Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bradley Jacobs is a career CEO. He has led two public companies: United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), which he co-founded in 1997, and United Waste Systems, Inc., founded in 1989. Mr. Jacobs served as chairman and chief executive officer of United Rentals for the company's first six years, and as executive chairman for an additional four years. He served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer of United Waste Systems. Previously, Mr. Jacobs founded Hamilton Resources (UK) Ltd. and served as its chairman and chief operating officer. This followed the co-founding of his first venture, Amerex Oil Associates, Inc., where he was chief executive.
Senior Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits
Josephine Berisha leads the company’s strategy to deliver competitive pay and benefits to its employees worldwide. She has more than two decades of senior experience creating compensation structures for multi-billion-dollar, global enterprises, including the implementation of technology to enhance data collection, analysis and reporting. Prior to XPO, Ms. Berisha served in senior positions with Morgan Stanley, most recently as head of compensation for over 55,000 employees in 43 countries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.
President, Less-Than-Truckload – North America
Tony Brooks is responsible for leading XPO's less-than-truckload business – the second largest LTL network in North America. He’s a 30-year career transportation and logistics executive who has run three of the largest fleets in North America. Mr. Brooks joined XPO from multinational food distributor Sysco, where he was responsible for North American field operations. Prior to Sysco, he served as senior vice president of logistics for Dean Foods, with responsibility for logistics, delivery, warehousing and fleet management. Earlier, over a decade in national operations with Sears, Mr. Brooks drove significant cost efficiencies and improved safety performance. For PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, he held executive responsibility for regional transportation, fleet, warehousing and inventory management. Previously, he was with LTL long-haul carrier Roadway Express for 11 years. He has a master’s of business administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Managing Director, Supply Chain - Europe
Richard Cawston leads the supply chain business of XPO Logistics in Europe. He previously held the role of managing director for XPO’s supply chain operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Mr. Cawston joined XPO in 2015 upon the company’s acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle, where he served first as country manager, and then as business unit director. Previously, he was general manager for transportation company Christian Salvesen, now part of XPO, and operations manager for supermarket retailer Asda.
President–Supply Chain, Americas and Asia Pacific
Ashfaque Chowdhury, Ph.D., joined XPO from New Breed Logistics upon its acquisition by XPO in 2014. He now leads XPO's supply chain business in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Dr. Chowdhury initially served as XPO's executive vice president and chief information officer for supply chain, with responsibility for technology services and advanced solutions. Over two decades, he has implemented more than 100 logistics operations for some of the most prestigious companies in the world. Dr. Chowdhury holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India; and a master's degree in science and a doctorate in engineering from Lehigh University.
Chief Operating Officer
Troy Cooper serves as chief operating officer of XPO’s global organization. He has been instrumental in helping XPO realize its growth strategy from the earliest days of its implementation, with senior positions in operations and finance. Prior to joining XPO in 2011, Mr. Cooper held senior management roles with two public companies, United Rentals, Inc. and United Waste Systems, Inc. For United Rentals, Mr. Cooper helped to integrate over 200 acquisitions in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For United Waste Systems, he worked with Mr. Jacobs to build an integrated organization of 86 collection companies and 119 facilities in 25 states. Earlier, Mr. Cooper worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and Co.
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Managing Director, Transport–Europe
Luis-Angel Gomez Izaguirre brings 18 years of transportation and carrier management experience to his role as leader of the transport business operations of XPO Logistics Europe. He previously served in a similar role with Norbert Dentressangle SA, which he joined in 2007, and was a member of the company’s executive board. Earlier, he held executive positions with transportation companies Christian Salvesen and Transportes Gerposa. He holds a joint degree in business management and finance from the University of Cantabria, and a degree in international general management from the International Institute for Management Development.
