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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.

James Chen

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.

Ben Braverman

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).

Will Urban Seafoam

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.

Kenny Wagers Seafoam

Kenny Wagers

Chief Financial Officer

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 MBA, Finance from Georgia State University.

Chris Ferro

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.

Jennifer Longnion Seafoam

Jennifer Longnion

Chief Impact Officer

Jenn ensures congruence between Flexport’s brand, culture and community. Prior to Flexport, Jenn was Dollar Shave Club’s first Chief People Officer and held leadership roles at Coca-Cola, Motorola and Best Buy. Jenn holds a BA, Psychology from Texas Lutheran University and a MA, Higher Education Administration from University of Minnesota.

Javier Cortes Angel @2x

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.

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