The Vanguard Team

Corporate Executive Team

Charlie Brennan 
Executive Chairman

Charles Brennan is an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience. He is the founder of Brennan International Transport, developing the business into a leading NVOCC. Brennan International eventually joined the NACA Group, which ultimately led to today's Vanguard Logistics. Brennan International continues to be a prominent brand in the varied and successful Vanguard business portfolio.

Thurso Barendse 
Global Chief Financial Officer

Thurso is a senior financial executive with a 35-year operational background in the international logistics and supply-chain industry. Thurso has led global finance for Vanguard since joining the company in 2014. He has a consistent record in effective financial management, expanding businesses, and improving profitability in both public and private-owned companies.

Terry Groff 
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

As Chief Legal Officer for Vanguard, Terry is focused on directing global legal affairs including acquisitions, corporate formations, employment, contract, financial, regulatory, litigation, governance, compliance, insurance, and transportation-related matters. Terry has 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, both in private practice and with a multi-national Freight Forwarder.

Graham Cousins 
Chief Strategy Officer

Graham has nearly 20 years of experience in driving strategy and performance management for numerous corporate and private equity organizations across Europe, Africa and North America. He is focused on leading and directing strategic development and priorities for Vanguard.

Janet Pucino 
Chief Information Officer

Janet joined Vanguard in early 2016 with a proven track record of designing, implementing and governing global technology systems across industries. With over 30 years' experience in CIO, CTO and Senior IT roles, she is well positioned to drive strategic IT investments, lead global IT teams across nine countries and optimize technology to enhance service to Vanguard's customers, agents and partners.

Jeff Lee 
Chief Operating Officer

Jeff's career with Vanguard began in 1993. He has managed operations and sales at national and regional levels in North America, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, and South East Asia. As Chief Operating Officer, Jeff's extensive executive and managerial experience enhance Vanguard's position as the NVOCC global leader.

Dmitriy Ioffe 
Managing Director - Strategic Accounts

An NVOCC veteran, Dmitriy is responsible for ensuring Vanguard excels in delivering solutions and best-in-class outcomes for our Strategic Accounts which represent the majority of the world's largest global Freight Forwarders.

Olivia Fidler 
Global Director of Strategic Programs

Olivia has over 30 years' experience in international transportation and logistics, ranging from NVOCC and Freight Forwarding to the airline industry. Her experience includes operations, product development and sales, and system development and deployment. Olivia is focused on leading and directing strategic projects across the Vanguard global network with an emphasis on building an operational infrastructure that ensures best-in-class services and solutions.

Regional Managing Directors

Michael Tsui 
Asia

Michael joined Vanguard in 1991 and has held various roles in the organization. His extensive industry knowledge in commercial development and regulatory compliance has helped the company to establish its footprint across key emerging markets. Michael leads our activities in the dynamic economies of China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and partner locations in Korea, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Hal Donahue 
Americas

Leading operations in the Americas region, Hal joined Vanguard over 20 years ago and has spent much of that time in Latin America. Hal was directly involved in developing key markets and continues to drive Vanguard's expansion in the region. Hal oversees business activities across the USA, Mexico, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Zeljko Blazic 
South Pacific

Leading Vanguard in the South Pacific region, Zeljko brings more than 25 years of industry experience. Zeljko has been with Vanguard for over 20 years and oversees a team that provides optimal service in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Kenneth Reese 
Europe

Kenneth recently joined Vanguard and brings more than 20 years' experience in managing business units across multiple countries in Europe and Asia. Kenneth has a deep understanding of international trade and is responsible for Vanguard's commercial and operational activities across nine countries in Europe.