TAGG Logistics was founded in 2006 by Tod Yazdi, Gary Patterson and Gian Cavallini – Being the creative thinkers they are, the company name was formed using their initials. (Tod And Gary and Gian). The name not only spells out the initials of the partners, sort of…but also symbolizes TAGG’s approach to our clients. We want you to feel confident in your decision to choose us as your outsourced partner and rest assured that we can handle everything!
Tod Yazdi, prior to joining TAGG Logistics, was Vice-President and Director of Investment Banking at A.G. Edwards, where he was involved with corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and valuations work, in addition to private equity and debt financings. Tod led the Transportation and Logistics Group responsible for advising clients in logistics, warehouse and fulfillment and supply chain information technology. Prior to A.G. Edwards, he did mergers and acquisitions for Charter Communications, a nationwide broadband communications company. Tod has an MBA from Washington University, and a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics from Indiana University.
Gary Patterson, prior to joining TAGG Logistics, served as Vice-President of Aerofil Technology, Inc., a privately-held contract packaging company. During his tenure at Aerofil, Gary led a 500-employee packaging operation through a growth period where revenues more than doubled. Prior to Aerofil, he spent several years working for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri, where he managed large capital projects in the brewing, baking and snack food businesses. Gary has an MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, and a BA in Physics from Hendrix College.
Gian Cavallini, prior to joining TAGG Logistics, was Vice President and Director of Health Care Investment Banking at A.G. Edwards. Gian’s clients included medical device, biotechnology and health care services companies and he led client engagements raising public and private equity capital and executing merger and acquisition assignments. In addition, Gian served on the Investment Committee of the firm’s private equity funds and was responsible for leading the funds’ diligence and investments in private companies. Gian has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Finance and Accounting from Washington University.