Freight Forwarders

Flexport makes two key appointments to its leadership team

Flexport has made two key appointments to its leadership team in the shape of Paige DeLacey as chief people officer and David Robinson as vice president of design.

The freight forwarder said they will be “integral to retaining Flexport’s unique company culture and approach to global logistics design as it rapidly scales”.

In the last year, Flexport has more than doubled its headcount to 700, and expanded its worldwide presence to nine offices and three warehouses around the globe including in Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

As the company enters its next phase of growth, DeLacey will oversee important functions such as recruiting, people operations, and Flexport’s critical employee learning and development programs. In addition to preserving Flexport’s devoted culture and high bar for talent, DeLacey will lead its inclusion and diversity programs to ensure Flexport remains a great place to work.

Robinson will lead Flexport’s design team, overseeing both brand and product design for Flexport’s thousands of clients, partners, and carriers. Robinson’s goal is not only to design new product interfaces, but to help the organization approach global logistics from a design perspective.

Flexport founder and chief executive officer, Ryan Petersen said the company’s mission is to “make global trade easy for everyone”. He added: “We couldn’t do that without our employees, who are incredibly committed and relentless when it comes to delivering on that mission.”