Dave Clark will become CEO of Flexport, the technology platform for global logistics, and join the company’s board of directors on September 1, 2022. Ryan Petersen, Flexport’s founder and current CEO, will serve as co-CEO for six months after Clark’s appointment to ensure a smooth transition. In March 2023, Petersen will then assume the role of executive chairman to focus on the company’s long-term vision and strategy.
Clark brings more than two decades of global commerce and logistics leadership experience. Currently serving as CEO worldwide consumer at Amazon, he joined Amazon in 1999 and helped transform the company from an online bookstore to one of the benchmarks in technological innovation and supply chain management.
“The opportunity for Flexport grows bigger every day. The right leader will unlock our full potential by building the most productive and efficient operation. Over the last two decades, Dave helped scale Amazon into the technology and supply chain juggernaut it is today. He is a builder and an entrepreneur at heart, with the leadership experience that will shepherd Flexport into the most exciting phase of our journey,” said Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of Flexport. “In my new role as executive chairman, I will focus on what I do best: setting Flexport’s long-term vision and strategy to leverage technology to solve the most pressing problems in global commerce.”