Brad Jacobs is chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO: NYSE), one of the world’s largest providers of freight transportation services. He also serves as non-executive chairman of GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play logistics company.
Brad has a unique track record in the business world. He started five companies from scratch and built each into a billion or multi-billion-dollar enterprise. These include three publicly traded companies: XPO Logistics, United Rentals and United Waste Systems. XPO was the 7th best-performing stock of the last decade on the Fortune 500 based on Bloomberg data, and all three companies were “ten-plus baggers,” with their share prices rising more than 1,000% from the time Brad took control.
Over the course of his career, Brad has completed approximately 500 acquisitions, raised more than $25 billion of debt and equity capital, and created iconic organizations that have transformed industry practices through technology.
Jacobs was ranked the Best CEO in Transportation in Institutional Investor’s 2022 All-America Executive Team awards. In 2018, Jacobs was ranked 10th on Barron’s list of the World’s Best CEOs and was named a Top CEO by Glassdoor in France and the UK.