Our industry expertise runs deep

Bluspark’s experts provide real-world, implementable solutions that bridge the gap between transportation and technology. Our team is fluent across many supply chain domains, including ocean transportation, import and export supply chain management, procurement, consulting, last-mile logistics, software development, and data science.

How we make a difference for supply chain leaders

Importers & Exporters

Market insights and data-driven expertise that global shippers need to compete and win. We provide consulting and operations support to some of America’s most prominent importers and exporters.

Shipper Associations

Leveraging our deep relationship with Gemini Shippers Association — an association with over 100 years of history — we empower shippers associations to provide best-in-class technology and procurement products to their members, including unmatched market insights.

Private Equity & Financial

For private equity firms looking for a way to improve their portfolio companies’ operations and performance, we provide a leveraged market spend solution to drive improved results across portfolio assets while embedding solutions into their portfolio assets.

Meet our leadership team

Ken O'Brien

Ken O'Brien

President & CEO

A shipping industry veteran and trusted advisor, Ken leads the Bluspark group after holding several senior roles at the company since 2015. He also serves on the National Shippers Advisory Council and is a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FLOW initiative.

Burke, Mike

Mike Burke

Director, Operations

Mike leads the operations teams for land operations, NVOCC and project cargo at Bluspark, drawing on 30 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. 

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Nilanjan Mitra

Director, Voyix

A data science and analytics expert with extensive retail and consulting experience, Nilanjan leads the development and technology team responsible for the Vyoix platform.

John Westwood

Director, Consulting

John leads the procurement and consulting practice at Bluspark, leveraging his decades of experience in transportation procurement and logistics operations to advise shippers of all sizes.

Gretschmann, Josh

Josh Gretschmann

Director, Projects

Josh designs and implements data-driven solutions for Bluspark’s clients. He leverages his Six Sigma Green Belt and PMP certification to deliver projects in the areas of trade management, network and yield operations, equipment and chassis management, and terminal operations. 

Nicole Uchrin

Nicole Uchrin

Director, Commercial

With more than 25 years of logistics experience, Nicole leads the commercial efforts and management of the Gemini Shippers Association. She is also on the board of directors for the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT).

Rich Moore

Rich Moore

Director, Commercial

After 30+ years in the ocean and rail industries, Rich has developed a deep understanding of client needs and applies his expertise to manage sales activities for Gemini Shippers Association as well as Bluspark’s consulting, operations, and technology products and services. 


Roman Ramirez

Director, Commercial

With extensive background in ocean carrier Sales process, marketing, and systems, Roman coordinates commercial efforts across all of the Bluspark family of companies and 3rd party service provider partners. 

Peter Wong

Director, Consulting

Seasoned global ocean transportation executive with several leadership roles in strategic pricing at both the ocean carrier side, as well as global 3PL/NVOCC side.  While leading the team at EFI Logistics, Peter also plays a critical role in Bluspark’s procurement and consulting services.

Daria Kilkeary

Director, Enterprise Sales and Consulting

Sales executive with over 30 years of experience in international logistics and transportation. With extensive background both in solution selling and supporting clients’ global logistics needs, Daria leads Bluspark’s efforts in developing strategic partnerships and tailored solutions of enterprise clients.