Chief Financial Officer
John Hardig is responsible for leading the company's financial operations in support of its growth strategy. He most recently served as a managing director in the Transportation & Logistics investment banking group with Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. Previously, he was an investment banker in the Transportation and Telecom groups at Alex. Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Bank). Mr. Hardig has represented market leaders in truck and rail brokerage, international freight forwarding, value-added warehousing and distribution, and trucking. Over the course of his career, he has completed over 60 M&A and capital raising transactions and his teams have raised billions of dollars of capital for many of the industry's leading logistics companies, including IPOs for C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Hub Group Inc., and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., and follow-ons for Forward Air, Inc., Heartland Express, Inc. and Knight Transportation, Inc. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Chief Information Officer
Mario Harik is responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s integrated technology infrastructure. Mr. Harik has consulted to Fortune 100 firms, and is experienced in building comprehensive IT organizations and proprietary platforms. His prior positions include chief information officer and senior vice president–research and development with Oakleaf Waste Management, an innovator in logistics for environmental management; chief technology officer with Tallan, Inc.; co-founder of G3 Analyst, where he served as chief architect of web and voice applications; and architect and consultant with Adea Solutions. Mr. Harik holds a master of engineering degree in information technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President, Sales, Transport - Europe
Christophe Haviland is head of sales for the company's transport business in Europe. Mr. Haviland has over 25 years of senior business development experience, including 11 years at DHL where he led market penetration efforts in the technology and banking sectors, and was responsible for cross-region global account development in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. More recently, he served as sales director for large markets and director of multinational accounts at American Express, and was director of business development for Staples in France. He holds a master's degree and undergraduate degree in political science from Paris-Sorbonne University; a second degree from Paris-Sorbonne with a concentration in public administration, economics, law and politics; and a degree in political science and international economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Tavio Headley is responsible for managing communications between the company, its investors and the financial community. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Headley was senior equity research associate covering the air freight logistics, rail and trucking sectors at Jefferies LLC. Previously, he was an economist with American Trucking Associations (ATA), where he was involved in the collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking industry data. Mr. Headley holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a bachelor's degree from Morehouse College.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Meghan Henson leads the company's global human resources organization. She is a seasoned innovator with 15 years of senior experience leading domestic and international human resources operations. Prior to XPO, she served as chief human resources officer for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, with global responsibility for workforce support in 54 countries. Previously, over an eight-year tenure with PepsiCo, she held executive roles that included chief human resources officer for global functions; senior vice president of human resources for the $10 billion Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker product businesses; and head of human resources in the Greater China Region for PepsiCo’s multi-product direct sales business unit. Earlier, she worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting LLC and Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Ms. Henson holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and political science from the University of Wisconsin; and master’s degrees in business and public policy from the University of Michigan.
President, Last Mile – North America
Charles Hitt is responsible for leading XPO’s last mile logistics business, following three years as its chief strategy officer. Mr. Hitt has more than 30 years of industry experience, including 15 years with Merchants Home Delivery Service (now MXD Group). As director of operations for Merchants, he was instrumental in growing revenue more than six-fold. He subsequently served as senior vice president–domestic operations for GeoLogistics, and as partner and chief operating officer of Affinity Logistics, before joining last mile leader 3PD in 2007. Mr. Hitt led 3PD’s operations in executive roles until the business was acquired by XPO in 2013.
Senior Vice President–Communications
Erin Kurtz has responsibility for the company’s global communications strategy and implementation. Ms. Kurtz is a seasoned leader with more than 15 years of experience in corporate messaging, public relations, brand marketing and social media. Prior to joining XPO, she co-founded marketing agency Hunt & Gather to create campaigns for global brands. Earlier, she served as vice president of external communications for AOL, was a director with Joele Frank, and led a global public relations team at Thomson Reuters that elevated the Reuters profile around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communications from Syracuse University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Scott Malat is responsible for the company's strategy and capital structure, analyzing potential growth opportunities, and managing the technology organization. Prior to joining XPO, he was the senior transportation analyst covering air, rail, trucking and shipping at Goldman Sachs. Earlier, he was an analyst with UBS, and served as an internal strategy manager with JPMorgan Chase, where he worked with several of the bank's business units. Mr. Malat is a CFA® charterholder and has a degree in statistics with a concentration in business management from Cornell University.
Chief Information Officer–Supply Chain, Americas and Asia Pacific
John Mitchell has responsibility for the technology services that support XPO's supply chain organization in the Americas and Asia Pacific. He joined XPO from New Breed Logistics upon its acquisition by XPO in 2014. Mr. Mitchell has extensive experience leading high-performance IT teams in growth-oriented companies. His more than three decades of senior experience include nine years with Fortune 50 retailer Lowe’s, where he was instrumental in managing the IT support infrastructure for North American store operations, merchandising and enterprise solutions during periods of rapid growth. More recently, Mr. Mitchell served as chief information officer with The Pep Boys automotive service chain, where he led the team that implemented a fully integrated customer information system for more than 800 locations, and developed next-generation work order applications. He holds a degree in computer information systems from the University of Charleston, West Virginia.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources–Europe
Ludovic Oster leads the human resources operations for XPO Logistics in Europe. He joined Norbert Dentressangle SA in 2008 as head of human resources and played a central role in the successful integration of all acquisitions made by Norbert Dentressangle from 2007 through its sale to XPO. Mr. Oster was member of the Norbert Dentressangle executive board and is a graduate of the SKEMA Business School.
Chief Customer Officer
Gregory Ritter has responsibility for XPO's business development in North America, including strategic account activities, cross-selling and other processes relating to the profitable growth of the company's customer base. Mr. Ritter has more than three decades of sales and management experience in multi-modal transportation logistics. Prior to XPO, he served as president of Knight Brokerage, a subsidiary of Knight Transportation. Previously, Mr. Ritter spent 22 years with C.H. Robinson Worldwide.
