Our mission is to enable businesses to be more economically and environmentally sustainable by digitally transforming the supply chain.


Meet Our Team

Priyesh Ranjan


Samuel McLaughlin


Daniel Huang


Benjamin Angotti

VP of Finance

Kohn Phu

Director of Operations

Board of Directors

Vorto is Backed by Golden Gate Capital

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Thomas focuses on investments in industrials and basic materials businesses. Prior to joining Golden Gate Capital, Mr. Thomas worked as a Senior Associate Consultant in both the Chicago and London offices of Bain & Company. Mr. Thomas has a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude).

Priyesh Ranjan

Priyesh is the Chief Executive Officer of Vorto, which is backed by Golden Gate Capital. Previously Priyesh was the President of Vorto, responsible for developing the corporate and business strategy to develop digital solutions for the oil and natural gas industry.  Prior to joining Vorto, Priyesh held positions of increasing leadership at Halliburton and Baker Hughes across strategy, business development, technology solutions, and operations.  He focused on the areas of digital oilfields, unconventional asset evaluation and development, reservoir and asset monitoring, and renewable energy.  Priyesh has also led start-up companies in the past.  He has authored several patents and thought leadership publications in the space of digital transformation.  Priyesh is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Oklahoma.

Jay Parkinson

Jay is the Chief Executive Officer of Hillstone Environmental Partners, a company focused on providing water infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas industry, which is backed by Golden Gate Capital.  Prior to joining Vorto, Jay was an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on investment opportunities in the Energy Services, Infrastructure and Exploration and Production segments. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, a company focused primarily on providing full-cycle environmental, waste management and recycling solutions to the upstream energy sector. Prior to joining Nuverra, Jay was a Managing Director in the Energy Investment Banking group at Jefferies and Company, where he focused on upstream unconventional oil and gas. While at Jefferies he advised on a number of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions in the energy sector. Jay holds an M.B.A. from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Bernhard Nann

Bernhard Nann is an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital focused on the software, data analytics and information services sectors.  Most recently, Mr. Nann served as Chief Executive Officer of Opera Solutions, a global provider of scalable advanced big data analytics and data science solutions.  While at Opera, Mr. Nann focused its strategy and materially improved its operations and profitability.  Prior to joining Opera, Mr. Nann served as President, Operations and Technology and Chief Technology Officer for IRI, a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights for consumer packaged goods, over-the-counter health care, retail and media companies, where he led a major transition to the next generation of enabling technology.  Prior to IRI, Mr. Nann was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO).  Additionally, Mr. Nann was Founder and CEO of NAREX Inc., one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) analytics firms, which was acquired by FICO in 2003.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Nann served as Director, International Operations and Director General, Comcred S.A. at TRW Inc.

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Vorto is backed by Golden Gate Capital, a leading US private equity firm based in San Francisco. Golden Gate has a diverse portfolio of companies with approximately US $15 billion in committed capital. Their companies are in industrial manufacturing, software, semiconductors, retail, and financial services. Many of their retail companies are household names.

Golden Gate's investor base is large and stable, focusing on long-term growth. Investors include several prominent universities, charitable foundations, international governments, and international banks.


Proven Success Across Industries

Launched SANDi™
Our background in energy showcased a profound gap in the market for AI based supply chain tools.
Launched HAULi™
Launched our second product to automate and optimize supply chains across energy, aggregates, chemicals, and industrials.
Launched Vorto™
Building on our learnings from SANDi & HAULi, we launched Vorto to service every industry dealing with bulk logistics in North America.
Vorto has created an iPhone Moment for this industry.
VP of Supply Chain
If you're going to try, go all the way.
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