I founded Valor Victoria after gaining a wide range of intermodal experience from working at a private intermodal terminal to leading the start-up of both the Minot, ND and Minneapolis, MN offices for BNSF Logistics. My role as General Manager at BNSFL was to lead the Minot intermodal initiative as well as develop agricultural sales nationwide. Within various organizations, I worked closely in the development of export strategies, developed an expertise in agriculture exports, and worked in Singapore assisting the expansion of American and European businesses into Asian Markets. I earned my M.S. Degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics specializing in logistics, strategy, and market risk from North Dakota State University. It was in graduate school that I was dubbed the container queen and it clearly stuck! My husband, Thomas, and I live in Minneapolis, MN. As new parents, most of our free time is consumed with enjoying our baby boy.
I’m addicted to business – with a breadth of experience in supply chain, sales & operations, entrepreneurship and M&A activities. I have successfully launched and lead organizations from start-ups to existing businesses in varying industries from service, innovation, and M&A. I gained my supply chain experience managing executive customer relationships for Fortune 500 logistics company, Owens & Minor, where I led a team to work with healthcare networks to manage their supply chain from macro and micro-levels assessing varying aspects of supply chain from financial implications to inventory management. I earned my B.S. at the University of Nebraska in Marketing and Economics. I enjoy business process mapping, contract negotiation, and spending time in the mountains of Colorado; skiing, snowshoeing and hiking with my dog, Greta.
I am a native of Glasgow, Scotland and am bringing over 40 years of experience in international logistics, in freight forwarding and liner roles to the Valor table. My career includes 27 years at Maersk with 10 years as VP West and Gulf Region in the USA. My years of experience witnessing industry trends and supply chain strategies contributes to the Valor team’s knowledge of the inner workings of all aspects of international freight. I enjoy spending my time golfing, hiking, cooking, traveling and being with my growing family.