Chief Executive Officer, Director
Allan Marshall, 55, Chief Executive Officer, Director. Mr. Marshall joined the Company as CEO in May of 2019 and was previously retired prior to joining the Company working as a serial entrepreneur with a focus on development stage companies in hyper growth industries, with the past several years focusing on the technology and cannabis industries. Mr. Marshall is often the driving force behind the organization for its initial growth and funding strategies. Mr. Marshall began his career in the transportation and logistics industry. Mr. Marshall founded Segmentz, Inc. in November of 2000 and served as the Chief Executive Officer, successfully acquiring five distinct logistic companies, raised more than $25,000,000 of capital, creating the infrastructure and business foundation that is now XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) with revenues in excess of $17 billion. Prior to Segmentz, Mr. Marshall founded U.S. Transportation Services, Inc. (“UST”) in 1995, whose main focus was third party logistics. UST was sold to Professional Transportation Group, Inc. in January 2000 and Professional Transportation Group ceased business in November 2000. Prior to 1995, Mr. Marshall served as Vice President of U.S. Traffic Ltd, a Canadian company, where he founded their United States logistics division and had previously founded a successful driver leasing company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Andrew J. Norstrud
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Andrew J. Norstrud, 49, Chief Financial Officer, Director. Mr. Norstrud joined Upexi, Inc. in July of 2019 as a consultant and became the Chief Financial Officer in April of 2020 and a Director as of January 2020. Prior to joining Upexi, Inc., Mr. Norstrud worked as a consultant through his own consulting firm. Mr. Norstrud served as the Chief Financial Officer for Gee Group Inc. from March 2013 until June 2018. Mr. Norstrud also served Gee Group as CEO from March 7, 2014 until April 1, 2015. Mr. Norstrud served as a director of GEE Group Inc. from March 7, 2014 until August 16, 2017. Prior to GEE Group Inc., Mr. Norstrud was a consultant with Norco Accounting and Consulting from October 2011 until March 2013. From October 2005 to October 2011, Mr. Norstrud served as the Chief Financial Officer for Jagged Peak. Prior to his role at Jagged Peak, Mr. Norstrud was the Chief Financial Officer of Segmentz, Inc. (XPO Logistics), and played an instrumental role in the company achieving its strategic goals by pursuing and attaining growth initiatives, building a financial team, completing and integrating strategic acquisitions and implementing the structure required of public companies. Previously, Mr. Norstrud worked for Grant Thornton LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has extensive experience with young, rapid growth public companies. Mr. Norstrud earned a BA in Business and Accounting from Western State College and a Master of Accounting with a systems emphasis from the University of Florida. Mr. Norstrud is a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Bazan, age 57, joined the Company in August of 2022 as the Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Bazan was CEO and Director of OnlineTech Stores and Group CEO and Director for Imaging Supplies Consolidation II, a Blackford Capital portfolio group. Mr. Bazan has a 30 year career in operations starting at Rockwell International, Easton Sports, Fiskars, Black & Decker, Jakks Pacific, Mega Brands, and TM International. At Mega Brands, Mr. Bazan was COO from 2008 to 2011. During his tenure Mega Brands grew $200M in revenue and increased share price from $.45 to $9.75. At TM International, Mr. Bazan served as CEO and Director from 2017 to 2021. During this period, Mr. Bazan was able to turn around a failing promotional products and e-commerce company, even during the height of COVID-19 when no promotional events were taking place. Mr. Bazan attended the Air Force Academy after earning both a Congressional and Senatorial nomination. A spinal injury caused him to depart the AFA early and honorably, while earning a Certificate of Completion in Engineering. Mr. Bazan continued his education gaining a BA in Economics from California State University of Northridge.