Daniel Dadoun is the visionary founder and CEO driving Seldat’s mission forward. With a passion for globalization and a decades-long track record of successful entrepreneurship, Mr. Dadoun has dedicated his career to breaking the boundaries of supply chain logistics.
Mr. Dadoun’s first business venture came at age 18, when he opened a one-employee building maintenance company. Simultaneously, he began studying engineering and electronics at Jerusalem College of Engineering to develop his larger ambition of leveraging the then-emerging Internet to revolutionize the supply chain industry.
After earning his electrical engineering degree at age 22, Mr. Dadoun began working in distribution while pursuing an MBA in business. In 1999, as the Internet took off, Mr. Dadoun joined Memec Electronics, which was later acquired by Avnet. He worked for Memec and Avnet for nearly a decade, both in Israel and Canada, while growing a $1 million video game distribution business online.
In 2009, Mr. Dadoun left Avnet to incorporate Seldat, and in 2010, his humble side venture repackaging and shipping video games from his basement to consumers in Australia, the UK, the U.S., France and Canada doubled to $2 million in sales. Seldat’s success propelled Mr. Dadoun to accelerate the company’s growth–not just financially, but also physically–by acquiring additional distribution providers. In 2008, Mr. Dadoun had rented 500 square feet of warehouse space. By 2009, he expanded to 2,500 square feet, and by 2010, the operation grew to 20,000 square feet. Today, Seldat encompasses 2.6 million square feet of warehouse space globally.
As Senior Vice President and Global Chief Technology officer for Seldat, Mr. Verghese leads the company’s global IT strategy and manages a team of over 250 engineers in five countries. His responsibilities include planning, architecture, enterprise application design, infrastructure, operations and IT security.
With many years of experience in supply chain and IT, Chacko is a transformational leader building innovative technology teams. Prior to joining Seldat, he was the Americas Senior Director, responsible for the Solution Design and Development team at DB Schenker, one of the largest logistics and supply chain companies in the world. During his 20 years with the company he managed the design, development and implementation of regional and global enterprise systems in the supply chain industry.
With a passion for technology and operational strategy, he is responsible for keeping Seldat on the cutting edge of technology and services through innovation, differentiation and agility, while maintaining the company’s positive customer experience.
Serving as our Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain, Mr. Huntt is a dynamic industry leader who leverages his experiences on both sides of the table as a prior customer and now service provider, to quickly adapt to customers’ needs. His experience in day to day logistics and operations is invaluable to Seldat’s continued growth in supply chain logistics. Mr. Huntt currently manages a team of 800+ direct and indirect reports at Seldat and believes maintaining a well trained and educated workforce is the key ingredient in our success. Additionally, Mr. Huntt is responsible for global operations related to warehousing and transportation services.
Paul Conolly leads the freight forwarding group of Seldat as Managing Director of Oceanstar by Seldat. He has enjoyed a distinguished career with OOCL–both at sea and ashore. At sea, Mr. Conolly rose through the ranks to become OOCL’s youngest captain at the age of 27. After coming ashore, he held key management positions in both Asia and North America. After leaving OOCL in 2011, Mr. Conolly opened his own successful freight forwarding and drayage company, which was merged with Seldat in 2018.