Larry Ellis

Vice President, Gateway Supply Chain

Larry first joined BuildDirect as a Warehouse Services Consultant in 2013, he became the Director of Warehouse and Delivery Services in 2014, and was appointed Vice President of Gateway Supply Chain in 2017.

In this role, Larry provides leadership to the operations & logistics team and is responsible for developing and optimizing the operational processes for the company’s global supply chain and customer services, supply chain strategy, provider procurement and retention for warehousing and logistics, and network optimization.

Larry brings nearly two decades of supply chain and logistics experience, including nine years at ABF Freight, an ArcBest Company. There, he held positions as Project Manager, Pricing Analyst, and TimeKeeper Analyst. At ABF Freight, Larry specialized in pricing & special projects, including warehouse management, 3PL provider network management, yield management, and specialty logistics services.

Larry earned a Bachelor of Science, Marketing, and Management from Arkansas Tech University.

In his down time, Larry can be found coaching his son’s baseball team, at local sporting events with his family, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Favorite Book: Getting Past No by William Ury

Words to live by:  “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”  –Michael Jordan

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