Ricardo Salgado

Founder and CEO

I’m passionate about technology, innovation and improving the world.Loadsmart is revolutionizing transportation logistics by inserting transformative technology to reimagine the entire truckload shipment lifecycle. We are not happy with the status quo. We believe there is a better, more efficient and socially responsible way to move freight across the world.After a career in global finance, I chose to roll up my sleeves and actually build a company. I returned to my engineering roots and I’m applying everything I learned at Goldman Sachs across New York, London, and Brazil in Loadsmart.I'm energized about giving back in dynamic and collaborative settings. As a Georgia Tech alum, member of their ISyE Advisory Board and a "Mentor Jacket" I'm able to participate in a thriving tech ecosystem which promotes creativity, entrepreneurship, and progress.I firmly believe in learning by doing.My favorite quote: “you don’t regret what you do, you regret what you don’t do.“In my spare time (which is very limited), I love to kitesurf!