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Executive Team

Jason Beardall

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Beardall

Favorite quote: “Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character—and our character will determine our eternal destiny.” – Ezra Taft Benson

Jason is the Chief Executive Officer of England Logistics. He joined England Logistics in 2004 and has served in various positions within brokerage services, sales and operations. During his tenure he has worked tirelessly to build an organization with a culture known to offer opportunity for employee growth. England Logistics has grown substantially under Jason’s direction, not only in size and profitability, but also as a company committed to elevating every individual personally and professionally.

Always one to embrace opportunities for personal growth, Jason has further served the transportation and logistics community through industry associations. Most notably, he served the entirety of a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the acting voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations.

Jason was honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. He currently serves on the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Utah Region Alumni Executive Board. In 2016, Jason was selected as the Weber State Young Alumnus of the Year. He also serves as a member of the Weber State Executive Board of the Center for Sales Excellence, and the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology.

‘Work hard, play hard’ is Jason’s mantra. He balances his intense pursuit of continuous professional improvement with matched intensity for fun competitions of any type (especially those that involve a motorized vehicle). That doesn’t apply only to the way he conducts himself at the office. Outside of the office he’s passionately dedicated to the happiness and well-being of his family of ten. And play hard together they do – whether dirt biking, wake boarding or engaging in rousing badminton matches in the family yard. Unless you enjoy being covered in layers of mud and swamp water, don’t get in a UTV with this guy.

Ryan Lavigne

EVP, England Carrier Services (ECS)

Ryan Lavigne

Ryan is executive vice president of England Carrier Services (ECS). Previously he served five years as vice president of ECS. He joined England Logistics in 2010 as director of ECS and was promoted to vice president of ECS in 2015. Substantial growth under Ryan’s direction as the vice president of ECS resulted in his promotion and the creation of additional leadership roles reporting to him in support of future expansion. Prior to joining England Logistics, he spent seven years in international finance developing foreign markets.

Ryan's background in finance and treasury management has equipped him with an understanding of the importance of company cash flow, along with a plethora of accounting jokes. During his tenure at England Logistics, Ryan has made great strides within the ECS division by building a high-powered team that has created jobs, career advancement, and personal development opportunities.

Ryan is quietly plotting to take over the world (as pertains to carrier services, anyway). His laser-focus, unassuming persona and mysterious ways are surely a sign. He’s also an avid outdoorsman who looks for every excuse to embark (and take others) on a new adventure. Therefore, his success leading ECS only makes sense. Always loyal to those he serves, Ryan tenaciously looks for new ways to grow and improve the services offered to carriers through ECS. He’s a force to be reckoned with – don’t let the smile fool you.

Shaun Beardall

EVP, Logistics Services

Shaun Beardall

Favorite quote: “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Shaun’s career in the transportation industry began in 2005 when he joined C.R. England as the weekend fleet manager. In 2007, he joined England Logistics as director of container operations. He moved to Portland, OR in 2012 to oversee the integration of an England Logistics acquisition. After much success in Portland, he relocated back to Salt Lake City to lead our full truckload brokerage. During his tenure at England Logistics, he has proven successful in developing teams that achieve great success in growth and customer satisfaction.

Today, as executive vice president of logistics services, Shaun has executive responsibility for all England Logistics’ brokerage services, including full truckload, temp-controlled and dry less-than-truckload, and parcel, as well as our supply chain management group. He also has responsibility for our Authorized Agent Division, which includes over 300 agents and staff.

Shaun’s competitive spirit runs deep. From road biking to lawn games to his always colorful socks, he unwaveringly gives it his all. His approach to his responsibilities at England Logistics is no different. A player in the transportation field from the moment he entered it over 15 years ago, he is known for his attention to detail, responsiveness, insane priority management skills and great sense of humor.

