THE EXPRESS TEAM
A pioneer of the logistics industry, Vinnie began his career as a UPS driver in Erie, PA and soon thereafter advancing his career at FedEx. Graduating first-in-class at their Management Assessment Center he built goal-oriented, focused, and high energy elite management teams in Atlanta, Boston, and Cleveland as a Senior Management Executive. In 2003, he founded Express. Over the past two decades, he has grown the company into a leading time critical Logistics provider serving many customers and suppliers. Through Express, Vinnie’s people-first philosophy and business model has touched the lives of thousands of people creating home and family as a career for many. His door is always open. In other words, he is responsive to the needs of those he works with and many people are fortunate enough to call him a friend.
With over a decade focused on building growth, developing processes, and advancing business, Darren’s experience, and dedication to building a team, are nothing short of inspiring. He instils a people-first mentality spreading throughout Express; From drivers to employee team members, directly into the hands of customers. Entrepreneurial from a young age, it has been Darren’s mission to create, develop and build experiences for customers to have the desire to return. Darren is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Edinboro University, a devoted husband and father of two children, Dominic and Gianna.
Starting as a part-time financial analyst in 2006, Ashley has grown to become the Executive Financial Officer. Her dedication to Express is represented through her work; Complete, accurate and on-time. When details matter the most, Ashley is there to support our customers and make sure our finance platform remains balanced. Debt-Free and Self-Financed, Express takes pride in these statements all with Ashley’s succinct accounting. In her leisure time, you’ll find her exercising, spending time with her husband and family, and taking care of her dog, Slim.
Beginning his career at UPS as a standard package handler, Matt quickly moved his way up into logistics management before being recruited to advance his career at Express. As Vice-President of MIS/IT, his role is to oversee and direct the technology and infrastructure that helps Express stay ahead of competition and deliver state-of-the art platforms to customers. Matt’s tenure with Express, since 2008, allows him to quickly maneuver the fast-paced tech environment behind Express. Matt graduated from Penn State University where he majored in Management Information Systems.
With over a decade at Express, April has hands-on, in-depth experience in recruiting, accounting, and dispatch. She ensures all departments work in unison to accomplish consistent, practical solutions in a fast-paced, always changing industry. Her experience implements scalable solutions to drive results in a competitive market. She is best known for exceptional customer service and maintaining long-term relationships. She empowers her team to deliver those same results by leveraging the core values of each individual, teaching to think steps ahead and leading by example. Outside of work, you’ll find her exploring all sorts of terrain.
In 2012, Tim joined Express as a Logistics Specialist determined to enhance his career and be part of something big. Today, as Operations Manager, he exudes confidence in his role, managing all aspects of operations. Through his growth in the industry, Tim has a passion for developing team members and cultivating the standards of customer service. He values strength in earnest communication and building long lasting relationships. You’ll often hear his boisterous laugh behind the phone along with his cheerful smile in the office. Tim sets the bar for communication and is always available to help in any way. Express is proud to say it maintains its strong people-first culture through people like Tim.
After spending more than 11 years at Express, Patrick understands what drives business and engages productivity for optimum operations support. He meanders a well-balanced agenda while working closely with clients and ensuring all work-in-progress is clarified and customer service prioritized. Patrick utilizes this experience with his team so all colleagues are mentored into developing discipline with critical thinking mind sets. From Driver Recruiter to his current leadership position, Patrick has proven that Time, Devotion and Trust are constant elements that create success. Patrick resides in Tampa Bay with his wife Crysty and their wheaten terrier, Rico.
Starting as a part-time sprinter van driver in 2006, Vedran began his logistics career with Express. His experiences from moving freight throughout North America built the foundation for him to start as a dispatcher in 2009. Vedran immediately formed Express’ e-commerce Department to expand beyond our primary customer base, keep drivers moving and generate revenue through competitive bidding. Soon thereafter, he was promoted to the Operations Manager where Express saw a significant expansion in all areas of operations. Now, as a strategic sales professional, Vedran possesses the ability to inspire the sales team to perform at their best. Coaching and Closing are two of his most important attributes. His fundamentals always remind him that drivers and carriers are the lifeblood of our business.
As a data analyst for Express, Justin organizes big data and uses information to generate key business insights while boosting company efficiency. He handles distribution of resources to maximize output, while decreasing cost to our customers. Justin’s logistics background includes managing departments from Air Freight, International, and Final Mile.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from UNC Charlotte and recently completed a Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Business Analytics from Texas at Austin.
Ben’s 10+ years of experience in Expedite, Less-Than-Truckload, Flatbed, Full Truckload, Air Freight, Rail, and Intermodal is nothing short of inspiring. Introduced into the transportation industry by his father as a child, Benjamin easily adopted this career path. Through his experiences with Panther Premium and C.H. Robinson, he gained crucial knowledge throughout the industry; Always leaving customers with a lasting impression. Ben’s expertise brings a wealth of knowledge helping to continually grow Express daily. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Victoria and their son, Jackson. You’ll find him watching his son play soccer at the field, throwing strikes at Bowling Allies and roller-blading with his wife down the Tampa Bay Trail.
Joining the Express Team in Spring of 2020, Lance’s logistics experience allowed him to easily adapt to the company’s standards and seamlessly begin growing with Express. A few of his daily priorities are customer building, creative problem solving and driver/carrier support. Lance’s “People before profit” mantra has always been a quality standard he confidently embodies across his customer spectrum. When Lance isn’t supporting operations, he is spending time with his family; Making long-lasting memories with his 2 year old daughter, newborn baby girl, and wife, Nicole.