WHO WE ARE
In late 2019, our Founder/President Graham Gibbs asked God for “20/20 vision in 2020” concerning clarity in his professional life. In 2011 he had left a successful 20+ year career in corporate supply chain feeling “called” to serve others by working for a non-profit. This calling led him to Samaritan’s Feet International where over the next nine years he worked in various positions (development, operations, procurement, logistics, executive leadership).
During that time he also worked with numerous other organizations (both non-profit and for-profit) in support of Samaritan’s Feet’s mission. Throughout this time, Graham recognized the value someone with an extensive background/contact network in corporate supply chain could bring organizations across different functions (procurement, transportation, warehousing, metrics, etc.). Utilizing knowledge and relationships he was able to create opportunities for these organizations to improve stewardship through savings and efficiency.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 (and events related to it) changed the financial landscape for organizations around the world. Five Talents Faithful was created with the purpose of helping non-profit organizations as they strive towards good financial stewardship by making the most out of the resources they have been given.
Meet The Team
“Graham came to work for me in AL on his first assignment after graduating from the J.B. Hunt Management Training Program. At that time J.B. Hunt Flatbed was a startup and in the process of purchasing another flatbed trucking company. Graham’s responsibility was to train the other company’s drivers on the J.B. Hunt processes and procedures before transitioning them to an official J.B. Hunt Flatbed “board” managed by a Fleet Manager. This was a challenging job, especially given Graham’s limited industry experience (as compared to the drivers he was working with). His engaging personality and consistency were important aspects of his being successful in that role. I found Graham to be reliable, always willing to help out when asked and someone that conducted himself with integrity.”
Former: Terminal Manager, J.B. Hunt Flatbed Division
Current: Exec Vice President Operations, Cargomatic
“Graham worked for me when I was just beginning my career in transportation/logistics as President of JB Hunt Special Commodities. He held various positions within our organization ranging from truck dispatch/driver management to load planning to sales. Specifically in his role as a load planner, he was able to improve efficiency and utilization within our fleet while also meeting the needs of our customers. I found Graham to always be a reliable, dedicated employee that thrives on providing solutions to problems. He was team-oriented and willing to go above and beyond whenever there was a need he could help with.”
Former: President, J.B. Hunt Special Commodities Division
Current: Chief Sustainability Officer/EVP, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
“Graham worked for me at both J.B. Hunt Logistics and Transplace. During that time he was responsible for staff/teams managing various aspects of supply chain for multiple top tier industry leading retail, CPG and manufacturing companies throughout North America. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing complex supply chain solutions for multi-modal shippers and delivering measurable results through process improvements. He is a relationship builder and has the ability to build trust/confidence not only with groups he serves but also with co-workers and staff he is responsible for leading.”
Former: Vice President Operations, J.B. Hunt Logistics Division/Transplace
Current: Sr. Vice President Risk Management, Watco Supply Chain Services, LLC
"Graham was one of my direct reports between 2009 and 2011. During that time, he was responsible for leading our Client Services department where he managed a large corporate team. This team provided innovative solutions and excellent customer service for numerous clients of all sizes and complexities. I found some of Graham's greatest strengths from a business perspective to include: 1) inspiring leadership, 2) effective problem solving, 3) attention to detail, 4) positive customer/employee interaction and 5) strategic thinking. From a personal perspective, Graham has high character and integrity, displays strong commitment and is very trustworthy. He is humble and a true servant leader.”
Former: Chief Business Development Officer, Transportation Insight, LLC
Current: Retired Chief Operations Officer, Transportation Insight, LLC
“Graham was the driving force in our organization as it relates to implementing processes and developing metrics in the areas of logistics, purchasing and domestic shoe distribution execution. Through his leadership, Samaritan’s Feet was able to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in key areas, thus allowing us to impact more lives through improved financial stewardship. He is a man of integrity with a desire to honor God with the skills he has been given.”
Former: Exec Dir of Finance/General Manager, Samaritan's Feet International
Current: Sr. Director, ALS Association