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Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Petersen

Ryan founded Flexport in 2013 to make global trade easy for everyone. Prior to founding Flexport, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of, a data-as-a-service business for global shipping.

President, International

Sanne Manders

Sanne leads Flexport’s international growth efforts. As a founding member of the Flexport executive team since 2014, he was previously President, Air & Ocean as well as Chief Operating Officer leading operations, procurement, and carrier relations. Before Flexport, he spent over a decade at BCG.

Chief Financial Officer

Stuart Leung

Stuart oversees Flexport’s financial strategy. He has held vital leadership positions in finance, operations, and sales at Flexport prior becoming its CFO. He previously served as a senior finance and supply chain operations leader at Reformation before joining Flexport.

EVP, Chief Legal Officer

Ashianna Esmail

Ashianna leads Flexport's legal and compliance functions. Prior to joining Flexport, Ashianna was a senior legal leader at both PayPal, as well as at Xoom Corporation, where she took the company through its first year as a public company. Prior to that, Ashianna was in private practice at Latham & Watkins LLP focused on securities law compliance and corporate transactions. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley.

EVP, Head of Trucking

Bill Driegert

Bill leads Flexport’s North America revenue and growth strategy at Flexport, as well as trucking. He was previously the co-founder and Head of Operations at Uber Freight, Uber's logistics business. Bill began his career in freight as the 4th employee at Coyote Logistics (acquired by UPS) where he grew the role to Chief Innovation Officer. Prior to joining Uber, he served as COO at Pillow Homes. He also spent time at Amazon as Director of Planning and Innovation.

EVP, SMB & Omnichannel Fulfillment

Parisa Sadrzadeh

Parisa is EVP of SMB and Omnichannel Fulfillment. Most recently, Parisa was the Vice President of the Worldwide Delivery Service Partner Program at Amazon and spent nearly 12 years at the company, leading across programs and teams including Kindle Direct Publishing, Prime Now, and Amazon Flex.

SVP of Ocean Freight

Anders Schulze

Anders is responsible for Flexport’s global ocean services. Prior to leading global ocean freight, he led the company’s West Coast region, its fastest-growing. Anders came to Flexport from Maersk, where he spent 10 years in various senior roles within trade management, pricing and operations.

VP, Global Head of Airfreight

Zeid Houssami

Zeid leads Flexport’s global airfreight demand and procurement strategy. Prior to his role at Flexport, Zeid spent more than 15 years working at Expeditors International in various senior leadership roles as well as co-founded a logistics technology startup building a multi-carrier booking and visibility platform for shippers.

SVP, North America

Michael Brown

Michael is Senior Vice President of Restructuring and Office of the CEO, overseeing key Flexport initiatives to create a world-class customer experience and scalable business. He has 25+ years of experience and held leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies as well as hyper-growth startups. He previously served as the VP/CFO at Honeywell Productivity Solutions and Services before joining Flexport.

VP of Marketing

Ted Boeglin

Ted is Vice President of Marketing. His experience includes leading sales, account management, marketing and sales development in North America and managing the global small and medium business segment. Prior to Flexport, Ted was a senior leader at Google, where he led sales teams in Google Cloud for 8 years.


Doug Brown

Doug leads Flexport’s business in Europe. Doug has spent 18 years working at logistics providers and ocean carriers across domestic and international supply chain management. Fluent in Mandarin, Doug spent 14 years working in Asia, leading large teams, most recently Flexport’s Asian operations. Passionate about working in scale-up environments, Doug is an expert in complex supply chain management, and operational and commercial management.

VP of Greater China

Henry Ko

Henry leads corporate development, geo-expansion and GTM activities in APAC. Prior to Flexport, he held several senior leadership roles at DHL and SF Express, and was previously GM at LiFung KIDS, a member of Li & Fung Group.

Head of People

Nicole Romanowski

Nicole leads Flexport’s people and HR team. An established leader at the intersection of HR and operations, she’s driven complex change management and program development including payroll, total rewards, employee relations and HR information systems across a variety of businesses in the global logistics space. Prior to Flexport, she oversaw all aspects of HR operations for a 75-member client group at the Pacific Maritime Association.

Head of

Kristen Czapar Dohnt

Kristen leads, Flexport's social and environmental impact team. She oversees Flexport's humanitarian aid and global logistics responses, program development for sustainability initiatives, and the product and technology platform supporting both. Prior to Flexport, Kristen worked at tech companies in their pre-IPO stages including Uber and Airbnb. Across all roles, she has been passionate about using technology and process improvement to rapidly scale impact.