With Spot, There’s A Way

Spot was built on the belief that there is a better way to move freight. We believe in keeping our promises, getting the little things right, and doing whatever it takes to ensure our customers’ freight arrives safely and on-time.

At Spot we’ve built a team of motivated and knowledgeable employees dedicated to making sure every shipment, every customer, and every contract carrier is taken care of. That’s why, no matter what time or day, we're always available.
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We Do What Others Won’t
We never give back freight, and we honor our bid awards with 100% load acceptance.
2
We Do the Little Things Right
We proactively communicate with you—both the good and the bad. And we focus on the often-missed fundamentals of service.
3
We Are Capacity-Driven
Carriers are our #1 customer. We identify capacity through technology and relationships.
4
We Are More Than Just A Broker
We partner with you to become an extension of your supply chain. We offer innovative technology and customized solutions.

With a solid vision, invaluable carrier partners, powerful technology, and talented employees, we’ve grown from two people in a small office into one of the fastest growing companies in North America. And we’re just getting started.

 

Leadership Team

Andy Schenck
Co-Founder
Andy Schenck
Andy Schenck
Co-Founder

Andy co-founded Spot in 2009 with business partner Andrew Elsener. He is primarily responsible for managing all technology efforts, specifically Spot’s proprietary technology, RED, which is named after his mother. Andy has over fifteen years of logistics experience with various asset and non-asset based companies with roles ranging from carrier sales and operations to management. He has a BS in Finance from Indiana University. Outside of work, Andy enjoys being at the go-kart track with his son, spending time with his dad, and going to dinner at his favorite Indianapolis hotspots (Ruth’s Chris & Ambrosia).

Andrew Elsener
Co-Founder
Andrew Elsener
Andrew Elsener
Co-Founder

Andrew co-founded Spot in 2009 with business partner Andy Schenck. He is primarily responsible for the oversight of all sales and customer service-related functions and setting strategic growth initiatives. Prior to Spot, Andrew managed another logistics brokerage and also taught high school biology. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, reading, and thinking about freight!

Andrew Krop
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Krop
Andrew Krop
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew started with Spot in 2014 and has primary responsibility for all accounting, finance, risk management, and legal matters. In addition, he has oversight of internal operations, ensuring that all customer, carrier, and employee related issues are handled with a high degree of urgency and professionalism. Prior to Spot, Andrew held a number of investment banking and financial consulting roles in Chicago working on over 100 M&A and restructuring transactions. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys golf, traveling, attending concerts, yardwork, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Anthony Bova
Executive Vice President
Anthony Bova
Anthony Bova
Executive Vice President

Anthony started at Spot in 2013 and has primary responsibility for all sales and business development efforts across the numerous industries that Spot targets. Prior to Spot, Anthony was in sales at another transportation company and also taught various subjects at a charter school in Indianapolis. He has a BS in Health Education from the University of Indianapolis. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son and golfing.

Jeremiah Pearson
Regional Vice President - SE Region
Jeremiah Pearson
Jeremiah Pearson
Regional Vice President - SE Region

Jeremiah is Spot’s longest tenured employee, starting in 2009. He has primary responsibility for managing Spot’s Account Managers at the Charlotte, North Carolina office. This includes sales penetration and pipeline management. Jeremiah started his career at Spot as a Customer Service Representative and grew into an Account Manager prior to transitioning into his current role. Outside of work, Jeremiah enjoys fitness, spending time with friends and family, and being a part of the Charlotte social scene.

Jeff Barnard
Director of HR
Jeff Barnard
Jeff Barnard
Director of HR

Jeff started at Spot in 2018 and is primarily responsible for Spot’s HR functions, including the growth of Spot’s people, culture, and employee engagement. Prior to Spot, he worked at Angie’s List as the primary HR partner for all revenue generating and operations divisions. Jeff graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Human Resource Management. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, and working on home improvement projects.

