will take over as chief financial officer on Nov. 8, Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO Logistics said Monday. Mr. Anderson was most recently finance chief at Meritor Inc., an auto-parts supplier that was acquired in August by
a Columbus, Ind.-based engine maker. He succeeds
who served as CFO for just over a year and will leave the company after assisting with the transition. XPO Logistics declined to make Mr. Anderson available for an interview.
XPO Logistics’s freight brokerage business, RXO Inc., matches loads with available trucks on the spot market. XPO, which announced the spinoff in March, said the transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
XPO Logistics in 2021 spun off its supply-chain business
GXO Logistics Inc.,
which provides services such as warehousing and e-commerce. The company earlier this year sold its North American intermodal business, which uses trucks and rail to move shipments, to STG Logistics Inc., a Bensenville, Ill.-based supply-chain company, for $710 million. Additionally, the company said in March that it plans to divest its European transportation business.
Taken together, the combined transactions will leave XPO Logistics with its North American less-than-truckload segment, which manages shipments from multiple customers on the same truck. That segment accounted for 38% of XPO Logistics’s total revenue during the second quarter, generating $1.2 billion, or 15% more than a year earlier. XPO Logistics reported a total profit of $141 million during the quarter, down 10% from a year earlier.
The company’s efforts to split its businesses, which began in late 2020, coincided with a strong demand for freight services during the pandemic, which pushed up rates across the sector. More recently, freight rates have fallen as demand for shipping has begun to waver.
XPO Logistics in August raised its full-year target for adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to between $1.4 billion and $1.43 billion, up from its prior target of $1.35 billion to $1.39 billion, which it attributed to its second-quarter performance.
As CFO, Mr. Anderson will be involved with the planned divestment of the company’s European business, said Scott Schneeberger, senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., an investment firm. XPO Logistics hopes to sign a deal to sell its European business during the fourth quarter, chairman and chief executive
said during an earnings call in August.
, who currently serves as chief information officer and president of the less-than-truckload division, following the RXO spinoff. Mr. Jacobs will remain with XPO Logistics, which he built over the past decade through acquisitions and has since begun to dismantle, as executive chairman.
“I think investors would like to see that happen,” Mr. Schneeberger said about the planned European divestiture.
During his tenure as finance chief, Mr. Tulsyan played a key role in the spinoff of the GXO supply-chain business. More recently, he has led the finance division through the sale of the North American intermodal division and RXO spinoff process, Mr. Jacobs said in a press release announcing the CFO change. “We wish Ravi every success,” he said.
Additionally, XPO said three additional directors were named to the board:
the executive vice president of technology and operations with
; Mr. Harik, the incoming chief executive; and
the senior vice president and treasurer of
—Kathryn Hardison contributed to this story.
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