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Senior Management

Mario Harik
Chief Executive Officer
Mario Harik
Chief Executive Officer

Mario Harik leads the execution of XPO's strategy, including growth investments in customer service excellence and employee satisfaction. Leveraging his previous service as XPO’s chief information officer, Mr. Harik also oversees the expansion of network capacity and proprietary technology that are transforming the company’s operations. Prior to XPO, Mr. Harik held positions as chief information officer and senior vice president of research and development with Oakleaf Waste Management, chief technology officer with Tallan, Inc., and co-founder and chief architect of web and voice applications with G3 Analyst. He holds a master’s degree in engineering, information technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in engineering, computer and communications from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Mr. Harik also serves on XPO’s board of directors.

Carl Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
Carl Anderson
Chief Financial Officer

Carl Anderson joined XPO in November 2022 to lead the company’s finance organization. He came to XPO from Meritor, Inc., where over a span of 10 years he served in senior leadership positions including chief financial officer; group vice president, finance; treasurer; and director, international capital markets, market risk management and corporate insurance. Earlier, Mr. Anderson served in several senior financial positions at General Motors Acceptance Corp. He began his career as a senior financial analyst with First Chicago Corp. Mr. Anderson holds a master's degree in business administration from Wayne State University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Michigan State University.

Josephine Berisha
Chief Human Resources Officer
Josephine Berisha
Chief Human Resources Officer

Josephine Berisha leads XPO’s human resources organization, having previously served as the company’s senior vice president, compensation. Ms. Berisha joined XPO from Morgan Stanley, where she held executive positions including head of compensation. She has more than two decades of senior HR experience with global companies, leading policy development and overseeing technology initiatives for data collection, analysis and reporting. Ms. Berisha holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University.

Jay Silberkleit
Chief Information Officer
Jay Silberkleit
Chief Information Officer
Jay Silberkleit leads XPO’s technology organization, the capstone of an 18-year career as an enterprise systems leader with Fortune 500 companies that have complex technology-centric operations. Mr. Silberkleit joined XPO as vice president, enterprise architecture in 2012, shortly after the company was founded, and was instrumental in creating XPO’s technology ecosystem, including its digital brokerage platform. In 2021, he was named senior vice president, technology, with responsibility for the company’s optimization initiatives in less-than-truckload. Mr. Silberkleit came to XPO from Waste Management, Inc., where he served as principal software engineer.
Tavio Headley
Chief Investor Relations Officer
Tavio Headley
Chief Investor Relations Officer

Tavio Headley is responsible for managing communications between XPO, its investors and the financial community. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Headley was a senior equity research associate with Jefferies LLC, covering the air freight logistics, railroad and trucking sectors. 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 in economics from Morehouse College.

Chris Brown
Chief Accounting Officer
Chris Brown
Chief Accounting Officer
Chris Brown sets the strategy for XPO's control systems, external financial reporting and risk management. He joined the company in 2017 as vice president, financial reporting and technical accounting, and was responsible for XPO’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the technical accounting function. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Brown served at United Rentals, Inc. as vice president, internal audit from 2014 to 2016, and as vice president, assistant controller from 2006 to 2014. Previously, he held various positions at Xerox Corp. and KPMG LLP. Mr. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Franklin & Marshall College and is a certified public accountant in New York.                                                            
Ali Faghri
Chief Strategy Officer
Ali Faghri
Chief Strategy Officer
Ali Faghri is responsible for XPO’s strategy and analysis of growth opportunities, as well as oversight of the company’s engagement with the investment community. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Faghri was a prominent Wall Street analyst who specialized in the automotive sector, where he covered market leaders in manufacturing, retail and mobility, such as Tesla, CarMax, AutoZone and Uber. He held senior roles with global investment firms for over a decade, including Guggenheim Partners, LLC, where he was a managing director and led the automotive team. Mr. Faghri holds a degree in engineering from Cornell University.
Michael Abrahams
Chief Communications Officer
Michael Abrahams
Chief Communications Officer
Michael Abrahams is responsible for the effective communication of XPO’s strategy and culture with its key stakeholders. He oversees corporate and financial communications, reputation management, employee communications, media relations and digital engagement. Mr. Abrahams has three decades of experience in senior communications roles. Prior to XPO, he was a partner with FGS Global, where he served as a lead advisor to multiple Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Earlier, he managed strategic communications for a major U.S. media organization and worked in U.S. politics. Mr. Abrahams holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.
Tim Staroba
President East Division
Tim Staroba
President East Division
Tim Staroba leads operations for the East Division of XPO. A transportation industry veteran, Mr. Staroba began his XPO journey in 1996 as an employee in the account management center. He subsequently moved into operations as a service center manager, and took on a progression of operational roles with increasing responsibility. In 2016, Mr. Staroba joined CFI and served as president until 2018, when he moved to Navajo Express to take positions as executive vice president and president. In 2020 he rejoined the XPO team as senior vice president of operations, and was promoted to president of the East Division in October 2021. Mr. Staroba holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
Tony Graham
President West Division
Tony Graham
President West Division
Tony Graham leads operations for the West Division of XPO. Mr. Graham began his career with the company in 1997 as a service center manager. He was appointed as a national account executive in 2000, and was promoted to director of sales in 2006. In 2012, Mr. Graham assumed the role of director of pricing for operations, where he oversaw revenue and profit management, contract review and negotiation and account strategy. In 2015, Mr. Graham became region vice president, and in 2018 he was promoted to senior vice president, revenue management. He took the position of president of the West Division in 2021. Mr. Graham studied psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Luis Gómez
President, Transport – Europe
Luis Gómez
President, Transport – Europe