Ryan Pike
Director of Sales
Ryan Pike
Ryan Pike
Director of Sales

Ryan started at Spot in 2015 and is responsible for leading sales training activities and advising his set of Account Managers on how to manage customer growth. Prior to Spot, Ryan worked at Angie’s List in various roles from Senior Account Manager to eCommerce Manager and as the Development Director at the Meningitis Foundation of America. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, cooking, and live music.

Alexa Amatulli
Director of Marketing
Alexa Amatulli
Alexa Amatulli
Director of Marketing

Alexa started with Spot in 2017 and is responsible for leading Spot’s marketing and communications efforts. This includes branding, digital strategy, events, campaign creation, and public relations. Prior to Spot, Alexa managed the marketing department at a large privately-held telecommunications company. She graduated from Butler University with a BS in Marketing. Outside of work, Alexa enjoys spending time with family, fashion, traveling, and watching movies.

Atish Mahajan
Director of Technology
Atish Mahajan
Atish Mahajan
Director of Technology

Atish started at Spot in 2013 and oversees product development for Spot’s proprietary software, RED, while managing the company’s infrastructure. Prior to Spot, Atish was part of Chase’s application team and started his career at Spot as an intern before transitioning into his current role. He has an MS in Computer Science from IUPUI. Outside of work, Atish enjoys reading, watching basketball, hiking, and traveling.

Brad Young
Director of LTL Sales
Brad Young
Brad Young
Director of LTL Sales

Brad started at Spot in 2013 and is responsible for leading Spot’s LTL department. This includes LTL account management, meeting with carriers, and negotiating rates between carriers and customers. He started his career as an Account Manager at Spot and eventually grew his business to become a Senior Account Manager before transitioning into his current role. Brad graduated from Ball State University with a BS in Industry and Technology. Outside of work, Brad enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking.

Brian Smith
Sales Manager
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Sales Manager

Brian started at Spot in 2017 and is responsible for ensuring that his set of Account Managers has the fundamental building blocks and tools to be successful in growing their accounts. Brian has over twenty years of logistics experience with a focus on account management, business development, and leadership. He has a BS in Public Affairs and Management from Indiana University. Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his three children, traveling, playing golf, and going to concerts.

Kelsey Crooks
Sales Manager
Kelsey Crooks
Kelsey Crooks
Sales Manager

Kelsey started at Spot in 2012 and is responsible for coaching her set of Account Managers on the importance of hitting sales targets and achieving growth within their accounts. She started her career at Spot as an Account Manager and grew into a National Account Director before transitioning into her current role. Kelsey has a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Indianapolis where she played collegiate tennis. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, and boat life with her husband and bulldog, Bosco.

Benjamin Routon
Carrier Sales Manager
Benjamin Routon
Benjamin Routon
Carrier Sales Manager

Bennie started at Spot in 2015 and is responsible for leading Spot’s carrier sales team. This includes helping to grow carrier relationships, building lanes, and training Account Managers on carrier sales operations. Prior to Spot, Bennie managed a laboratory, ensuring that on time delivery was met while improving lean manufacturing techniques. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, riding his motorcycle, and working on home improvement projects.

Miche Smith
Operations Manager
Miche Smith
Miche Smith
Operations Manager

Miche started at Spot in 2014 and is responsible for overseeing operational efficiency and staff management within Spot’s 24/7/365 operations department. Prior to Spot, she worked in journalism and public relations for the City of Indianapolis. She has a BA in Journalism from IUPUI. Outside of work, Miche enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with her dog, Zuri.

Tanisha Smith
Carrier Resource Manager
Tanisha Smith
Tanisha Smith
Carrier Resource Manager

Tanisha started at Spot in 2015 and has primary responsibility for all risk management, claims, and carrier safety and compliance matters. Tanisha has over 10 years of customer service and insurance experience with Allstate and Liberty Mutual. She has a BS in Business Administration from IUPUI. Outside of work, Tanisha enjoys spending time with her family, attending her son’s sporting games, and watching Netflix.