses, powered by AI and sophisticated automation, to reduce costs and enhance customer satisfaction.

project44 has received the following recognitions: 

🏆 11x consecutive Leader in customer satisfaction on G2’s Supply Chain Visibility Grid
🏆 6x consecutive FreightWaves FreightTech Award Winner (🥇  1st Place twice)
🏆 3x SAP Pinnacle Award Winner
🏆 3x consecutive Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Real Time Transportation Visibility
🏆 2x consecutive Gartner Voice of Customer “Customer Choice” Leader
🏆 2x consecutive Google Cloud Partner of the Year for Supply Chain & Logistics
🏆 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner 2023
🏆 The Lessen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Winner 2023
🏆 Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top Software & Technology Award Winner
🏆 2023 Chicago Inno 100 best places to work in the city
🏆 Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech 2022
🏆 Built In 2023 Best Places to Work 

🏆 2022 Forbes Best Startup Employers

As Founder and CEO, Jett has been:
🏆 Food Logistics 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain
🏆 Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Pro to Know
🏆 One of Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire
🏆 Emergence Capital’s Emergence Award Winner

🏆 3x Guest on Bloomberg TV