The lease on the new Encinitas building is signed and Flock Freight now plans to make some improvements before moving in this fall.
In addition, the company has also expanded its executive team, adding Melina Fairleigh, as its senior vice president of people and promoting Luis Saenz as its chief technology officer.
Prior to Flock Freight, Fairleigh spent three years as San Diego-based Housecall Pro and grocery chain giant Trader Joe’s helping expand the company from 5,000 to 35,000 employees.
Saenz, is a founding member of the Flock Freight team, and will lead the product engineering department.
“We’re at a pivotal stage as a company, and this new strategic hire and promotion are critical to sustain Flock Freight’s accelerated growth,” said Oren Zaslansky, CEO and founder of Flock Freight. “It’s exciting to welcome Melina to the team, and we’re confident with her expertise and Luis’s continued knowledge, we will exceed our short and long-term goals.”
Aims to Hire 200
The relocation comes at a time where the company is experiencing explosive growth, which has hired 50 staffers during the first quarter this year with a goal of adding 200 more by the year’s end.
Founded in 2015, the company has more than 100 employees. Flock Freight uses an algorithm to combine small shipments into one truckload, reducing costs for shippers and greenhouse gases by consolidating the number of trucks that are needed. Last year, it secured $113.5 million in additional financing. $113 million venture cap deal led by SoftBank.