May 10, 2022

Employee Spotlight

Written by: Macy Krebs

Jack Tierney joins Onward as Senior Manager of Sales

Onward is eager to announce a new Senior Manager of Sales to the team, Jack Tierney! Jack brings almost eight years of experience in the education technology space, previously working for Guild and 2U in capacities ranging from individual contributor to Director. In those roles, he enjoyed building & scaling teams while helping to bring new products, whether it be debt-free, online degrees or name-brand Master’s level programs, and experiences to consumers. Jack’s extensive experience in sales and customer success will allow us to integrate new and effective solutions to the marketplace and ensure alignment with the company’s financial and strategic goals. Jack will lead the sales team providing leadership, direction, and an executive vision to ensure customer satisfaction.

"In our industry, it is all about understanding customer problems, identifying how Onward can help fix those problems, and training our shippers exactly how to leverage the Onward platform to do exactly that. With Jack's background in Ed Tech, this makes him a perfect fit to lead the charge of onboarding demand into the Onward platform,” says Grafton Elliott, CEO and Founder of Onward.

What is your position at Onward?

I’m a Senior Manager of Sales. I mainly focus on the day-to-day management of Account Executives and getting Onward’s name out to as many shippers and retailers as possible. Additionally, I’m spending a lot of time focusing on the next iteration of Onward’s sales strategy, how to introduce our unique solution to the marketplace, and establishing Onward as the final mile’s industry leader for white glove solutions.

Are you currently binge-watching any shows?

Oh, man. First off, always. I don’t know if baseball games count as a show, but I watch a lot of baseball games. We’ve also been watching Bridgerton and rewatching Veep.

What’s the next place on your travel bucket list?

Greece. My wife and I (married in February 2022) are hoping to make it out there in the near future!

What’s your favorite snack?

Chocolate chip cookies.

When you aren’t working, what are you usually doing?

You’ll usually find me either in a tree stand or on the golf course.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

Do more than you say.

About Onward

Onward is a freight marketplace that connects furniture and appliance retail stores to underutilized trucks already on the path to their destination. Onward’s partnerships include Slumberland Furniture, Bassett Furniture, Woodley’s Fine Furniture, Element Home, and The Tile Shop. Onward is headquartered in Denver. Under the leadership of CEO and Founder Grafton Elliott, the company has quickly become one of the fastest-growing tech startups in 2021 and is continuing the trend this year. It’s backed by Techstars, an operational investor who can help accelerate startup companies. For more information and to get started, visit us online at Download the Onward app on the App Store to conveniently claim new loads on the road.

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