I love numbers.
When I’m driving down the highway
going 47 miles an hour, if the closest
city is 57 miles away, I’m going to
calculate exactly how long it will take
to get there.
When you’re very numerical, you’re
very logical. I’m not very emotional and
that’s definitely one of my issues, especially in my relationships. People hate
to hear statistics.
At 13, I played video games competitively—there were teams across the
world that would play each other online. At that level, you need specialty
machines to compete. That got me
into building computers.
At 15, I was hired at Circuit City as
seasonal help in the CD department.
That Christmas, I was the number-one
sales rep—in the computer department.
I wasn’t supposed to be selling them,
The increasing primacy of e-commerce ensures that logistics and transport
companies are well-represented on recent
Inc. 500 lists. (Indeed, last year’s top 10 featured two firms that serve that space,
including the No. 1 company, SwanLeap.)
That opportunity has drawn lots of new businesses. So how can you succeed amid all
that competition? Matt Pyatt, the co-founder
of Arrive Logistics—which brokers vacant
space in trucks for clients like Kraft and Pepsi—knows how his company cracked the
500 this year: It all comes down to the math.
—AS TOLD TO UNA MORERA
Kept on Trucking
co-founder Matt Pyatt,
at his company’s
offices in Austin.