Luis Gómez leads XPO’s transportation business unit in Europe, with responsibility for truck brokerage, less-than-truckload and other transportation operations. Mr. Gómez joined XPO upon the company’s acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA, where he led the growth of the transportation business in Iberia. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, including earlier executive roles in finance with Christian Salvesen and Transportes Gerposa (now XPO). He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cantabria in Spain, and has completed executive management programs from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Tanmay Mathur
Senior Vice President, Linehaul
Tanmay Mathur
Senior Vice President, Linehaul
Tanmay Mathur leads XPO’s linehaul network, managing network operations, purchased transportation spend and network optimization. Mr. Mathur also oversees the development of proprietary algorithms that optimize XPO’s complex linehaul network. Prior to XPO, he spent nearly 15 years in supply chain and logistics planning and operations in e-commerce and the oil & gas industry. Mr. Mathur holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India.
David Phalen
Senior Vice President, Pricing
David Phalen
Senior Vice President, Pricing
David Phalen leads technology-enabled pricing strategies for XPO’s LTL network. He came to XPO following 22 years of executive experience in pricing, revenue and yield management in the airline industry. He was most recently with American Airlines, where he served as managing director, international revenue management, and managing director, revenue analysis, ancillary and fulfillment. Previously, Mr. Phalen held senior roles in pricing and revenue management with US Airways and America West Airlines. Earlier, he was with the financial advisory services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Phalen holds an MBA degree from Arizona State University.
Diana Brown
Senior Vice President, Sales Operations and Customer Experience
Diana Brown
Senior Vice President, Sales Operations and Customer Experience
Diana Brown is responsible for the infrastructure that supports XPO’s sales operations team, including territory management, compensation and analytics. Additionally, Ms. Brown leads the company’s customer experience team in onboarding new accounts and ensuring high customer satisfaction. Her career spans more than two decades in senior roles with customer-centric sales and service organizations, including head of customer success for Amazon Business. Prior to Amazon, she served as senior director, network and financial solutions with SAP and with Ariba. Ms. Brown holds an MBA degree from Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Indiana University.
Anthony Hoereth
Senior Vice President, Sales
Anthony Hoereth
Senior Vice President, Sales
Anthony Hoereth is responsible for leading the company’s sales operations to meet revenue and sales targets. This includes developing the sales strategy, driving account growth and fostering new customer acquisitions. With a background of leadership roles in both sales and operations, Mr. Hoereth has 30 years of less-than-truckload experience, 26 with this organization. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hoereth was responsible for leading operations in the Midwest. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Marian University.
Marissa Christensen
Vice President, National Sales
Marissa Christensen
Vice President, National Sales
Marissa Christensen leads XPO’s National and third-party logistics sales channels. After joining XPO’s sales organization in 2012, she was promoted to director of sales in 2014 to lead a number of local sales teams. Ms. Christensen subsequently assumed the position of director, national sales, in which she led a team of national account executives. She was appointed to her current role in 2020. Ms. Christensen studied business administration at California State University, Fresno.

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