Jeff Silver to offer insights on modern freight and logistics industry
Evanston, IL—April 11, 2016—Coyote Logistics founder and CEO Jeff Silver will deliver the 35th Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture Wednesday, April 20, at Northwestern University.
The lecture, “No Excuses. Technology and Culture Meet a New Era of Expectation,” will focus on how managing expectations, following through and creating the right culture are critical to building a successful business.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the OLC Forum, Donald P. Jacobs Center, 2001 Sheridan Road, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Sponsored by the University’s Transportation Center, the event is free and open to the public.
Silver always knew there was a need for a stronger service commitment in the shipping industry, he says. Armed with industry experience and advanced education, Silver founded Chicago-based Coyote in 2006 with his wife, Marianne Silver, who is chief human resources officer of the company.
Coyote is one of the most innovative, fast-growing third-party logistics service providers in North America. It provides truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal brokerage services for shippers and carriers and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. Under Silver’s leadership, Coyote became a UPS subsidiary in 2015.
Prior to founding Coyote, Silver worked at American Backhaulers (ABH), a company he joined in 1984 after graduating from the University of Michigan. Using a Rolodex and pen and paper, he matched trucks with available loads by hand, a system that prompted him to write the truck-matching software that eventually grew ABH to be one of the largest freight brokerages in North America at the time.
In 2015, Crain’s Chicago Business named Silver to its Who’s Who in Chicago Business for the fourth consecutive year. Silver also was named in 2015 to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” Awards for the third consecutive year. He serves on the board of the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and he is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
The Patterson Transportation Lecture is an annual event supported by the Patterson Transportation Endowment, established at Northwestern in 1979 and honoring the late William A. Patterson, founder and CEO of United Airlines.
NUTC is one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary education and research institutions, serving industry, government and the public. Founded in 1954 to make substantive and enduring contributions to the movement of materials, people, energy and information, the center stands at the forefront of transportation research and education, bringing together academic researchers, students and business affiliates in open exploration of transportation and supply chain operations.
For more information, call 847-491-2280 or visit the Transportation Center.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Coyote Logistics LLC is a leading third-party logistics (3PL) service provider in North America. Coyote provides truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal brokerage services and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, in industries spanning food and beverage, retail, pharmaceuticals and health care, and more. Every day we’re identifying the right equipment for customers’ freight from a constantly growing network of more than 40,000 prequalified local, regional, and national carriers. Coyote is a philanthropic supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Coyote is a UPS company.
Coyote has been widely recognized for its innovation, growth, and culture. Coyote was recently named to Food Logistics’ 2015 FL100+ list for the fourth consecutive year, ranked #4 on Built In Chicago’s list of Chicago’s Top Digital Companies, honored as one of Selling Power’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For, and named a Top Workplace in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune for six consecutive years. Coyote appeared on the Inc. 5000 for its seventh time in 2015 and on Inbound Logistics’ 2015 list of the Top 100 3PL Providers. In 2014 Coyote was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty and Global Trade Magazine‘s Leading 3PLs list, among others. Coyote has also been named to the 2013 National Top Workplaces list; a top 10 winner at the Chicago Innovation Awards for its Private Fleet Service; to Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies; and to the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists of fastest-growing privately held companies for three consecutive years; and named to Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards and The Build 100. CEO and Cofounder Jeff Silver was named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to Know Awards for the third consecutive year. In 2011 he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year–Midwest, and in 2014 Chief Executive named him CEO of the Year–Overall Excellence. He serves on the board for Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Chief People Officer and Cofounder Marianne Silver was named to Forbes’ list of 11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies.
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