CEO and principle founder of Cat5 Resources, Cindy Perez has a proven track record in the logistics and disaster recovery industries. In the early 90’s, she attended Penn State University and obtained a Certificate in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. With this certification and her prior work experience, she was promoted to Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions at A-1 Freeman, an agent for Specialized Transportation, Inc. In this position, she provided oversight for the logistical needs of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Her outstanding ability afforded company wide recognition where she received many awards including top producer and top achiever.
Immediately following Hurricane Charley in 2004, Cindy was called upon to deploy approximately 800 generators to a wireless client’s cell sites and subsequently fueled these sites due to abandonment by the client’s fueling company. She was then afforded the opportunity to fuel their generators.
Cindy launched an emergency fueling venture that went on to become a $38 million dollar company. During her time there she built a team of logistics experts and secured several multi-million dollar contracts. The company responded to Hurricane Irene in September 2011 with a driver resource base of 50-60 drivers. In 2012, the company responded to the Land Derecho, increasing the driver count to 85-90, Hurricane Isaac with a driver count of 150, and Hurricane Sandy with over 300 deployed personnel activated. As a result of Cindy’s unwavering determination, the venture experienced 264% growth in 2012.
In 2013, Cindy launched Cat5 Resources. She and her team are committed to the development and execution of unique business solutions and work tirelessly to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty. The business model for disaster recovery operations was developed specifically to support cellular networks and other industries through management of mobile assets, logistics, deployment of equipment and fueling efforts enabling clients to maintain power during extended commercial power outages. Cat5 averaged $75 Million in revenue between 2017 and 2020.
In 2013, Cindy received the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Cindy raises horses on her ranch, Skyband Ranch, in Winnie, TX. She also is the owner of the world renowned cutting horse, The Animal.