Fassler will have responsibility for the company’s strategy, capital structure and analysis of growth opportunities. He replaces Scott Malat, who will step down Dec. 8. XPO said Malat, who has served as CSO since 2011, is leaving the Greenwich, Conn.-based company to spend more time with his family.
Fassler’s career spans more than 20 years of senior experience with Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, he covered many of the world’s most prominent brands, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Home Depot, Best Buy and AutoZone. For more than 10 years, he served as a managing director and business unit leader, with responsibility for the broader consumer sector.
“We hold Matt in high regard as an expert on market dynamics in the bricks-and-mortar retail and e-commerce sector — the fastest-growing area of our business,” said Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics. “His understanding of omnichannel retail is particularly valuable to XPO, given our leadership positions in e-fulfillment and last-mile logistics. Matt’s insights will help us execute on our strongest opportunities for expansion.”
XPO also announced that Tavio Headley has been promoted to senior director of investor relations, effective immediately. Headley has managed communications between the company and the financial community since 2013 as director of investor relations.
Chicago-based Redwood Logistics announced Thursday it has hired Scott Cousins as the company’s chief technology officer.
Cousins most recently served as the chief information officer for Roadrunner Transportation, for which he led the company’s digital transformation, included overhauling core operational platforms for its brokerage and carrier operating entities.
Prior to joining Roadrunner, Cousins spent 10 years as the chief information officer at KeHE Distributors.