Our mission is to build a team that is inspired and empowered to make the cargo transportation business a little easier for everyone.


Our mission drives our business and is rooted in our core values.

In our 30 year history, we’ve worked hard to develop business operations that keep us ahead of the curve and enable us to be a better company. It has brought us great success and we’re very thankful for that. But our WHY isn’t simply to be the best company in the business. Our WHY is about the team we’re building and the impact our team has on our community and the industry. Our hope is that you see these values reflected in every interaction you have with ITG.

We Are a Family Business

We celebrate the good together, we mourn the bad together. We serve those in need. We welcome opportunities to have our families join us in the work. We are grateful for one another and we express that gratitude. When dealing with difficult issues, we err on the side of fairness and generosity.

We Make it About the Customer

There’s almost always a way to help our customers win. If it’s there we find it. We make the effort to visit our customers and show our appreciation. When issues arise, we take responsibility for our mistakes and deal fairly with our customers.

We Are Better Every Day

We invest heavily in talent, training, systems, and rewarding success. We hold one another accountable to high standards. We seek feedback, internally and externally, and apply the lessons we learn.


Team Members

We have a talented and dedicated staff and we are always looking for great people to join our team. If interested, please e-mail


Container Volume

In the past 2 years we have arranged 100,000+ container moves nation-wide. To get a quote for arranging your next move, use our Online Pricing Tool.



Our massive carrier network allows us to provide our customers with unrivaled capacity. To become an ITG-approved vendor, e-mail

Meet Our Team

Our senior leadership team is joined in our mission by a staff of over 200 people across multiple states and 2 countries. Our expert staff has a broad range of industry experience, many having worked previously for ocean carriers, freight forwarders, and NVOCCs

Dan Kopp


Dan Kopp is the Chief Executive Officer of ITG Transportation Services. He took over the reins of the 34-year-old freight brokerage on January 1st, 2020. Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Dan served for 5 years as the company’s Vice President of Sales and Development. During that time, he was responsible not only for overseeing the Sales team but also for the successful implementation of a number of operational and systematic changes that ultimately led to ITG doubling in size.

Dan is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington. He and his wife keep active with their 3 boys. In his spare time, Dan enjoys coaching youth soccer and baseball, playing piano, sailing, running, biking, and participating in sprint triathlons.

David Duke


David Duke has been COO of ITG Transportation Services since January 2019. David spent 16 years as a client of ITG in his time in operations at Tigers and AIT. David believes in the power of great teams and works relentlessly to train and empower the ITG staff. His vision and expertise have been critical to numerous operational improvements, including our successful migration to the CargoWise One platform.

David is married with 2 daughters. He is a member of Shriners International and the Intermodal Association of Chicago. In his free time, David enjoys golf and watching his daughters swim competitively.

John Kopp, Jr.


John Kopp, Jr. is the CFO of ITG Transportation Services. John originally joined ITG's accounting department in 2008 and then spent a few years in accounting and finance positions outside the company. He rejoined ITG in 2016 as the company controller. John is a strong believer in ITG's core value of Better Every Day. He is passionate about recognizing and empowering the incredible work of the ITG staff.

John and his wife have one daughter and are enjoying the journey of being parents. In his spare time, John plays piano, bass guitar and enjoys writing music.

Chad Fiala


Chad Fiala serves as Chief Business Development Officer at ITG Transportation Services. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the executive team, having worked in both the 3PL and asset-based worlds. Chad spent 12-years at CH Robinson before becoming the President of Clean Car Connexion, one of our top local vendors. While at CH Robinson, Chad was top-3 in sales in their entire capacity network, he helped build/lead steering committees, trained and mentored hundreds of reps, test-piloted several technology platforms, and developed several SOPs that were used globally. In 2018, Chad transitioned to Clean Car Connexion and successfully grew the company into a top-tier, asset-based, Chicago drayage provider. Clean Car Connexion was sold to Mark-It Express in 2022. Chad is a graduate of the Culver Military Academy, where he played hockey. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. Chad and his wife Brittney live in Chicago with their two children, Dash and Isley.

Pat Cermak

Senior Vice President

Pat Cermak serves as Senior Vice President of ITG Transportation Services. In that role, she plays a critical part in growing and maintaining ITG's strategic relationships. Pat is our original, the heart and soul of ITG since the beginning. For 35 years, her knowledge, mentorship, and commitment to personal relationships have served as the cornerstone of our culture and success.

Pat is married with 2 children, her son Jay has joined her on ITG's sales team. Pat is a proud member of the Midwest Foreign Commerce Club, the Intermodal Association of Chicago, and the Transportation Intermediaries Association. She enjoys serving in her church and community.

Mike Mays

Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Mike Mays serves as Vice President of Strategic Accounts at ITG Transportation. Mike is a transportation industry veteran with broad experience across motor carrier, ocean carrier, rail, and 3PL services. Mike joined ITG with nearly two decades of sales leadership. He served as VP of National Accounts for Container Port Group and, prior to that, as VP of Sales & Marking for Domestic Intermodal America. Mike’s thoughtful and analytical approach has driven tremendous growth and expanded strategic opportunities everywhere he has served. He is especially well-known in the industry for his authenticity and his ability to build trust and strong personal relationships. Mike is active in the transportation community and has served on the board of the Intermodal Association of Chicago in numerous capacities since 2005. He served as president in 2018.

John Kopp


John Kopp served as ITG’s president since purchasing the company in 1993. At that time, ITG was a small team of fewer than 20 employees. Over the last three decades, John has grown the brokerage in size and sophistication into an operation of more than 200 employees with offices in Chicago and Las Vegas. His focus on customer service and fiscal discipline has enabled the company to thrive, even in challenging market conditions. John stepped down as president in January 2019 and retained a role on the leadership team until officially retiring in 2022.

John has six children and 17 grandchildren. He loves to travel, plays guitar, and is a lifelong fan of the Bears and the White Sox.

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