We believe the only way to stay ahead of the curve is to ensure that you’re equipped with better tools, better technology, and better visibility into your supply chain. That’s why we work hard, every day, to ensure that our clients have everything they need to eliminate roadblocks and operate smoothly no matter what challenges the future holds.
We aspire to create new solutions and are willing to take risks.
We never violate the trust that our clients, vendors, and teammates have honored us with.
We have a passion for providing excellence to our clients, each other, and our community.
We do everything in our power to deliver on promises made.
Kirk Ferrell is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Flat World Holdings. A transportation, logistics, and supply chain industry veteran, he began his career as a Management Trainee for Yellow Freight Systems. After a 19 year career at Yellow, Kirk and his fellow co-founder and Managing Partner Jeff Rothermich launched Flat World Supply Chain in 2006.
Flat World Supply Chain has since grown to become Flat World Holdings, a family of businesses that includes Flat World Supply Chain, Flat World Hospitality, International, Ram Custom Crating, and Prologue Technology. Kirk and Jeff are proud of the company they’ve grown—but they are most proud of the team of people who’ve helped build that company, and are now part of the Flat World family.
Kirk is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Helaena have two children, and are also proud grandparents.
Jeff Rothermich is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Flat World Holdings. Prior to co-founding the company, Jeff began his career in the transportation and logistics industry at a customs house broker and international freight forwarder. Jeff then moved to Yellow Transportation, serving as Director of Business Development for Meridian IQ/YRC Logistics prior to leaving and co-founding Flat World with fellow co-founder and Managing Partner Kirk Ferrell.
From its start on two laptops in a coffee shop, Flat World Supply Chain has since grown to become Flat World Holdings, a family of businesses that includes Flat World Supply Chain, Flat World Hospitality, International, Custom Crating, and Prologue Technology. Jeff and Kirk both feel fortunate to work with employees who consistently strive for excellence. That culture of excellence has made the company one of the fastest growing supply chain solutions providers in the country.
Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Marycrest University, and an MBA in International Business from Webster University. Jeff and his wife have been married since 2000, and have two children.
Jeff Goris is a partner of Flat World Holdings and Chief Operating Officer of the International division. Jeff began his career with Ram in 1984 in the Air Export department, and subsequently served in a variety of roles, leading Ram to greater growth and recognition as one of the nation’s leading international freight forwarders.
Upon Flat World Holdings acquisition of RAM International, Jeff assumed the Chief Operating Officer role, where he has operational oversight of the International and custom crating division. As part of the ownership structure, Jeff works with Managing Partners Kirk Ferrell and Jeff Rothermich to maintain a culture of excellence across all the Flat World Holdings’ brands.
Jeff and his wife Mary met at Southwest Missouri State University, where Jeff studied Business Administration. Jeff and Mary have two daughters, Megan and Chrysa, and are also proud grandparents.