James R. DeMatteis, CTB
James R. DeMatteis, CTBPresident
Jimmy has 40 years experience in the transportation and warehouse industries where he has worked as a warehouse manager, truck driver, distribution manager, retail sales and third party logistics provider. He joined his father, Jim Sr, at DMTB in 1984. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2000, at that time was the first CTB in Iowa and one of the first 500 in the country. He has been an active member of TIA since 1987 and has served on the board of directors since 2006.  He was TIAs first PAC Chairman and has won 6 industry advancement awards. Jimmy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Iowa, The NORWALK Chamber of Commerce and the Polk County I club.
Jimmy is very passionate about his industry and especially the team he has the privilege to lead at DMTB.
James A. DeMatteis
James A. DeMatteisVice President/Founder
James A DeMatteis, “Jim Sr.,” started hauling produce in 1951. In 1960, he was a small fleet operator. In 1963, Jim Sr. ran a small fleet and became a Broker for exempt commodities.

In 1969, Jim Sr. partnered with Joseph T. Comito and his son Joseph M of Capital City Fruit, Inc. to start Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. was created with nothing to sell but service with integrity and a commitment to be one of the fastest pays in the industry. The company was a one-man operation until 1984, when James R DeMatteis, “Jimmy,” joined the company. In 1985, Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. became a licensed Property Broker.

