José Gómez-Urquiza has had a knack for identifying business problems and finding creative solutions for them since he was a very young man. His first lessons in business were learned from his grandfather, a successful restaurateur and entrepreneur. José’s grandfather played a big role in his early formation as a business leader, taking him every weekend to visit his company and learn the intricacies of running a business. José went on to obtain an MBA at the University of Chicago with a focus in entrepreneurship, where he refined his skills and began to consider how he could truly make an impact on the world around him. In 2005, José discovered that there was an extreme shortage of truck drivers in the United States. He also found that trucking companies were literally losing revenue by the minute, because so many trucks were parked due to the high turnover rate that the industry faces.
Always a creative problem solver, José put his expertise to work and studied the international labor markets. Inspired by companies like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon that bring thousands of employees from abroad on a yearly basis, he thought, why not truckers? In his research, he found that there is a nearly unlimited supply of drivers around the world that are highly qualified, and meet or exceed U.S. standards. He formed Visa Solutions and has been successfully recruiting drivers from abroad for over 10 years now, and reducing the turnover rates of his clients to less than 10%. José is truly passionate about helping his clients solve the problem of labor shortages in order to build stronger, more profitable companies.