Rob Martinez

Rob Martinez


Mr. Rob Martinez, DLP is Founder and co-CEO of Shipware and a recognized expert within the small parcel industry and specializes in carrier contract negotiations, benchmarking, carrier and mode optimization, and tech-enabled spend management analytics.

Recognized for its cutting-edge technology and thriving culture, under the leadership of Mr. Martinez, Shipware has become one of the fastest growing and most profitable businesses in the U.S., a multiple INC 5000 award recipient, and named Best Places to Work.

A cum laude graduate of UCLA, Mr. Martinez has more than three decades of transportation industry experience including executive positions at Airborne Express and in addition to his work leading Shipware since 2001.

A sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, Mr. Martinez has authored hundreds of transportation related articles and is quoted extensively in print, radio and television media including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Marketplace and Businessweek.  Mr. Martinez takes great delight in sharing his extensive industry knowledge, having presented to many thousands at leading industry conferences, consistently garnering “best in show” recognition.

Mr. Martinez was named the industry’s “Rainmaker and Thought Leader” by DC Velocity in 2015, awarded to innovators and leaders in logistics, transportation, material handling, supply chain management and technology, particularly for those that advance the logistics and supply chain profession beyond the work they do in their paying job.  Additionally, Mr. Martinez is a recognized Distinguished Logistics Professional (DLP), a prestigious designation by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) awarded to leaders that have made significant and career-long contributions to the transportation and logistics industry.