Chief Accounting Officer
Lance Robinson is responsible for the financial strategy, risk management, external financial reporting and control systems of XPO's global accounting and financial reporting operations. He has extensive senior financial experience, including 13 years with General Electric. While with GE, he served as global controller–mergers and acquisitions and as chief accounting officer for NBC Universal, and was a member of both the Business Development Council and the Controllership Leadership Council. Earlier, he was a senior manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Robinson holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Natal University, South Africa, and an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a member of the AICPA Business Combinations Task Force, and is a certified public accountant (USA), a chartered accountant (RSA) and a chartered global management accountant.
Chief Information Officer–Transport, North America
Sanjib Sahoo has responsibility for the technology groups that support the company’s North American transport organization in the areas of truck brokerage, intermodal, last mile, expedite and freight forwarding. Mr. Sahoo has an impressive career history of fostering innovation and building world-class IT teams. Prior to XPO, he was CIO at tradeMONSTER (now e*Trade), where he built and led the team that developed a highly regarded options trading platform with significant real-time capabilities and best-of-breed mobility. He has been honored for his accomplishments with InfoWorld's Leadership Award and Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, among other distinctions. Mr. Sahoo holds a master’s degree in computer applications from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India; and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalikata Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India.
Senior Vice President–IT Shared Services
Maneet Singh has responsibility for the company’s shared services technology infrastructure. Mr. Singh has more than a decade of executive experience in transforming large IT organizations to increase corporate and commercial productivity, reduce costs and enhance revenue growth. His global strategies have led to enterprise-wide adoption of best practices, driving continuous improvement in national and multinational corporations. Prior to XPO, Mr. Singh most recently led the business systems transformation and integration organization for Harris Corporation. Earlier, he served in senior positions over nine years with Emerson Electric Company, including director of corporate IT and enterprise applications, and director of supply chain applications. He holds a master's degree in business from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis; a bachelor's degree in technology, metallurgy and materials sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
President, Transportation – North America
Christopher Synek has P&L responsibility for the company’s brokerage, expedite, intermodal, drayage and global forwarding business units in North America. He has two decades of executive experience with multi-billion dollar companies in the energy and waste management sectors. Prior to XPO, Mr. Synek was chief executive officer of Tervita Corporation, an industrial environmental services provider, and held senior positions for over a decade with waste management leader Republic Services, Inc., including senior vice president of operations. While with Cintas Corporation, a market leader of corporate identity products, he served first as general manager and later as group vice president with executive responsibility for operations, sales and customer service. He holds a degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.
Chief Compliance Officer
Monica Thurman leads the company’s global ethics and compliance function as chief compliance officer. Ms. Thurman joined XPO from a 16-year tenure with The Halliburton Company, where she most recently served as assistant general counsel—compliance. In this role, she developed and led a unified ethics and compliance program for more than 65,000 employees in over 80 countries. Earlier, Ms. Thurman was a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen, and worked in an investigative capacity with the U.S. Department of Labor to uphold standards of fiduciary conduct. She has a juris doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law.
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Ravi Tulsyan has responsibility for all treasury activities of the company's global organization. Mr. Tulsyan is a seasoned finance executive with deep experience in corporate finance and capital structure, cash management, financial risk management, international finance, financial planning and analysis, and oversight of insurance and pension activities. Prior to XPO, Mr. Tulsyan served in senior positions with global companies, including treasurer for ADT Corporation; assistant treasurer–capital markets, and head of corporate financial planning and analysis, for Tyco; senior treasury manager for PepsiCo; and manager–derivatives strategy and trading for Xerox Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Rochester; a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University; and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Senior Vice President, Sales, Supply Chain – Europe
Mark Wilkinson has more than two decades of logistics industry experience, including senior positions in sales and account management, product and service development and operations. Prior to joining XPO, he was most recently business development and strategy director for DHL Supply Chain’s lead logistics partner division, responsible for defining the growth strategy and leading business development with global companies in high-growth sectors. Earlier, with Exel Logistics, he held senior positions in sales and account management for industry verticals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Wilkinson holds a post-graduate diploma in commercial law from Northumbria University, and a bachelor of science degree from Coventry University, both in the United Kingdom.
Chief Executive Officer - Europe
Malcolm Wilson leads the logistics business operations of XPO Logistics in Europe. He previously served in a similar role with Norbert Dentressangle SA, which he joined in 2007, and was a member of the company’s executive board. Mr. Wilson has 23 years of contract logistics management experience in Europe and abroad. He trained in business management, finance and logistics.