Sales, marketing, operations, product, customer support
Sales & customer support
Sales, product, customer support
Engineering & customer support
Sales & customer support
A BRIEF HISTORY
Back in 2009, our founder and CEO James Swanston started Voyage Control. Back then the company was called Carbon Voyage, and was focused on passenger transport. James’ vision was to build a way for people to share their cars and taxis more easily, and in doing so reduce congestion and pollution while saving everyone time and money. After some initial success though, James turned his idea to freight transport.
Helping businesses manage and optimize their freight deliveries was the challenge James wanted to take on, and Voyage Control was born to take on this task. The company’s principles have remained the same since we started. For a system to be efficient all the parties involved need to have the most information possible available to them. Businesses suffer with their freight deliveries and vehicle fleets because their knowledge is fragmented.
By using Voyage Control to manage their freight deliveries, our users have access to a much larger pool of knowledge, driving efficiency gains. In business terms, more efficiency means higher revenues and lower costs, alongside less congestion and pollution.
WHO WE ARE
You’ll find him on planes, trains, and automobiles
James is the CEO and founder of Voyage Control, a technology business focused on making logistics more efficient. He has run a number of businesses as well as serving as an officer in the Australian and British Armies with tours of duty in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the US Bronze Star, the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation’s Outstanding Service Award and the Australian Joint Operations Command Commendation.
He has bachelor degrees in Law, International Business and Arts, and a Masters in International Relations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and holds the Freedom of the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. In 2014, he received the City of London’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named a Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilience Innovator.
Runs Marketing out of LA
Cas runs the marketing department, helping potential clients realize the benefits of using Voyage Control’s SaaS platform. He’s worked at media and creative agencies in New York and Houston, but prefers the sunny SoCal lifestyle where we’ve established our US headquarters. He has experience in media buying and planning, account management, and most recently ran the ad tech, ad ops and analytics teams for an independent media agency.
He has degrees in Marketing and Advertising from SMU in Dallas, which helps in bringing the big picture into focus. Having worked on creative and media teams with US & Global clients, he knows it’s imperative to consider the long-term goals for any company that wants to succeed. He’s originally from St. Louis and is willing to go to a Cardinals game in any city they’re playing.
Director of Operations
Manages the LA office
Renee leads our operations department and is responsible for managing HR initiatives that support Voyage Control’s growth. Renee brings over two decades of leadership experience working for Fortune 500 companies including Apple and The Container Store, as well as Williams-Sonoma, one of the largest multi-channel specialty retailers in the world. Throughout her career, she honed her skills in the areas of business operations, training and people development. While working for Apple, she played a key role in the development of employee training and development initiatives to support Apple’s rapid growth of internal talent and created an employee recognition program. Before joining Voyage Control Renee worked as an Executive Director for a handcrafted American whisky startup, focused on developing new business opportunities, managing partnerships, brand initiativesj and directing new product programs.
Renee spends countless hours on the sidelines of football and soccer fields watching her children play sports, driving around LA to find the best skateboarding spots. Renee enjoys snowboarding, running by the beach with her dog Aspen and cooking for her family.
Runs London. Our office, that is.
Alex was born in South France to Mauritian and Scottish parents. Due to his father’s work in the Royal Navy, he was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Brussels, Grand Baie (Mauritius) and Paris and speaks French and basic Mandarin. After completing the International Baccalaureate in Brussels he went on to complete an LLB in Law and Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea. This was followed by seven years in the Army where he was deployed to Afghanistan and Somalia, and finally was based in London before leaving to join Voyage Control.
Alex has recently finished an MA in Security and Development Studies at King’s College, London and has an interest in international relations and business. When not at work, he’s usually running long distances at marathons around the world. While he has left full-time Army service, he will carry on as a Reservist doing part-time work for The London Regiment.