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Our Leadership

Chris Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is responsible for leading Trax and driving increased value for customers. He joined Trax in 2018 when Trax and Veraction merged to become the biggest privately owned company in the industry. Chris joined Veraction in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology, ecommerce, procurement and supply chain solutions. Prior to Veraction, Chris was President of Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne (NYSE: RBA), the leading online marketplace for industrial assets. Chris also held executive positions at Directworks, a leading SaaS based spend management company, SEEC, an award winning software provider to the financial services industry and led global account management at Ariba/FreeMarkets, a pioneer in B2B e-sourcing and procurement solutions.

Chris is a graduate of The Citadel and then served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He received his business degree from Boston University.

 

 

Elizabeth Hart

Chief Administrative Officer

With a broad background in all aspects of Human Resources—including legal, global, and recruiting perspectives—Elizabeth came to Trax in 2016, where she now leads all people and facilities functions. Her primary role is to develop the teams, policies, programs, services and systems necessary to meet the company’s worldwide human resources and facilities requirements.

Prior to joining Trax, Elizabeth spent five years at Bloomberg LP in a variety of roles, including recruiting and HR Business Partnership in New York, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC. Elizabeth was most recently the Chief of Staff at Bloomberg Government (BGOV) and member of the BGOV leadership team. She started her career at Robert Half International as a recruiter and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington.

Benjamin Morens

Chief Operating Officer

With extensive experience helping global organizations develop and execute winning strategies, Ben joined the Trax executive team in 2016. His role centers on designing, optimizing, managing, and scaling the company’s overall operations as it continues a path of global growth.

Prior to Trax, Ben worked at PayPal, Americas, where he oversaw the company’s operational rigor across multiple global functions as Head of Business Risk. He also served as the Head of Operations Risk at PayPal Credit, where he implemented efficiency improvements and risk mitigation strategies. Morens has also held strategy & operations roles at Deloitte Consulting, and he was a senior operations leader for the US Army Special Forces. Morens holds an MS in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a BS in Technical Communications from the Mercer University School of Engineering.

 

 

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