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.
Dave Bates is responsible for all day-to-day operations in XPO’s LTL business in North America, including quality of service and the customer experience, network optimization, workforce productivity, pricing and sales. Additionally, he leads the execution of initiatives specific to XPO’s growth strategy, such as capital deployments and the company’s in-house driver school operations. Mr. Bates joined XPO in 2023 following 27 years with Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., including 12 years as senior vice president, operations, with responsibility for all operations in North America. He started his career with roles at Carolina Freight Carriers and Roadway Express.
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.
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.