Our Leadership

Jy’Juan Maze, President

Jy’Juan Maze, President

Jy’Juan Maze (better known as Jy) is the President of Maze Freight Solutions. She has been in transportation and supply chain management for over 10 years. Her sales success with large and small companies, along with the lack of diversity in the industry, led to the founding of Maze Freight Solutions in 2017. The company, which emphasizes integrity, quality, and superior customer service, has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception.

Prior to founding Maze Freight Solutions, Jy worked as a Freight Broker for Freightquote.com, an award-winning software-based freight solutions company. For half of her almost decade long career there, she led the sales team and still holds the record for highest full truckload freight sales. Her resiliency and keen ability to connect with, and solve the problems of her customers continues to contribute to her success.

Jy earned her B.A. in Business from National American University. She is also a current member of Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for The Women’s Business Center (WBC). Recognizing the need to always give back, she is a mentor to future entrepreneurs and also supports a host of charities.
Nicholas Ruffin, VP of Operations & Managing Partner

Nicholas Ruffin, VP of Operations & Managing Partner

Nicholas E. Ruffin is one of the Managing Partners of Maze Freight Solutions. Nicholas’ experience in building out digital nervous systems for companies has helped business grow with processes, procedures, and efficiencies. With close to 2 decades of experience in sales management and corporate training, Nicholas has also built & administered training curriculums, LMS programs, and customized platforms for logistics, marketing, and merchant services industries. His knowledge in sales is attributed to his experience in telemarketing, direct mail, email, internet and face to face B2B solution.

Nicholas’ classroom experience has been recorded to mirror a motivational seminar that not only gives attendees the fundamentals needed for sales but also fundamentals to change their philosophy for day to day practices outside of work.

As VP of Operations, Nicholas has already been instrumental in reorganizing the structure in our operations and providing a sound foundation for our recruiting and training department.

In the News

Connecting KC Article

Maze fills empty space in freight, creates her own opportunity

The Kansas City Business Journal interviews Jy Maze about Maze Freight Solutions' role in the Freight Shipping Industry. 

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Maze Honored at Awards Ceremony

Enterprising Women of the Year Award Presented to Maze Freight

The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate...

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Freight Shipping Q&A with Jy Maze

Startland News Article

Everything has to ship, said Jy Maze. From the microphone in her hand to the stool where she sat to the shoes on the Maze Freight Solutions founder’s feet, it all comes with mileage and a cost, she said.

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NextGen Spotlight: Jy Maze

Kansas City Business Journal

In this Leadership Spotlight by Juliana Garcia, Jy Maze discusses her personal and professional motivation, accomplishments, and goals for the future.

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KC Stands Out as Logistics Hub

ThinkBigger.com Article

“I saw an opportunity to create a logistics consulting service for small and large companies that don’t have time to shop their rates, keep up with the current market and find ways to cut cost, awarding them higher profit margins,” said Maze. “This keeps everyone honest and protects the customer from getting gouged.”

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NextGen Leaders

Kansas City Business Journal

The NextGen Leaders program honors 25 rising stars in Kansas City business. A panel of independent judges selected the honorees. They will be honored at a private luncheon on July 26 and will have profiles published online and in the weekly edition the same day.

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Female-owned KC logistics startup revs up success:

Kansas City Business Journal

Business partners Wachinda Harrell and Jy’Juan Maze share why they started the company and how they navigated setbacks to drive success.

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