Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Kris brings more than 15 years experience in client service, project management, and IT services. Kris serves as Orion Solutions 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 Solutions 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 Solutions, 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 Solutions, Dave led several start-up consulting practices, taking them from small teams to groups of over 100 people.
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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 is an adjunct professor and 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 20 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.
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).
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.
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Roy brings 30 years of logistics and supply chain experience to Orion Solutions. 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 Solutions clients and candidates. Roy studied Business Administration at Jackson State and served 5 years in the United States Coast Guard.
Maricela comes to Orion Solutions with 20 years of experience in supply chain and logistics. She has held a variety of roles within a top global 3PL provider, is results-based driven, who thrives in team settings and leadership. Maricela has led large multi-national organizations through impactful logistical changes, delivering positive client results, while implementing consistent organizational growth strategies. She is a Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo Alumni, with a BS in Business Administration, concentration in International Management, and a minor in Psychology. Maricela has a passion for helping others, solving unique challenges, and building meaningful partnerships. She is avidly involved in Girl Scouts and regularly volunteers for organizations in her community.
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Melanie brings 24 years of supply chain and logistics experience to Orion. Throughout her career, she has utilized her passion for people and the transportation industry while gaining hands on experience in operations and sales. She started her logistics career with Givens, a transportation & warehousing 3PL. There she gained an understanding of the industry while completing her undergraduate degree from Averitt University. Subsequently, Melanie worked for some of the top LTL freight carriers where she expanded her responsibilities and experience in LTL, Truckload, Expedited, International, Final Mile, White Glove, and Managed Transportation. She utilized these skills and experience to provide consultative solutions to clients throughout the US. Melanie is excited to bring her logistics expertise to help both candidates and clients.
Jeff has over 20 years of accounting, audit, information technology, and business development experience in both high growth start-ups and large multinational corporations. He has experience in a range of industries, including manufacturing, financial, professional services, and technology. Jeff earned his BA degree in accounting from Michigan State University and his MBA and JD degrees from Wayne State University.
Elizabeth brings over 7 years of recruitment and leadership experience to Orion Solutions. She began her career in professional counseling and education services, holding positions in clinical therapy, clinical supervision, instruction, and guidance counseling. Elizabeth enjoys using her personalized focus, and holistic approach to service the needs of Orion Solutions’ candidates and clients. Elizabeth holds several degrees and certifications including a master’s degree in Counseling and Education Services from Oakland University.
Stacy brings over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance, and sales to Orion Solutions. She started her career in general ledger and moved into financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and managed a group in a variety of industries. She earned her BBA in Accounting from Wayne State University. She enjoys leveraging her finance and accounting expertise and network to meet our clients’ and candidates’ specific needs.
Zulaikha (“Zuli”) joined Orion Solutions 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 Solutions 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.
McKenzie joins Orion Solutions with several years of recruiting and logistics experience. Her knowledge of HR and skill with social media helps her find qualified individuals who can be successful in our clients’ environments. She prides herself with making meaningful connections with candidates and helping them progress in their careers. McKenzie has contributed to the growth of both transportation and small 3PLs in both sales and operations. She has experience in multiple modes to include truckload, flatbed, refrigerated, international forwarding and LTL for a variety of industries. McKenzie earned her BS in Journalism from Wayne State University and currently coaches cheerleading at L’Anse Creuse High School North.
Nathan began his career as a high school teacher before transitioning into recruiting in 2022. He enjoys collaborating with candidates to help them increase their professional satisfaction. Nathan has a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Eastern Michigan University. He has a record of successfully working with candidates in a variety of industries, including IT, accounting, and electrical contracting.
Recruiting Operations Administrator
Berenice supports the recruiting and account management activities for Orion Solutions Group and oversees the infrastructure needs of the California office. Berenice earned her BA at California State University Los Angeles. Prior to Orion, Berenice worked in secondary and adult education as a paraprofessional. One of her most rewarding positions involved job training and work site coaching in the Anaheim adult education program. Berenice is bilingual Spanish and looks to find ways to use her talents building balloon superstructures to benefit Orion Solutions Group.