Pete Punwani

Practice Leader
Private Fleet & Final Mile

330.664.9400 x 113 [email protected] LinkedIn

Pete is a practice leader working with our Private Fleet & Final Mile team at Global Executive Solutions Group. He has a variety of transportation background servicing needs for LTL, truckload, refrigerated, flatbed, brokerage & consolidations. He has managed teams in account management as well as hired, trained and developed both inside and outside sales representatives. Created collaborative solutions for clients by forming cross functional teams including purchasing, outsourcing, and IT.

Prior to joining Global ESG, Pete worked 19 years for a leading Third-Party Provider. During that time, he experienced success in transportation sales and sales management, onboarding new hires, implementing and executing customer outsource solutions, and building trust with clients of all sizes. This has provided him a seamless transition into the executive recruiting profession.

He prides himself on having a strong work ethic, has a track record of stellar customer service, and excellent communication skills. Between his outgoing personality, desire to go above and beyond the call of duty, and thoughtful problem-solving: Pete is uniquely qualified to meet his clients’ needs.


Thank you to Pete Punwani for assisting me in a successful search for a National Sales Executive. During the engagement, Pete was very thorough, organized and attentive. He took the time to fully understand what I was looking for and was easy to work with throughout the entire process. I look forward to working with Pete on future projects. Thanks Pete!

- D.M., VP Marketing & Sales, Client

I wanted to take the time to thank you for all of your help thru the process.  As I told you before, I am extremely impressed with how you conducted yourself and kept me up to date every step of the way.  I would not have received this offer letter without your help.

I honestly cannot think of anything that you could have done better.  You are a great recruiter and you did a great job for me and my family.  Thank you again for all of your hard work on this adventure!!

- M.B., Director of Transportation, Candidate

Working with Pete was an ultimate pleasure! I cannot say enough good things about him. I have worked with many recruiters in the past and the biggest thing that sets Pete apart from everyone else is his communication. He never left me hanging and I always knew what was going on. There was only one instance where I had to call him, but it was a Monday after the weekend and I think I was just a bit too antsy… but he called me back within the hour and had answers for me by the end of day. He knew what he was talking about and I found him extremely confident. I always thought that I was a pretty good interviewer… but his interview tips were STELLAR! Things that I would never think of to ask, he helped me with and ultimately helped me land my dream job. Finding work during a global pandemic is not the easiest or most pleasant thing to try to accomplish… but with Pete’s help, it was stress free and tolerable. Words cannot describe my gratitude for all the help!

- E.D., Security Compliance Coordinator (First Mile)

When Pete contacted me about an opportunity, I was extremely impressed with not just about how knowledgeable he was about the industry but about my current situation.  During the process, which happened to happen during the heart of the pandemic, Pete did an amazing job of just checking in even if there was no update to give.  From the first time I talked with Pete to months after my transition to my new role I know I can contact Pete for anything.  If you are looking for a recruiter who not just cares about the organization but about the individual Pete is who you need!  Thanks again Pete for an amazing job placing me in my dream organization.

- C.S., Sales Executive, Candidate

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Pete. It is rare that you interact with someone that you feel genuinely looks out for your best interests, and is determined to get you where you need to go. I felt that he set me up for success by also ensuring my career trajectory and the client’s needs were in alignment. Pete is incredibly sincere, personable, and insightful. I felt 100% supported and guided every step of the way.

Thank you Pete, for your effort, your dedication to helping others succeed. You’ve undeniably made a positive impact on the hiring process and also a positive impact on my life trajectory. Huge thanks and gratitude!

- A.G., Transportation Executive, Candidate

I was recently contacted by Pete Punwani of Global Executive Solutions Group. He had a client that was looking for a transportation executive, with specific skills and geographical requirements. We had some in depth discussions about my qualifications, and the duties and responsibilities of the potential position. He facilitated some conversations, a video interview, and ultimately a face to face interview with the client. During this time, Pete was very involved with coaching me with information, questions, and how to present myself during the interview process. This was crucial, because I had not been a part of the job search process in over 20 years. That being said, I feel that Pete’s involvement with my interview process was the key factor in my getting offered the position. I felt no nervousness or hesitation during the interview process, because Pete made sure I was prepared. I also felt that Pete was working for both his client and me, with regards to making this work for all parties. Ultimately, I was offered and accepted the position. I would highly recommend Pete Punwani as an Executive Placement Professional.

- C.S., Transportation Executive, Candidate

When Pete engaged me about an opportunity, I was impressed with how knowledgeable he was about the industry and the role itself. During the entire process he took the time to build trust and a relationship with me. What I appreciated most about him was his consistent follow up, his attention to detail, and always looking out for my best interests. From the first time I talked to him to long after I accepted an offer – I felt like I could call and rely on Pete at any time (even after hours). If an organization is looking for a recruiter who respects our industry and cares about finding the best match – Pete is your guy!

- Z.B., Manager Transportation Management Technology, Candidate

Working with Pete was a great experience. Because Pete and I worked together in his past career, we there was already a good rapport built up between the two of us. As a recruiter, Pete looked out for my best interests when he presented me with opportunities. Something else I appreciated was that Pete understand what motivated me personally. He found an opportunity for me that more than exceeded my expectations. Between his background in the transportation industry and his strong work ethic Pete has a bright future as a recruiter. He has my highest recommendation

- J.B., VP Transportation, Candidate

I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude for the work and extra effort you provided which allowed me to land the job at [client company] Company. Your guidance, industry knowledge and spot on advice ensured a most positive outcome.
I believe the job offer was due to your coaching style. Prior to each phone and in-person interview, you prepared me for the type of questions executives ask and then followed up after each. During the entire process your advocacy gave sense that things were moving smoothly, which, in the end led up to an excellent job offer.
My first three weeks with [client company] have been very busy learning their systems and processes. But none of this would have been possible without you and your effort placing me in this job.

- M.W., Dispatch Manager, Candidate

Working with Pete has been a great experience. I applied for the position with [client] and Pete called me immediately to discuss my background and next steps in the process. With each step, I was kept informed and Pete made sure I had a complete understanding of what was expected.

Prior to the interview, Pete set up a call to give me background on the individuals that I would be meeting with along with tips to make sure I was successful. As soon as he had feedback, he called to pass it along.

A few days prior to all interviews with [client] being completed, I was given an offer from another company. I called Pete and he informed [client], all while keeping me updated as to their progress. When it came down to the end, it was crunch time in order for [client] to put together an offer. His main focus that afternoon was getting it completed with the best overall package for me.

I am very excited to be starting with [client]. It probably wouldn’t have happened without all of Pete’s hard work!

Thanks for everything!

- S.W., Controller, Candidate

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