Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Kris brings more than 15 years experience in client service, project management, and IT services. Kris serves as Orion’s Managing Partner and in this role ensures we are bringing the right internal resources to each client need. In addition to directly managing two of Orion’s largest clients, Kris leads our internal functions like HR and accounting. Kris earned her BA in Finance and MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. Prior to Orion, Kris led global development teams for the production order management systems of a major automotive OEM.
Partner and Co-Founder
Dave brings more than 20 years of experience delivering client solutions across a variety of industries including automotive, banking, insurance, retail, and government. In addition to managing our consulting and staffing practices, Dave is a hands-on leader with a broad range of project experience across industries and functional areas. Dave earned his BA in accounting and his MBA from Michigan State University. Dave has earned the CPA and CISA designations, and sits on the board of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan and volunteers on the finance committee of the Michigan Humane Society. Prior to Orion, Dave led several start-up consulting practices, taking them from small teams to groups of over 100 people.
Partner and Co-Founder
Dave brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the logistics/supply chain industry. Dave served as President of Hub Los Angeles and Hub Golden Gate, held numerous sales leadership roles on a regional and national basis, and served as EVP of Supply Chain Solutions (3PL and Truck Brokerage), among other roles for Hub Group. Most recently, Dave served as CEO for approximately 5 years at Rail Delivery Services, an award-winning drayage, trucking/dedicated, and consolidation company in Los Angeles. Dave earned his BA from Western Michigan University and MBA from the University of Redlands. Dave serves on the California State University Fullerton School of Operations and Supply Chain Management Advisory Board and is a member of numerous industry associations.
Partner and Co-Founder
Kevin brings more than 15 years of experience in professional recruiting. Kevin leads the recruiting team to support all our service lines. Over his career Kevin has developed the ability to bring the right person to the table through relationship building, intelligent research, and relentless effort. Kevin earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Prior to his career as a recruiter, Kevin earned his CPA license while working at a major regional CPA firm and worked in corporate accounting.
Mario Brings over 35 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain industry. Mario spent almost 30 years as a Senior Account Executive at CSX Railroad, served as Vice President of Corporate Solutions at Hub Group, and as an Account Manager at ABF Freight. Mario served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Los Angeles Transportation Club and is a member or serves on the boards of numerous industry associations. Mario has been married 30 years to Lydia who recently retired after 30 years at YRC Freight. They have three children who have all completed their Masters degrees including a daughter who is presently an officer in the United States Air Force serving overseas.
Bill brings more than 25 years of experience delivering professional services to various industries. Bill provides business development and project leadership services for Orion. Bill earned his BBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and his CPA certification at one of the Big 4 firms. Prior to Orion, Bill worked in the professional services industry and was the global account manager for one of the automotive OEMs. Earlier in his career, Bill also worked with several automotive suppliers in management roles.
HR Manager and Recruiter
Nicole Heger has more than 10 years of experience in Human Resources management and recruiting. Nicole understands the recruiting process from the client’s perspective and uses this understanding to help us constantly improve our processes. Nicole’s broad recruiting background includes sales & marketing, supply chain, accounting & finance, HR, and audit. Nicole also acts as our internal HR Manager and works with our consultants and our office team as our HR interface. Nicole earned her BS in Human Resources Development and from Oakland University and holds the Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR).
Kristyn joined Orion in 2016 as an Intern and has since grown into a Professional Recruiter. Her knowledge of HR and skill with social media helps her find qualified individuals who can be successful in our clients’ environments. She plays a vital role in our fast ramp up process, having set up large teams in just a weeks’ time. She prides herself with making connections with candidates and helping them progress in their careers. Kristyn earned her BS in Human Resources Development from Oakland University with a Minor in Employment Systems and Standards. Kristyn is an active volunteer at the Warren Community Center where she works with special needs adults.
Michelle brings over 20 years of logistics and supply chain experience in both operations and sales. She started her career from the ground up at Hub Group and has had a successful career in brokerage, truckload, intermodal, and managed transportation services with many of the top companies in the industry. She has worked with asset based and non-asset based logistics providers and also on the shipper’s side. Michelle earned her BS in Human Development, her MA in Psychology, and thrives on building relationships and trust. She enjoys leveraging her logistics expertise and network to meet our clients’ and candidates’ specific needs.
Zulaikha (“Zuli”) joined Orion as an intern and she did such a great job that we added her to the team in 2018 as a Professional Recruiter. Her knowledge of HR and skills with social media help her find qualified individuals who can be successful in our clients’ environments. Zuli also prides herself on managing Orion’s social media. She tries to connect with candidates and motivate them to progress in their careers. Zuli earned her BS in Human Resources Development from Oakland University.
Rachel comes to Orion with twelve years of logistics experience. Rachel has contributed to the growth of several of the largest publicly traded transportation providers as well as small/mid-size 3PLs in both sales and operations. She has expertise in multiple modes to include warehousing, truckload, flatbed, refrigerated, air, international forwarding, intermodal, managed trans, and LTL for a variety of industries. Rachel had previously worked with several members of the Orion Supply Chain team when she was in the business of moving freight and now uses her network, experience, and passion for service to benefit both clients and candidates. Rachel studied Speech and Communications at Pasadena City College and currently coaches cheer for Brea Pop Warner.
Roy brings 30 years of logistics and supply chain experience to Orion Solutions Group. He started his career with Hub Group and successfully held management positions in intermodal, truckload, brokerage and sales. Following Hub, Roy added management in the warehousing, refrigerated, flatbed and port drayage industries to his experience. Roy also has project management expertise supporting clients in the retail, solar and consumer goods industries. Roy enjoys using his logistics experience and strong people skills to service the needs of Orion clients and candidates. Roy studied Business Administration at Jackson State and served 5 years in the United States Coast Guard.
Anthony brings Orion several years of experience in leadership, team building, and program implementation. Anthony coordinates Orion’s client and candidate communications programs and conducts research across various industries to include supply chain, finance, accounting, tech, and others. Anthony is currently pursuing a master’s degree for Sustainable Business Administration through California Polytechnic University Pomona. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University.