Our Team

 
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lauren pittelli, principal

Lauren has built a thirty year career helping logistics companies and shippers navigate the unique challenges of international shipping and compliance. Her consulting services focus on 3PL selection and management, international air and sea transportation and customs and trade compliance. For 3PLs she also offers start up and strategic planning services on both a consulting and interim management basis.

Prior to starting Baker, Lauren held senior roles at leading freight forwarding firms, managing in excess of $450 million in international freight, customs and contract logistics activity per year. Most recently the U.S. CEO for GEFCO Forwarding, Lauren also has first-hand experience steering the operations of small start ups. 

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

Lauren is a graduate of Harvard College and a licensed U.S. Customs House Broker. bibendum, turpis eu mattis iaculis, ex lorem mollis sem, ut sollicitudin risus orci quis tellus.

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dennis wilkinson, senior consultant

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Jacqueline russo, consultant

Jacqueline Russo brings an extensive background in business development, strategic marketing, brand development and operations to Baker Logistics Consulting. She works closely with clients from a variety of industries to improve their operations, grow their presence in overseas markets and increase customer and employee loyalty.

Jackie formerly held senior roles in the freight forwarding and custom brokerage industry. Most recently the Vice President, North America of Kuehne + Nagel’s Expo and Events business unit, Jackie has direct experience leading and developing a start up division from infancy to maturity.

With a background in international event management, Jackie is able to use her unique skills to secure alliances, develop sales leaders and improve processes. Her skill set also includes strategic planning, transport planning, customs and trade compliance, and pricing and procurement.

Jackie earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, graduated from the American University in Washington DC and is a licensed customs broker. The former Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, she was the 2010 recipient of that association’s “Legend of the Industry” award and 2016’s “Woman of Distinction”.

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frank szewczyk, consultant

Frank has forty plus years of international and domestic logistics experience with ocean, air, road, rail, supply chain and end to end solutions. An innovative thinker with broad expertise in executive management, operations, finance, business development and marketing, Frank’s consulting practice focuses on creating impactful training seminars for importers, exporters and logistics providers. Frank’s exceptional skills in building employee and customer relationships and in developing meaningful communications with industry professionals at all levels make his training courses highly effective.

Prior to joining Baker, Frank’s logistics career spanned roles such as V.P. Automotive North America, Vice President, and Branch Manager for industry leaders such as Panalpina, Kuehne + Nagel and CEVA Logistics. Frank has the proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to organize and grow the bottom line.