Transfix Appoints First-Ever Chief Product Officer Tony Tzeng to Continue Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain
Tzeng brings enterprise AI product expertise to connect shippers and carriers intelligently, sustainably, and at scale –
Transfix, Inc. (“Transfix”), the Intelligent Freight Platform, announced Tony Tzeng has joined as the company’s first-ever Chief Product Officer. He will lead product strategy, execution, and innovation serving shippers and carriers across the Transfix portfolio. Tzeng’s expertise is in enterprise AI, and he joins Transfix from UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software vendor, where he served as VP of Product Management for AI products. Prior to that he served as Principal Lead Product Manager at Microsoft.
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“When your goal is to revolutionize the supply chain, you need big thinkers, innovators and operators who make it a reality for your customers. Tony is one of those executives who has it all,” said Lily Shen, CEO and President of Transfix. “His experience driving product and platform strategies, coupled with his AI and ML expertise, will help to accelerate our vision of delivering an Intelligent Freight Platform that powers modern, reliable, and resilient supply chain performance at scale.
Tzeng brings 20 years of product and strategy development experience. Most recently, at UiPath, he oversaw the full product life cycle from assessing product/market fit to incubation, product vision, roadmap, launch, and acceleration. While leading the product division for AI-driven automations and a Machine Learning operations platform, he launched new products and grew the portfolio to multi-million dollar businesses that are now growth engines and differentiators for UiPath.
At Microsoft, he led the product team developing cloud and AI solutions for next-gen virtual customer service, giving AI bots groundbreaking levels of accessibility. He also incubated enterprise AI solutions as part of AI+ Research, leading product teams that contributed useful features to well-known software like Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Office. Tzeng also held senior-level positions at McKinsey & Company and Deloitte Consulting.
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“Transfix has all the pieces for an iconic success story– talented and passionate people, outstanding engineering practices, a data-driven product suite, and a winning corporate culture,” said Tzeng. “I’m proud to be a part of that story, and I look forward to creating a smarter, more sustainable future for freight.”
Tzeng earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Stanford University and his Masters of Business Administration with Honors at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
As announced on September 21, 2021, Transfix has entered into a definitive business combination agreement, as subsequently amended, with G Squared Ascend I Inc. (“G Squared Ascend I”), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of G Squared, that is expected to result in Transfix becoming a publicly listed company. Completion of the business combination is subject to customary closing conditions.
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