Steve is the Vice President of GTI USA, where he focuses on market conditions, pricing, capacity sourcing and mentoring. What Steve enjoys most about working at GTI are the people, hands down! “We have so many dedicated, intelligent, humble, hard-working people in this organization that I am excited every day to see what we can achieve as a group. So fun!”
One of Steve’s proudest moments was when he accepted Kent Jordan’s (President of GTI USA) employment offer, “I have not regretted one moment of my time here. It is truly my honor to serve this organization and help them achieve their goals.”
Born and raised in Iowa, the son of parents who had eight children and three sets of twins, he grew up in a middle-class family. At a very young age, Steve’s parents taught him that nothing in life comes without effort.
Before joining GTI USA, Steve worked in the financial services industry. First as a stockbroker, then in venture capital and finally in insurance. Steve has always sold services (brokering) his entire professional life.
Interesting fact about his career: Steve was introduced to freight brokerage while playing in a Thursday night “Euchre” card league. A lifelong friend of his asked one question, “Mac, have you ever thought about being a freight broker?” His response, “What the heck is a freight broker?” The rest is history.
With that said, the most unusual job Steve held was early in his professional career. Steve worked for a financial company where part of his job was to be a Skip Tracer/Repo Man. In short, if one could not pay back a car loan, Steve would be responsible to hunt the person and repossess the car!
"When presenting an idea or pitching a sale, it is important to remember there are two parts to this task, there is the message you are attempting to convey and there is your presentation. I have seen far too many good ideas fall by the wayside because someone pays too much attention to the message and forgets to perfect their presentation."
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