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

Diogo Lobo
Diogo Lobo
Partner, Co-Founder

With 26 years of agribusiness and supply chain experience, Diogo brings decades of international trade leadership to NorthPoint Logistics. As Co-Founder, he plans to invest and improve selected companies in the food logistics space and technology startups by acquisition and consolidation.

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 business units. 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.

Brad Amstein
Brad Amstein
Software Engineer

Brad is a Java developer with  database expertise and 6 years of experience doing research data analysis in R, SQL, and SPSS. As Software Engineer, Brad writes code to enhance and add features to Seawave, our paperless freight forwarding software system.

Pauline Yaghiayan
Pauline Yaghiayan
Sales Representative

With 30+ years of experience in  freight forwarding, Pauline is in charge of the team’s operations to ensure client satisfaction. She also assists in sales and business development. Prior to NorthPoint Logistics acquisition of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, Pauline was the present and founder of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, a successful medium size Freight Forwarding company based out of Montreal, Canada and Boulder, Colorado. She has extensive knowledge in the handling of agricultural products and temperature controlled food products. Pauline is technology driven and has succeeded dealing with transportation challenges by building a state of the art logistics/task management on line application
systems.

Chris Won Jung
Chris Won Jung
Sales Representative

Won brings three years of sales experience to Northpoint. He brings tenure to creating and leveraging existing lead generation strategies and identifying new potential partnership opportunities. Won attended Kansas State University and completed his MBA at Baker University.

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.

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.

Nataliia Terela
Nataliia Terela
Account 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.

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.

Aida Allan
Aida Allan
Controller

Aida has been in the Freight  forwarding industry for 25 years, the first ten as a documentation and logistic supervisor and for the past 15 years as a
Controller.

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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