(Provides particulars from Clark announcement, report that he’s getting ready to run for governor)
By Lisa Baertlein
LOS ANGELES, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Former Amazon government Dave Clark on Wednesday introduced that he’ll resign as CEO of U.S. logistics startup Flexport a few 12 months after he joined the corporate.
The Wall Road Journal reported that Clark is getting ready for a possible run for Texas governor, a subject he didn’t tackle in his assertion.
Clark joined the corporate as co-CEO in September 2022 after an extended profession at Amazon.com. He turned sole CEO in March, when founder Ryan Petersen turned government chairman.
“Because the founder, (Petersen) expressed a want to have a frontrunner take the corporate to the following degree … I got here to Flexport to do large issues and that is the place I imagine we have been headed,” Clark wrote in a put up on the social media web site X, previously often known as Twitter. Clark, greatest identified for constructing Amazon’s sprawling warehouse and supply community, stated he was getting ready to launch a Flexport product for small companies on Thursday. He stated he resigned after a dialog during which Petersen expressed his want to return to specializing in progress in Flexport’s core freight enterprise.
“I really feel that he’s greatest suited to steer the corporate in that route,” Clark stated. “Founders have the precise to alter their thoughts.”
Flexport confirmed the chief modifications and declined to elaborate.
Flexport is likely one of the most respected U.S. logistics startups with $2.3 billion in funding to this point.
In June, Flexport accomplished its buy of Shopify Logistics, a transfer it stated added e-commerce success, business-to-business distribution and final mile supply to the corporate’s portfolio of providers. (Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles Modifying by Invoice Berkrot and Cynthia Osterman)