Flexport strengthens management team

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Flexport is making additions to its leadership team with a new chief financial officer, president of Asia and chief marketing officer.

Sudhanshu Priyadarshi joins as the first chief financial officer, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience and knowledge of e-commerce, retail, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

He was most recently vice president of finance at Walmart US eCommerce, driving retail finance operations for Walmart.com, Hayneedle.com, Shoes.com, Moosejaw.com, Vudu.com, Store No. 8, and Walmart’s partnership with Google.

Flexport founder and chief executive officer, Ryan Petersen says: “Sudhanshu has driven growth and transformed companies in both emerging and developed markets, and has an outstanding reputation for positively impacting the top and bottom line at some of the world’s largest corporations.”

As president of Asia, Huey Lin will oversee all of Flexport’s activities across Asia, one of the freight forwarder’s fastest growing and most strategic geographies.

Petersen says: “Huey is a world-class operator who has built and led large teams and driven growth across the globe, including in Asia, one of our most significant markets.”

Earlier this year, Flexport announced $100 million in funding from SF Express, and Lin’s knowledge of the business landscape in China will help expand services on the Trans Pacific Eastbound trade route.

Jeff Thomas will be Flexport’s first chief marketing officer, and he has more than 20 years of experience at major technology companies including salesforce.com, Microsoft and HP.

Petersen says: “His expertise in growing platform businesses will help us elevate our brand and footprint and drive growth in markets across the globe. I’m very excited that he has joined Flexport.”

Petersen also says he believes a world that does business together is a better one, saying: “Our vision is to unite the planet in a seamless web of commerce, without regard for physical borders, boundaries or political agendas. I’m looking forward to the expertise and diverse perspectives Sudhanshu, Huey, and Jeff will bring to Flexport in our journey to achieve this vision. We’re proud to have them on our team and I’m very excited about what’s ahead in 2019.”