XVELA is a technology provider of cloud-based solutions for the container shipping industry.
XVELA provides a transformative cloud collaboration platform that drives transparency, efficiency and profitability to a network of ocean carriers and terminal operators.
Through real-time collaboration using shared, unbiased data, plus actionable visibility across the vessel rotation, XVELA enables terminals, carriers and their operational partners to work together to synchronize operations and forge new efficiencies, starting with stowage planning and quickly expanding to shipping execution. The result is a win-win solution that allows both terminals and carriers to see the full stowage picture, improve customer service and reliability, and capture substantial untapped savings across the ocean supply chain.
Backed by Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers, XVELA operates as an independent entity focused on delivering modern, integrated cloud-based solutions to the container shipping industry. For more information, visit www.xvela.com.
An exchange. A meeting point. A coming together.
The Latin name for the sails of a ship. The plural of “velum,” which in meteorological terms is a type of cloud.
Our name represents the point where modern cloud technology meets industry need. Through secure cloud technology, XVELA brings together shared, integrated data and partner collaboration to drive new efficiencies throughout the ocean supply chain.
With a team composed of industry, technology and customer experience experts, XVELA is uniquely positioned to rapidly deliver a cloud-based solution and network to solve age-old problems in the ocean shipping industry. Backed by Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, XVELA operates as an independent entity focused on stowage planning and management innovation.
Chief Technology Officer
Robert brings a wealth of expertise and experience with nearly three decades of software development experience and more than 25 years in the container shipping industry. As CTO of XVELA, he leads the development of a transformative cloud-based collaboration platform for the container transportation industry. Prior to XVELA, Robert was CTO of Navis where he led the development of new, groundbreaking technologies including Navis N4, the global software standard for container terminal operators. Additionally, his experience includes senior positions in product management, services and software development where he worked closely with the world’s leading container terminal operators.
Vice President, Operations
Sumitha takes to heart the popular adage, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” She brings to the team an ideal balance of strategy, execution, and technology, TOS and business management experience. As Vice President of Operations for XVELA, Sumitha is responsible for ensuring a superior customer experience throughout the entire customer lifecycle. She and her team of passionate and highly talented individuals focus on implementing, training and supporting XVELA users. Prior to XVELA, Sumitha was part of the Navis Strategy team charting the vision of “Making global trade smarter, safer and more sustainable for everyone.” Sumitha holds an M.S. in Computer Applications and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Go Bears!
Vice President, Global Sales
As Vice President of Global Sales for XVELA, Martin Bardi leads worldwide sales for the connected suite of applications from XVELA and Navis Carrier & Vessel Solutions. Prior to XVELA, he was VP and General Manager for Latin America at Navis, where he was responsible for all sales, support and professional services in the Latin American region and successfully grew the customer base from 11 terminals to over 65. With over 23 years in the container shipping industry, Martin has deep knowledge of the business, including hands-on operational experience in all phases of software and process implementation. Prior to joining Navis, Martin worked five years at the terminals in the region as a yard and ship planner and was responsible for implementing new technologies that helped to improve operational performance, safety and reduced costs.
Vice President, Global Field Operations
As Vice President of Global Field Operations, Patrick is responsible for sales and customer account management worldwide in order to grow the XVELA network. Prior to XVELA, he honed his industry expertise during his 14 years at Navis, starting in Support and Services and progressing in responsibility as Global Trainer for SPARCS N4, Project Manager for SPARCS N4, Manager of Field Development, and Director of Sales for North America. Patrick is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy and holds a USCG National 3rd Mate Unlimited license.
Global Director of Sales
With a history of pushing the boundaries and traditional views and processes in the shipping industry, Craig is leading the worldwide go-to-market strategy for XVELA’s innovative cloud collaboration platform as Director of Global Sales. Prior to XVELA, he was the Regional Sales Director for Navis, where he brought a fresh approach to understanding, defining and delivering Navis terminal solutions to ports in EMEA. Craig rapidly established himself as a sales and professional services leader during his eight years with Navis, winning both Top Sales Performer and Professional Services MVP awards. His efforts have resulted in the successful deployment of Navis software in countless locations, including marine, rail and inland terminals. Educated at Manchester Business School, Craig is currently based in Dubai, U.A.E.
Director of Engineering
As Director of Engineering for XVELA, Olja deftly leads XVELA’s talented and diverse team of software engineers in the development of the world’s first cloud-based stowage collaboration platform. With nearly two decades of experience designing and implementing large-scale, distributed applications and systems in London and the San Francisco Bay Area, she leverages her technical expertise to bring the highest standard of engineering to XVELA. Olja holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Zimbabwe as well as a B.A. of Fine Art from the University of the Arts London.