Strategic Rail Finance hires David Steffens as Director of Cargo Strategies

Philadelphia, PA, July 9, 2019: Strategic Rail Finance (SRF) has added David Steffens to the executive team of its rapidly growing business advisory practice.  Dave, who will serve as Director of Cargo Strategies, has extensive experience in supply chain and freight management. He has founded multiple successful businesses in the transportation sector.

His most recent company, Keystone Transportation Solutions, addressed the systemic inefficiencies in logistics practices plaguing US forest and agricultural exporters, with specific focus on bulk-2-container transloading and multimodal transportation strategies.  Previously, Dave served as Managing Partner at New Hope Capital Partners where he focused on disruptive supply chain initiatives, intermodal transportation strategies and infrastructure. Steffens also founded and served as President and COO of Certicell, a leading provider of supply chain services and 3rd party after-market asset management to the wireless device industry. Prior to Certicell, Steffens established Environmental Reclamation Services, Inc. to introduce his “reverse logistics” protocol to the after-market product and repair industry. In each of these leadership roles, Steffens realized significant revenue growth due largely to innovative service offerings that had bottom-line impact for his customers, leading to successful business exits.

Strategic Rail Finance conducts diverse consulting engagements for shortlines, suppliers and shippers as part of its Freight Rail Business Advisory practice, with projects ranging from equipment and infrastructure finance to turnaround consulting, site valuations and customer attraction.  Strategic Rail Finance also provides ports and government agencies with financial and strategic planning services as part of its Public-Private Finance practice.

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