The Chicago Journal

Dave Clark to Bring Two Decades of Experience to Flexport

It’s been reported that Amazon CEO, Dave Clark is joining Flexport as their new CEO. This move comes shortly after he announced his resignation from Amazon. Speculations were running high regarding what project or position would be next for him but it seems like we have our answer now.

Flexport’s founder and CEO Ryan Peterson will transition into an executive chairman role in March 2023, while Clark takes over for him as head of the company on September 1 this year.

With no successor to Clark named, Amazon will be providing an update on their search. CEO Andy Jassy shared that they will provide more information in the coming weeks.

Dave Clark will be joining Flexport to help the company fulfill its mission. He’s been with Amazon for over 20 years, working on building out their warehouse network from a few facilities into an expansive footprint that touches nearly every corner of America.

Clark played an important role in Amazon’s transportation arm, which has now produced fleets of planes and trucks that are decreasing reliance on outside carriers like UPS and the U.S. Postal Service.

The former CEO, who reported to Andy Jassy, was among the most important executives in this company. The last few years have presented him with plenty of challenges especially as it struggles to manage increased demands from pandemic-stricken cities.

Clark was drawn to Flexport’s mission of integrating technology and solving global supply chain issues by providing a more efficient way for businesses around the world.

“It is for all the reasons above and countless more that I am looking forward into transitioning into the role of CEO at Flexport in September,” said Clark. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with an incredible team who are building a customer-first, rocket ship of a company focused on architecting and building solutions for the most complicated supply chain problems through world-class technology for the physical world.”

Flexport founder, Ryan Peterson expressed his enthusiasm for the addition of a figure like Dave Clark.

“Over the last two decades, Dave helped scale Amazon into the technology and supply chain juggernaut it is today,” he said. “He is a builder and an entrepreneur at heart, with the leadership experience that will shepherd Flexport into the most exciting phase of our journey.”


Dave Clark to Take the Helm of CEO for Flexport in September