Who We Are

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Our Mission

Since 2014 our mission has been to provide high quality transportation services to shippers in the events and touring space - at a friendly price.
Your gear delivered on time and on budget.
Real-time communication.
Real production experience.
Real touring experience.

Meet The Team

Rory Hegarty

Founder and CEO

Rory Hegarty is our Founder and Director of Business. He wears many hats but is usually found with his phone glued to ear servicing clients, networking, chasing the next big event gig, or picking up his kids from preschool.
Rory started off his logistics career as a freight broker then changed gears by working as a roadie for many large events. While working events and festivals he noticed a huge need for better service in event logistics. From there, he hung up his roadie shoes to start his own trucking business in an effort to better service the production industry.
Rory is a devoted Deadhead who tries his best to instill The Deadhead Values of Kindness and Adventure into his family and business.

Josh Klebanoff

Co-Founder and COO

Josh the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Yoke. His core focuses are managing existing business, scaling strategies, running operations, and growing Yoke's procurement network.
Prior to founding the shop with Rory, Josh spent four years building operations at Tough Mudder from the ground up as Head of Supply Chain. Josh honed his skills in freight management, event operations, supplier relations, manufacturing, and international trade.
Having worked on-site and in warehouses around the world, Josh knows what it takes to get it done!

Andres Gutierrez

Head of Logistics

Dre, with a graphic design degree, initially pursued art direction before returning to the trucking and logistics sector. Managing trucking logistics for a premier NYC party rental company for a decade, he later transitioned to a broader role in Tenting. As the transportation manager at Arena Americas-NJ for five years, Dre orchestrated logistics for events like the Frieze Art Fair and US Opens. Crossing paths with Rory and Josh as a client, a friendship formed, leading him to join forces with them. Dre's expertise and attention to detail have been instrumental in shaping the current team. Fully bilingual in English/Spanish and with a grasp of Portuguese/Italian/French, Dre's favorite language is music, enjoying live performances and connecting with the world when not engrossed in his phone.

Andrew Floyd

Head of Operations

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 where he organized the logistics and rentals of equipment for on-campus faux-"TED Talks," Andrew's first job was here at Yoke Group. From working in Track & Trace, to moving into an Operations Associate role, to again growing into Account Management, and finally to where he currently sits as a Head of Operations, Andrew's experienced just about every facet of Yoke--both the amazing and the incredible!

Mike Mendelson

Sales Manager

Mike graduated from the University of Vermont in 2017 and brings over 6 years of sales experience to Yoke. He started his career in media sales for a radio group in Northern Vermont and in 2020 got into logistics when he moved back home to New York City, selling national last-mile delivery solutions. Mike joined Yoke in August of 2023 as Sales Manager, combining his love for live music with his career in logistics. You can catch Mike at the next Phish show, snowboarding at the nearest mountain, hiking in the Adirondacks, or playing drums in and around New York City.

Mark Roushdi

Operations Manager

Mark is a lover of live events. He grew up in Nashville Music City, and spent many evenings rocking out at house venues and dive bars when he was younger. He attended the University of Alabama where he studied Public Relations with a focus in entertainment management. After graduating, Mark worked for a Nashville-based event company as an event manager, and was later promoted to Project Associate. The upheaval of the pandemic led Mark to explore a career in transportation logistics, which ultimately brought him to the incredible team at Nationwide Logistics. In his position as Operations Manager, Mark ensures the quality of our service by managing drivers, communicating with clients and staying abreast of market trends.

Melanie Idrovo

Operations Associate

A Rutgers University graduate of 2020, Melanie ventured into logistics when her sister and brother-in-law started their own trucking business in 2021. That same year, she moved to Chicago, to work as a Carrier Sales Rep at Arrive Logistics. This position equipped her with fundamental logistics skills, including cold-calling, multitasking, and establishing herself as the go-to representative for Mexico-bound loads, leveraging her Spanish/English bilingual proficiency. She was introduced to Yoke through her brother-in-law's involvement in the 2022 Coldplay Tour and joined because she wanted a logistics experience focused on concerts and events. At Yoke, she’s immersed herself in the intricacies of the field, culminating in the challenging yet rewarding management of the Karol G tour in Summer '23—an experience she will forever cherish.

Eli Levy

Operations Associate

After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 2018 with a Music Business degree, Eli started working at Universal Music Publishing Group doing publishing administration. Eli got his start in logistics when he started as a freight broker at Nolan Transportation Group in Nashville. Wanting to combine his love of live events and logistics, Eli joined the team at Yoke in the Carrier Sales Department.
Eli loves music. Some of his favorite bands are Tool, The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket.

Melissa Olivero

Logistics Coordinator

Melissa Graduated in 2016 with a degree in Digital Publicity. After graduating she worked in Customer Service then transitioned to Logistics Coordinator. In 2021 Maria joined the Track & Trace team at Yoke. On a daily basis she is communicating with drivers, getting updates on shipments, and providing critical communication back to clients. Melissa creates visibility and makes sure shipments are on track and on time.
She is also Bilingual Spanish/English, and loves live music.

Maria Barbosa

Logistics Coordinator

Maria holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. Before joining the team at Yoke in 2021 Maria worked in project management and customer service. Her attention to detail, organizational, and interpersonal skills make her a perfect fit for the Track & Trace team.
Maria is bilingual, speaking Spanish, English, and basic French. When she’s not getting ETA’s from drivers, she’s competing with her track and field team in Bogota, Colombia. She loves outdoor activities, hiking, climbing mountains, traveling and exploring nature.

Nick Truppi

Warehouse Manager

Nick is our Nashville Warehouse Manager. He maintains the storage, inventory, and maintenance of gear passing through our doors. He works closely with our partners to ensure that each gig, tour, or event has what they need to succeed.
Before joining the NWL team in early 2023, Nick worked as an arborist for 5 years. He likes to point out and ramble about the trees he’s worked on around Nashville. You will often find him fishing on his days off.
Drawn to production warehousing by its hands-on approach to music and logistics, Nick strives to better the industry one truck at a time.

Allison Marado

Operations Associate

Allison got her start in the live music and event industry while completing her Marketing and Management degree at Youngstown State University in Ohio. While attending YSU she was involved in Penguin Productions, the university’s on-campus student programming board specializing in the planning and management of concerts and music festivals in the Youngstown area. After graduating in 2020 she pivoted her focus towards luxury floral and event design as a way to remain within the events industry while concerts were on hold. In 2024, she joined Yoke as an Operations Associate to finally kick start her career in the live events and logistics industry. Outside of work you can find her at a local show, hanging out with her tortoiseshell cat Mama, traveling, and searching for the best oat-milk latte in Philadelphia.

Logan Botnick

Operations Associate

Logan graduated from the University of Alabama in 2020, with a major in Operations Management, and a minor in sales. During his time in college he interned with Live Nation and worked several other entertainment gigs. Graduating during the pandemic kick started his career in logistics, and spent his first 3 ½ years out of college working in Business Development for Coyote Logistics. Finding Yoke has been a blessing, giving him the opportunity to combine his passion for the entertainment industry with his logistics expertise. Being from ATL he grew up on Outkast, The Allman Brothers, and Widespread Panic. You can now find him trying to find the best venues in Nashville.

We are committed to quality service that allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.