Inc. Magazine today revealed that Arrive Logistics is No. 589 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the U.S.economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
As a people-first organization, any achievement the company receives is a result of the talent and commitment within Arrive’s walls. To celebrate this achievement, we asked employees across the company about their experience at Arrive and what makes them proud to be a part of Arrive every day.
How has Arrive grown (beyond financials) during your time at the company?
“The biggest area I have seen Arrive grow is in diversity and inclusion. I am so excited to not only see but also be a part of these initiatives we have started to establish. We have matured so much, embracing inclusion and taking the time to learn and make change,” said Bianca Ramos, Talent Operations Manager.
“Technology. Arrive has created a homegrown transportation management system (TMS), and I’m not only involved with its development but have seen the impact it has made on the growth of this business. It is day and night compared to the technology systems we were using in the first few years of business to today. We are creating custom products that work best for our people and that growth has been awesome to see,” said Rob Greer, Product Marketing Manager.
“In our early days Arrive had a strong arm mentality to overcome any obstacles and grow the business. Today, we have a much more strategic approach. We rely heavily on business intelligence, analytics and technology to support our growth and to take Arrive to the next level as a top service provider in the freight brokerage industry,” said Duke Begy, Executive Vice President of Business Development.
How have you grown as an employee at Arrive?
“I started out in sales at Arrive, because that was the experience I had in previous jobs. I transitioned into learning and development where I was able to use my sales experience to coach and mentor new employees. Then when I made my move to the product team, I was able to use both my sales and coaching experience and intertwine that into our technology and products. My dynamic and diverse understanding of the company has contributed to my growth in my current role as the Product Marketing Manager because I am able to provide a different perspective to help bridge the sales front and help us to create and implement products to allow our sales to work as efficiently as possible,” said Rob.
“When Arrive was founded, we had ten people and were thinking about getting to 20. Arrive’s growth has been exponential both in team members and in revenue. Personally, I see the business world in a different way now. I’ve grown to understand the importance of decisive leadership and the importance of vision and a positive attitude towards what you’re trying to accomplish,” said Tony Hammonds, Executive Vice President of Arrive Fresh. Tony has been an Arrive employee since the beginning, six years ago.
“I understand how important the decisions are to everybody, from leadership down to every person on the team. You need to tap into why people are doing what they are doing; why people come to work every day; what gets them excited; and what makes them feel accomplished. Arrive has also taught me how important relationships are. I’ve gone from an independent to a collaborative individual. Relationships get things done,” said Tony.
What is your favorite part about working for Arrive?
“My favorite part is that fact I am continuously getting to work in varying facets of the company. I started in recruiting, then moved to learning and development and now I am in talent management. I have gotten a very holistic experience and opportunities which I am very grateful for and has helped me develop in my career,” said Bianca. “The most unique thing for me, and one of things I liked most about Arrive is that in every phase or change that I have experienced at Arrive there has always been this family component and feel to the culture. I know everyone I work with and we all care about each other and help one another achieve success.”
“The people and the relationships and the growth. I really enjoy the people I work with and the various teams I have been on during my time at Arrive. It has been so rewarding to see the countless opportunities for growth for myself and everyone around me. I have seen the company move through different phases and it’s been so exciting to be a part of that growth,” said Rob.
Arrive is honored to be listed on the Inc. 5000. To learn more about the ranking or to see what other companies were included, please visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000.