It’s our third monthly spotlight, and we love how we’ve been able to recognize different team members so far! In April, we recognized Stan Kasmer as our Most Supportive Team Member. In May, we recognized Kenya Tabler as our Rookie MVP.
This month we chose our theme to be MOST HUSTLE. We asked our team to think about who works hard every day, never stops striving to be better, and has a relentless pursuit to win. We were blown away by all the positive things written about various members of our team, but one individual stood out among the rest.
These are just a few of the responses we received about our winner: “He is the golden standard for success at Bridge”, “Brian’s hustle is an example for all new aspiring team members to both admire and follow”, and “His sense of urgency is unprecedented”.
So while our team is made up of hard work and hustle, no one displays this more than Brian Soloria! Brian has been with us for 12 years, working his way from operations support to our top sales representative. Brian now oversees a team of three that helps him manage his business.
We asked Brian a few questions to get to know him better. Keep reading to learn more about our teammate with the most hustle!
Q: How has Bridge helped you in your career development?
A: Support from my coworkers. This is a high pressure and extremely stressful job, and the guys who are on my team are a great support system.
Q: Tell us about your role at Bridge.
A: Logistics sales coordinator. We build genuine relationships with customers and carriers to find the most cost effective transportation solutions.
Q: What do you find is the most challenging part of your role?
A: Dealing with work/life balance. The job is extremely stressful and demanding, so finding that time to disconnect from work.
Q: What’s something you love to do outside of work?
A: Spend time with my wife and 4 kids.
Q: What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
A: My relationships with my coworkers during the grind.
Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
A: Punta Cana – it was amazing to get away for a week and spend some quality time with just my wife.
Q: What piece of advice would you give to someone starting in this industry?
A: Be prepared to deal with things that are out of your control. Trucks are going to breakdown and loads are going to pick up and deliver late. You are going to be dealing with issues that you will have to explain and come up with the best solutions for your customers.
Q: What are you currently watching on Netflix?
A: Black Summer
Q: What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
A: I enjoy Jiu-Jitsu during my free time.
Q: What is your favorite Bridge memory?
A: Bridge took the entire company to the Kenny Chesney concert. I am not a big country fan, but it was great to spend time with everyone from work outside of the office.
We’re so thankful for all the hard work Brian has put in these last 12 years (he currently holds the record for the highest sales revenue month!), and we can’t wait to see what else he’s able to accomplish here!
By Allison Walke, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding