Saybrook Capital today announced that James T. "Jim" DeVeau has joined Taylored Services LLC as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, DeVeau also becomes an owner of the business.
"I couldn't be more pleased to welcome Jim DeVeau to Taylored Services," said Jonathan Rosenthal, Co-Managing Partner of Saybrook Capital, and Chairman of Taylored Services. "Jim is an innovator in the supply chain field with decades of experience helping customers achieve operational success through logistics solutions. Moreover, he is an exceptional business partner and leader. Together, we are committed to investing in Taylored's capabilities and infrastructure to deliver the most effective solutions for our customers."
Jim DeVeau joins Taylored Services from Toll Global Forwarding, a Division of Toll Global where he most recently directed the company's Supply Chain Services business development in the America's, and footwear on a global basis. In his new role, DeVeau will lead Taylored Services with a focus towards improving its operations and customer focus, and expanding its footprint. He will also oversee a rebranding of the company, which maintains six (6) facilities totaling more than 1.3 million square feet located close to major ports in New York / New Jersey and Southern California.
"I'm excited to join Taylored Services as its new CEO," said DeVeau from his home in Kinnelon, New Jersey. "The supply chain industry is at a critical point. Customers require more than simply reduced cycle times and improved costs. They are looking for a partner who understands not only how supply chain operations impact the movement of goods, but also how they touch all aspects of the business. At Taylored, we will be dedicated to delivering leading-edge innovations, strategies and services that will improve our customers' bottom lines."
During the past 25 years, DeVeau has held a variety of roles encompassing all aspects of supply chain management, from origin to destination through integrated global logistics and distribution networks. For most of his career, he has specialized in the field of retail logistics and has worked at a number of retail powerhouses including Footstar, Charming Shoppes, Ann Taylor and Lord & Taylor.
A graduate of Northeastern University, Jim is a resident of New Jersey. In his new role, he will split his time between the east and west coast and will be based out of New York, New York and Los Angeles, CA.