Executive Leadership

The Platinum Cargo Logistics leadership team is committed to advancing stewardship and innovation in cargo and logistics that only a global freight-forwarding organization can provide.

Diana Bomar


As the Founder and CEO, Diana is often described as the face of Platinum Cargo Logistics because of her vision, resounding Drive for Excellence, and producing winning attitudes, loyalty, and direction for the company. She builds dynamic people teams and has a passion for providing service excellence for Platinum Cargo’s clients, stations, and teams. Diana directs the company’s growth, business development, and station recruiting and expansion efforts at the executive level. She is focused on customer retention with high touch, high service standards, and the development of sound marketing strategies.

Diana provides leadership, vision, and strategic planning to promote market share and profitability through the Executive and Corporate Teams, our Licensee Owners, and Customers.

Forbes 50 over 50 Award 2021

Elliot Trepper


As Chairman of the Board and the CFO, Elliot oversees the financial operations, goals and budget allocation, and profitability of the company. He provides strategic direction to the Board and Executive Teams as an advisor related to strategic key financial metrics, acquisitions, risk management, and contractual matters.

Nelson Bettencourt


As a recognized leader in our industry for over 40 years, with a stellar career in transportation and logistics, Nelson has brought his passion, leadership, and guidance to enable Platinum Cargo Logistics to achieve long-term and continued success, sustainability, and growth. Nelson also sits on the Board of Directors.

Nelson’s role as the President is to assist the Board and the CEO in developing a 5-year business plan to focus our energy on leveraging the capabilities of the Platinum Network, continuing to develop our leadership team as well as recruiting top talent to help manage our future growth initiatives.

Mike Ebhardt


As our Senior Vice President, Operations, Mike is responsible for risk management, driving operational excellence with domestic carrier and vendor relationships and negotiations. He manages all customer and licensee contracts. He is responsible for leading office start-ups, trainings, and integration within our network.

Mike continuously strives for excellence by providing training as well as the necessary tools and technology to each of our stations, resulting in increased service performance throughout the company. Mike oversees TSA compliance, carrier negotiations, claims, cargo insurance, and adherence to operations policies.

Kelly Thieman


Since joining the company in 2007, Kelly has been an integral leader of the Denver Operations team, driving the team for continuous improvement in the overall customer experience. She embraces challenges and implements seamless processes to provide the highest level of services to our customers. Kelly demonstrates a thorough understanding of our client’s needs as well as industry challenges and trends. Kelly is result-oriented and passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences, account management, and flawless solution-based execution for sustainable client loyalty.

Kelly leads the Client Services Center (CSC) team. The CSC is a highly skilled and effective team of transportation and logistics specialists with broad knowledge both domestically and internationally. This team provides services and support for a diverse and complex client base, as well as, provides training and lends support to our network of offices and to customers across the globe.

With a strong emphasis on communication and value-based relationships, Kelly and the CSC Team provide excellent service and a “Platinum Experience”  for our customers in North America and Globally.

Katie Flanigan


Katie is our Vice President, International Operations and Customs Brokerage. She is dedicated to ensuring everyone throughout Platinum Cargo Logistics locations and global network, partners, vendors, and customers comply with the rules, regulations, and statutory requirements set forth in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, International Trade Regulation, as well as the regulations of all countries in which we transact business.

Katie is responsible for contracts with international carriers. With her attention to detail and quality control, she ensures that pricing and bids are done in a complete, accurate, and timely manner to secure and retain customers as well as provide the highest level of communication and service system-wide.

Jeremy Karlovits

President, Platinum Logistics

Jeremy is responsible for developing strategies and implementing integrated logistics programs to attain sustainable growth. He is the President of Platinum Logistics, our truck brokerage entity, servicing our licensee network and developing direct customer relationships.

With over 25 years in the industry, Jeremy’s qualities and experience have proven he is a force that will provide solutions and operational efficiencies to better scale for growth.

Cade Olbricht


As the Director of Finance and Administration, Cade is responsible for all accounting and financial operations, including procuring and maintaining relationships with financial institutions and internal financial administration. Cade’s knowledge and comprehensive financial reporting and analysis drive Platinum Cargo Logistics’ long term growth and profit. Cade also handles all the human resources and payroll responsibilities for our corporate service team.

Brittney Miller


Brittney, our Accounting Manager, provides oversight of our Accounts Receivable and Payable teams to ensure day-to-day accounting operations are running efficiently and smoothly. She interfaces with our banks and audits to maintain superior relationships with vendors and oversees partners. Brittney is also responsible for supporting vendor procurement, purchasing, measurement of services, evaluation of business processes and procedures, and policy implementation. Additionally, she interfaces with our stations to provide support.

Mike Wilson


As the Managing Director, Southwest Region, Mike will be developing an ongoing vision for the Texas market and evolving our network strategy as it relates to trans-border business in/out of Mexico. He will be supporting and educating the network by working with operations and sales teams across the country so that we can continue to grow and develop the transborder product, allowing us to create and develop solutions for our customers.

Mike is an industry veteran of more than 35 years, with over 15 of those years focusing on the growth and expansion of the transborder sector. 

Sarah Andresen


Sarah is instrumental in maintaining the company’s brand through the website, customized marketing materials, and marketing initiatives. She is Platinum’s chief communicator and continues to keep the network informed and engaged.

In addition to marketing and communications, Sarah manages and supports the strategic initiatives through program management for the executive team.

Board of Directors

Diana Bomar

Nelson Bettencourt

Elliot Trepper

Phil Hoppman

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