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Executive Leadership

Founder & CEO

Ryan Petersen

Prior to starting Flexport to fix the user experience in global trade, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of, a data-as-a-service business for global shipping. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.

President, Flexport Ocean and Air

Sanne Manders

Sanne is President of Flexport Ocean and Air, overseeing Flexport’s ocean and air freight as well as revenue management teams. A founding member of the Flexport executive team since 2014, he was previously Chief Operating Officer leading operations, procurement, and carrier relations. Before Flexport, he spent over a decade at BCG. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University.

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Kenny Wagers

Kenny manages Flexport’s financial strategy. He previously served as Head of Finance for Amazon Worldwide Transportation and Logistics and held executive and leadership positions at Fleetpride, XPO Logistics, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and UPS. He holds a BA, Accounting & Finance and an M.B.A., Finance from Georgia State University.

EVP, Chief Legal Officer

Chris Ferro, Esq.

Chris runs Flexport’s legal, compliance, and customs functions. He held similar roles at Xoom and PayPal/eBay, where he was the second lawyer hired. Prior, he practiced law at two firms in New York City. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Georgetown.