Jeremy Dailami

EVP, People & Operations

Jeremy Dailami

Favorite quote: “Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.” – Bryant H. McGill

In September of 2009, the most enthusiastic of England Logistics’ team members would meet their match. Almost instantly proving to be a livewire and a powder keg of energy, Jeremy entered the sales floor as a capacity manager, then an account manager, and within months he advanced to become a logistics coach. His legacy of promoting within his career, and elevating people, has cemented many treasured relationships during his time at EL.

Determined optimism, coupled with his natural talent and intuition for business, culminated in his appointment as EL’s first director of cold chain. After seeing tremendous success in this role, Jeremy took on the responsibility of directing the full truckload division in October 2015. As a result of significant positive results in leading the division, Jeremy was promoted to vice president of brokerage services where he developed innovative strategies to accelerate growth within England Logistics’ brokerage divisions, including full truckload, temp-controlled, less-than-truckload, and parcel divisions.

Now serving as executive vice president of people and operations, Jeremy will have oversight of England Logistics’ operational divisions. In this role, he will continue to foster strategic growth in support of business objectives and employee development.

Only to be beaten by his children in terms of enthusiasm for life, Jeremy can typically be found shadowing his wife, son, and daughter outdoors. Despite his outgoing enthusiasm for all things people, typically demonstrated through booming greetings and a wide-eyed grin, Jeremy does enjoy quieter moments to explore biographies of other successful individuals.

Wendy Barclay

VP, Marketing & Public Relations

Wendy Barclay

Favorite quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wendy joined England Logistics in spring of 2016 as director of marketing and public relations and was promoted to vice president of marketing and public relations in September 2016. Previously, she was employed at Jones Waldo law firm as the director of marketing and business development. Wendy holds over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience, along with an impeccable knack for helping the best qualities in companies and people shine through. Her contagious passion has even resulted in England Logistics receiving the Hermes Creative Awards for three consecutive years.

When not forging new trails within the office, Wendy’s creative mind leads her on spontaneous adventures around the world. Constantly seeking an authentic experience, she has enjoyed traveling to exciting destinations such as United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Australia, as well as throughout Europe. Wendy prefers the road less traveled when seeking out a new adventure. Travel companions are always welcome, but maps are not.

Ben Brown

VP, Recruiting

Ben Brown

Favorite quote: "you perfect results. What I can promise you is that you won’t get it right if you don’t commit to keep trying." — Clayton M. Christensen

Ben joined England Logistics in June 2021 as vice president of recruiting. He brings a strong educational, business, and gridiron background to his role. Prior to joining England Logistics, Ben held positions in sales, recruiting, and leadership roles in various industries. The skills acquired during his 20 years of experience are valuable as he spearheads recruiting efforts in support of the continued expansion of our team.

Outside of his work for England Logistics, Ben and his family are all about sports. Brown is a former football player for the University of Utah, and he was lucky enough to marry an All-American, three-time national champion college volleyball player. And that legacy continues; Ben’s daughter also plays college volleyball. Whether it’s board games, pickleball, or who gets the remote, his family loves to compete at the Brown household. No one likes to lose. That’s good news for Ben because he is definitely winning when it comes to business and his fun family life.

Wayne Davis

VP, Talent Development

Wayne Davis

Favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” — Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

In the fall of 2014, Wayne joined England Logistics as vice president of talent development. Prior to coming to England Logistics, Wayne spent four years at CHG Healthcare Services, first as their director of corporate training and development, and then as director of leadership development. Wayne is passionate about his responsibility to provide opportunities for employee growth, champion our culture and make England Logistics a great place to work. Whether leading group discussions that establish our strategic direction, developing innovative training programs, or implementing an internal game room, Wayne’s influence is reflected throughout England Logistics.

For three years, Wayne has served as an adjunct instructor at LDS Business College where he facilitates student exploration, discovery and learning in the optimization of people and organization potential through effective implementation of sound human resource/talent management principles and practices. If you see him on campus, be sure to say hello.

