Leadership – Tim Avant
Senior Director of Operations
Tim Avant joined Speed Commerce in 2016 to lead operations of the Distribution Centers in Missouri. His main priority is to provide reliable services for the company’s clients. Once a process is established, Avant maintains systems so that customers can enjoy consistent results.
Avant has more than 30 years of experience in fulfillment, logistics, packaging, and transportation operations. Before joining Speed Commerce, he worked as a regional vice president of operations with XPO Logistics (then Jacobson Companies), and served as general manager at Excel Inc., which is now DHL Supply Chain.
A deep understanding of the transportation side of logistics has helped Avant create systems at Speed Commerce that focuses on clients, client customers, and his staff, which results in the team exceeding service level agreement (SLA) standards.
In his spare time, Avant is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Memphis Grizzlies, and the University of Memphis. He attends as many games as possible. Avant and his wife have three rescue pets and work with local rescue organizations to foster at-risk animals. He occasionally enjoys a round of golf, swinging often when he’s on the course.