Benjamin Gordon

Articles by: Benjamin Gordon

Benjamin Gordon is CEO of Cambridge Capital, a leading private equity firm. Benjamin invests in logistics and technology companies. Prior to Cambridge, Benjamin built BGSA into a top investment bank in the supply chain sector, completing over $1 billion of transactions. Prior to BGSA, Benjamin founded 3PLex, one of the first SaaS logistics companies. Benjamin raised $28 million and ultimately sold the company to Maersk. Benjamin earned an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Yale.

Yellow: End of an Era, and Lessons Learned

On August 7, Yellow Corporation declared bankruptcy. This was a sad day, marking the end of an era. Yellow, which was founded nearly 100 years ago, grew to become one of the world’s largest trucking companies. Even on the day of its Chapter 11 filing, Yellow was the third-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the United […]

A Closer Look at Supply Chain: What We Learned at the BGSA Supply Chain Conference

Last year, several University of Florida Supply Chain Management Center Advisory Board members came to the BGSA Supply Chain Conference. This year was different. COVID-19 caused our 15th annual conference to go virtual. Nevertheless, the silver lining was that we had the opportunity to include an even broader-reaching mix of supply chain leaders, including speakers […]

The 2021 Supply Chain Outlook: Insights from Leading CEOs at the BGSA Conference

Last week, we hosted the 15th annual BGSA Supply Chain conference. Despite the shift to a virtual format, we had a vibrant discussion with more than 30 CEOs and industry leaders, including Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel, US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and the heads of Echo, GlobalTranz, Agility Logistics and many others. For those that […]

Life Sciences Logistics: What’s Driving the Deals?

The healthcare logistics market is booming. On July 15, healthcare logistics powerhouse Marken announced three acquisitions. Austria-based HETO, Hungary-based Der Kurier, and Italy-based HRTL all agreed to sell. Marken, in turn, was previously acquired by UPS, in an effort to create a life sciences supply chain leader. The resulting company will cover 51 locations, 10 […]

Fulfilled? Challenges and Opportunities in e-Commerce Fulfillment in the Age of Amazon

e-Commerce fulfillment is the linchpin in our economy. Logistics and fulfillment providers provide the infrastructure to support 20% growth in e-Commerce. Amazon has been the catalyst for this growth. Meanwhile, a rising tide has lifted all boats, and thousands of e-commerce fulfillment companies benefited from the broad range of successful e-tailers. However, I believe we […]