KEVIN SCHULTZCO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT
Before co-founding The 357 Company, Kevin Schultz served as Vice President at Verano Holdings LLC, a vertically integrated company of medical and recreational cannabis licenses. In that role, he had a strong focus on the entire supply chain while ensuring compliance and production goals were being strategically planned for to supply the market with consistent and safe products.
Prior to that, he designed and built out the B2B wholesale divisions in Illinois and New York for PharmaCann LLC – also a national vertical cannabis operator. Both states were highly regulated by strict medical cannabis laws that required compliant transportation standard operating procedures to safely deliver products to dispensaries.
Prior to his career in medical cannabis and hemp – Kevin founded and operated several businesses including those specializing in the distribution of implantable medical devices to surgeons and operational efficiency software to hospital C-suites and operating rooms across America. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.
After hours – Kevin enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, playing golf, and surrounded by good friends.
BRANDON GOEHLCO-FOUNDER, Chief Strategy Officer
Brandon Goehl brings nearly 25 years of experience in the logistics industry. Brandon started his career as an independent air freight sales agent for an international freight forwarder in the Chicago area. In 2004 Brandon co-founded a multimillion-dollar freight brokerage and asset-based trucking company which was acquired in 2010. Brandon negotiated the deal, defined the goals and mapped out an exit strategy.
In 2010 Brandon formed a consulting group, Inspire Greatness Corporation. Brandon provides objective advice and expertise to help organizations develop core competencies and business development strategies. Brandon has worked with numerous companies Presidents, Founders, CEO’s, CFO’s and COO’s to design and implement a strategic vision to help companies increase profitability, increase operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and meet company goals.
J.P. MENDOZAVice President of Operational Excellence
J.P. Mendoza’s logistics and supply chain experience includes working several years as General Manager for food delivery company DiningIn, serving the Chicagoland area. In his role as GM, J.P. was responsible for overseeing the company’s daily operations and managed the company’s operations team, drivers, restaurant operations and local sales team. J.P. played a critical role in the creation and implementation of the food delivery app, restaurant portal app, as well as a driver app for the companies’ hundreds of delivery drivers. In 2015 DiningIn was acquired by Grubhub. J.P. was instrumental in the entire process of transitioning the DiningIn brand into the nationally recognizable Grubhub brand.
Most recently, J.P. worked as a Branch Manager for world-renowned security company, Securitas. Managing over 100 security officers and their supervisors, J.P. also fostered the relationships with his clients in his multimillion-dollar portfolio. Helping build the security programs for United Airlines’ global headquarters and building out Avis Budget rental cars security program at Midway airport, J.P.’s penchant for process proved invaluable.
When J.P.’s not working, you can find him cooking, listening to live music, or spending as much time as possible with his son, daughter, and family.
JEREMY POWERSStrategic Advisor, Mergers + Acquisitions
Jeremy Powers brings 20 years of logistics industry experience with positions ranging from freight operations, sales, marketing/PR and up to executive level positions with a global freight forwarder. In 2014 Jeremy founded LGS Group, an independent logistics sales agency and consulting firm which focuses on addressing the needs of air cargo shippers and shippers of time sensitive and high value commodities. With a focus on commodities such as temperature-controlled food, pharmaceuticals, and electronics containing sensitive data. Using his experience, Jeremy helps clients navigate through complicated regulation often associated with these commodities such as FDA, USDA, TSA and International Customs Clearance. In 2017 Jeremy co-founded Hangar A, a logistics technology company that has developed the most advanced digital air logistics platform on the market today.
Throughout his career, Jeremy has demonstrated a proven ability to open doors, establish new customers, disrupt the status quo, and build strong long-term customer loyalty. His clients vary from early stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, Venture Capital firms and everything in between.
Jeremy graduated from Judson University with majors in Business Management and Marketing. In his spare time Jeremy loves traveling the world with his wife and they have recently become new parents to a baby girl.