Brendan Reidy on March 11 joined the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based XRS (formerly Xata Corp.) as president and chief operating officer.

Reidy is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Redwood City, Calif.-based Clarus Systems.

“Brendan joins us with a deep background as a leader of technology companies and ventures,” Jay Coughlan, XRS chairman and CEO, said in a news release. “With the launch of our new XRS product, we need to intensify our growth momentum, bring in the best talent possible and align our organization to accomplish our vision for the most innovative and valuable fleet management solution on the road.”

Reidy will oversee development production, product management, information systems, quality assurance, customer support, supply chain and human resources.

“I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about XRS the past year,” Reidy said in the release. “The innovation they are bringing to the trucking market through their mobile-based XRS product will make them an instant market leader. I’m impressed with the caliber of the XRS team and I’m looking forward to helping the company achieve its ambitious growth goals.”