Q3's Maverick Spotlight: Chris M.
Getting to Know Chris
Chris has worked with Maverick Transport as the Operations Manager for just under 2 years. He is known for his inspiring management style and his great ability to build a team. Chris' role is to
"foster an environment that creates value and inspires confidence for our customers. We aim to provide best-in-class shipping services while keeping clients updated consistently from start to finish.”
His team members voted him for Quarter 3's Spotlight saying:
"Chris is great with working through teachable moments and helping you learn from your mistakes. When there is something he does not know or out of our normal scope, he is willing and ready to learn along with you. He leads by example and you never feel alone within the team. He is appreciative of the efforts and work you do. Truly a pleasure being a part of his team."
Tell us a bit about your family.
I live with my wife, Holly, and my two stepsons, Jakob and Jase, along with our two pet cats. Most of my immediate family still reside in the state of Virginia.
What brought you to the city/town where our office is located?
After working in a variety of leadership roles, I arrived in East New Market, MD from Parksley, a small town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, to continue pursuing my career aspirations in industries that are both challenging yet rewarding. I have worked in Salisbury, Easton, Washington DC and Norfolk, VA, prior to working in my current role.
Tell us more about yourself
Around the Eastern Shore, some of my most frequent spots are the Burnish Beer Co., Ocean City, MD and Chincoteague, VA.
Outside of the workplace, I am an avid fantasy football fanatic and proudly display the two league championship trophies I have won over the previous few seasons. Also, I am a fan of the Washington Commanders, and I also enjoy watching NASCAR and the PGA.
I am very passionate about the American Cancer Society and its work to develop a cure, as well as the many local events hosted by the organization.
Why do you like working at Maverick Transport?
Maverick Transport is a family-like culture that encourages continuous learning and excellence in everything that we do.
What do you love most about your job?
Not only do I enjoy the work environment of our office, but I enjoy the team members who have helped us create such a positive company culture. Working with talented and creative people throughout Maverick Transport is why I enjoy my role and continue to enjoy my experiences in the organization each day.
What do you think is the most important skill that you bring to the table?
I believe my most important skill I can share with the organization is my expertise in remaining organized and collected when faced with difficult situations. Keeping my poise under pressure is a trait I hope brings calm to the office, even despite any stressful issues we may face.
What have been some of the most important lessons you’ve learned throughout your career?
Early in my career, I learned the importance of understanding the value of everyone’s role in the organization. Regardless of how closely we work together, I found it is critical to show respect and gratitude for every person’s contribution to the company’s overall success. Beyond expressing gratitude, I learned the positive effects of collaboration across various departments and building relationships with fellow motivated individuals to achieve our goals.