David Yokeum has spent his time and effort traveling the world, talking to forwarders, and listening to their needs for over two decades. David had a vision that networking was the way forward for the independent logistics providers if they were to survive into the 1990s and beyond and offer a superior level of service.
In 1998, David launched the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive network, WCA First (formerly World Cargo Alliance). The network is neutrally managed, operated to benefit every member company, and has multiplied to encompass a range of networks and specialized services. With over 9,400 member offices in 190 countries worldwide, WCAworld is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders.
With the unique advantages provided by WCAworld, GAA members can take full advantage of the industry-leading benefits and programs developed over the past two decades by WCAworld.
Brian Majerus brings the unique experience of having spent the past 15 years with World Cargo Alliance while previously working for ocean and freight forwarders for over a decade.
Having been on both sides of the fence, Brian knows what forwarders seek when joining a network and what the network's responsibility is in return. As Executive Vice President of Sales, Brian's daily responsibilities included global agent recruitment and retention for the networks that comprise the WCAworld. Through his efforts, Brian has recruited most of the US agents currently members of the WCAworld network. In addition, Brian is focused on ensuring GAA members are satisfied with their investments. He does this by facilitating member connections, promising new partnerships, and creating visibility through nominations.
Brian will continue the unique DNA formed in the network by providing unmatched member support, facilitating network growth and global expansion.