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.
Wachinda Harrell, Vice President

Wachinda Harrell, Vice President

Wachinda Harrell is Vice President/COO of Maze Freight Solutions. With close to a decade of experience in the less than truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) industry, she has a wealth of expertise in leading and developing sales teams to deliver a high level of performance. Wachinda possesses an unmatched focus and personal drive to succeed, and has some of the best natural communication and sales instincts. This combination of drive and skill allowed her to lead sales reps to achieve “Top Performer” status and grow outbound sales from approximately $60M to $200M per month over a two year period.

Wachinda began her career in transportation in 2009 with Freightquote.com, an award winning software based freight solutions company. Prior to working in the transportation industry, Wachinda spent six years at IndyMac Bank in Mortgage Sales as a Project Manager for the outbound sales team.

In addition to spending time with her family, Wachinda is a member of Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for The Women's Business Center (WBC). Passionate about giving back, she also supports a host of other 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

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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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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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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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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