Flexport Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Ryan Petersen
Founder & CEO

Prior to starting Flexport to fix the user experience in global trade, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of ImportGenius.com, 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.

Sanne Manders
Chief Operating Officer

Sanne leads operations, procurement, and carrier relations. Before Flexport, he was at BCG, leading customer relations in its logistics and supply chain practice. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University.

Ben Braverman
Chief Customer Officer

Ben spearheads our customer engagement model and industry leading customer experience. In leadership roles before Flexport, Ben helped drive two high-growth companies to successful acquisitions: URX (acquired by Pinterest) and Heyzap (acquired by Fyber).

James Chen
Chief Technology Officer

James Chen is responsible for driving Flexport’s product vision and technology strategy. He was most recently a Director of Technology at Amazon, and prior was a CTO at both Jenzabar and Rakuten. James holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Will Urban
Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer Will is responsible for Flexport’s geographies, operational execution and driving our go-to-market strategy. In short, he’s responsible for maximizing the value Flexport delivers to clients. Will most recently served as Regional Vice President, Northwest USA at Expeditors where he spent 25 years building his logistics career.

Chris Ferro, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer

Chris runs Flexport’s legal, compliance, and customs functions. He’s 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 BA from Stanford University and his JD from Georgetown.

Philippe Lyko
Global Head of Finance

Philipe heads up finance at Flexport, managing financial strategy and overseeing all financial functions of the company. Prior to his finance leadership at Flexport, Philippe spent over two decades leading financial operations at companies like Illumina and GE. Philippe holds a Masters Degree in Economics, Finance from the ICN School of Management (France).

Javier Cortes Angel
Chief of Staff to CEO

Javier works alongside Flexport’s CEO and executive team to manage the company’s strategic initiatives. Prior, Javier spent time at Instacart as Head of Finance, and PwC, where he helped public clients like Yahoo and Twitter with build operational efficiency. Javier holds a BBA from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Universitè Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Senior Leadership

Neel Jones Shah
EVP, Global Head of Airfreight

A widely recognized leader in the global logistics industry, Neel was formerly SVP/Chief Cargo Officer at Delta Airlines and VP Sales/Marketing at United Airlines. He sits on the board of TIACA, Amerijet International and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

Nerijus Poskus
VP, Ocean

Nerijus joined Flexport after six years at Kuehne + Nagel, where he built a national pricing function serving the company’s US offices, as well as procured ocean freight on the Transpacific and ISC trade lanes. He holds multiple degrees, including from ISM University of Management and Economics.

Anders Schulze
VP, Global Head of Ocean

Anders is responsible for Flexport’s global ocean services. Prior, 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. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business school.

Mariken Kruijff
Global Head of Network Operations & Procurement

Mariken is building Flexport’s global network after leading transformation processes in Asia and Europe with TNT, Randstadt, and Berenschot, where she founded its change management advisory group. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Law from Leiden University.

Tom Gould
VP, Global Customs

With 20+ years experience, Tom Gould leads Flexport’s trade advisory services. Before Flexport, he was Sr. Director, Customs and International Trade for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trade Support Network, and served on the board of the Foreign Trade Association.

Christian Vizcaino Jordan
VP, Trade and Financial Services

With 15+ years experience building businesses as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor, Christian was founder/CEO of Shipster Inc. before joining Flexport. Christian holds business and engineering degrees from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Texas, Austin.

Julie Harris
VP, Global Key Accounts

Julie leads Flexport’s Global Key Account Segment, which builds solutions for some of the world’s largest and most complex Supply Chains. Prior to Flexport, Julie worked in China for eight years managing partnerships with key global brands at MeadWestvaco (now WestRock). She holds MBAs from Columbia University, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong.

Susy Schöneberg
Head of Flexport.org

Susy is the founder and head of Flexport.org, Flexport’s sustainability and social good initiative that works with nonprofits who need to ship goods to areas of needs, companies who have excess goods to donate, and companies looking to cut carbon emissions from their shipping. Susy holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Economist from Humboldt University of Berlin.

Stuart Leung
SVP, North America

Stuart Leung is leading Flexport’s North American growth. Prior he led finance and operations for Reformation and Vaunte, and held analyst roles at Alcentra and Lehman Brothers. Stuart holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jan van Casteren
VP, EMEA

Jan is responsible for expanding Flexport’s global reach and European presence. Prior, Jan was a Project Leader with Boston Consulting Group, supporting clients in logistics, transportation, and energy. He earned his MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and has an MSc in Information Science from Tilburg University in Holland.

Douglas Brown
VP, Asia

Douglas oversees Flexport’s business strategy and growth, operations, and sales in the Greater China Region. He spent his entire career working with world-leading logistics companies including Maersk and Panalpina World Transport. Doug holds a Masters Degree in International Trade Law from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Henry Ko
MD, Asia

As a founding member of Flexport team in Asia, Henry is instrumental in growing the company’s presence in the local market. He’s held several senior leadership roles at multinational logistics companies including DHL and SF Express. Henry earned a BBA (Hons) in Quantitative Analysis for Business, an EMBA and a Juris Doctor from the City University of Hong Kong.

Yuko Kamae
VP, Product Management

Yuko leads the product roadmap and execution at Flexport, where our platform services over 10,000 clients and partners. Before Flexport, Yuko led a product management team at Rakuten across various initiatives, from building a global platform for marketplace business to developing its ecosystem product strategy. She also led product and operational initiatives at Etsy, GREE International, and Yahoo!. Yuko holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Kevin Paige
Chief Information Security Officer

Now CISO at Flexport, Kevin was previously CISO at MuleSoft and has held leadership roles at Salesforce, xMatters, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. Kevin holds an M.S. in Computers and Information Systems from Boston University and a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

Eva Rijser
VP, Global Communications

Eva leads global internal and external communications at Flexport. Prior to Flexport, Eva was a 15-year veteran at Edelman, the world's largest communications agency, where she was most recently EVP & Group Director for Corporate Affairs. She started her career at Philips in the Netherlands.

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