Sears started in the transportation industry back in 2009 as an account manager for a large brokerage company before moving up to operations manager.

After 4 successful years, Hunter joined Hickory as a freight Broker before working up to a team lead and now customer service manager. Sears enjoys working with customers, carriers, building relationships and working closely with both parties so everyone can optimize their efforts. While Sears is originally from Toledo, OH, for the past 5 years he’s lived in Jacksonville, FL.

When he’s not at work he enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and playing various sports, including soccer and kickball.



Robbie Wooley graduated from Saint Leo University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in logistics. After graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors, he worked in a produce based logistics company and became a manager after two years in the industry. Within that time, Robbie created relationships to better his team and performance.

Originally from Kokomo, IN, Wooley relocated to the Jacksonville area in 2015 to join Hickory. Since then he has grown into the director of operations within HTS Logistics. Wooley enjoys the challenges of the logistics industry because of the many dynamics of working to ensure the safe and timely delivery of his customer’s freight.

He played seven years of professional baseball that included a 4-year stint with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. In his free time, he enjoys playing fast pitch softball, going to the beach and family time with his wife and two children.





Before joining Hickory in 2015, Pitti spent 25 years in transportation management handling everything from accounting to operations.

When she’s not working, Pitti is passionate about the preservation of our National Parks traveling, cooking and enjoying sports with her husband Pat, daughter Nicole and three grandchildren.



Before joining Hickory in 2013, Seegars has been in the transportation industry for nearly 16 years handling a multitude of tasks such as administration to directing operations. She’s been married for 23-years to a Chief in the Navy and they have three beautiful children together. Seegars is originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina but now resides in Jacksonville, FL and enjoys riding her motorcycle, reading and playing basketball.





Brandi Brown was born in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Oklahoma before moving back to the Sunshine State in her teenage years.

After earning her AA in 2002, Brown worked in healthcare for several years before becoming a certified medical assistant. After ten years in the health industry, Brown desired something more challenging and ventured into the world of logistics. After earning experience in customer service, dispatch, and accounting, she earned the title of OS&D and claims manager.

Away from work, Brown enjoys spending time with her family, long walks on the beach and football games.



Jon Defau was first introduced to the transportation+logistics industry in 2010 and immediately took an aggressive approach to learning as much as possible, as quickly as possible. After working in logistics for three years, Defau was privileged with an opportunity to work in transportation because of the unique and complex challenges. Defau looks forward to continuing his aggressive approach to personal development and contributing to the success of his team at HTS.

Originally from West Palm Beach, Defau moved to Jacksonville, FL to attend the University of North Florida. While in attendance, Defau met his wife and was introduced to the sport of Rugby. Since then, he’s been extremely fortunate to play semi-professionally and become a two-time undefeated National Champion.


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