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Based on the shores of Lake Minnetonka just outside Minneapolis, Basin Commerce aims to increase the utilization of the US Waterway System for the transport of bulk materials and other heavy loads that are typically moved via rail and trucks. Our vision is to build an ‘Expedia-like' platform experience when looking to book transportation for large quantities of bulk materials and other heavy load projects.

 

 

The Basin Team

 Tom Venable

Tom Venable

Serial software startup guy and market disruptor. As CEO of Basin Commerce, Tom is helping move the bulk freight market from the Tom Sawyer era to the Internet era. While he isn’t busy disrupting entire markets, he can be found on the water, the snow or the deck at Lord Fletchers on Lake Minnetonka.   

 Scott Stefan

Scott Stefan

Former pharmacist turned commodity trader, Scott is the VP of Sales at Basin Commerce. As a traveling salesman at heart, Scott is always available as his cell phone should be considered an extra limb. If his grandson needs a diaper change, he would be there in .02 seconds to do the job with a smile.

 Pete Olson

Pete Olson

Always reliable for a solid “dad Joke” or a less than solid technology pun. Pete is the Chief Builder- tech wizard and product guru at Basin Commerce, unremarkably doing so with an iPhone 5 (don’t ask). Pete has been putting his blood, sweat and craft beers into Basin Commerce since day one. On the weekend, you can find him hacking at the golf course with his kids.

 

 Tyler Stefan

Tyler Stefan

Director of Sales at Basin Commerce, Tyler starts his workday at 4am after his morning workout and skim of the morning news. Being a new dad, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and son and long hours at the dog park with his dog. Fun Fact: Tyler has never been seen in the same pair of shoes twice.

 

 Dan Moldenhauer

Dan Moldenhauer

Dan is the Controller of Basin Commerce, aka the money guy.  When Dan isn’t counting beans, you can find him hanging out with his dog, Trooper, or heading off to Lambeau with his season tickets to watch the Packers during football season. His specialty is spreadsheets utilizing complex formulas … which he cautions are better not to look at directly without a special pair of formula glasses.

 Liz McPherson

Liz McPherson

Liz is the maternal warmth of the Basin Commerce team. She takes pride in making sure our customers are number one in her role as Logistics Coordinator. Along with her motherly persona comes wicked organization and a passion for Irish whiskey, a fierce combination. Spending quality family time with her two kids or watching HGTV are just two of the many things she likes to do on the weekend.

 Kim Lucido

Kim Lucido

Member of the #MOB club (Mom of Boys). With a passion for puzzles, Kim joined the Basin team with 14 years of river transportation experience. On the weekends you can find her with her family at one of many different sports complexes in the StL area.  Unrelated fact: Loves Chicago Cubs  #FlytheW

 Taylor Loeber

Taylor Loeber

Local Excelsior townie - Taylor joined the Basin Commerce team as Inside Sales Manager in September of 2017 after she amicably parted ways from her previous gig because her moped wasn’t meant for long distances. Taylor and her husband are self-taught extreme DIY’ers that rarely leave the city limits of Excelsior.

 Ben Koop

Ben Koop

Guitar player. Pessimistic Vikings fan. Ben started May of 2017 and was ecstatic to join the Basin Commerce team as an intern before coming on full time as Inside Sales Manager. Ben keeps everyone in the office feeling young. On the weekends, Ben can be found trying to relive his college parties or singing Johnny Cash covers at the local bowling alley.

 

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Our Customer. Always representing. Maybe at a Zac Brown concert. Or huddled down in the office doing right for her buyers and sellers. Certainly working with a smile and happy to talk with our team on how we can improve!