Who we are

Two leading freight forwarding businesses

Jo-Sak Shipping and Olympic International have consolidated to form NorthPoint Forwarding. We bring together a group of commodity-driven individuals each with 20+ years of experience creating value-added freight solutions with velocity tools to generate export documentation for rail, land, sea and air logistics in the food supply chain.By combining the expertise of two seasoned entrepreneurs and consolidating operations to Kansas City, NorthPoint Forwarding allows agricultural commodity producers to efficiently move goods internationally. Built on technology and automation, we are committed to maximizing shippers’ time and money and contributing to the efficiency of the industry as a whole. Through technology we can cooperate with all major ocean carriers and provide customer service 24 hours a day. Our team is dedicated to unparalleled punctuality, accuracy and efficiency in the entire shipping process.

Live Generously

We believe we have an obligation to give back to the community through charitable efforts and, as a token of our appreciation to those who have helped us succeed, we will pay it forward.

Maintain our financial Discipline

We will approach every deal with an appropriate margin of safety and never stretching for a deal or becoming greedy.

Core Values

Do the right thing every time

As we conduct our business, we will operate with the highest integrity and we shall strive to live by the Golden Rule.

Put People first

The relationships with our customers, employees, and investors are our most valuable assets. We will strive to always take care of each other and to operate our business so that we maintain our culture of appreciation, respect, transparency, and we shall avoid office politics.

Take ownership of every situation

Every individual shall take ownership, be accountable, and take responsibility while avoiding blame, excuses, and denial. We will always strive to admit, learn, and grow from failure and mistakes.

Our Team

By combining the expertise of two seasoned entrepreneurs and consolidating operations to Kansas City, NorthPoint Forwarding allows agricultural commodity producers to efficiently move goods internationally.

Brad Amstein
Brad Amstein
Software Engineer

Brad is a Java developer with database expertise and 6 years of experience doing research data analysis in R, SQL, and SPSS. As Software Engineer, Brad writes code to enhance and add features to Seawave, our paperless freight forwarding software system.

Kelly Cloward
Kelly Cloward
Account Manager

Kelly has been in the freight forwarding industry for over 25 years and has extensive knowledge in logistics and transportation in the seafood community. She has been a business owner for 20 of those years bringing to Northpoint a great network of experience and commitment.

Aida Allan
Aida Allan
Controller

Aida has been in the Freight forwarding industry for 25 years, the first ten as a documentation and logistic supervisor and for the past 15 years as a Controller.

Diogo Lobo
Diogo Lobo
Chief Executive Officer

With 26 years of agribusiness and supply chain experience, Diogo joined NorthPoint as CEO of the NorthPoint Logistics group of companies.

As CEO he plans to invest and improve selected companies in the food logistics space and technology startups by acquisition and consolidation.

David Vondrachek
David Vondrachek
Director of Technology

As Directory of Technology, David is responsible for the Seawave freight forwarding application platform. David has over 14 years of software engineering and architecture experience in web applications. Prior to joining NorthPoint, David served as a Senior Manager of IT Applications at KGP Logistics.

Pauline Yaghiayan
Pauline Yaghiayan
Director of Operations

With 30+ years of experience in freight forwarding, Pauline is in charge of the team’s operations to ensure client satisfaction. She also assists in sales and business development. Prior to NorthPoint Forwarding acquisition of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, Pauline was the present and founder of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, a successful medium size Freight Forwarding company based out of Montreal, Canada and Boulder, Colorado. She has extensive knowledge in the handling of agricultural products and temperature controlled food products. Pauline is technology driven and has succeeded dealing with transportation challenges by building a state of the art logistics/task management on line application systems.

Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Account Manager

Kaitlin has been in the Freight Forwarding Industry for 6 years. As Account Manager, Kaitlin is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of client accounts. Prior to joining Northpoint, Kaitlin served as a Team Lead for Marisol International, handling operations and documentation for a large volume client.

Nataliia Terela
Nataliia Terela
Logistics Coordinator

Nataliia has been in the industry for 4 years. Previously, she worked for 2 years as an Import Logistics Coordinator at Mriya Agroholding (Ukraine) and as a Logistics Coordinator for Josak Shipping for 2 years. As a Logistics Coordinator, Nataliia is responsible for the day to day logistics of multiple client accounts.

Wendy Denesha
Wendy Denesha
Account Manager

Wendy has 10 years’ experience in freight forwarding. As account manager, Wendy is responsible for negotiating rates for export and import cargo in temperature controlled and dry containers shipping to international destinations. Overseeing client accounts and also offers support and assistance on logistical matters.

Wendy comes with many years of experience in the international trade industry. She started her career with a Trading House handling logistics, then moved to a trans-loading facility as a customer service rep and from there into freight forwarding as documentation manager then logistics specialist and now as account manager.