PETER CORATOLA JR.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

KONRAD WARZYCHA

VICE PRESIDENT OF SOLUTIONS

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 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 is responsible for the Human Resources and the Training & Development Department. She manages a team that is focused on human resources functions and strategy and a training team that supports the onboarding of new employees as well as the development of the EASE team. 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 as well as has served as a board member on several community and healthcare boards. Jocelyn is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she obtained a business management degree with a concentration in human resources. Jocelyn enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, taking the Jeep off-roading and spending time with her large family.

BEN BENFIELD

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER OPERATIONS

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.

STEPHEN SPIRES

DIRECTOR OF SALES

Stephen comes to EASE with more than a decade of logistics sales experience. Stephen manages the sales department and is tasked with developing sales structures and processes that enable the sales team to be more successful and, ultimately, speed up EASE’s growth. Stephen graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Business Administration and Operations Management. Stephen enjoys golfing and other outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

DALTON HARTLEY

DIRECTOR OF CARRIER OPERATIONS

Without any prior logistics experience, Dalton Hartley joined EASE Logistics in 2018. After quickly falling in love with the company’s fast-paced environment, Hartley held various positions before finding his passion in carrier relations. He then founded the carrier operations department he now oversees. As the Director of Carrier Operations, Hartley manages large-scale transportation projects and is responsible for building a strong carrier network to maintain a high level of coverage and service. He is passionate about mentoring managers; growing and leading his team; and developing, implementing, and tracking the department’s overall performance. Hartley graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate of Arts. Outside of EASE, he's a strong family man who spends every chance he gets with his wife and son. Together, their favorite past times include watching football and soaking up the sun at the beach.

KYLE BORNGREBE

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Kyle Borngrebe has been in the logistics industry since 2006. He got his start at CEVA Logistics on-site at Honda for twelve years. He then spent three years with Scotts Miracle-Gro before joining EASE in January 2021. Kyle has expertise in transportation market trends, data analysis, and RFP event and project management.

Kyle received his BA from The Ohio State University. Outside of leading the EASE Business Solutions team, he enjoys travel, theater, family movie nights, Cubs baseball, and lazy Sundays. Kyle currently lives in Grove City, OH, with his wife, Stacie, and two kids.

 

LEAH KRACHT

DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Leah Kracht is responsible for EASE’s 2nd, 3rd, and weekend operations shifts. She worked at Amazon in the distribution sector before beginning her career with EASE in May 2021 as an operations manager.

With her stand-out leadership and managerial skills, Leah quickly moved to the director-level position, overseeing some of EASE's most essential coverage times. Leah's supervision helps maintain EASE's unparalleled customer service, 24/7/365, as she oversees night and weekend operations.

Leah is a proud Ohio State alumnus. She received her bachelor’s degree in operations management from The Ohio State University and still avidly follows its football team. In her spare time, Leah enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Tucker and Griffin.