Hi, I’m Doug Starcke, Managing Partner and a member of the Board of Directors, at First Flight Solutions.
ne of the most important early lessons I got in my professional career is that of dividing to multiply. It sounds counterintuitive, but I’ve seen the fruits of applying this principle here at First Flight Solutions since I joined the team as Managing Partner in 2008. By dividing my knowledge, I’ve helped our individual team members grow professionally and personally, and I’ve empowered our clients to make the right choices for their business.
It’s also enjoyable to apply the experience gained over 15+ years in the transportation industry, beginning with UPS®, to help our clients save money. I have a passion for negotiating rate agreements, analyzing clients’ business processes, and offering custom solutions that reduce operational bottlenecks and help streamline procedures, and it makes me proud to see the results that our clients gain.
Growing up in a beach town, I learned how to concentrate on work and stay zeroed in on the job at hand, even in an environment that encourages relaxation and play. When I’m at work, I work, and when I’m at play — I give that my full attention also! Whether it’s dissecting a client’s parcel rate agreement into the late-night hours, or riding some good south swell at sunrise, I give my all to everything I do, including being a husband and a father of two!
My professional life is founded on a BSc in Business Administration, which I earned at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
By dividing my knowledge, I’ve helped our individual team members grow professionally and personally, and I’ve empowered our clients to make the right choices for their business.