Employee Spotlight: Wes Fredenburg

Meet Wes Fredenburg, General Counsel, based at our Eden Prairie headquarters.

Wes has been with Xata for almost four years, and is in charge of all legal affairs and government relations.

Wes driving a spec racer up in Brainerd, MN.

What is your favorite accomplishment at Xata so far?

I am most satisfied with our merger and acquisition work, particularly the Turnpike acquisition, which was a great success.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned on the job, so far?

To rely on the expertise of the people who have been in this industry the longest. And to never presume to understand the business.

What are the biggest challenges to your job?

Our ever-shifting regulatory environment in this industry can be a challenge at times. It sometimes feels that keeping up with HOS changes, alone, can be a full-time job.

What part of your job interests you the most?

I find merger and acquisition work very intriguing, and also enjoy the people at Xata.

What kind of cell phone do you use personally?

iPhone.

Favorite website or blog?

First thing every morning, I read the New York Times online.

Favorite new technology?

Well, it’s not all that new, but Angry Birds.

Really?

Yup, it’s great; even bought the stuffed birds for some of my kids. Songify is fun, too.

When not providing legal and acquisition advice at Xata, Wes spends his free time with his family, running, and riding his motorcycle – a Harley Davidson Street Glide.

Wes with his family on a mountain mud run.

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