EASE Logistics Owner Peter Coratola

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President & CEO

Peter’s lifelong, zealous passion for entrepreneurship led him to capitalize on an opportunity in 2014 which established EASE Logistics Services. Under Peter’s leadership, the company has grown rapidly and continues to expand at a dramatic pace. Peter’s extensive professional background spans the client and provider sides of logistics; he utilizes this deep subject matter expertise to provide a high level of customer service to carriers, brokerages, and shippers. Prior to founding EASE, Peter was a manager of national accounts at a Fortune 500 brokerage for two years. He now handles critical shipments and single-sourced relationships for several Fortune 500 companies. Peter holds a BSBA degree in criminology and supply chain management from The Ohio State University. Peter lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Elizabeth, and his sons Peter and Benjamin.

Keith Ward, COO EASE Logistics

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COO

Keith designs and implements business plans and procedures for the company, develops opportunities for future growth, and ensures efficiencies across all departments at EASE. While attending college at Bellarmine University (where he ultimately earned a double major in business and economics), he worked for General Electric in the international supply chain department where he developed a love for logistics. Since then, Keith has accrued over fifteen years of experience in the field as an account manager for Pacer Global Logistics and a manager for the expedite and new model teams at Ceva Logistics on-site at Honda. Keith has been with EASE for more than two years.

Justin Young, CFO EASE Logistics

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CFO

Justin leads the accounting and finance functions of EASE to optimize the overall financial performance of the company. He assists in developing company-wide initiatives for new procedures and service offerings, oversees risk exposure to help guide decision making processes, and develops and maintains data analytics and business intelligence initiatives. A graduate of Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, Justin has been with EASE for more than three years and is no stranger to Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 list. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and loves to travel and be outdoors with his wife Julia and their dog Odie.

David Helton, Director of Government Operations

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Director of Government Operations

David leads the Government Operations team and ensures that EASE is compliant with all standards and certifications. He is a United States Air Force veteran, earned a business degree from Arizona State University, an MBA from William & Mary, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at the University of Dayton. David came to EASE with an extensively accomplished background of more than 25 years creating, leading, and executing supply chain and logistics operations. He is an experienced golfer, a military history enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Abbi Failla, Director of Strategy and Innovation

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Director of Strategy and Innovation

Abbi comes to EASE with nearly 20 years of experience in strategy, innovation, and performance improvement. After graduating from Ohio University, Abbi worked in a broad range of industries, including automotive, financial, insurance, government, start-up, and non-profit. A native of Dublin, Ohio, she now resides at Indian Lake with her dog Poppy. Abbi is passionate about travel, family, and giving back to our community.

Nick Gamrath, Director of Client Services

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Director of Client Services

Nick manages a team that ensures that all loads are built and scheduled accurately and efficiently. With EASE since its earliest days, Nick helped to create the client services department in order to provide round-the-clock customer service and provide visibility on all shipments. A graduate of Ohio University, Nick earned a BS in Aviation Flight and went on to obtain a private pilot’s license and teach as a certified flight instructor. He plans to maintain this hobby well into old age. Nick has been with EASE for more than five years.

Scott McDowell, Director of Carrier Development

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VP of CMH Operations

Scott is responsible for the training and onboarding of all new hires. He oversees the growth of our territory managers, logistic coordinators, carrier services, and procurement teams through support, compliance development, education, and performance reviews. His early career in the restaurant industry gave Scott a firm foundation in time-sensitive and demanding work that he carried into the logistics field. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies, Scott has been with EASE for three years. He lives in Delaware with his wife and two daughters, Lily and Zoe.

Brett Stewart, Director of Business Development

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Director of Business Development

Brett manages a team focused on conducting RFPs, sourcing government contracts, prospecting new clients, and growing existing partnerships. A seasoned relationship and account manager with a track record of building successful partnerships and focusing on growth initiatives, Brett has more than 17 years experience leading teams, building partnerships and growing relationships. He is an avid cyclist and involved in Pelotonia. A graduate of Wingate University in North Carolina, Brett was a member of the lacrosse team that participated in the 2001 NCAA Final Four. He has been with EASE for less than a year. Brett lives in Dublin with his wife Ashley and two daughters.

Scott Robinson, Director of IT

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Director of IT

Scott develops and leads the IT vertical, identifying, developing, and implementing IT solutions to increase company efficiencies and reduce costs for the company. He maintains existing IT systems and solutions and oversees day-to-day IT functions. In collaboration with the EASE logistics leadership, Scott helped develop the mission and vision to deliver results that drive the company onward. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Scott brings nearly 30 years of logistics and supply chain management and information technology experience to EASE, where he has been for more than a year. 

Konrad Warzycha, Director of Operations

Konrad Warzycha

Director of Operations - Food and Beverage

Konrad works with executive management to develop, implement, and track KPIs for all account management employees. He mentors account managers by working with them to deepen their knowledge of industry standards, including how to rate customers and grow their customer base. Regular coordination with client services, regional territory managers, and sales managers is how he helps the company maintain a high level of customer service. A first-generation immigrant from Poland and a graduate of The Ohio State University, Konrad has been with EASE for five years.

Heidi Davis, Director of Accounting

Heidi Davis

Director of Accounting

Heidi leads the team that handles all accounts receivable and accounts payable activity for EASE. She is tasked with growing the accounting department at EASE, which includes new and exciting adventures in philanthropy. Heidi joined the team in 2015 with more than 15 years of experience and is dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, developing her green thumb, and spending time with her daughter, Hannah.

Jocelyn Owens, Director of Human Resources

Jocelyn Owens

Director of Human Resources

For Jocelyn, helping people develop so they can achieve their goals is a passion of hers. Her mother was a teacher, and her father also worked in HR. Seeing the positive impact her parents had on people’s lives made her want to follow in their footsteps leading her down the HR path and incorporating Learning and Development into her HR journey. Today she works to develop EASE employees so as to help them and the organization to achieve their goals and objectives. Jocelyn has 19 years of experience in HR, talent management, and learning & development. Before joining EASE, she worked in several industries as an HR leader and also provided learning and development consulting for several universities. Jocelyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in HR from the University of Central Florida. Her positive energy, patience, and willingness to listen also help her at home, where she manages a large family that rivals the Brady Bunch.

Ben Benfield, Director of Operations - Manufacturing

Ben Benfield

Director of Operations - Manufacturing

As the youngest of six children, Ben knows a thing or two about managing chaos. He currently leads a team of nine account managers committed to the mission, vision, and values of EASE. Ben is a mentor to his team and an expert in customer engagement. Before joining EASE, Ben was a Warehouse Supervisor at both Cardinal Health and UPS, and he was an Operations Trainer for Target stores. Ben is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a major in Fashion and Retail Studies, and a minor in Business Administration.

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