Lauren has built a thirty-year career helping logistics companies and shippers navigate the unique challenges of international shipping, logistics and compliance.

Prior to starting Baker, Lauren held senior roles at leading freight forwarding firms where she managed over $400 million in international freight, customs and contract logistics activity per year. Most recently the U.S. CEO for GEFCO Forwarding, Lauren is also experienced in addressing challenges faced by smaller startups.

Her skill set includes: strategic planning, acquisition operational due diligence, customs and trade compliance, warehousing and cross docking, transport planning and carrier selection, facility planning, procurement and contract negotiations.

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard College and a licensed U.S. Customs House Broker. An adjunct Professor, she teaches Global Logistics at the college and graduate level, speaks at industry events and frequently contributes to trade publications such as IndustryWeek .