Wayne is a people person. Known around the office for his cowboy boots, homemade banana bread, big smile, and even bigger heart, he’s easily one of the nicest team members in the building. A true believer in the potential of all people, Wayne has dedicated over 25 years to talent and human resource management, with a sharp focus on professional development. He is invested in the success of each team member as though they are his one and only priority.

Ryan Hadlow

VP, Agent Services

Ryan Hadlow

Favorite quote: “Everything you’ve ever wanted, is one step outside your comfort zone.” -Unknown

A self-described ‘freight nerd,’ Ryan worked for a year in intermodal before leaping over to brokerage services because “it looked like dang fun.” Ryan’s rare blend of humility and raw talent for freight sent him rocketing through ranks to eventually become the Vice President of Agent Services at England Logistics.

Ryan’s leadership style of high expectations and immense appreciation, usually manifested in terms of endearment like ‘dude,’ has resulted in explosive success in the authorized agents division. While totting such prestigious titles like ‘manager of the year’ and previous ‘lead logistics coach,’ Ryan’s personal favorite is ‘dance and soccer daddy’ to his kiddos.

You can catch Ryan at the gym, a shooting range, and wake surfing from time to time, but home is home for Ryan. The only place you won’t catch Ry is in his comfort zone.

Mike Hammer

VP, Finance & Administrative Support

Mike Hammer

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Eric Myers

VP, Factoring

Eric Myers

Favorite quote: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Eric brings with him the experience of a diverse career, an impressive skill set, and a subtle Minnesotan accent. No matter how you say it, Eric boasts an impressive portfolio. Previous roles include sales positions spanning several companies, including TCF Bank, Washington Mutual Community First Industrial Bank, TAB bank, Diversified Lenders, Diversified Finance, and Pilot Flying J. Eric was also responsible for the dramatic rebranding of TAB bank, serving as their vice president of marketing for several years. In December of 2019, Eric joined the England Logistics team as vice president of factoring services.

While not leading on the England Logistics floor, Eric dons several impressive hats, including chairman of the Prince of Peace church, treasurer of the Park City Curling Club, and proud father to a collection of teenagers.

A self-described ski-bum, Eric made the move to Utah after being tantalized by the unbeatable slopes. To compensate for the lack of snow in the summer, Eric can usually be found mountain biking or cheering for any Minnesota sports team, but has recently developed a soft spot for the Utah Jazz.

Justin Olsen

VP, Legal & Risk Management

Justin Olsen

Favorite quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justin joined EL in June 2015 as Vice President of Legal & Risk Management. Prior to accepting his position with England Logistics, Justin was in private legal practice for over 20 years and was a founding member of the Salt Lake City-based law firm of Olsen, Skoubye & Nielson, LLC. From 1991-1994, Justin was in-house legal counsel for two large trucking companies. Throughout his career, Justin has primarily represented brokers, intermediaries and carriers in a variety of matters.

We’re not the only ones impressed with his accomplishments. His extensive experience has led him to serve in many capacities within industry associations. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Transportation Lawyers Association’s (TLA) Logistics and E-Commerce Committee and previously served on TLA’s Executive Committee. He has also served as a member of Transportation Intermediary Association’s (TIA) Carrier Selection Framework Committee, TIA’s Fraud Task Force, TIA’s Legal Committee, TIA’s Contracts Committee and TIA’s Education Committee. Justin is also a member of the Conference of Freight Counsel. Whew. That’s a lot of committees. He has also been named by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite.

If you were to ask Justin where he’d rather spend his time, in the courtroom or in the mountains, you may not get a straight answer. He’s truly in his element when he’s arguing a case before a judge, ensuring our customers and contracted carriers are safe and risk free, and protecting our company from undue harm. Ever the loyal caretaker, Justin’s attention to detail and work ethic are unmatched. But, when the opportunity arises, he loves to make his way to the mountains to enjoy the clarity and peace they provide. However, he is known to get into verbal disputes with wildlife from time to time.

