As Principal of Axis Worldwide, Chris Margiotta oversees an experienced staff with his unique mix of business development and operational experience that spans over 28 years in the industry. He leads a staff of division directors, project managers and project coordinators within the corporate office and throughout our regional offices.
Chris manages all aspects of the hospitality and industrial logistics divisions relating to operational processes and technology within our diverse domestic and international projects. His work is a direct culmination of a lifetime in direct operations constantly evaluating processes and defining the ideal sophisticated niche logistics provider we have become.
In 2008, his dream was to separate the industrial and hospitality divisions and focus on delivering excellent customer service for all segments relating to project management, FF&E freight management, warehouse and installation.
Some of his new construction and renovation projects include Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, Starwood, Hyatt and Hilton Hotels. Other projects included over 400 mixed hotel, casino, restaurant, and retail projects globally.
With more than 23 years in the transportation industry, Christine now focuses her talents in human resources collaborating with our CFO and HR department to ensure all employee policies and procedures comply with local, state, and federal laws. Since the beginning of her career, Christine has embraced the philosophies that people are what truly matters in a company and that you should always treat others as you expect to be treated. These principles are the tenets that have allowed Axis to create a working environment which encourages a high level of employee engagement and productivity, resulting not only in exceptional employee relations but world-class customer service.
Nicole Lane brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. She is a graduate of University of Missouri, St. Louis.
In addition, Nicole worked over 10 years in public accounting. Her role at Axis Worldwide is to oversee accounting and finance operations, as well as developing and maintaining the financial reporting systems.
In addition to her responsibilities with accounting and finance she is also a member of the executive team at Axis Worldwide. In this role Nicole assists Chris in developing corporate policies, strategic business planning, and staffing.
Anthony extends the reach and service of Axis as the Terminal Manager at the Axis warehouse location in Calexico, CA. Anthony has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry and his expertise ranges from operations, business development and customs regulations in Mexico.
He plays a pivotal role for Axis clients that import and export to Mexico. He was instrumental in acquiring one of the first bonded warehouse facilities in Calexico.
Anthony and his team solidify broker relationships, operate cross dock services and provide solutions for clients in Mexico and the U.S.
Jorge manages the distribution systems at the Calexico office and warehouse and ensures the efficiency of operations for air freight, warehouse logistics, and expedite ground shipments. In addition, he is a TSA Security Coordinator and has profound knowledge of the requirements and regulations of TSA.
Jorge has sound knowledge of industry standards and provides solutions everyday on carrier utilization and cost analysis for each client.
Jacob is a highly motivated sales associate who gained extensive customer service and sales experience while working as a “Team Lead” at Bass Pro Shops. His role as a domestic logistics coordinator managing our diverse group of clients freight needs is an area he has excelled at. Currently Jacob works directly in our domestic truckload and LTL operations department which has proven to be a promising transition for him. Jacob attended Missouri State University in Springfield, MO studying criminal justice while maintaining his interest in the supply chain logistics field. We are proud to have him as part of our growing team and look forward to his progression in the domestic and international freight forwarding industry.
Tom Harris has been in the transportation and logistics industry for over 25 years. Tom was formally the owner of an asset based transportation company and managed operations for many clients.
Tom expertly leads our domestic team at headquarters in St. Louis. From managing his team and instilling exemplary customer service he also works with customers in carrier price negotiation. He thrives on reaching out to new clients and analyzing competitor logistics programs to help current and potential clients reduce their costs and alleviate inefficiencies in their supply chains.
Tom manages a team of experts in every area of logistics, including LTL, Truckload, and Expedite. Tom’s team can take any freight issue and scenario and turn it into a success.
Nick provides daily support in domestic operations and is responsible for LTL quotes, tracking and tracing shipments, assisting in customer service, coordinating pickups, and ensuring that our client’s freight is moving according to schedule.
He works closely with the Operations teams to troubleshoot issues and provide solutions and is well versed in handling the logistics of many different commodities.
Erin has over 12 years’ experience in customer service and studied Mass Communications at Lindenwood University. She supports our team in many different areas, from LTL/ truckload tracking and tracing to carrier rate negotiations. Erin is responsible for scheduling pickups, quoting rates to our customers, as well as providing our customers with the best options to fit their transportation needs. Her impeccable customer service skills shine to every customer she interacts with. When they work with Erin they understand the shipment will not only happen, but will be followed through until delivered.
