Meet NUCO’s management team and read about their biographies.
Mr. Farid Tahvildari has over 25 years of experience in Finance, Accounting and Management field. Mr. Tahvildari oversees NUCO’s business operations, liaise with stakeholders, drive strategic company growth, and is responsible for the overall performance of the business. In addition, Farid leads the group to develop and maintain research and development programs to ensure that the NUCO remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products and services and retains its competitive edge.
Prior to joining NUCO, Farid acted as VP of Finance for multiple hotel management groups and in that capacity he was involved in acquisition of new properties, liaised with investment groups and oversaw Finance departments at properties within management group’s portfolio.
Mr. Tahvildari has a BA and an MBA in Finance.
Ms. Noushin Shamsili is President of NUCO Logistics with over twenty five years of experience in Logistics’ industry.
NUCO Logistics is FMC-OTI licensed NVOCC and Forwarder in United States. NUCO is also a woman-owned and operated Freight forwarder certified by the Women Business Enterprise National Committee (WBENC) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).
Prior to establishment of NUCO Logistics, Noushin worked in different capacity for international logistics’ companies in Middle East, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Early on in her career, Noushin had realized that there is a niche in the U.S. market for a freight forwarder company with extensive knowledge in Chemical products that specializes in shipment of products (Hazardous and Non-Hazardous), in Isotank, Flexibag, Dry Container, LCL cargo as well as arrange for Customs Clearance and documentation (such as Certificate of Origin and Bill of Lading) and to provide cargo marine insurance and consulting services in International Trading on “Letter of Credit” with banks as well as related document management. With that philosophy in mind, Noushin struck on her own and started NUCO Logistics, Inc. in August of 2008.
Noushin has earned a BA in English Literature and has continued her education at institute of Chartered Ship Brokers (United Kingdom).
Director of Sales & Operation
Ms. Shirin Babak is the Director of Operation and Sales at NUCO Logistics with over twenty years of experience in Logistics’ industry.
In her capacity, Shirin oversees and negotiate the freight rates with Steamship Lines on a quarterly and / or ad-hoc basis, assist with compiling the tender rates, monitor the rate enquiries by the overseas agents and attends Tender briefings prior to annual tenders of multi-national corporations. In addition, Shirin helps Manage day to day aspects of imports and exports shipments with operation team in both Brea and Houston office.
Shirin also plays a leadership role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence and overall operational management, planning, systems and controls.
Shirin has a BA in math and has also earned her MBA.
Branch Manager – Houston
Ms. Lorena Quintanilla is Houston Branch Manager at NUCO Logistics. She has helped to expand the Houston office and leads the operations team in Houston.
Lorena has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in International Business from the University of Houston Downtown. She has been in the shipping industry for over 10 years with previous experience as the Latin America Traffic Line Manager at Mediterranean Shipping Company. She has joined NUCO Logistics in September 2017.
With her knowledge and solid experience in the ocean shipping line company and now as an NVOCC and Freight forwarder, Lorena has a broad range of expertise and knowledge in shipping industry. In the life of every shipment a lot can happen and Lorena and her team are ready to handle any challenge that is faced during this process.
Lorena is continuing to expand our Houston office by hiring talented agents to coordinate shipments from the beginning to the end. Building independent agents to oversee accounts is one of her main roles.