Steve Kochan

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Long Beach, California, US

Founder at ComFreight, Looking for Finance Operations and Technical CoFounders
Steve's Skills
Business Process
Building Strong Relationships
Business Development
Marketing
Product Management
Design
Technical
Fundraising
Management
Operations
Strategy
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Steve

My first business was a company I started while in College, distributing aftermarket racing computer systems for racing teams in the United States from Australian and Japanese manufacturers. Following this, I went on to get some real corporate experience in Logistics and Trucking in the middle of the peak of the recession at CH Robinson Worldwide. While at CH Robinson I acquired a great love and respect for trucking and logistics.

After CHRW I went on to work for a local freight forwarder (startup) in the LA area and led their domestic operations for two years. It was shortly after this position that the concept of a digital freight marketplace became a project that I started pursue as a side project. While starting the first attempt at a freight marketplace Bid-Freight on the side. I then switched to starting ComFreight on the side and went on to work for Gunn Jerkens as a Project Manager for their Web and Interactive apps for clients during the day. In 2016 I went full time with ComFreight, as it had grown to a point where it could fly under its own weight and it's been growing ever since the spring for 2016 with myself at the helm as the lead founder/ceo.

Work Experience

Account Manager

CH Robinson Worldwide

May 2008 - December 2009

Logistics Manager

Freight Forward (JAG Logistics)

February 2010 - April 2012

Project Manager

Gunn Jerkens Marketing Communications

February 2014 - March 2016

Founder & CEO

ComFreight

September 2012 - Today

Education

California State University Long Beach

B.A.

2002 - 2007

Accelerator/Incubator

Startup Chile

2013