Meet Michael! Michael has been with Soren for 1 year and plays an important role as an Account Manager on our team. Michael is a perfect example of the Soren Core Value “Embrace the Journey” no matter what is happening, he always has the biggest smile. Our President, Jason says: “Michael brings a great attitude and willingness to learn and discover outside of his prior traditional freight experiences. He has taken on difficult customers and new challenges, in doing so he has built an atmosphere of trust and confidence with his team. Michael enjoys problem solving and takes pride in helping his customers solve their pain points. He is always dependable and willing to do whatever it takes to get the work done”. We are thrilled to have Michael as part of the Soren Team and are proud to spotlight him this month!

Here are some fun facts about Michael:

Tell us a little bit about your family… 

Both my parents have their PHD’s.  My father is a Clinical Psychologist and donates a lot of his time. My mother worked for Metro and U of H most of her carrier as an auditor and grant manager.  Her work groups are responsible for the HOV lanes in Houston and the Wake Shield Satellite.  I have a sister through marriage who I am very proud of as well.  She’s an eye surgeon with her own practice.  I also have two nieces that are my straight up hommies!  

Where is your favorite place to be?

Riding around on my road bike or exploring new places

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Movie: Mad Max Fury Road TV Show: The Wire

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Spinach, with fried cheddar grit cake, topped with grouper w a citrus beurre blanc sauce

If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Genghis Kahn

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

A yacht, a staff, and some friends who would like to enjoy a tropical vacation

People would be surprised if they knew…

I am kind of country…

What brought you to Soren?

Saw a posting on LinkedIn

How is Soren different than other companies you’ve worked for?

Team members are empowered, we have greater control long term and on a day-to-day basis

Which Soren core value means the most to you and why?

Teamwork drives our success.  I enjoy seeing what can be accomplished when people align their efforts for a common purpose.

Do you have any advice for new or potential Soren employees?

Be ready…