Michelle Potter

VP, Strategic Development

Michelle Potter

Favorite quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” -Unknown

With over 24 years’ experience in transportation and logistics, Michelle has assumed a pioneering role in tech innovation and operational analytics for the transportation industry. Having held leadership positions in several start-ups, including as president of truckload brokerage services at Con-way, her driven yet compassionate leadership style found a comfortable home at England Logistics in 2009. She now leads as the vice president of strategic development and is a defining member of several vendor customer advisory boards.

Of the endless achievements dotting Michelle’s resume, her proudest accomplishments include her kids, and her happy marriage of 25+ years. Besides time spent with her family, Michelle’s is most at home in the crowds of a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or football game.


Senior Leadership

R. Elias Adams

Sr. Director, Org. Development

R. Elias Adams

Favorite quote: "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." -Abraham Lincoln

Affable to the very core, Elias is renowned for his genuine persona, meek leadership, and poster-worthy facial expressions. Having led and succeeded in such positions as director of full truckload/less-than-truckload/parcel agents, director of parcel, senior director of learning and development, and senior director of organizational development, Elias is a tried and true leader. Today, he continues to influence the talent development industry by counseling as emeritus president of the Utah Association for Talent Development.

All who know Elias cannot escape two of his most prominent qualities: his absolute, unrelenting kindness, and his unforgiving supply of dad jokes. Both of which he is quick to use in his coaching of upcoming team members, but gratefully, the latter more sparingly.

When not changing lives at work, he assumes a similar role in the lives of his six children at home.

Lisa Hjorth

Sr. Director, National Sales

Lisa Hjorth

Favorite quote: "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Zagler

Lisa’s signature spunk has graced the sales’ world for more than 12 years. Having attained success in virtually every account she’s managed, Lisa has developed a reputation with major companies for her unmatched people skills. Her good heart, matched only by her signature charisma, quickly attracted a capable team that continues to grow. Lisa now manages our national sales team and is commonly trusted with a variety of responsibilities.

Of all the accomplishments and awards she has been granted, including the coveted ‘Sherpa’ award in 2017, Lisa cites texts from her clients on Christmas morning as some of her proudest moments, reminding other salespeople that “genuine friendship is the priority.”

Though her well-groomed Harley may suggest a certain degree of toughness, Lisa will likely shed a tear when talking about how proud she is of her children. Her drive to be the best mom she can be is her greatest motivator.

Tiffany Noble

Sr. Director of Operations, ECS

Tiffany Noble

Favorite quote: “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” – Michelle Obama

In her 15 years at England Logistics, Tiffany has played an instrumental role in growing England Carrier Services (ECS) through her belief in people, natural intuition, and occasional rapping prowess. Having managed nearly all facets of ECS, Tiffany now continues to cultivate growth in her business, and her associates, through her role as senior director of operations.

Tiffany’s assortment of professional accomplishments is certainly impressive, but even more extensive is her ongoing collection of careers she has influenced. She continues to count these as her standard of success.

Tiffany’s altruistic nature is also displayed in her commitment to being a supportive step-mom and aunt, often betraying her otherwise soft-spoken nature to become the loudest cheerer at their sporting events.

Despite Tiffany’s evident kindness and commitment to compassion, with a paintball gun in-hand and a sibling near-by, she is a firm believer that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Chad Thomas

Sr. Director, Logistics Services

Chad Thomas

Favorite quote: “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” -Maya Angelou

In an industry of countless hats, Chad may be one of the few to have donned them all. Having accumulated experience across several roles, including sales, operations, finance, and several management positions, Chad’s enthrallment with the transportation sector has resulted in a body of industry knowledge that is rivaled by few.

Chad’s erudite cravings aren’t limited to just freight. When not directing the full truckload division, Chad reads up on just about anything to expand his intellectual horizons. One fruit of his studies is the occasional use of a four-syllable word in our weekly leadership meetings.

When not demonstrating his capability as a brainiac, Chad enjoys fly-fishing and hiking with his cherished family.