Fritz founded Q88 LLC in 2001.
He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company.
He founded Q88 with the belief that people and system innovations are a company’s most valuable assets. His goal is to better connect the global shipping industry and to facilitate the sharing of information in an efficient and productive way.
Prior to Q88, Fritz served as CIO of Heidmar Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Catherine joined Q88 LLC in 2007 and serves as Q88’s Executive VP.
Catherine is responsible for managing business operations and development including Sales, Marketing, Account Management and HR. She also serves as the Product Manager for Q88.com and Q88Dry.com and has been instrumental in the overall growth of Q88 LLC through her time spent in the United States and Singapore offices.
Prior to Q88 LLC, Catherine joined Heidmar Inc. in 2007 working under Fritz Heidenreich. She began her maritime career sailing 3rd Mate for ConocoPhillips, Polar Tankers in 2004.
Catherine received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a USCG 2nd Mate license from the State University of New York Maritime Academy.
Soren joined Q88 LLC in 2009 and serves as Q88’s VP of Milbros.
At Q88, Soren’s responsibilities include managing the technical content and sales of the Milbros software systems. Soren represents the company at INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Sub-Committee Americas and North American Panel meetings. He also attends IMO meetings as advisor to the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council delegation. Most recently, Capt. Ibsen was appointed as a member of the USCG Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Q88 LLC, Soren spent 19 years with Stolt-Nielsen in various roles, most recently as Group Operations and Regulatory Manager. He sailed 10 years on US Flag product and drugstore tankers to begin his career, earning his USCG Masters License.
Soren received a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.
Richard joined Q88 LLC in 2012 and serves as Q88’s VP of Research.
Richard is responsible for the development and management of the company’s newest platform, Q88VMS. Richard and the development team have spent the past 2 years building a system designed with a different architecture in mind than that of its competitors, one truly tailor made for operations and chartering.
Prior to Q88 LLC, Richard held a number of positions within the maritime and oil industry. He spent 16 years in oil trading, operations, demurrage and chartering with BP and PDVSA. Most recently he spent 12 years with Heidmar Inc. as the IT Director, working side by side with Fritz developing their internal voyage and pool management system.
Richard received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from the University of Birmingham, UK and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Stephen joined Q88 LLC in 2008 and serves as Q88’s VP of Information Technology.
At Q88 LLC, Stephen is responsible for the information technology environment, leading and working with a talented team of developers, infrastructure engineers and consultants in the ongoing maintenance and development of new technologies to support our mission to connect the global shipping industry.
Prior to joining Q88 LLC, Stephen spent over ten years developing software applications and database systems. Most recently he was with Sitetrends Integrated where he led the development and technical specialists to develop solutions for a variety of clients ranging from small business to Global 500 corporations.
Stephen received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Western Governor’s University and holds certifications from Microsoft, Comptia, and CIW.
Arjun joined Q88 LLC in 2014 and serves as Q88’s Regional Director, APAC.
Based in Singapore, Arjun is responsible for business development and the growth of Q88’s overall presence in the Far East. He also serves as our Q88VMS product expert for the APAC region and is responsible for the office administration and management.
Prior to Q88 LLC, Arjun sailed onboard crude oil tankers with AET for 3 years. He has 6 years’ experience working in operations at Transnational Trading Services, Titan Ocean, BP and his last position at Heidmar Inc.
Arjun received a diploma in Nautical Studies from the Singapore Maritime Academy and a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of South Australia. He is currently completing his MBA in Finance from Heriot-Watt University.
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