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CarrierDirect In 2021 Best Places To Work Awards

CarrierDirect Earns Placement on Built In’s Best Places to Work in Chicago and Best Small Companies to Work for in Chicago.

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL, January 11, 2021 — Built In today announced that CarrierDirect was honored in its 2021 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, CarrierDirect earned a place on the Best Places to Work in Chicago list and the Best Small Companies to Work For in Chicago. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, nationally and in the eight largest tech markets. 

“We are honored to be recognized on this list. We have put a lot of thought and effort into building a company culture that is solution-oriented, curious, and transparent. We see these awards as validation of the work every team member has put into making CarrierDirect a great place to work, especially through challenging times. These honors also serve as a testament to our clients and partners who trust us to help bring leading edge growth strategies and technologies to their businesses," says Peter Rentschler, CEO of CarrierDirect.

Maggie Norman, Director of People at CarrierDirect adds, “It's great to make the 2021 Built In lists of Best Companies to Work for in Chicago and Best Small Companies to Work For in Chicago. Our team is, and I believe always will be, the part of working at CarrierDirect that I'm most proud of. Our people are committed to helping our clients and helping each other achieve greatness in a way that impresses me daily. This is why we have invested so much in making our company a great place to be. We wouldn't be here without the commitment, leadership, and feedback from our team. To be recognized by Built In as a great place for people to work is truly an honor.”

Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits and cultural programs. To reflect the attributes candidates are searching for on Built In today, this year’s program weighted criteria more heavily, like remote opportunities and programs for diversity, equity and inclusion.  

“These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to meet changing needs of employees," says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “The 2021 winners show a commitment not just to creating meaningful cultures but to delivering talent needs as they change in a dynamic landscape. We’re thrilled to extend our congratulations to the winners.”   

Tech professionals rely on Built In’s Best Places to Work lists to discover employers that align with their preferences, passions and values. Since its inception three years ago, the award has expanded in reach, from online views of tens of thousands to just under 1 million views today. 


Built In, a revolution in tech recruitment, serves more than 1,800 innovative companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, delivering content and digital recruitment solutions that work. The platform amplifies companies’ brands as national, local or remote employers of choice, as well as leaders in DEI. Monthly, 2.5 million tech professionals rely on Built In to stay up on trends, grow in their roles and discover companies with missions they want to join. The platform publishes stories about companies’ tech, culture and people. This activates sought-after professionals to apply to customers’ open roles.


Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work awards, now in its third year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies. Two new national categories reflect what candidates are searching for, including 100 Best Large Companies to Work For and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work. 


Built In ranks companies algorithmically based on compensation information, benefits and culture programs. This year, based on data showing tech professionals’ needs, the Best Places to Work algorithm added weight to companies’ commitment to DEI and remote culture. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.


CarrierDirect is a management consulting and custom technology development firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain.

Who We Are:

We are a team of people absorbed in all things transportation, logistics, and supply chain. We are motivated by opportunities to help carriers, shippers, and tech vendors do great things. We aim to drive logistics and supply chain practices forward to contribute to a more efficient world. We are passionate about problem solving, not afraid of a challenge, and always ready to go the extra mile.

What We Do: 

Management Consulting: From building through growth plateaus, to expanding modal offerings, compensation restructures, training and sales strategy, we advise on the elements of business most vital to success.

Technology Strategy: With a true technology strategy, businesses can have laser focus on their objectives, agility to solve the most important problems first, and then scale as needed.

Software Development: We develop proprietary software for our clients, from full service TMS to smaller applications that provide the efficiency, workflow, data, and visibility needed to compete in today’s rapidly changing market.


Teresa Ronquillo is the marketing lead at Metafora. She enjoys reading, writing, yoga, and learning about all things #logistics, #transportation, and #supplychain.

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