As Chief Executive Officer for Flat World Supply Chain, Brian sees the Flat World companies as listening organizations - Understanding how clients business processes work, and uncovering opportunities where technology and logistics insight can support those processes, improve cost structures, and heighten success.
With 24+ years in the logistics industry, Brian's background supports creating client specific supply chain solutions. Earning a Bachelor's degree in Transportation & Logistics from Iowa State University, Brian spent 23 years with YRC Worldwide (and previous namesakes involving the color Yellow) in various operational, local and corporate sales, and leadership roles.
As technology changed the transportation industry, Brian's role expanded from sales leadership (Director of Sales w/ Yellow Transportation) to joining the parent corporations YRCW's Enterprise Solutions Group designing technology based custom engineered supply chain solutions. As a Director, ESG he created transportation solutions using YRCW operating companies with top Fortune 50 clients.
Named a Group Vice President with YRC Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group in 2008, Brian successfully led corporate sales and logistics engineering teams in uncover opportunity and creating transportation solutions with YRC Worldwide's top 200 manufacturing, distribution, and retail client base.
Brian's background also includes leading the YRCW sales and marketing team engaging transportation benefit programs with industry associations and buying groups, using technology to bring improved transportation cost structures to their membership while significantly growing YRCW carrier share of their transportation usage.
Married to Alison for 23+ years and with their two teenage boys, Brian enjoys being outside with the family and friends, whether it be fishing, hunting, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or that occasional round of golf. He is active with his church as well as his son's athletic team's organizations.