Ryan Byers is the Director of Logistics with the Construction Management team at Cortland. He oversees strategy and execution in the key areas of commodities management, sourcing oversight, freight and warehouse operations, demand planning, and product scheduling. Ryan brings over 20 years of logistics operations experience in driving revenue growth, profit margins, client acquisition, and customer satisfaction to his role with Cortland.
Prior to joining Cortland, Ryan served for 12 years as the President and CEO of Vertical Synergies, Inc. & FLG Express, LLC, a technology-centered transportation management firm that delivers non-biased and customized solutions for large and small shippers, as well as international freight brokerage. In that role, he saved clients 10%-35% in logistical expenses, negotiated transportation contracts, and spearheaded all sales and operations teams. Previously, Ryan served as President and CEO of Top Flight Concepts, Inc., a transportation management consulting and IT development firm he founded and successfully led for seven years. Additionally, his experience includes a role as Vice President of Logistics for All Services Delivery, Inc., as well as a business development manager for Carolina Freight Corporation, respectively.
In addition to his experience, Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Technical Sales and Distribution from Southern Polytechnic State University.