We Go the Extra Mile
The GO Riteway Leadership Team

From the very beginning, GO Riteway has been driven by family values and is rooted in delivering the best experiences possible to every passenger. It all starts with the great people at GO Riteway.

Bob Zanotti

Bob Zanotti


President

Bob Zanotti joined Go Riteway Transportation Group in 2017 as the first non-family president in the 60-year history of the Bast family business. Bob credits his early management career experiences at Federal Express Corporation with his leadership approach believing that treating employees with consideration and respect is not only the right thing to do, but the best way to deliver outstanding customer service.A seasoned general manager and leader, Bob has a passion for employee engagement and a strong background in strategic planning, operations planning and sales management. Since leaving FedEx and prior to joining Go Riteway, Bob was the president of Process Retail Group in New Berlin and Everbrite in Greenfield. Bob holds a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business. He is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin and a United States Army veteran.Bob and his wife Laurie have four sons and reside in Hartland, Wisconsin. Next to spending time with his family, Bob loves the Badgers, Packers, and being active whether he is working in his yard, trail running, lifting weights, or playing tennis.
James O. Christian

James O. Christian


Vice President and CFO

Jim graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1972, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and from UW-Madison with a Master of Science in Accounting. He’s worked as the Senior Accountant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., as the Assistant Controller for the Bradley Corporation, and as Vice President and Finance & Treasurer of the Tower Insurance Company, Inc.Today, Jim is the Vice President and CFO for GO Riteway Transportation Group. He is currently an active member of the American, and Wisconsin, Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, Wisconsin Motorcoach Association, and has been a Menomonee Falls Scholarship and Education Foundation volunteer.
Nathan O. Mork

Nathan O. Mork


Vice President of Human Resources

Nathan (Nate) joined GO Riteway in 2012. He brings with him almost 12 years of recruiting, performance management and development, and human resources experience. Graduating from UW-Madison with a BA in Psychology and Social Welfare, Nate started his career working for Aureus Financial Group as a Recruiter and Account Manager before moving on to become the Human Resources Generalist for Guaranty Bank. Next, he gained a number of years’ experience with Capital H Group as their Senior Recruiter and later their Project Manager-Recruiting Teams. And in 2009, Nate joined the American Transmission Company, working as the Human Resources Generalist before coming to GO Riteway.The experience and knowledge he gained through these various companies includes developing strategies for attracting qualified candidates; performing interviews, reference checks, and background screenings; employee relations, on-boarding, development, and staffing solutions; performance plan management, evaluation, and talent development; and termination, discipline, and exit interviews.At GO Riteway, Nate is responsible for leading the business in all aspects of human resources including recruitment, on-boarding, and development for all GO Riteway employees; developing and leading the implementation of various corporate programs; and annual performance evaluations, succession planning, and talent development.
Paul D. Kolo

Paul D. Kolo


Vice President of Operations

Paul Kolo joined the GO Riteway family in 2013 and has primary responsibility for heading up Milwaukee County school bus operations. He is a seasoned manager with nearly twenty-seven years of transportation and school busing experience. Paul’s career has involved oversight of both rural and urban school bus operations across the State of Wisconsin ranging in size from as few as 40 buses to sites with more than 300 buses. Paul was drawn to GO Riteway by our commitment to our Mission Statement and Core Values which stress providing value through responsive customer service, attention to detail, and integrity in our dealings with both customers and employees. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1988 with a degree in Accounting, Paul worked in public accounting before beginning his school bus career as an accountant for a locally owned transportation group in 1989.
Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith


Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Josh joined GO Riteway in April 2011 as Operations Controller with a hands-on finance and accounting leadership role in both our Commercial Services and School Bus divisions. He brings over 18 years of finance, accounting, and general business experience and oversees day-to-day finance and accounting functions, while also providing guidance and leadership to the overall growth and direction of the Company. As GO Riteway experiences tremendous growth, Josh’s contributions are many as the company has won many new contracts in both our School Bus and Commercial Services divisions.

