THE TEAM

Created by logistics industry veterans, for the industry.

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Noam Frankel

FOUNDER & CEO

With more than 35 years in the industry, Noam was one of the original founders of American Backhaulers (later acquired by C.H. Robinson in 1999), where he served as COO. He then moved to Echo Global Logistics, where he built their truckload division. After his tenure there, Noam founded Optimal Freight, a freight brokerage, that was acquired by TFI International in 2018. Noam has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kevin Kirby

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Kevin has 20+ years experience in progressive roles within the transportation and supply chain verticals. History of orchestrating revenue growth strategies and operations initiatives designed to increase revenue. Before coming to FreightFriend, Kevin spent time at C.H. Robinson, Fuel Transport, and Transflo.  Kevin graduated from University of Illinois and has an MBA from Depaul University.

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Caleb Chatfield

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Caleb facilitates meaningful relationships between carriers, shippers and brokers. Before coming to FreightFriend, Caleb spent 7 years at C.H. Robinson and also held sales positions at J.B. Hunt, Shipwell, and the American Trucking Association. Caleb graduated from University of Kansas.

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Taryn Daker

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Taryn has spent her entire career managing carriers and customers in the freight industry. She has held numerous roles at a variety of top supply chain companies such as C.H. Robinson, Uber, Shipwell, and FleetOps. Taryn manages all of FreightFriend's customers and carriers.  Ms. Daker has a degree from DePaul University.

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Dimitrios Loukadakis

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Dimitrios is a software engineer with extensive experience developing, maintaining, and improving large-scale distributed applications.  Prior to joining FreightFriend, Dimitrios was a Lead Software Engineer at Project44.