We’re demonstrating value-driven leadership in today’s freight space and replacing traditional shipping methods with an environmentally responsible alternative: Shared truckload service.
Our mission is to reimagine existing freight processes by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through shared truckload shipping.
If the entire LTL industry switched to shared truckload, the annual environmental impact would be equivalent to:
Flock Freight Leadership Team
Oren is dedicated to working on — rather than in — the freight industry, and won Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® award for San Diego in 2020.
Logistics and innovation run through Oren’s veins. Following his parents’ footsteps, who created their own freight forwarder after years with Foreman’s van line, he founded his own 100-truck fleet at age 20, providing white-glove freight service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Next came SolSource, Oren’s first brokerage, which services major clients like Whole Foods and opened his eyes to the unnecessary complications and inefficiencies of LTL shipping.
Now, after 20+ years in freight, Oren’s built the solution that’s revolutionizing the freight industry: Shared truckload.
Pete brings 20+ years of financial and operational experience to Flock Freight. He has a proven track record of raising capital from investors and deep experience managing many business functions, including finance, accounting, customer support, legal, mergers and acquisitions, and other operational activities of venture-backed companies.
Prior to joining Flock Freight, Pete served as CFO of several venture-backed businesses, such as Outreach, Intego (acquired by Kape Technologies), Pure Networks (acquired by Cisco), Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), Visible Technologies (acquired by Cision), and PacketVideo (acquired by NTT DoCoMo). He also has 10+ years of experience working for large best of breed companies Microsoft and Ernst & Young LLP.
Pete holds a master’s degree in business administration in finance from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Montana. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Lu leads the product and engineering groups at Flock Freight. He draws on 20+ years of experience building products and leading highly effective software development teams.
Prior to joining Flock Freight, he led product development at two SaaS startups, from initial traction and growth through successful exit by acquisition. At Taxcient, Lu led the development of the company’s flagship SaaS product, which the industry recognized as best of breed and hundreds of enterprise customers — including Apple, AutoZone, and Symantec — implemented. Previously, Lu was a Principal Engineer at Oracle, where he developed ContentDB, a large-scale content management platform that handled billions of documents upon each installation.
Lu has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Kevin is focused on expanding Flock Freight’s high-quality network and helping carriers provide exceptional service. His hands-on experience, along with his proven strengths in leadership and communication, have effectively bolstered his sales skill set.
Over the last 15 years, Kevin has cultivated an impressive career in freight. He spent close to 12 years at Coyote Logistics, where he oversaw cross-functional sales teams and drove many optimal business results. Kevin successfully moved up the chain of command to become Coyote’s Director of Sales and Operations. Before his time at Coyote, Kevin was an invaluable part of the Carrier Sales team at Real Time Freight, a cloud-based TMS that’s powered by Truckstop.com.
Justin’s distinguished history in the logistics space has primed him to take Flock Freight’s Sales initiatives to the next level. His efforts have produced major impacts on some of the industry’s leading organizations and technology-backed startups.
Justin served as Vice President of Sales at GlobalTranz, where he led profit-and-loss oversight of three core offices and expanded the company’s world-class sales organization. Before working at GlobalTranz, Justin spent six years as the Director of Sales for Coyote Logistics, where he headed key-production offices after the acquisition of Access America Transport and demonstrated pivotal leadership during the United Parcel Service acquisition.
As leader of Flock Freight’s Marketing team, Jeff is the driving force behind impactful strategies and optimal business outcomes. Jeff spearheads efforts for several marketing and PR channels with the goal of communicating the benefits of shared truckload service to shippers and carriers.
Jeff has been recognized as a “Top 40 Business Leader Under 40” by San Diego Business Journal for his work in developing relationship-driven corporate cultures and building brands for long-term success. Over the course of his career, Jeff has held marketing leadership positions at Google, Cricket Wireless (acquired by AT&T), and ProFlowers (acquired by FTD).
Melina has decades of experience building innovation and inclusivity into high-velocity workplace cultures — now, she leads the strategic growth and development of Flock Freight’s world-class team.
Before joining Flock Freight, Melina spent three years as SVP People at Housecall Pro, a rapid-growth San Diego-based SaaS startup. Prior to Housecall Pro, Melina played a fundamental role in the explosive expansion of the specialty grocery chain, Trader Joe’s. During her 15 years as head of Recruitment and Development at Trader Joe’s, she launched Trader Joe’s University, opened stores in 30 new states, and grew the company from 5,000 to 35,000 employees without compromising a best-in-class employee culture. Melina was previously Vice President Human Resources for private equity owned Vistage Worldwide, an international peer-to-peer CEO advisory firm focused on executive leadership. She also led Haggen Food and Pharmacy as VP HR through a post-acquisition launch of 100 grocery stores in 100 days.
Melina holds a Masters of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego and a BA from UCLA.