Chris Rowland brings over 40 years of experience in international logistics and transportation sectors. He expertly manages a team of export agents in working with international freight forwarders, manufacturers, importers, air and ocean carriers and international banks.
Chris was instrumental in establishing a preferred carrier program which streamlined operations and stabilized freight costs for international shipments.
He continues to find ways to improve our quote accuracy, efficiency and response times for our clients.
Kimberly brings over 24 years of experience in the logistics industry and has been with Axis throughout its growth. She handles sales and operations for her clients and specializes in truckloads, power only, and expedite shipments.
She has maintained customers throughout her career due to her knowledge of the industry, network and amazing customer service.
Kimberly goes above and beyond for her customers and she excels in understanding each client’s needs.
Jerry assists the operations department in many areas such as LTL tracking and tracing, scheduling pick-ups, and making sure our customer’s shipments are on schedule. In addition, he also assists in freight auditing and billing. Jerry’s expertise extends into freight classifications in which he educates our customers on their commodities and shipping class. His years of experience in customer service have added priceless value to our team. Jerry received his Associates of Arts Degree from Forest Park – St. Louis Community College and is currently working on his Bachelors in Business Administration.
Dan has been coordinating domestic LTL and TL operations since 2004 and brings his experience and knowledge of freight systems to his clients. In addition to analyzing carrier pricing, he manages the daily operations of many of the domestic clients of Axis.
Dan plays a pivotal role at Axis in daily operations. His wealth of knowledge in the industry and carrier relationships, allows Dan to schedule the optimal logistics solution for each shipment he manages.
Kathy is a veteran in logistics with over 35 years of experience. She has worked in all facets of the industry from government logistics, inventory management, operations management and time sensitive logistics operations.
She obtains solid experience in domestic transportation guidelines and regulations and is able to collaborate with freight forwarders and custom brokers to ensure delivery requirements are met. Kathy succeeds everyday at negotiated costs, spot bids and executing. She is very experienced in several technology programs such as NLMI, Active Aero, and Ryder Logistics LMS systems.
After studying business communication and commercial music at Belmont University – graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree, Zachary worked within the hospitality industry and later as a facilities technician. Analytically and creatively driven, Zachary is a technician and musician instructor with a strong work ethic in problem solving – computer skills and customer service. Working in the logistics industry is a perfect fit for Zach which enables him to continue to balance a variety of responsibilities and meet new challenges. His hard work, determination and willingness to learn new skills in the logistics industry are what make him a valued member of our team
Mr. Woloshin received his degree’s from University of Miami school of architecture in both undergrad and post graduate doctoral degrees. He received his suburb and town design masters after living in Italy for two years and learning the architectural culture and design methods of European design. He has designed high-end residences on private islands and developed master planned communities for residential plots on various islands, he has worked on many Ritz Carlton resorts and several underground homes in the Caribbean. A unique private pool he designed on Miami Beach has won several awards. Currently since creating his own company along with his partner, he has worked with such world renown clients such as Ellen DeGeneres current home in Montecito. He has worked with Jungle Island Theme Park and 40 animal enclosures in Miami, Revlon designing their headquarters in the Wynwood Arts district in Miami. Other clients are the Best Western Group in Miami Beach, Disney, Romero Britto Headquarters in Wynwood, and Ocean Reef Private Community (ORCA) in Key Largo Florida. In Las Vegas, Mr. Woloshin has worked on the Cosmopolitan Hotel design in conjunction with Arquitectonica when we worked there for a decade. In the Midwest, he has designed and constructed projects that range from a 5000-sq-ft. residential addition to a private golf club pavilion. He has been involved in designing law firms, banquet halls, doctors’ offices, salons, and a train station. He worked at Arquitectonica for a decade as a valuable employee working on the owners personal residences around the globe, and years after opening his own firm, the owners came to him and asked him to open an office in the western United States. He has agreed to keep his offices in place for a boutique firm while simultaneously starting a world renown firm here in Las Vegas Mr. Woloshin’s philosophy has always been to create a unique property for the client that is both whimsical and well-thought out, so that the final product will last through time as a functional piece of art. He believes that when designing a project, the entire site–from the neighborhood to the landscape and even the interiors–must be creatively unified.
Aimee Kempfer excels with over 10 years of experience in hospitality FF&E and OS&E management.
With team leadership experience as a softball player and coach, she has been able to drive a team of project managers and coordinators since 2013 to exemplary customer service.
