Lorena has been living logistics from a young age. She started in the business at age 17 and worked her way up to Vice President of Operations in a courier company. At age 24 she decided she was ready to strike out on her own. Because no bank would risk lending to a 24-year-old upstart, Lorena borrowed $25,000 from a friend of a friend and started her own company, Pearl Transportation & Logistics in Los Angeles. She’s built Pearl on innovation, quality and teamwork. Pearl Trans prides itself in being a full-service transportation provider offering customized same-day transportation solutions. Today, that company delivers everything everywhere from human tissue to aircraft parts in Southern California, throughout the US and even internationally.
Lorena is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the CLDA, who she credits for bringing some of her most influential mentors into her life and forging business relationships that have helped grow her business. She is also a former board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Lorena is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Lorena has spent a significant amount of personal time traveling to Guatemala volunteering in a mountainous village offering reading and writing classes, as well as entrepreneurship training in an effort to empower young women in the region and to stop the cycle of domestic abuse.