At Flock Freight, Peter builds and scales high-performing operations teams with attention to process, technology, data, and people-development.
Peter has been working at the intersection of supply chains, technology, and data for 15+ years. At DealerSocket, Peter oversaw the implementation of new internal business applications and redefined business processes for approximately 1,000 people across the company — during a period of 30% growth. He also drove the integration of business systems and the general and administrative organizations of four add-on acquisitions over the course of a year. Before DealerSocket, Peter served as a portfolio consultant with Vista Equity Partners Consulting Group, implementing a playbook of technology-focused operational best practices across a range of SaaS businesses.
Peter has an MBA and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern.
In The News
Flock Freight — a Solana Beach firm whose software pools multiple shipments together into one shared truckload — has raised $113.5 million in a new round of financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
What if you could take 9 million cars off the road, speed up deliveries to e-commerce customers, and save small businesses money? That’s the potential of Flock Freight’s shared truckload “freight-pooling”.
Shippers are looking for ways to improve their sustainability, and solutions from third-party logistics providers are increasingly helping them do that — such as carbon neutral shared truckload shipping.
Flock Freight’s business model is built on sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the freight industry. The company announced that it will offset 100% of carbon emissions for FlockDirect customers for free in 2021 to achieve carbon neutrality.
Flock Freight, a startup using technology to consolidate truck freight, is following up its $113.5 million Series C round in December with a move to make its hallmark “shared” truckload shipments carbon neutral — at no cost to customers.
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Flock Freight, a technology company based in Solana Beach, California, that pools shipments to fill unused trailer space.
The COVID-19 pandemic has moved supply chain and logistics technologies to the public eye like few times before, as shortages at grocery stores and the distribution of a possible vaccine highlight the importance of moving goods and essentials.
The Japanese firm led a $113.5 million investment in Flock Freight, a U.S. software startup that offers a service that uses algorithms to match trucks with freight headed in the same direction.
SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund 2 is leading a $113.5 million investment round in a California-based startup seeking to change the way goods get trucked around the U.S.
Flock Freight, it turns out, is a very interesting logistics company that is working to transform the way freight is shipped in a way that benefits carriers and shippers.
Oren Zaslansky grew up in the trucking business, started a truckload company at age 21, moved on from there to a brokerage, and then decided he wanted to see how he could use technology to totally reinvent how we think about less-than-truckload freight.
Supply chain software vendors project44, Flock Freight see jumps in users and funding.
During our interview on the DealMakers podcast, Oren Zaslansky shared his inspiration to go into entrepreneurship, how he managed to bootstrap his first startup, learning to pitch VCs and the future of shipping.
Flock Freight, a logistics tech company that enables scaled freight pooling (the process of combining multiple loads onto one truck), today announced it has pooled more than 12,000 total shipments since 2017.
Flock Freight has pooled more than 12,000 total shipments, a 296% increase in pooled shipments between 2018 and 2019 by prioritizing its work with companies providing essential goods, such as food and medical supplies, and customers that have had to make significant changes to their business models.
The Flock Freight partial/LTL-consolidating brokerage platform launched a “Driver Care” program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in appreciation of risks professional drivers take to keep supply chains running and put food on tables.
Hubless logistics company assembles “algorithmically created carpools” of LTL freight, to be shipped via full truckload.
A venture capital-backed freight broker wants to create carpooling opportunities for LTL by using technology instead of physical terminals to aggregate shipments.
When defining success as an entrepreneur, it’s a fact that there are no shortcuts to how it can be achieved.
Read to hear what Flock Freight CEO Oren Zasklansky has to say about AI adoption in supply chain management.
We’re excited to welcome Justin Turner to the Flock Freight leadership team as our new Senior Vice President of Sales.
The single-solution shipping you’ve come to trust with AuptiX has gotten an upgrade. Introducing Flock Freight: the next step in our mission to revolutionize the way companies ship.
After working with literally dozens of organizations large and small, young and old, I can honestly say the ability to translate effort into impact here is unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed. This company depends in no small part on the hard work of literally every employee, and its rapid growth is a testament to the quality of those people I’m privileged to call my coworkers.
Flock Freight has taught me what it means to be a part of something bigger than yourself. When you know everyone is equally dedicated to the company mission, you develop this new sense of purpose. The Executive Team has also created an environment where your voice can be heard and they are very transparent. Our CEO is very involved and always happy to chat with any team member. I am confident that Flock Freight has and will continue to equip me with the skills to further my professional career.
The purpose of Flock Freight is very easy to align with and the intentions of everyone involved are clear. The entire company operates like a team and everyone is held accountable for their work. In addition, the lively and upbeat working environment is complemented by fantastic office perks (awesome people, office two blocks from the beach, cold brew on tap, HIT classes on the roof, etc).
We have many really smart people coming together here trying to change the way the freight industry works and I wouldn’t trade the opportunity for the world.