Her strong desire to consistently maintain the highest customer service for every client and the resulting customer relationships has propelled her team to growth of over 100 projects. In addition, Aimee’s ability to maintain budgets keeps the client on target.
Aimee manages a diverse team and hits a home run with every project!
Jennifer Bonelli brings extensive experience in commercial and hospitality interior design to Axis Hospitality.
With a passion for creating engaging interiors, Jennifer attended the esteemed New York School of Interior Design’s CIDA-Accredited Master of Fine Arts Program, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University in Economics. Jennifer began her design career at highly imaginative New World Design Builders. Memorable projects there include her design work for celebrity hot spot restaurant Catch L.A. as well as the revamp of Gansevoort Hotel Group Properties in New York.
She then took the opportunity to join award winning Jeffrey Beers International. There she honed her skills working with the industry’s very best and became a lead designer on everything from large scale entertainment complexes, cruise ships, casinos, hotels, and signature restaurants, working for clients such as Disney, Marriott, Hard Rock and number of celebrity chefs.
When Jennifer traded big city living for the beach, she joined the Charleston, South Carolina office of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture. Notable projects there include her work on The Cooper, Charleston’s newest luxury waterfront hotel and Wild Dunes Resort. She then led the interior design for Kempton of Charleston, a new luxury retirement community and was tapped to design several lobbies for mixed-use developments. Jennifer also touched historic preservation projects along downtown Charleston’s most iconic streets during her time designing high-end residential and condominium projects.
At Axis Hospitality, Jennifer draws on her vast design experience as she works hand in hand with clients, architects, contractors, property managers and brand executives to deliver an exceptional experience and visionary design.
Alyssa Margiotta graduated the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2013 and is a Project Manager here at Axis Hospitality.
She has mastered the niche of coordinating logistics for hospitality specific projects and has developed excellent client relationships.
Our clients know she is passionate about doing a job well done and she strives to go above and beyond the client’s expectations. She has grown up with the logistics in her blood as she is also Axis Hospitality’s owner, Chris Margiotta’s daughter.
Alyssa takes great pride in working at a family business and truly manages each project at heart.
Lauren Stringer, the Director of Procurement, brings to Axis Hospitality over 11 years in the FF&E/OS&E Hospitality Procurement Industry. With her background in Interior Design, she is able to understand each aspect of the project from start to finish. She works with each client to ensure strong communication and project transparency throughout the entire procurement process. The success of each projects is marked by her excellent organizational skills and high level of detail. Lauren has extensive experience in branded and boutique hotels as well as, Multifamily, Senior Living, Restaurants, and Student Housing.
Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience in Hospitality Project Management. Her diverse background in project management, warehousing, and installation is key to helping our clients with their FF&E / OS&E freight management needs. Rebecca’s talent is deliverying the very best in customer service by utilizing her operations management and supply chain industry skills. Our clients depend on her ability to provide them with the mostaccurate and up to date information on every project she is managing. She plans, analyzes, and executes the best logistics solutions for every shipment in her portfolio delivering each project on time and within budget. Her ability to effectively manage large hotels, boutique hotels and restaurants are all areas she thrives in. Her loyalty and dedication in servicing our clients stand out each and every day.
Laura brings over 20 years of experience in customer service and 10 years in Small Business Accounting, she assists the operations team daily in the processing of carrier cost, customer billing and helps to resolve accessorial issues as well as Accounting duties.
Laura is a Graduate of Lindenwood University, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting.
Heather Schieferle brings over 8 years of experience to Axis in freight management and warehousing. She has a natural confidence in her abilities to ensure that every shipment in each project is on time with project schedules and consistent with the project’s budget.
Her managerial skills help her team to stay organized, motivated, and supported every day. She expertly plans each shipment using the best logistics solutions for the client and can handle any logistics challenge thrown her way. Heather looks forward to providing continued support and service to all of our existing and new clients.
Her exceptional customer service and responsiveness is a welcome asset to our company.
Jodi Blaker, the Director of Design for Axis Hospitality has over 12 years of experience in the Hospitality Field working with Branded and Boutique hotels alike. She has a drive and passion to create a lasting impression working closely with clients to make their vision a reality. As a forward thinker Jodi keeps appraised of Industry trends and developments bringing creativity and vivid expression always with the utmost attention to detail.
Jodi and her team work hand and hand with clients, architects, contractors, property managers as well as brand executives to ensure the outstanding finalization of each and every project.