Roz earned her degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and it was on the school's website where she first saw the job posting for a position at Echo. She was interested in moving to Chicago and starting a new life in the Windy City, and before she knew it, six months at the company had turned into six years.
Roz's job involves the side of sales most people don't think about—it's her job to approach trucking companies and convince them to transport Echo's customers' loads. Her days usually start with an hour and a half of putting out fires before making calls to match transport to client. At Echo, the top sales representative wins a trip to Cancun every year—and for the last three years, that's gone to Roz.
"At Echo, every day, you're facing a new challenge, and that always has its own learning curve. Some of the issues we come across in the freight industry are very bizarre, and you have to take each one as it comes. I think that ability to learn and adapt is what makes you a better rep."
"We have a lot of fun. One of my highlights is Echo Softball. Every year since I started, it keeps growing and growing—I think at this point we're up to 16 teams."