Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Sean MacCorkle

Director, Order Management - the Americas
Expeditors

Company Description

Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 13,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include air and ocean freight consolidation and forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, cargo insurance, distribution and other value added logistics services.

Job Description

Product Director responsible for development, sales, and operational support of the Order Management product in North and South America, supporting 65 branch offices in executing services for our customers.

Sean started with Expeditors in 1995 as a management trainee in the Chicago office. Upon completion of that program he accepted an on-site account management position for the Trane Air-Conditioning account, which quickly became on of the largest accounts for Expeditors at that time. Through that account Expeditors opened their own offices in France. After five years managing the account through rapid and sustained growth Sean was moved to Paris to become District Manager. He managed that office for four years before returning to the US as Sales Manager in the Portland, Oregon office. One year later he was transfered to Dallas to create an Account Management program locally.
In 2006 Expeditors was awarded the single largest transition of new business ever in consolidation and Order Management by Wal-Mart. Sean was appointed global project manager for that transition and spent the next 18 months transitioning business on four continents. In 2008 he moved to the Corporate Headquarters to become Director of Operations for Order Management and in 2012 became overall Director of the product for the Americas.

Employment History

1995 to present: Expeditors International
1990 to 1995: Rowing Coach, Green Lake Crew

Education

BA - University of Washington (1990)
LEMBA - Seattle University (2012)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Coaching on entering the work world, professional development, encouragement, competition, and balance.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

At Expeditors office in downtown Seattle or on campus at Seattle University during normal daytime hours.

Additional Information

I work in an international arena and come in contact daily with our customers, mostly other Fortune 500 companies. I am happy to share this experience and compare and contrast different companies, industries, and opportunities.