Flexport is a digital-first global freight forwarder and customs broker, powered by an innovative and proprietary cloud-based software and analytics platform. Servicing the entire spectrum of Air, Sea, Rail, and Trucking modalities of transport, Flexport is focused on the four main industry verticals: Logistics as a Service, Customs Clearance, Trade Finance, and Cargo Insurance. Their mission, becoming THE Operating System for Global Trade.
Ryan Petersen- Chef Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Before founding Flexport, Ryan co-founded ImportGenius.com, a data-as-a-service business for global shipping. The first to log every global shipping manifest, ImportGenius.com was Ryan's first venture outside of the global trade industry that brought him to live in China in the early 2000's. He holds a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.
James Chen- Chef Technology Officer
James leads the product vision and technology strategy. Prior to joining Flexport, James was a Director of Technology for Amazon, and before that, served as CTO for Jenzabar and Rakuten. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.