Executive Team

Executive Team

Monica L. Long, Owner / CEO

For as long as she can remember, Monica has been an entrepreneur. She started with a fig pie and lemonade stand when she was a young girl, moved on to making and selling tamales in inner-city Houston as a teen, then to on-line retail and health supplements in her adult years. Monica has always had a strong passion for service and helping others succeed.  She has spent summers in Mexico and Brazil serving others in community health projects with Amigos de las Americas and various missionary and humanitarian works.  In addition, she has served as a Spanish/English translator for a local school.

Monica has 12 years of industry experience at FedEx Express where she was client-focused, working to enhance the customer experience through quality assurance and continuous improvement in a variety of roles throughout the organization.

Her passion for excellence is evidenced by her multiple scholarships to Columbia 
University. Monica leads overall company strategy, customer satisfaction, sales, and financial 

Matthew A. Long, President

Matthew brings 25 years of logistics experience through various management and executive leadership roles including Sr. VP, CCO, and COO titles at a variety of medium and large Fortune 500 logistics companies. He has led operations and sales at multinational integrators, dotcoms, domestic and international freight forwarders, and consolidators and achieved several industry awards for LEAN methodology execution and employee engagement. 

He is a graduate of Indiana State University with post-graduate studies at Indiana University. He is also a graduate of The Center for Creative Leadership.

Matthew is responsible for operational excellence, account management, and marketing.

Eric M. Bond, Director of Solution Design

Eric has over 20 years of international and domestic freight forwarding, warehousing, logistics and supply chain management experience from operations management to executive leadership positions. He has designed and implemented logistics projects in over 40 countries and across the United States.  

Eric's expertise in logistics and supply chain spans across nearly all vertical markets including automotive, heavy manufacturing, aerospace, retail, pharma, medical and government services.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan class of 1993.

Eric facilitates consulting, contract management, and solution design.

Jose M. Ockerman, CTO

Jose brings 28 years of talent in global logistics and transportation including senior leadership of operations, customer service, quality and technology. His technology leadership includes management of organic growth through expansion, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, transaction, and contract implementation and execution.  

He has managed high-level strategic projects, both on the operational side and management side, throughout product lifecycles from software development, business intelligence, infrastructure upgrades and support teams.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State University, an MBA from Dowling College and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Florida International University. 

Jose has earned multiple industry awards for his visionary continuous improvement achievements in technology and process enhancements. He is a certified ISO auditor and has implemented ISO systems standards and training at a Fortune 100 corporation. 


Patrick J. Olmstead, Jr., General Counsel 

BELEM’s head of legal has 12 years’ experience in the logistics industry.  Patrick spent 10 years at FedEx Express and owned his own transportation company prior to entering his litigation practice.  Patrick maintains a civil litigation practice, including complex insurance claim disputes, business disputes, and serious personal injuries. 

Patrick chairs the Ethics Hotline for the Indiana State Bar Association.  He is President of the Notre Dame Class of 1990, where he received his BA in Government.  He is also a board member of the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis, served on the Indiana Law Review and received the James Lawrence Miller Fellowship from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2001, where he was salutatorian. 

Patrick was designated an Indiana Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015, in the field of professional liability defense.  The Super Lawyer designation is reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in 70 fields of practice.