Lidia Yan

CEO and Co-Founder, Next Trucking


Lidia Yan is Co-founder and CEO at NEXT, where she oversees the company’s vision and growth strategies. 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.