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Metafora at TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition


Metafora at TIA Cap Ideas - Palm Trees

Metafora is proud to be attending this year's TIA Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition, and we hope to see you there. We're presenting, sponsoring, exhibiting, all of the things!

Come visit us at booth 200A to chat with experts, explore partnership opportunities, and enter our sweepstakes, or find us at one of the many sessions we are presenting at.

Who is attending from Metafora?

  • Peter Rentschler, CEO
  • Ryan Schreiber, VP Industry & Growth
  • JT Engstrom, VP Corporate Development & Strategy
  • Shanna Greathouse , Director of Partnerships
  • Adam Perlmutter, Senior Industry Consultant and Co-Host of The Extra Mile Podcast
  • Nick Oliver, Senior Consultant
  • Rush Feldhacker, Industry Consultant
  • Robert Bain, Industry Consultant and Co-Host of The Extra Mile Podcast
  • Teresa Ronquillo, Marketing Lead

Full list of where to catch Metaforians at TIA Capital Ideas Conference coming through...
*Info subject to change. Be sure to check the event's official agenda here.

Thursday April 7, 2022

Growing a Brokerage Feels Tricky

11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Fundamental Track
Marriott Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator: Michael Riccio, CTB, Founder & CEO, More Than Miles Consulting


  • Peter Rentschler, CEO, Metafora
  • Matt Parry, Senior Vice President, Werner Logistics
  • Mike Crawford, President, ITS Logistics
  • Shannon Breen, Co-Founder & CEO, FreightVana

There are typically three growth hurdles in the lifecycle of a brokerage—the first comes around $20M, the next around $50-75M, and the third around $120-150M. During this session, attendees will learn about various obstacles to growth that many 3PLs face including:

  • Unclear goals
  • An unstructured go-to-market strategy
  • A capacity strategy that misses the mark
  • Failure to adopt new technology and systems
  • An undefined or nonexistent company culture

Attendees will also learn about potential solutions for each obstacle with specific case study examples and industry highlights.

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Thursday April 7, 2022

Learning Lab

Evolving Trends in Logistics & Trucking: Decision-Making & Hyper-Dynamic Pricing

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: JT Engstrom, Metafora VP, Corporate Development & Strategy
With special guest: Dawn Salvucci-Favier,, CEO & Chief Product Officer

Thursday April 7, 2022

A Risk Management Guide for Intermediaries
2:00 PM-3:30 PM PT

Marketing & Development Track
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3

Moderator: Ryan Schreiber, VP Industry & Growth, Metafora


  • Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer, Redwood Logistics
  • Sean Santiago, Senior Vice President of Product, Transportation Insight / NTG
  • David Antonson, Owner, President, and CEO, US1 Industries

Taking a proactive approach to risk management is imperative for the long-term success of any business. One of the worst things a 3PL can do is waiting until their top customer decides they are only working with asset-based companies moving forward, thus causing the brokerage to scramble to make up for that revenue loss. During this session, our panel of experts will discuss how most companies unintentionally wait for disaster to strike and then are forced to put out fires, and how companies can best position themselves from being blind-sided by such scenarios.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Visit us at Booth 200A

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come visit us at booth 200A to chat with experts, explore partnership opportunities, get some fun Metafora swag* and enter our sweepstakes!

*While supplies last!

Metafora Swag TIACON 2022

Thursday April 7, 2022

Dinner & Drinks with Metafora + Lean Solutions Group - Invite Only
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday, April 8, 2022

Learning Lab: Capacity Strategy Is Rapidly Evolving For Everyone

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Presented by: Ryan Schreiber, VP Industry & Growth, Metafora

Friday, April 8, 2022

Visit us at Booth 200A

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come visit us at booth 200A to chat with experts, explore partnership opportunities, get some fun Metafora swag* and enter our sweepstakes!

*While supplies last!

Thursday April 7 & Friday April 8, 2022

Around the Exhibit Hall

Phone running low on juice? Find one of the two Metafora Charging Stations around the exhibit hall! 


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Metafora, previously "CarrierDirect", is a business consulting and software development company that exclusively services the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and build software to fuel their growth. Welcome to the new way forward. Welcome to Metafora.

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