Kevin Brians is the creator, cofounder and chief executive officer of KTB Transport, Inc. He began his company with only a handful of trucks and employees. In less than five years, he grew the company to a sizable fleet of short-haul vehicles and over 150 team members. Kevin’s mission is to be a responsible employer and to create jobs for hard working people. His vision for KTB Transport includes continued growth across the south and mid-west U.S. by providing high quality delivery of goods to consumers.
Kevin gained corporate experience as a Director of Purchasing for the Adams Mark Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked his way up to Regional VP of Purchasing for another company in Chicago. He earned his expertise in transportation and logistics as a last mile delivery driver and as the Operations Manager for Freeways Transport.
Kevin went to high school in Salina, Oklahoma and is a Navy veteran. He is proud to have attended the School of Hard Knocks as it aspired him to become an entrepreneur which he considers his dream job
Tara Brians is co-founder and executive vice-president of KTB Transport, Inc. She and her administrative team supports company operations across the region. Tara is responsible for the Human Resources and Risk Management Departments.
Prior to joining the KTB team full-time, Tara spent 22 years in the field of forensic science. Most recently she was the Laboratory Director for the City of Tulsa Police Department Forensic Laboratory. Her scientific background provides analytical expertise to support the company's objectives to standardize operations and make data led decisions.
Tara is a true Okie. She grew up in Jones, Oklahoma, earned a B.S. in Psychology at Oklahoma State University, and a B.S. in Forensic Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.
J.D. Free is the Chief Operations Officer at KTB Transport, Inc. He oversees the company’s production of transportation services and securing the functionality of business to drive sustainable growth.
His career in transportation and freight hauling began over 16 years ago when he went to work for his father’s company, Freeway’s Transport Inc.; later becoming Vice-President. J.D. enjoys hunting, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.
Erin Struble is the Corporate Accountant at KTB Transport, Inc. She is responsible for managing all financial and accounting operations, while building processes and policies to strengthen internal controls. Prior to joining KTB, Erin worked as a Corporate Controller, where she oversaw all of the accounting and payroll activities for 28 different companies across 18 states. Erin began her career eight years ago in Louisville, KY in public accounting, providing financial and payroll tax services to her clients. She eventually made the transition to the private sector and worked as the Senior Corporate Accountant and Interim Controller for a local hospitality firm here in Tulsa. Erin graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and also has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.
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