Porter Profiles: Geno Eckley

Director of Operations – MyPorter Commercial

Geno Eckley - MyPorter Director of Operations

Geno Eckley (LinkedIn) is the new Director of Operations for MyPorter Commercial, changing the way supply chain organizations manage logistics and warehousing.

Geno leads all operations for MyPorter’s Commercial Division. Prior to MyPorter, Geno was VP of Warehousing Operations at Broadrange Logistics, one of the most rapidly scaling 3PL firms in the Southeast. A self described no-nonsense operations and logistics executive and former Recon-Marine, Geno brings 35 years of operations and general management experience to the team. In this article, we wanted to profile our newest member of the team:

What attracted you to the world of logistics?
I started my career out of the Marines as a track and swim coach. I really enjoy developing people and making them believe they can do the impossible. Managing a warehouse floor, truckers, and all of the associated daily chaos is very similar to coaching a sports team or commanding a military unit. When the team isn’t working in unison, it performs poorly. But when everyone is “rowing the boat,” in the same direction, that’s when the magic happens. I find it very rewarding to mold people and teams. After coaching, I was a National Sales Manager and got involved in logistics to resolve issues in deliveries to my customers. My sales philosophy was always very customer-service centric and I took to logistics like a duck to water.

What life motto do you aspire to live by?
I believe there is no more noble of a pursuit than leading by example. The world would get by much better with more servant leaders.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I was fortunate enough to be involved in athletics all my life as both an athlete (semi pro triathlete) and a coach and continue to workout a minimum of four days a week. Being from a big Italian family, I very much enjoy good food, cooking, as well as entertaining.

Favorite aspect of life at MyPorter Commercial?
We are HAVING FUN. I believe MyPorter Commercial is in the formative stages of creating a much BIGGER an BETTER MyPorter that will fill a huge hole in the traditional warehousing model. It is FUN to watch the continued growth and change. It’s a little like building a plane that’s flying forward at 600 MPH.

Where do you see MyPorter in 5 years?
I envision a time in the not so distant future where we are replicating what we have done here in other locations. Objectively I would like to see us open a minimum of one new city every six months. MyPorter Commercial can be a game changer in the 3PL (third party logistics) and supply chain worlds by specializing in our flexibility and can do attitude to assist any size customer with their Warehousing, Inventory Management, and Fulfillment and Distribution needs.