Cleveland Terminal and Valley Railroad (CT&V) was founded by three partners; Jeremy Schroeder, Brian Rivera, and Matt Peel. CT&V is a veteran-owned and operated company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Our management team brings over three decades of railroad experience to your door.


Cleveland Terminal and Valley Railroad's mission is to provide safe, dependable, on-time switching services.

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Jeremy Schroeder CEO

Jeremy is a founding member of the CT&V. He is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the organization. He brings decisive and effective leadership to meet and exceed customer expectations. Jeremy is highly adept at organizing and leading successful teams with extensive proficiency in supply chain and operations management.

Prior to CT&V, Jeremy was the Director of Operations at a scenic railroad. Prior to that Jeremy spent over a decade in progressive management roles at BNSF Railway including Trainmaster, Terminal Manager, and Superintendent of Operations.


Jeremy served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a graduate of the University of Akron with an M.B.A. in Supply Chain Management and a B.S. in Business Administration.


Brian Rivera


Brian is a founding member of the CT&V. He oversees Transportation and Mechanical functions and is responsible for CT&V's day-to-day operations.


Prior to CT&V, Brian spent two years as Shop Superintendent and Road Foreman of Engines at a scenic railroad where he oversaw operating personnel and managed the mechanical department. Brian has over a decade of experience as a Locomotive Engineer and Conductor from his earlier work with CSX Transportation.


Brian served in the U.S. Army including a deployment to Iraq in 2008.


Matt Peel


Matt is a founding member of the CT&V. He is responsible for financial, administrative, and human resource activities.

Prior to CT&V, Matt spent several years in progressive management roles at a scenic railroad including Assistant Trainmaster, Trainmaster, and Division Superintendent.


Matt is a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College with an A.A. in Liberal Arts.



Cleveland Terminal and Valley Railroad's management team believes in hiring only the best qualified candidates. These are individuals we believe best represent CT&V’s commitment to safety, professionalism, and productivity. The entire CT&V team is held to the same high standards. It is a commitment that every CT&V owner and employee shares so that everyone goes home better than when they arrived. At the CT&V, safety is a priority - we all go home together.