Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark to join Flexport as its new CEO
Dave Clark is Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.
Flexport Software, which is a start-up in supply chain management software has hired Dave Clark. AmazonTo serve as the company’s new chief executive officer,
Flexport’s Clark Clark will be taking the reins on September 1, Flexport announced Wednesday. Ryan Petersen (Flexport CEO and founder) will take over as executive chairman of the company in March 2023. Clark will join Flexport’s board of directors in September.
This news is just days after Amazon. announcedClark will be stepping down as the CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business. Amazon didn’t name Clark as its replacement, however CEO Andy Jassy stated that the company will announce an update in the “next few weeks.”
Clark shared in a LinkedIn posting that Flexport had worked to combine “technology and nature” to address a variety of supply-chain challenges facing businesses around the world.
Clark explained that she is excited to assume the CEO role at Flexport starting in September. I am blessed to be able to work with an amazing team that is building a rocket ship company that is customer-focused and built on solving the most complex supply chain issues through the use of world-class technology.
Petersen stated in a statement that he helped to build Amazon into the supply chain and technology juggernaut it has become today. With his leadership experience, Flexport will be able to navigate through the exciting phases of the journey.
Petersen created Flexport 2013 after realizing there must be an easier way. manage the flow of goodsThey are used to transport goods around the world on planes, ships and trucks. Cloud-based freight forwarding and brokerage services allow the company to quickly analyze container efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions and calculate costs.
Clark has been with Amazon for over two decades and brings to Flexport extensive logistics and fulfillment system expertise. Clark grew Amazon’s warehouse network to include many facilities and a large number of delivery vehicles. He also made Amazon’s transport arm a formidable enterprise, with a vast fleet of trucks, planes and vans. This makes it less dependent on the U.S. Postal Service, UPS.
Clark, who reported directly to Andy Jassy as CEO of Amazon was among a few of Amazon’s most senior executives. Clark faced many challenges during his final years with Amazon. This was especially true as Amazon struggled to handle a surge in demand caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Amazon has reported a slowdown in e-commerce orders and its rapid expansion. Clark’s consumer unit has been given the task of returning to a “healthy level of profitability”These rising costs are accompanied by slowing economic growth.
— CNBC’s Riley de LeónContributed to this article.
WATCH: Watch CNBC’s full interview with Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen