Flock Freight exists to make the freight industry a better place for shippers, carriers, and the environment. Our goal is to end the tug of war between shippers and carriers by giving shippers top-tier shared truckload service and helping carriers maximize revenue with multi-stop loads. The environment wins as well, with our guaranteed carbon neutral service: FlockDirect. We offset the emissions of all FlockDirect shipments at no extra cost to our customers. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.
Our mission is to reimagine existing freight processes by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through shared truckload shipping.
The freight industry is infamous for inefficiencies that are — in some cases — almost 100 years old. It’s time for a change that lets shippers move freight in a way that treats the environment and drivers with care.
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.
Driven by a passion to revolutionize supply chain networks, Chris brings an extensive background in logistics development to the Flock Freight team. As chief strategy officer, he focuses on growth acceleration and the execution of our ambitious innovation agenda.
Chris has over 20 years of commercial experience operating across global supply chain management, enterprise software development, and transportation market economics. Beginning his career in Silicon Valley in the late ‘90s, Chris worked on the first generation of B2C e-commerce fulfillment networks. Later, he joined the early leadership team at Coyote Logistics at its launch in 2006, where he played an essential role in the company’s rise to over $4 billion in global revenue to become the second-largest U.S. truckload (TL) freight broker by 2020. During his tenure, he also developed Coyote’s Collaborative Transportation Management service offering and formulated a widely used U.S. truckload market forecasting methodology. After exiting Coyote in 2020, he went on to launch Pickett Research to progress his TL rate cycle framework.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Engineering in Logistics degree from MIT – where he wrote his graduate thesis on supply chain resilience under Dr. Yossi Sheffi. Eager to expand his logistics expertise beyond surface transportation, he went on to earn a U.S. Customs Broker license in 2021.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
As the first and only B Corp in the freight-shipping space, our commitment to do the right thing doesn’t stop at the environment. We’re tackling initiatives across the board to build an inherently sustainable business model and a high-performance, high-care culture.
Our pursuit to reinvent the freight industry would be nothing without our brilliant people, who obsess over growing our customer base, developing our carrier network, and improving our technology platform.
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