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An experienced shipping industry account manager, Doug Starcke serves as the managing partner for the Emerald Isle, North Carolina-based parcel expenses management and consulting firm First Flight Solutions, a Transportation Impact company. He has assembled a staff comprised of former FedEx and UPS sales managers… Read More
An experienced shipping industry account manager, Doug Starcke serves as the managing partner for the Emerald Isle, North Carolina-based parcel expenses management and consulting firm First Flight Solutions, a Transportation Impact company. He has assembled a staff comprised of former FedEx and UPS sales managers and senior executives with more than 200 years of combined experience in the parcel shipping industry. Responsible for directing the companies’ sales and business development, Doug Starcke has helped lead the rapid and sustained growth of the joint enterprise. Under his leadership, the firm has earned two consecutive listings on Inc. 5000 list, in 2013 and 2014, ranking 184 and 699th respectively.

Prior to joining First Flight Solutions, Doug Starcke worked for UPS as a senior account executive. Handling accounts for customers throughout the Carolinas, he managed a portfolio of high-volume parcel shippers with a collective small shipments budget in excess of $20,000,000. During his five years with the Fortune 500 company, Doug Starcke ranked among the top district sales executives, completed several UPS internal sales management classes, and received training in Neil Rackems’ SPIN selling technique.

Doug Starcke graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing. As part of his undergraduate program, he completed a study abroad course in business law at the Hochschule Bremen in Bremen, Germany. Read Less
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