• Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team

Pat Olney Chief Executive Officer

Pat Olney joined Neovia Logistics as CEO in August 2016. He leads Neovia with a focus on profitable growth, customer satisfaction, operational excellence and the continued evolution of Neovia’s culture and processes.

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Pat Olney Chief Executive Officer

Pat Olney joined Neovia Logistics as CEO in August 2016. He leads Neovia with a focus on profitable growth, customer satisfaction, operational excellence and the continued evolution of Neovia’s culture and processes.

Prior to joining Neovia, Pat served as Chief Operating Officer of TRW Automotive and before that as President and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment. He had an 18-year tenure at Volvo and held several key executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations.

Pat holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business.

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Michael Barna Chief Financial Officer

As Neovia's CFO, Michael is responsible for all financial activities of the company, including investor relations, reporting, accounting, budgeting, planning, tax, debt financing, financial M&A activity, banking, and insurance.

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Michael Barna Chief Financial Officer

As Neovia’s CFO, Michael is responsible for all financial activities of the company, including investor relations, reporting, accounting, budgeting, planning, tax, debt financing, financial M&A activity, banking, and insurance.

Before joining Neovia, Michael served as the Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a private, global professional services firm. Before that, he was CFO of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a recognized leader in global air freight. His 25 years of experience as an accomplished financial executive have spanned numerous industries, including information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Michael majored in chemical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia University in New York City.

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Kit Boyd Chief Operating Officer

Kit Boyd is Neovia’s COO, responsible for operations and service delivery across the company.

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Kit Boyd Chief Operating Officer

Kit Boyd is Neovia’s COO, responsible for operations and service delivery across the company.

Kit recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Logistics with Ingram Micro, a $45 billion Fortune 100 company and the world’s largest omni-channel distribution provider of information technology products. At Ingram Micro, he was responsible for leading a team of more than 7,000 associates and for optimizing an $800 million warehousing and transportation network.

Before joining Ingram, Kit was responsible for warehousing and transportation at Ecolab, a $5 billion Fortune 500 chemical manufacturing company. He also served in the United States Air Force, where he spent the majority of his career leading operational teams involved in the launch of our nation’s satellite assets.

Kit holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, California.

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Sven Hoemmken Chief Commercial Officer

As CCO, Sven has global responsibility for commercial business development, supply chain solutions, implementations and marketing.

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Sven Hoemmken Chief Commercial Officer

As CCO, Sven has global responsibility for commercial business development, supply chain solutions, implementations and marketing.

Before joining Neovia, Sven served as the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales & Marketing and member of the executive committee for Panalpina Management Ltd, Switzerland. He also served as the Senior Vice President and head of global business intelligence within global customer solutions of Deutsche Post World Net (DHL).

Sven has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and logistics from Frankfurt University.

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James Gibbs Chief Human Resources Officer

James has global responsibility for human resources operations, including organization development, talent management, learning, employee engagement, benefits and payroll.

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James Gibbs Chief Human Resources Officer

James has global responsibility for human resources operations, including organization development, talent management, learning, employee engagement, benefits and payroll.

James brings over 20 years of human resources experience, across multiple industries and Fortune 20 companies. Before joining Neovia, James served as the Senior Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity at McKesson. He also held several other human resources leadership roles and served with distinction as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

James holds a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Hampton University.

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Zach Green Chief Legal Officer

Zach is responsible for all legal matters worldwide, including contracts, governance, compliance, M&A, capital markets and risk management.

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Zach Green Chief Legal Officer

Zach is responsible for all legal matters worldwide, including contracts, governance, compliance, M&A, capital markets and risk management.

Prior to joining Neovia, Zach was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer at both public and private companies. He was also a corporate attorney in private practice, representing venture and private equity funds and companies in a broad range of industries. Before becoming an attorney, Zach was an engineer with Hewlett-Packard.

Zach holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

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Jeff A. Shorts Chief Information Officer

Jeff Shorts is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of technology experience in corporate leadership and consulting services.

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Jeff A. Shorts Chief Information Officer

Jeff Shorts is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of technology experience in corporate leadership and consulting services. For the past 11 years, Jeff has focused his consulting efforts in M&A with private equity, establishing stand-alone entities from international carve-out purchases in manufacturing and healthcare.

Jeff is committed to providing superior customer service, leading to successful customer satisfaction numbers. He majored in computer technology and is a graduate of Youngstown State University, holding minors in accounting and business management.

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