Heather Hoover-Salomon, uShip’s longest-tenured employee, has been named uShip’s Chief Executive Officer.
Starting as a public relations and marketing intern in Fall 2005, Heather has served in key managerial and leadership roles over the last 18 years, including Chief Operating Officer (2019-2022) and interim CEO since January 2023.
As COO, she oversaw human resources, recruiting, facilities, customer operations, legal, risk and payments, product and design, and analytics.
Heather is taking on uShip’s CEO role at an exciting time for the company, which exited 2022 profitable despite macroeconomic challenges that included inflationary pressures, geopolitical strife, and record-high fuel costs.
In this new role, Hoover-Salomon is tasked with maintaining and accelerating the company’s growth notwithstanding a difficult economy, adapting to the shifting needs of its customers, and navigating a supply-chain industry that is still struggling to recover from the tumult of the past few years.
“uShip has been my home for most of my career and being able to take on the role of CEO is the culmination of nearly two decades of hard work,” Heather said.
“I’m ready to advance our existing investments, push us into new growth areas, and place calculated bets to maintain our profitability. Ultimately, we’ll continue to deliver the quality services and technology our customers have come to expect.”
“Heather has played a pivotal leadership role in uShip’s success, making her a natural fit to take on the CEO role,” said Jim Martell, Executive Chairman of uShip’s board of directors.
“After 18 years, no one knows the ins and outs of uShip better than Heather. She’s had a remarkably positive impact on virtually every aspect of the business. We fully support her and her vision as uShip enters its next phase of growth this year, which will see the company focused on key verticals such as Vehicles, Household Goods, LTL Freight, and Motorcycles.”
Heather is uShip’s fourth CEO since the company was founded in 2003.