In the early ’80s, Mike Monson began his career in transportation as an entry-level dispatcher at the highest-producing office in the nation at C.H. Robinson. After gaining valuable insights from that position, Mike went on to hold every possible position you can in the freight brokerage world. He’s worked in inside sales, outside sales, operations, VP-level sales, and marketing. Eventually, Mike became President and CEO of two multi-million dollar brokerage companies. Over the years, he has sold millions of dollars in freight, covered thousand of loads, and became a subject matter expert in a variety of areas in logistics. These areas include non-asset sales, compensation programs, innovative agent-recruitment techniques, staff development processes, creative-lead sourcing, strategic talent acquisition, and business development acceleration.
After collecting 25+ years of logistics experience, Mike saw the growing need in the Logistics industry for a firm that made more informed connections between companies and candidates. In 2009, the most connected guy in logistics founded Top Talent LLC. Over his career, Mike has won awards for “Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Outstanding New Venture”, “Outstanding Business of the Year”, and a “Blue Chip Enterprise.”
Mike’s connectivity and experience make him an invaluable resource for companies and candidates alike. On a day-to-day basis, he oversees the corporate strategy of Top Talent on mergers/acquisitions, training, marketing, and growth initiatives.
Mike currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids. In his spare time, Mike likes to travel, restore vintage items from the ”40s-’60s in his workshop. He also often volunteers at his church and various charitable organizations.
Favorite Quote: “If you are in the way of my goals and dreams, I suggest you move.”