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Our Leadership & Team

Amy Rice

Amy Rice

CEO

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 Technology

As Directory of Technology, David is responsible for integrations and technology platforms. 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

Director Operations

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 North America Solutions

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, and PO Management.

Chris Welch

Chris Welch

Director Trade Management

As Director of Trade and Project Management, Chris is responsible for managing and negotiating all ocean carrier contracts. He also manages all compliance and regulatory needs on a customer by customer basis. 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.

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Manager Partnerships

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

Manager Pricing

As a Pricing Manager, Nataliia is responsible for providing clients with the most cost effective and satisfactory solutions for their international shipments. Her main focus is specializing in a refrigerated cargo, and she also works with general cargo, LCL, Air and Ro-Ro. Nataliia has been in the transportation industry for 6 years. Previously, she worked as an Import Logistics Coordinator at Mriya Agroholding (Ukraine) and as a Logistics Coordinator for Josak Shipping.

Brandy Gooch

Brandy Gooch

Manager Pricing

Brandy has 5 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. Brandy currently works to get pricing for current and potential customers.

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

Manager Business Development

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

Manager Business Development

Ruth brings 30 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 15 years’ experience in the freight forwarding industry. She started her career working for a Trading House in Montreal, handling logistics into South America and Caribbean destinations. She then moved to Freight Forwarding as a documentation manager and logistics specialist.

As Account Manager, Wendy is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of client accounts for export cargo in temperature controlled and/or dry containers shipping to international destinations.

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. In addition to supporting FCL international moves he handles LCL and air shipments as well.

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

Controller

Anna brings a diverse background in finance and sales to NorthPoint Logistics. She is responsible for the development of the team’s accounting practice.

Zach Artz

Zach Artz

Associate Solutions North America

Zach has years of experience across multiple industries, including accounting, engineering, and software. He is responsible for arranging LTL shipments and container tracking for the North American Solutions team at Northpoint. He is also a valuable resource for office reading recommendations.

Hollie Janjua

Hollie Janjua

Account Manager

Hollie has 9 years of experience in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics industries. She began her career at Marisol International, and spent 7 years building expertise in day to day operations of ocean export and export documentation, including Letters of Credit. Prior to joining NorthPoint, she transitioned into a shipper’s role, gaining insight regarding inventory and logistics planning for a large volume export company. In her spare time, she is busy scoping out unique foods to try and managing two young boys!

Cyngy Gresham

Cyngy Gresham

Account Manager

Cyngy arrived at Northrpoint with over 10 years of customer service experience, a majority coming from the banking and finance industry. After banking and finance, she started in the LTL industry working with and tracking expedited shipments around North America.

Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

Associate Solutions North America

Jeremy is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in Supply Chain Management. He has joined the logistics team as Associate Solutions in North America where he is responsible for managing domestic warehousing and forwarding activities.

NorthPoint Gives Back

Living Generously in Kansas City

NorthPoint Logistics participates in the Feed Northland Kids program annually to help fill local ‘BackSnacks” lunches. The group effort combines the effort from multiple NorthPoint teams including Multi-Family, Development, and Accounting to help support local children in need.

Biking for a Cure

Select Northpoint Logistics employees participate and also support the Bike MS Ride annually. Bike MS raises awareness and funds for the MS Society in an effort to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Every mile pedaled and every dollar raised brings us closer to a world free of MS.

Bike MS is the largest fundraising bike series in the world and raises more funding than any other cycling event globally. Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists from 6,000+ teams ride together to change the world for people with MS, with routes varying from 15-150 miles.

Work at NorthPoint Logistics

Join the best team you will ever be a part of

Working at NorthPoint offers a flexible office environment and includes 401K match, healthcare reimbursement program, charitable contribution match, competitive vacation, and the ability to coordinate with a highly personable and fast-growing team. Our parent company, NorthPoint Development, has been voted the “Best Place to Work in Kansas City” by the KC Business Journal, 7 years in a row.

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