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.
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.
Tony Brooks is responsible for leading XPO's less-than-truckload business – the second largest LTL network in North America. Mr. Brooks is a 30-year career transportation and logistics executive who has run three of the largest fleets in North America. He 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. He has a master’s of business administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Erik Caldwell has P&L responsibility for aligning XPO’s supply chain business in the Americas and Asia Pacific with the company’s strategy. Mr. Caldwell has more than 15 years of leadership experience with supply chain operations in the consumer and industrial sectors. He joined XPO from Hudson's Bay Company, where he served as senior vice president, supply chain and digital operations. Earlier, he was senior vice president, global Rx operations for multinational manufacturer Luxottica, and as director of solutions for DHL. Additionally, Mr. Caldwell worked with McKinsey & Company, consulting on global operations.
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.
Michele Chapman is responsible for the infrastructure that supports XPO’s sales strategy worldwide, including the development of cross-company customer relationship management, data analytics and sales processes. Ms. Chapman has nearly two decades of senior sales experience, including positions as global head of sales operations for Amazon Business; head of healthcare sales for the Amazon Business Public Sector Group; and head of business operations, inside sales and vertical marketing for Amazon Education and Enterprise. Earlier, she led sales operations for Philips Healthcare.
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.
Troy Cooper serves as president 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. He formerly served as XPO’s chief operating officer from 2014 to 2018, and as transportation segment leader. From 2015 to 2017, he also served as chief executive of XPO Logistics Europe, and he remains a member of the European supervisory board. Prior to joining XPO in 2011, he held senior management roles with two public companies, United Rentals, Inc. and United Waste Systems, Inc. For United Rentals, he 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, he worked in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and Co.
Matthew Fassler is responsible for the company's strategy, capital structure and analysis of growth opportunities. Prior to XPO, during more than 20 years with Goldman Sachs, he covered many of the world’s most prominent brands, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Home Depot, Best Buy and AutoZone. He additionally served as a 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 All-America Research Team ranking. He holds a degree in history from Yale University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katrina Liddell leads the business development of XPO’s North American transportation group, which includes the sales organizations for the company’s brokerage, expedite, intermodal, drayage and global forwarding businesses. She joined XPO following 14 years with Johnson Controls International, where she most recently served as general manager of the global building automation systems business. Earlier, Ms. Liddell held senior roles with Johnson Controls in enterprise account management, vertical market development, operations and customer relations.
Jacopo Mazzolin has executive oversight of the human resources organization of XPO Logistics Europe and provides strategic support to its country leaders. Mr. Mazzolin has held senior positions in human resources for over 20 years, with an emphasis on international business in the distribution and industrial sectors. Prior to XPO, he served in executive roles with the Walgreens Boots Alliance (UK) pharmaceutical wholesale division, Datalogic (Italy) and Crown Holdings (Switzerland). He holds a master's degree with honors from Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy.
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.
Eduardo Pelleissone leads XPO’s business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Pelleissone served for six years as executive vice president of global operations at Kraft Heinz and its predecessor H.J. Heinz, where he transformed the company’s global infrastructure, quality initiatives and financial performance. He also held key executive positions, including CEO and COO, during 14 years at America Latina Logistica SA, a leading rail logistics provider in Latin America. Mr. Pelleissone holds a master’s degree in logistics, operations and services from COPPEAD Graduate School of Business in Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Santoro is responsible for the daily oversight of XPO's transportation and logistics operations and leads the company's profit initiatives. Prior to XPO, he served as chief supply chain and operations officer for Restaurant Brands International, Inc. (RBI) and was president of Popeyes – a flagship subsidiary of RBI and majority owner 3G Capital. Mr. Santoro's two decades of executive experience include 17 years in Latin America, where he served as CEO, president and vice president of logistics for rail logistics leader America Latina Logistica SA, and held senior positions with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Danone. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Faculdades Salvador in Brazil.
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.
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.
Drew Wilkerson has P&L responsibility for the company’s truck brokerage, expedite, intermodal, drayage, managed transportation, last mile and global forwarding operations in North America. He has 14 years of versatile industry experience, including eight years with XPO, most recently as president, brokerage operations. Mr. Wilkerson joined XPO in 2012 to lead the growth of key brokerage locations, including the company’s flagship hub in Charlotte North Carolina. Earlier, during six years with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, he held leadership roles related to strategic sales, carrier relationships, customer relationships and operations. Mr. Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
Malcolm Wilson leads XPO’s business in Europe. Mr. Wilson has more than 20 years of senior experience in the supply chain industry. Most recently, he served as head of XPO’s multinational logistics operations, with P&L responsibility for approximately 30,000 employees in 15 countries. Previously, he spent eight years with XPO acquisition Norbert Dentressangle, where he grew the logistics business into the company’s largest revenue-producing unit. Mr. Wilson served as a member of the executive board of Norbert Dentressangle and has trained in business management, finance and logistics.
David Wyshner leads XPO’s global finance organization. His 28-year career includes 13 years as CFO of multi-billion-dollar public companies, where he oversaw major asset sales, spin-offs and acquisitions. Prior to joining XPO, he served as CFO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a spin-off of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. As CFO of Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Wyshner led the company’s separation into one privately acquired business and two public companies, and spearheaded Wyndham’s purchase of La Quinta Holdings. Earlier, he was president and CFO of Avis Budget Group, where he managed the finance functions for global operations and led the acquisitions of Avis Europe and Zipcar. Mr. Wyshner holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Yale University.