The Gig Academy host
Nick Hancock, Openforce Gig Academy Podcast Host and Customer Success Manager of Key Accounts
Nick monitors all areas that pertain to and affect the gig economy and IC model to best advise and meet the needs of Openforce’s clientele. Prior to working at Openforce, Nick worked in the dental manufacturing industry and has a background in insurance as a producer.
Nick has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Humanities from Northern Arizona University. Nick resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he and his wife recently welcomed their firstborn daughter in October 2021.
About this episode’s guest
Colton Lawrence, President/CEO of Trucker CFO
Colton Lawrence is the President & CEO of Trucker CFO, a leader in the trucking industry for providing accounting, tax, and business advisory expertise to owner-operators and independent contractors. Colton is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah, and he leads a dedicated staff of top professionals. Over his many years of service to trucking entrepreneurs and professional drivers, Colton has earned a reputation as a trusted resource and is known in transportation circles as the Trucker CFO.
A staunch supporter of the gig economy, Colton believes there is a path to profitably operating a small fleet or single truck operation in transportation. Colton is active in several transportation industry associations which rely on the independent contractor model and is a proud member of the Women In Trucking Association. Colton serves as the host of the Trucker CFO Podcast, which is available through all the major podcast services. Beginning in January, Colton has become a regular contributor for the Radio Nemo Team, appearing on the Tim Ridley Show, the Dave Nemo Show and Nemo Weekends on a rotating basis. All of those shows can be heard on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio.
About Trucker CFO
The Trucker CFO Team understands and appreciates that transportation is the backbone of our economy. Without the logistics and transportation industry, our economy would come to a grinding halt. At the core of this industry are the drivers, independent contractors, owner-operators, and small fleets we work with every day. Trucking is a demanding career and a tough lifestyle. The Trucker CFO is on your side and we want to walk with you during every step you take. We are here to help you navigate the career path you’ve chosen in a way that allows you to be as successful as you want to be.
Openforce is the leader in technology-driven services that reduce operating costs and mitigate risk for companies using independent contractors. Their cloud-based applications help companies and contractors alike achieve more sustainable, profitable growth by removing financial, operational, and compliance barriers to getting business done.