Our Valuable Team Members

Ben Batten, CTB
Ben Batten, CTBVice President of Sales & Marketing
Ben joined Des Moines Truck Brokers in 2004 and has experienced every phase of logistics in the positions held since then. He has earned the coveted Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) designation and was named to the Produce Business Class of 2013 Under Forty team. Ben has a seat on the Logistics Council with the United Fresh Produce Association and frequently represents DMTB at industry events.
Jim Walstrom, CTB
Jim Walstrom, CTBOperations Manager
Jim comes to Des Moines Truck brokers with over 13 years of experience in the transportation industry. He is a graduate of the Iowa State University with a degree in Transportation and Logistics. As Operations Manager Jim looks to foster growth at Des Moines Truck Brokers and help coach a talented group of Carrier Coordinators towards continued success.
Eric Davis, CTB
Eric Davis, CTBSenior Sales Account Manager
After joining DMTB as an intern in the Summer of 2003, Eric completed his undergraduate degree in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University and started full time in 2004. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2010 and was awarded an Industry Advancement Award from TIA in 2011 and 2013.
Vickie Doerr,
Vickie Doerr,Controller
Vickie started with DMTB in July of 2008 bring 20 years of accounting experience. She is known as “the collector” to other staff members.
Trent McIntyre, CTB
Trent McIntyre, CTBNight Operations Coordinator
Trent started with DMTB in August of 2009. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation and Logistics. Trent has over 12 years of experience in the Logistics Industry, and earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in March of 2012.
Paul Nesbit, CTB
Paul Nesbit, CTBSenior Sales Account Manager
Paul started working in logistics immediately after graduating from Grand View University in 2011. He brought with him two years industry experience when he joined DMTB in 2013, and he quickly proved to be a valuable asset to the team. Paul is known around the office as Mr. Early because he likes to come in and brew coffee before eight.
Cameron Keller, CTB
Cameron Keller, CTBSales Account Manager
Cameron is a Transportation and Logistics graduate from Iowa State.  He has worked in Logistics for over 10 years and has plenty of experience with Produce transportation.  He is working towards earning his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association.  He looks forward to a fruitful career with DMTB.
Grant Steffen, CTB
Grant Steffen, CTBSales Account Manager
While serving in the Marine Corp Reserve, Grant earned a degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. His service in the Marines put him on the path to a career in logistics. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2014.
Dana Howard, CTB
Dana Howard, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Dana graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a degree in Supply Chain Management.  In 2012 she interned with Des Moines Truck Brokers and started full time after graduation. 
Brian Little, CTB
Brian Little, CTBSr. Carrier Coordinator
After spending the summer of 2013 as an intern in the transportation department at Capital City Fruit, Brian finished his undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management from the most prestigious school in the state, Iowa State University. After graduation he started full time in January of 2014.
JP Williams, CTB
JP Williams, CTBBusiness Development
Joining DMTB in 2014, JP quickly earned his CTB as a way to distance himself from others in our industry.  In his Business Development role, JP pursues long term relationships with new customers that match the expertise and value DMTB provides.  JP is very active at industry events and travels frequently to meet with customers.  When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his growing family of four, hunting, fishing, and exercising. 
Joeseph Heuertz, CTB
Joeseph Heuertz, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Joseph started with DMTB in January of 2016. He graduated Drake University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Joseph brings with him over 3 years of carrier management experience and is currently working towards earning his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association. He is looking forward to contributing to the team.
Katy Knight, CTB
Katy Knight, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Katy has 17 years of transportation experience. She has an Associate’s Degree in Management and a Bachler’s of Science in Business Administration. She earned her CTB in 2011 from the TIA. Katy’s new role will be heading up our Night Operation initiative to help better serve our drivers and customers after-hours.
Elizabeth Condit
Elizabeth ConditExecutive Assistant
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and later joined Des Moines Truck Brokers in October of 2013.  In her role as a Administrative Assistant she hopes to continue providing support for the growing DMTB team!
Taylor Cahill
Taylor CahillCarrier Coordinator
Taylor joined DMTB in February of 2016. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in French Education. Taylor may be new to logistics but brings with her 2 years of customer service experience. She lives in West Des Moines with her husband, Brian, and their menagerie of animals which includes: two cats, two dogs, a tortoise, and a bunny!
Jacob Schmidt, CTB
Jacob Schmidt, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Jacob joined DMTB in August of 2016 after spending 7 years in the logistics industry. He has his Business Administration AA from Des Moines Area Community College and also attended Iowa State University and studies Supply Chain.
Christian Ferkin
Christian FerkinCarrier Coordinator
Christian Ferkin started at DMTB as an Intern in February, he was hired in June as a full time carrier coordinator. Christian is a 2017 graduate of Grandview University. Christian was born in Kansas City, Missouri and later raised in Waukee, Iowa where he attended Waukee High School. Before finishing college in Iowa, Christian attended Western Colorado University before receiving his Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
Aaron Hoffman, CTB
Aaron Hoffman, CTBSales Account Manager
Aaron recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management.  He joined DMTB in the summer of 2016 as an Operations Intern, in December he came on full time as a Carrier Coordinator. Aaron enjoys politics, Game of Thrones, and dominating fantasy football leagues
Jeff Feaker, CTB
Jeff Feaker, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Jeff joined DMTB in February of 2017 after spending 5 years as a dispatcher in the transportation industry. He also comes with nearly 10 years of customer services experience. Jeff enjoys performing music, playing golf, and staying active.
Rachel Clausen, CTB
Rachel Clausen, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Rachel joined DMTB in January of 2017 as an Intern and completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University in Supply Chain Management. Rachel joined DMTB full time in May 2017.
Ilene Blumenreich
Ilene BlumenreichClient Services Specialist
Ilene is originally from Massachusetts and has an Associates Degree in Accounting.  She has accumulated years of experience in accounting and customer service.  Since joining DMTB in July, 2016 Ilene has enjoyed learning more about the logistics industry.
Randy Eilers
Randy EilersAccountant
Randy Eilers became part of the DMTB accounting duo in September 2013. He has been working in the bookkeeping/accounting field for several decades. After many years of night school, Randy earned his BA in Accounting in August of 2008. He is discovering that accounting in the trucking industry is very busy and challenging.
Denise Shannon
Denise ShannonAccountant
Raised in Newton, Denise has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and 25 years of experience in county government, insurance and trucking industries. Denise once ran for county elected office, likes to make jewelry and silk flower arrangements and playing old rock tunes on the piano (badly). Denise and her husband John enjoy rural living in Jasper County. For an anniversary trip, they once traveled the roads and villages of Ireland and hope to go again someday. They have 2 married sons, 4 grandchildren, age 3 to 6 months, the last two being boy/girl twins.
Missy Glick
Missy GlickAccountant
Missy is new to the Accounting Dept. She’s spent the last 4 years in logistics as an Export Clerk working for a cold storage facility in Des Moines. She married her best friend Tim in 2015, moved to Ackworth, and enjoy small town living .  They have 4 children, Zachary, Macguire, Anna and Kamryn. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to lots of music, and fishing. Her philosophy is to live life to the fullest with the brightest smile and best attitude.
Lisa Braafhart
Lisa BraafhartAccountant
Lisa has been in logistics and transportation for the last 4 years.  She has two children, Madison and Dylan.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Armin Lakovic
Armin LakovicCarrier Coordinator
Armin joined the Des Moines Truck Brokers Team in October of 2017.  He has over 5 years of transportation experience ranging from customer service to carrier management.  Armin enjoys playing soccer and basketball, traveling, and collecting shoes.  He currently has over 70 pairs in his ever growing collection!
Michelle Johnson
Michelle JohnsonClient Service Specialist
Passionate about serving others, Michelle Johnson joins DMTB as a Client Care Specialist. Fresh off her brief but exhilarating career as a social worker, Michelle looks forward to putting her problem solving skills to the test in this position. When Michelle isn’t trying to help people to the best of her ability, she teaches at a local dance studio and gives private music lessons. Michelle enjoys photography, making her husband do face masks with her, and convincing everyone she meets to go see a therapist at least once. Or get a dog
Cierra Michael
Cierra MichaelCarrier Coordinator Intern
Cierra joined DMTB in October as a Carrier Coordinator Intern. She is currently a student at Iowa State University studying Supply Chain Management, graduating spring of 2019. Cierra was born and raised in Waukee, Iowa and graduated from Waukee High School in 2015. In her free time she likes to go on runs, spend time with her family, and travel. She is excited to join the DMTB team!