Flexport’s New Ceo is Amazon’s Consumer Chief Dave Clark

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Dave Clark, Amazon’s retail boss, is joining supply chain software start-up Flexport as its new CEO, in a move that is effective Sept. 1.

Clark announced only days ago that he had plans to resign from Amazon, effective July 1.

With over two decades with the company, he had built Amazon’s warehouse network from only a few facilities to a massive footprint touching almost every corner of the U.S.

Flexport founder and CEO Ryan Petersen will transition into the role of executive chairman as of March 2023.

Petersen started Flexport in 2013 with the goal of finding a better way to manage the flow of goods that get put on ships, planes, trucks and railroads transported all over the world.

Clark will also join Flexport’s board.

While Amazon did not name a successor to Clark, CEO Andy Jassy said the company would have an update “over the next few weeks.”

In a LinkedIn post, Clark wrote that Flexport has worked to integrate “technology and the physical world” to solve a host of challenging supply chain issues rankling businesses globally.

“It is for all the reasons above and countless more that I am looking forward to transitioning into the role of CEO at Flexport in September,” Clark wrote.

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with an incredible team who are building a customer-first, rocket ship of a company focused on architecting and building solutions for the most complicated supply chain problems through world-class technology for the physical world.”

Petersen said in a statement: “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.”

Disclaimer: We have no position in any of the companies mentioned and have not been compensated for this article.

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