Supply Chain Now Episode 547

” In 2016, I was between startups. We all wanted to open a new venture in Bogota but were not sure what it would be. After physically seeing a lot of empty trucks in the streets and after a first-hand experience trying to buy a grill to cook some burgers over the weekend and the store not offering same-day delivery the idea just hit us. There could be something in connecting independent truck drivers with retailers through technology.”

-Brian York

 

Brian is a serial entrepreneur, with a VC, accounting and technology background as well an early dream to become a professional football / soccer player for Barcelona’s first team. He did audit and taxation in Los Angeles before becoming the CFO of a very famous fund (Lowercase capital) lead by a Shark Tank shark Chris Sacca. Working with Chris and his team allowed him to get a very intimate exposure to amazing start up companies like Uber and Instagram before they became unicorns.

Brian openly shares his experience, mistakes and key ingredients for a successful start up company as well as his vision for the future of Supply Chain, technology and Latin America.

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Brian York is the founder and CEO of Cubbo, micro fulfillment solution, and is a serial entrepreneur, with a VC, accounting and technology background as well an early dream to become a professional football / soccer player for Barcelona’s first team. He did audit and taxation in Los Angeles before becoming the CFO of a very famous fund (Lowercase capital) lead by a Shark Tank shark Chris Sacca. Working with Chris and his team allowed him to get a very intimate exposure to amazing start up companies like Uber and Instagram before they became unicorns.

Enrique Alvarez serves as Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics and believes we all have a personal responsibility to change the world. He is hard working, relationship minded and pro-active. Enrique trusts that the key to logistics is having a good and responsible team that truly partners with the clients and does whatever is necessary to see them succeed. He is a proud sponsor of Vector’s unique results-based work environment and before venturing into logistics he worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his time at BCG, he worked in different industries such as: Telecommunications, Energy, Industrial Goods, Building Materials and Private banking. His main focus was always on the operations, sales and supply chain processes, with case focus on, logistics, growth strategy and cost reduction. Prior to joining BCG, Enrique worked for Grupo Vitro, a Mexican glass manufacturer, for five years holding different positions from sales and logistics manager to supply chain project leader in charge of five warehouses in Colombia.

He has a MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a BS, in Mechanical Engineer from the Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Enrique’s passions are soccer and the ocean and also enjoys traveling, getting to know new people and spending time with his wife and two kids Emma and Enrique. Learn more about Vector Global Logistics here: http://vectorgl.com/

 

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