Brad Jacobs has started five companies from scratch and led each of them to become a billion dollar or multi-billion-dollar enterprise. These include three publicly traded companies: XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) and United Waste Systems, Inc. XPO and United Rentals were among the 20 best-performing stocks of the last decade. Prior to starting XPO in 2011, Mr. Jacobs founded United Rentals in 1997 and led the company for 10 years as chairman, including six years as chief executive officer. He founded United Waste Systems in 1989 and served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Jacobs serves as chairman of the board of GXO Logistics, the 2021 spin-off of XPO’s global logistics segment.
Josephine Berisha leads the company’s human resources organization. She has more than two decades of senior HR experience with global companies, where she was responsible for policy development and oversaw technology initiatives for data collection, analysis and reporting. Ms. Berisha previously served for three years as XPO’s senior vice president, compensation and benefits. Prior to XPO, she held executive positions with Morgan Stanley, including head of compensation for 55,000 employees in 43 countries. She holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University.
Matthew Fassler is responsible for the company's strategy, capital structure and analysis of growth opportunities. Prior to XPO, during 26 years with Goldman Sachs, he covered many of the world’s most prominent brands, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Home Depot, Best Buy and AutoZone. Additionally, he served as a Goldman Sachs managing director and business unit leader for more than 10 years, with responsibility for the broader consumer sector. Mr. Fassler has been recognized 16 times in Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of its All-America Research Team. He holds a degree in history from Yale University.
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. His more than 20 years of industry experience include earlier executive roles in finance with Christian Salvensen 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.
Mario Harik leads XPO’s global technology and cybersecurity organizations. Over the last decade, he has been instrumental in creating XPO as a leading industry innovator through the introduction of numerous technological developments, including XPO’s flagship digital brokerage platform for customers and carriers. In addition, Mr. Harik has overseen the development of proprietary technology that is transforming the company’s less-than-truckload business, which he currently leads as acting president, LTL. Prior to XPO, he was 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.
Tavio Headley is responsible for managing communications between the company, 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.
LaQuenta Jacobs provides leadership and advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion in the cultural development of XPO’s workplace. She initially joined the company as head of human resources for the last mile logistics business unit. Ms. Jacobs has more than two decades of experience leading organizational development initiatives for global public companies, and has championed inclusivity in senior HR roles with Delta Air Lines, Inc., The Home Depot, Inc., Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. and Georgia-Pacific Corporation, among others. She holds a degree in psychology from Clark Atlanta University.
Ravi Tulsyan leads XPO’s global finance organization. Prior to XPO, Mr. Tulsyan served as treasurer and senior vice president, M&A with ADT following its spin-off from Tyco International. As Tyco’s vice president of global capital markets and head of financial planning and analysis at the time of the separation, he led all treasury activities related to the transaction, including the execution of each company’s capital structure, dividend plan, debt refinancing and credit facilities. Earlier, Mr. Tulsyan held executive positions as senior treasury manager with PepsiCo, and manager of derivatives strategy and trading with Xerox Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree from Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Drew Wilkerson leads XPO’s transportation group in North America, with executive oversight of the company’s truck brokerage and related transportation service lines. Mr. Wilkerson is a transportation industry veteran with extensive carrier and customer experience. Prior to his current role, he served as XPO’s president of brokerage operations in North America, after initially joining the company to lead the growth of its flagship truck brokerage hubs. Earlier, with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, he held leadership positions in strategic sales, carrier relationships, customer relationships and operations. Mr. Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina.