About NorthPoint
We make moving international freight effortless

Decades of experience on Imports, Exports, and Customs

NorthPoint Logistics is a full-service forwarder and customs broker, driven by technology. Headquartered in the Midwest United States, NorthPoint offers logistics management technology that centralizes provider networks and automates the shipment planning and tracking process. Our international freight team supplies consulting expertise for global shipments, increasing your company capacity and seamlessly coordinating end-to-end supply chain solutions. NorthPoint Logistics is guided by the principle that taking care of our customer is our number one priority. We bring an understanding of foreign markets and international trade to create value-added solutions for our partners on sea, air, land, and rail. NorthPoint Logistics operates out of thousands of global ports, including the Americas, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific with services including FCL, LCL, FTL, LTL, and Intermodal.
 

Live Generously

We believe we have an obligation to give back to the community through charitable efforts and, as a token of our appreciation to those who have helped us succeed, we will pay it forward.

Maintain our financial Discipline

We will approach every deal with an appropriate margin of safety and never stretching for a deal or becoming greedy.

Core Values

Do the right thing every time

As we conduct our business, we will operate with the highest integrity and we shall strive to live by the Golden Rule.

Put People first

The relationships with our customers, employees, and investors are our most valuable assets. We will strive to always take care of each other and to operate our business so that we maintain our culture of appreciation, respect, transparency, and we shall avoid office politics.

Take ownership of every situation

Every individual shall take ownership, be accountable, and take responsibility while avoiding blame, excuses, and denial. We will always strive to admit, learn, and grow from failure and mistakes.

MEET OUR TEAM

Amy Rice, LCB
Amy Rice, LCB
Chief Executive Officer

Amy brings over 20 years’ experience in the freight forwarding and customs brokerage industry. As CEO, Amy will be responsible for designing and implementing the business operation globally, managing relationships with clients, vendors, partners, and staff, as well as establishing policies that promote company culture and vision while overseeing the operations of the company. She is a Licensed Customs Broker, a Certified Export Specialist, and a Certified Customs Specialist. Prior to joining NorthPoint Logistics Amy was the Vice President of Operations at Marisol International.

Jordan Brunk
Jordan Brunk
VP Partnerships

Jordan brings over 12 years of growth strategy to NorthPoint Logistics. Prior to joining the team, he created sales processes for two local Kansas City area metro companies, resulting in multi-million dollar businesses. Jordan  attended the University of Kansas and completed his EMBA at UMKC.
He has received honors for his efforts locally, including Ingram’s top 20 in their Twenties, class of 2015.

David Vondrachek
David Vondrachek
Director of Technology

As Directory of Technology, David is responsible for the Seawave freight forwarding application platform. David has over 14 years of software
engineering and architecture experience in web applications. Prior to joining NorthPoint, David served as a Senior Manager of IT Applications at KGP Logistics.

Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Operations Manager

Kaitlin has been in the Freight Forwarding Industry for 6 years. As Account Manager, Kaitlin is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of
client accounts. Prior to joining Northpoint, Kaitlin served as a Team Lead for Marisol International, handling operations and documentation for a large
volume client.

Geoff Chambers
Geoff Chambers
Director Solutions North America

Geoff started his carrier with Fritz Companies, and brings over 25 years of North American Supply Chain and Project Management experience with emphasis in the Auto Industry, Manufacturing,  and High volume Big Box Retailers.  Specialties include, cost reduction implementation, purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, distribution, fleet management, Supply Chain Modeling for multi-million dollar projects, reverse logistics, cold chain management, PO Management, and most recently Blockchain Technology.

Chris Welch
Chris Welch
Director of Trade and Project Management

As Director of Trade and Project Management, Chris is responsible for managing and negotiating all import and export contracts. He also manages special projects on a customer by customer basis as needed. Chris brings a decade worth of supply chain and account management experience to NorthPoint Logistics. Prior to joining the team, he spent time managing international logistics, commodity management and account management for multibillion dollar international manufacturing organizations. Before entering the manufacturing world, Chris spent time as an Account Manager at Marisol International.

Mike Zimmerman
Mike Zimmerman
Partnerships Manager

As Partnerships Manager, Mike is responsible for developing new import and export business, and managing current active partner relationships. Mike’s background includes 7 years of experience in sales, including 3 years of experience specifically targeted towards supply chain effiency and improvement. Prior to joining the team, he spent time managing customer accounts ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Mike assisted his customers by providing solutions which improved visibility and accuracy to their inventory while improving efficiency at the same time. Mike spent time at the University of Kansas and UMKC, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Nataliia Terela
Nataliia Terela
Inside Sales Manager

Nataliia has been in the industry for 4 years. Previously, she worked for 2 years as an Import Logistics Coordinator at Mriya Agroholding (Ukraine) and as  a Logistics Coordinator for Josak Shipping for 2 years. As a Logistics coordinator, Nataliia is responsible for the day to day logistics of multiple client
accounts.

