Spot Freight Inc. (Spot), a third party logistics company, today announced the appointment of three new directors to its leadership team. The added leadership positions follow a period of sustained growth for the company at both its Indianapolis and Charlotte offices and have been established to support the company’s continued expansion plans.
Brian Smith, formerly a Sales Manager, has been promoted to Director of Sales. Since joining the team in 2017, Brian came to Spot with over twenty years of logistics experience and led his account management team to an increase of over $90M in sales generated over the course of three years. In his role as Director of Sales, Brian will be responsible for the overall sales performance of the company with a focus on business development, account penetration, and team retention.
Kreg Hunter has been promoted to Director of Operations. After five years as a National Account Director, Kreg transitioned to the Director of Training & Development. In these roles, Kreg was responsible for overseeing the growth of some of Spot’s largest shipper accounts and leading the company’s training program. Because of his vast experience across all facets of the company, in his new role, Kreg will be leading Spot’s Logistics and Carrier Resource departments with an overall focus on optimization initiatives and identifying opportunities to increase organizational efficiencies. This is a key function as the company continues to enhance its carrier experience and ease of doing business while driving best in class service.
Jason Lopez, formerly Manager of Training & Development, has been promoted to Director of Training & Development. Jason first joined the Spot team as an Account Manager in 2017. As the company continued to hire over 100 sales reps per year, a training team was established to provide new employees with a three-month training program in order to set them up for success in their new roles. As the first employee on this specific team, Jason has been responsible for training over 200 employees. In his new role, Jason will act as a dedicated mentor to new hires while leading the overall department’s onboarding and sales training programs.
“Spot is at a pivotal growth point in its history, and Brian, Kreg, and Jason will be great assets to our leadership team in terms of sales management, improving upon our carrier experience, and retaining the best talent in the transportation industry,” said Andrew Elsener, Co-Founder of Spot. “Between their dedication to the company, formidable knowledge about the logistics space, and unparalleled work ethics, having Brian, Kreg, and Jason in these roles is an exciting step for them professionally and for Spot’s future.”