The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Growth Rate
Jeff Silver, CEO and Founder
Lake Forest, Illinois
2009 Revenue: $249.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 13,846.79%
Silver discovered prior to launching Coyote Logistics in 2006 that it was necessary to seek the wisdom of others. Before going solo, he worked at American Backhaulers (ABH), a business that, like Coyote Logistics, helped companies coordinate their truck and train shipments for maximum economic and environmental efficiency. In addition to the knowledge he gained as an employee in the industry, Silver took five years off after leaving ABH to get an MBA at the University of Michigan as well as a master's of engineering in logistics at MIT. "It was the perfect time to sit back and think about how to do it differently, how to do it better, and how to do it faster," he says.