LESAINT TRANSPORTATION BROKERS: Meet the Team

We can design and deliver the right mix of bundled and unbundled transportation broker services to create a complete, integrated and effective supply chain system for you. Put LeSaint know how to work for your business - and see the difference our knowledge can make.

Getting a competitive freight quote with us extends well beyond what any freight load board can provide!

Chris, Brokerage Team

Chris Gonzalez, Transportation Broker Manager

Name: Chris “Gonzo” Gonzalez  
Hometown: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Family status: Married, 7 kids, 1 grandkid, 1 Belgium Malonois
Favorite Quote: “Courage is not the absence of fear but the mastery of fear itself,” Shin Tzu
Years in Logistics: 17
What do you value most about your customers? We make a difference together in our great country by helping our customers products get to your homes and business’s while building strong foundations with our carriers!
What is your favorite thing in life and why? My Children, they are our next generation, what we do and teach them today, will be the world we live in tomorrow
Interests and/or Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Riding, RC Hobby, Football and did I say Hunting?
What is the best advice you can give to a new customer? My goal is to always ensure your supply chain is not disrupted by maintaining a steady flow of capacity while helping you evaluate and reduce your transportation costs
Chrissy Brokerage Team

Crissy Ellis, Transportation Broker Account Executive

Name: Crissy Ellis 
Hometown: Bright, Indiana
Family status: Married with 2 sons, 18 & 14, 6 chihuahuas, 1 pit bull…watch out for the chihuahuas…they are mean, LOL!
Favorite Quote: “Work hard, play harder…
Years in Logistics: 16
What do you value most about your customers? I value my customers because they trust me to handle their freight needs and give me the opportunity to prove myself and what I can do for them. They gave me the chance…
What is your favorite thing in life and why? My family. Nothing tops that…no explanation needed
Interests and/or Hobbies: I enjoy doing home improvements, cooking, playing with my dogs, and riding my motorcycles (kept the best for last)
What is the best advice you can give to a new customer? No question is a bad question. The more you ask, the more you learn, and you learn something new…EVERYDAY!

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Ross Brown, Transportation Broker Account Executive

Name: Ross Brown
Hometown: Fairfield, Ohio
Family status: Single
Favorite Quote: “Whatever there is of greatness in the United States, or indeed in any other country is due to labor,” Ulysses S. Grant
Years in Logistics: 3
What do you value most about your customers? I value my customers' trust in my abilities, I never want to lose their trust
What is your favorite thing in life and why? I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, There is nothing like creating lasting memories with loved ones
Interests and/or Hobbies: I enjoy competition style shooting, riding my motorcycle, driving my Charger around and playing video games with friends
What is the best advice you can give to a new customer? Learn from every mistake you make, never lose faith in yourself

Josh Hawthorne, Transportation Broker Account Executive

Name: Joshua Hawthorn
Hometown: Madison Township, Ohio
Family status: Single Parent to 2 Australian Shepherds (Santo, Sophie)
Favorite Quote: “Give until it hurts, and then give a little more,” Mitch Dalton
Years in Logistics: 5
What do you value most about your customers? What I value most about my customers is the friendships I’ve built over the years. Some of these people I’ve never met face to face but I still consider them as some of my best friends
What is your favorite thing in life and why? My family. Without them I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Through the ups and downs in life, they’ve always been by my side
Interests and/or Hobbies: I enjoy playing men's slow pitch softball, hiking, kayaking, camping, skydiving. Having 2 Aussies keeps you active and busy. If I’m not in the office I’m at the ball field, or sitting by the pool with the pups
What is the best advice you can give to a new customer? This industry is extremely competitive, stay persistent and don’t get discouraged.
Other Thoughts: There are thousands of 3pls out there. My experience at LeSaint has been the best thus far. It’s more than just managing a company’s freight. Like I mentioned before, it’s a personal experience

Mark Hessler, Transportation Broker, Carrier Representative

Name: Mark Hessler
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Family status: Married, 4 Children (2 Naval Officers, 1 Marine), 7 Grandkids
Favorite Quote: “The future ain’t what it used to be," Yogi Berra
Years in Logistics: 5
What do you value most about your customers? They entrust me to move their valuable products safety and securely across our nation. I truly respect that they have that trust in me
What is your favorite thing in life and why? My wife, my 4 children and their spouses, my 6 grandchildren
Interests and/or Hobbies: Cooking (food), WW2 history, Jazz, Blues, and all historical documentaries
What is the best advice you can give to a new carrier? Understand what you are hauling and how it needs to be secured by product type. Be Observant and pay attention to what is being loaded in your trailer

STATS & FUN FACTS

98.7%

CLIENT RETENTION

15

YEARS AVERAGE CLIENT TENURE

22

STRATEGIC SITE LOCATIONS

225

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