Brandy Gooch
Brandy Gooch
Inside Sales Manager

Brandy has 4 years experience in the freight forwarding industry.  She previously coordinated the transshipments of reefer cargo in the Chicago region and made all the export bookings and handled documentation for container shipments.

She has prior experience with graphic design, working for an employment newspaper and a photographer. Brandy is an avid volleyball player.

George Winters
George Winters
Business Development Manager

George brings over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding, customs brokerage and end to end supply chain management. As a business development manager, George will concentrate on managing relationships with clients and agents and expansion of Northpoint Logistics footprint globally. Prior to joining Northpoint Logistics George was President of Marisol International.

Ruth Arneson
Ruth Arneson
Business Development Manager

Ruth brings 29 years of international and domestic logistics, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and all products related with the movement of freight. She is also experienced with negotiations of ocean and air contracts as well as establishing close agent relationships worldwide.

Ruth is responsible for building client and agent relationships with the goal to provide the best service in the industry to our customers.

Prior to joining Northpoint Ruth was Executive Vice President and one of the owners and founding Partners of Marisol International.

Pam Anderson
Pam Anderson
Account Manager

Pam brings over 15 years of experience in the freight forwarding and customs brokerage industry. She has vast industry knowledge regarding import transportation and customs compliance.

As an account manager Pam is responsible for managing the day to day operations for the importers she works with.

Kelly Cloward
Kelly Cloward
Account Manager

Kelly has been in the freight forwarding industry for over 25 years and has extensive knowledge in logistics and transportation in the seafood
community. She has been a business owner for 20 of those years bringing to Northpoint a great network of experience and commitment.

Wendy Denesha
Wendy Denesha
Account Manager

Wendy has 10 years’ experience in freight forwarding. As account manager, Wendy is responsible for negotiating rates for export and import cargo in temperature controlled and dry containers shipping to international
destinations. Overseeing client  accounts and also offers support and assistance on logistical matters.

Wendy comes with many years of experience in the international trade industry. She started her career with a Trading House handling logistics, then moved to a trans-loading facility as a customer service rep and from there into freight forwarding as documentation manager then logistics specialist and now as account manager.

Laura Holman
Laura Holman
Account Manager

Laura has been in the Freight Forwarding Industry for 7 years. Prior to joining NorthPoint, Laura served as Trade Lane team Lead for a large volume client. As an Account Manager, Laura is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of client accounts and specializes in letter of credit documentation.

Erica Skinner
Erica Skinner
Account Manager

Erica brings 16 years of corporate business experience to Northpoint Logistics. Prior to joining the team, Erica was a part of the domestic grocery cooperative industry assisting over 3,800 members across the United States. As an Account Manager, Erica is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of client accounts.

Corey Rice
Corey Rice
Account Manager

Corey brings four years of logistics industry experience to NorthPoint. He brings tenure on international imports and exports to the team, as well as prior practice with finance and account management. In addition to his work executing international freight, Corey manages NorthPoint’s online customer database.

Amanda Beets
Amanda Beets
Account Manager

Amanda worked in the Commercial Real Estate industry for 5 years at Xceligent. She has held positions including customer care and contract administrating. Processing agreements for all market across the nation, she has gained knowledge of laws in each state and the guidelines to execute a contract in its entirety.

Uyen Ta
Uyen Ta
Account Manager

Uyen has 9 years of experience in the forwarding and customs brokerage industry. She manages the outlay of duty and tax payments on behalf of NorthPoint’s partners. She has years of experience with specialized export  documentation, including Letters of Credit.

Brandon Fogal
Brandon Fogal
Account Manager

Brandon has been in the freight forwarding and customs brokerage industry for 4 years. He has experience as a Lane Lead for China and as an Account Manager, providing documentation and logistics support for high volume clients.

Denise Scroggins
Denise Scroggins
Account Manager

Denise has 7 years experience in the freight forwarding and customs brokerage industry. As an account manager, she works with import customers on a daily basis.

Anna Sanders
Anna Sanders
Finance Manager

Anna brings a diverse background in finance and sales to NorthPoint Logistics. With an easy-going, creative nature she is responsible for the development of the team’s accounting practice.

 

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