Our Leadership

John R. Ness, President & CEO

John R. Ness is President/CEO and owner of ODW Logistics, Inc. and affiliates. ODW affiliated companies include Dist-Trans Co., ODW Contract Services, ODW LTS, LLC, and Staffing Leadership Group, LLC.

John is responsible for setting company vision, selecting company leaders, removing barriers, driving for results and preserving the company culture. A passionate entrepreneur, John led ODW through its first business acquisition that significantly expanded the company’s scope and reach. He has successfully launched four new businesses since 2006.

A graduate of Wittenberg University with a B.S in Management, he assumed the role of President of the ODW companies in 2003 and became CEO in 2012. John is majority owner of ODW related companies.

John and his wife (Emily) have four children and live in Upper Arlington.

Jill Kuhlman, Vice President

Jill Kuhlman is Vice President of Staffing Leadership Group, an affiliate of ODW Logistics, Inc. Staffing Leadership Group, is a complete staffing agency for the logistics industry supplying strategic human capital solutions throughout the Midwest and southern California.

Jill holds responsibility for managing and growing Staffing Leadership Group, ensuring client satisfaction and achieving bottom line results. Jill’s consultative approach aligns human capital strategies to tangible business results creating dual accountability, clear expectations and alignment on success.

Jill is a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Region Logistics Council and American Staffing Association. She is on the advisory board of Columbus Works and is a volunteer for the ASA Women in Leadership Council.

With a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Ohio University, Jill has over 11 years in the recruitment and staffing industry. She has successfully built and led teams that have implemented strategies to reduce client spend, increase brand and market presence, streamline recruitment processes, and drive strategies to increase retention and employee engagement.

Jill and her husband, Kevin, have 2 daughters and live in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Mirci Matos, West Coast Regional Manager

Mirci Matos is the West Coast Regional Manager, HR of Staffing Leadership Group, an affiliate of ODW Logistics, Inc. Staffing Leadership Group is a complete human capital partner for the logistics industry supplying strategic solutions throughout Ohio, Wisconsin, California and Missouri.

Joining the SLG team in 2016, Mirci has over 10 years of experience specializing in providing guidance, support and leadership to team members, supervisors and managers, for both startups and stable organizations ranging in mid-size to fortune 500 organizations.

Her experience includes employee relations, performance management, employee engagement and development, talent acquisition, management and compliant issues for the state of CA.

She has experience in various industries including: professional services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, staffing and sales.

Over the span of her career in HR and talent acquisition, Mirci has gained vast experience and is now responsible for guiding the growth of Staffing Leadership Group on the West Coast.

Mirci was born and raised in New York and has lived in California now for over 12 years. Proud mother of two children, both in competitive sports with Olympic goals.