Josh grew up in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Milwaukee as a staff auditor, where he acquired his CPA designation. He continued to hone his accounting and business acumen at several large, well-known companies in the Milwaukee area including Kohl’s and Milwaukee Electric Tool Company. Josh has served his community in the Rotary Club of Milwaukee North Shore, helping to raise money through the coordination of several fund raising events and currently serves on the Board of the Glendale Little League. We he’s not spending time with his family or coaching youth baseball, football, or wrestling, you might find Josh on the golf course.
Benjamin R. Haas

Benjamin R. Haas


Vice President & General Manager – GO Riteway Commercial Services Division

Ben joined GO Riteway in summer of 2014 and leads our entire Commercial Services Division. Collectively he oversees our Shared Ride Service, Chauffeur Service, Campus Shuttling Service and Group Travel.Ben is a seasoned leader having held senior finance positions at several different Fortune 500 companies. Collectively, Ben brings over 15 years of business experience to the Commercial Services Division. He has installed many operational improvements within the division using his Lean and Six Sigma certifications. Having to fight for sales every day, he has proven to deliver a market leading service for our customers as well as great results for the company.Ben gained his Accounting degree from Cardinal Stritch University where he acquired several academic and baseball scholarships. Ben has been the Chairman for the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic for the last five year where he has tripled bottom line results. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, as well as the Board of Directors for the Brookfield Jr Spartans Baseball program.
Colleen McKay

Colleen McKay


Vice President of Operations – North Region

Colleen is a perfect example of GO Riteway’s commitment to promoting our dedicated and motivated employees from within. Starting her career with GO Riteway in 1995 as an Administrative Assistant at our Germantown location, Colleen worked her way to becoming the Corporate Activities Manager in 2001. Her responsibilities of coordinating special projects relating to the daily operations of our terminals prepared her for her current role as GO Riteway’s Vice President of Operations – North Region.For the past 15 years, Colleen has been responsible for managing the daily operations of GO Riteway’s terminals including Human Resource functions, scheduling, routing, and customer service and has been an integral part of communicating with principals, parents, students, and drivers, which has all contributed to the growth of the company. She has also served as a mentor and assisted in the structuring of GO Riteway’s Driver Training and Safety Program.To continue to better herself within her role, Colleen has been attending the Principles of Management Series put on by the Management Resource Association since 2001. And, in July of 2012, Colleen was honored by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) with the Golden Merit Award.
Nate Hamilton

Nate Hamilton


Director of Operations - West Region

Nate joined GO Riteway in 2013 as an Operations Supervisor at our Oak Creek location and progressed to becoming the Operations Manager shortly after starting with the company. Nate recently started his new role as Director of Operations for our central and western Wisconsin locations.

Nate brings experience in school administration and knowledge of school operational needs he gained serving as a Teacher, Technology Coordinator and Business Manager for a charter school system in Milwaukee, WI prior to joining the GO Riteway team. Nate has a strong background in customer service, communication with schools and districts, and developing solutions to logistical challenges. Nate earned a BA in Business and Education from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a master’s degree in School Business Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Jason Ebert

Jason Ebert


Director Fleet & Facilities

Jason began at GO Riteway in 2010. He manages building construction projects, determines and implements fleet changes for multiple locations, sets up master vehicle vendors and suppliers, makes recommendations for fleet purchases, ensures all vehicles have their required permits, licensing, and insurance coverage, and implements repair policies and procedures into the facilities’ daily operations.Jason’s 13 years of previous experience as the Company Controller and Fleet Manager at Ken Becker & Sons Inc., built a solid foundation of knowledge and experience for Jason to grow from. He has been active on the Beechwood Volunteer Fire Department since 1998 as a fireman (98-07), Secretary (00-06), Treasurer (06-11), and Assistant Fire Chief (07-present). He has been a Sheboygan County Communications Council Member for the Sheboygan County Fire Chiefs Association since 2007. He has been Treasurer of the Badger Firemen’s Association since 2014, and he also serves on the Auxiliary Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Clean Cities Council since 2015.

 

L-to-R: Co-Owner/Vice Chair Wendy Bast, Chairman Ron Bast, Co-Owner/Vice Chair Rochelle Bast, Co-Owner/Vice Chair RJ Bast.