Position : Global succeeds because of the collaborative work of a team of professionals who understand logistics and supply chain and are talented writers, designers, developers and social media experts. Position : Global knows that your company or association has a core business and set of values that must clearly be explained and promoted to your interested audience. We hope that you trust that the people featured below have your best interests in mind and are the right people to represent your company, association, brand or organization.
Scott Case is Founder and Chief Storyteller for Position : Global. In addition to these core competencies, Scott’s extensive experience with IT, global, national and local public speaking events and more than two decades as a licensed Customs broker and freight forwarder uniquely permit him to consult and advise on a range of topics. Scott is a graduate of Northwestern University in 1993 with degrees in Political Science and German Studies, a language in which he is conversationally fluent. He received his Custom broker’s license in 1994 and has traveled extensively to Asia, Europe and South America to meet with partners, customers and manufacturers. A highly sought-after public speaker who has presented to audiences around the world, Scott has presented to importers, exporters, students, peers, government officials and general audiences on a variety of topics. Whether educating his peers on the importance of marketing, branding and social media usage to the growth of their businesses or discussing the nuts and bolts of a global supply chain, Scott is an interesting and thought-provoking speaker who gives all attendees a takeaway for their own lives or businesses.
Erin Avant is a graduate of Colombia College Chicago with an MA in International Business. A Chicago native with 15 years experience in logistics and fluency in four foreign languages, she began her career as an expeditor with Dole Fresh Fruit Purchasing, in Gulfport, MS. She has worked on both the shipper and forwarder side of the supply chain, eventually taking over the Chicago division of Nobel Cargo Systems, a highly specialized Brazilian forwarder after a short stint as a grant writer for NASA. Understanding her tenure is the result of a happy accident, she freely admits that she never would have thought about the logistics profession, but her parents refused to allow her to attend a college to major in philosophy because, in their words, she could wander the streets in a bathrobe arguing with people for free. After surviving the polar vortex of 2014, she decided to relocate further south and focus on technical writing for logistics professionals, finally marrying her best friend of almost a decade. She’s written two novels, maintains a pop fiction, short story blog and has petitioned her local animal shelter to just give in and allow her to open a tab.
Lorand Coc is a self taught graphic designer from Romania, specializing in logo design. He has a background loaded with identity and marketing design projects and works best under the gun. He has been in business for over six years. He spent four of them freelancing and has won multiple design contests. Now he’s responsible for developing and creating both digital and print designs for a wide range of print and online advertising and publications. When he isn’t glued to a computer screen, he spends time cultivating his drawing and painting skills and trying not to be the worst bowling player in the family.
Igor Ajranović is a self-taught graphic designer. He comes from Serbia and is known and praised for his unique skills. Igor does freelance work for P : G including print and digital advertising and collateral and website design. He has over fifteen years of experience as well as creative and innovative thinking that led him to success in his career. In the past, he has worked for the largest pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Boehringer, Wyeth as well as for many others companies and industries. Igor was awarded as one of the best freelance graphic designers in southeastern Europe for a couple of years in a row. A born creative, Igor invests all his work time and effort into making a representative piece that will thrill the people he’s working for, as well as everyone that sees it – making the way that the product or a company was presented unforgettable. Igor’s creativity and inspiration usually come through his daily life with his family, photography, travel, professional scuba diving, cooking and much more.
Olya Lebedyeva has an unexplained passion for logistics and airplanes. After moving to Chicago over 20 years ago from Ukraine, Olya spent her time learning all ins and outs at O’Hare. Over the last 20 years, she has spent years on the carrier side while working her way up from an import clerk to the Midwest Sales Manager, the youngest in the company at that time. Following SAS Cargo, she moved on to the sales agencies that taught her airline’s strategy and thought processes. Finally, after joining AMI and leading procurement, product development and marketing, Olya decided it was her time to get her MBA. Olya’s latest achievement is bringing a wholesale startup in the US to fruition and making it a successful venture just before she stepped away to become a mom.
A Northwestern graduate with a degree in Organizational Behavior, she completed her MBA at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2016. She also holds several certificates in Negotiation Strategies and Strategic Management as well as Conflict Resolution and genuinely hoping that one day her family life will allow her time to go back to school and obtain a Doctorate degree.
Olya’s strong analytical skills and ability to think outside the box and see the “big picture” allowed her to understand that in this age, data rules the world. Companies, especially those in the logistics field, could benefit from her skills. She speaks five languages ad interchanges them easily in one conversation, if needed.