Co-Founder & CEO
Lidia Yan is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at NEXT Trucking, a venture-backed FreightTech company that is reshaping the $800B trucking and shipping industry. With a background in logistics and ecommerce in the U.S. and China, Lidia recognized a market need for a simpler, technology-enabled marketplace to match freight with capacity. In 2015, she founded NEXT as the first trucker-centric app and marketplace. Since then, she has led the company to 5x revenue growth, 150+ employees, 16K+ carriers, and $125M in funding. She has been a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, been awarded a Stevie Award for Startup of the Year, and been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Council and Awards. Prior to founding NEXT, Lidia was a marketing executive at top 10 ecommerce retailer, Newegg.
Lidia holds an M.A. in Communications from the University of Southern California. She grew up in Shanghai, China, and now calls Southern California home. When she isn’t busy managing her company and mentoring employees, Lidia enjoys relaxing at home with her husband, parents and her three-year-old Border Collie, Toby.