Chair & CEO, XPO Logistics
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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Brad Jacobs is a career CEO with 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 (NYSE: URI), which he co-founded in 1997, and United Waste Systems, founded in 1989. Mr. Jacobs served as chairman and chief executive officer of United Rentals for the company's first six years, and as executive chairman for an additional four years. He served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer of United Waste Systems. Previously, Mr. Jacobs founded Hamilton Resources (UK) Ltd. and served as its chairman and chief operating officer. This followed the co-founding of his first venture, Amerex Oil Associates, Inc., where he was chief executive.