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Total Quality Logistics, Top Global Third-Party Logistics Firm, Hires Todd Phillips as Vice President, Recruiting

Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest global third-party logistics firms in North America and Cincinnati, Ohio’s largest private company, has appointed Todd Phillips as Vice President (VP), Recruiting. TQL partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search.

In his role as VP, Recruiting, Todd will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company’s recruiting function. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Rob Poulos, Todd will lead a nationwide team of more than 250 employees. He will oversee all hiring, including sales, corporate and post-graduate, along with all recruitment operations and technology.

Todd joins TQL from Orion Talent, where he served as Senior Vice President of the National Talent Team. There he led a team consisting of Recruiting, Business Development and Support teams partnering with clients nationwide. Todd also worked in multiple leadership roles at Orion for over 17 years. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from Xavier University.

Founded in 1997 in Cincinnati, TQL creates supply chain efficiencies by combining industry-leading technology with unmatched customer service. While TQL’s roots are in full truckload freight brokerage, the company has grown into a comprehensive provider of logistics services that move over 3 million loads of freight around the globe annually.

Their culture of excellence runs deep and has led to 700+ lifetime awards including 3x Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Forbes Best Employers, 16x Inc. 5000 and 9x SupplyChain Brain Great Supply Chain Partner. The 9,000+ TQL’ers across 56 offices are driven to give back and annually donate thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars through TQL Cares and the TQL Foundation. Learn more at

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