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Flexport Appoints Former Salesforce.com Executives Dr. Mehmet H. G?ker as Chief Data Officer and Kevin Paige as Chief Information Security Officer
[April 18, 2019]

Flexport Appoints Former Salesforce.com Executives Dr. Mehmet H. G?ker as Chief Data Officer and Kevin Paige as Chief Information Security Officer


SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexport, the modern freight forwarder, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mehmet H. G?ker as Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Kevin Paige as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The C-suite expansion strengthens Flexport's commitment to unlocking vital supply chain data that can help clients monitor, optimize and grow their operations. Removing barriers to data will allow Flexport teams to securely share real-time information with their clients, facilitating problem resolution in an industry known for routine unpredictability. Additionally, it enables Flexport to accelerate data-informed product and service development for its rapidly growing global client base.

Flexport (PRNewsfoto/Flexport)

"Flexport is transforming freight forwarding with its data and technology-first mindset. Hiring top talent for the CDO and CISO roles was an extremely important priority for us. Data and security are at the heart of the Operating System for Global Trade," explains Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen. "We were fortunate to attract a CDO and a CISO with strong experience and a global perspective. Mehmet and Kevin's contributions will help our clients drive their businesses forward and will help Flexport become the most trusted company in global trade.



Mehmet H. Göker, Chief Data Officer
Mehmet will be responsible for strengthening and scaling Flexport's data and analytics functions. As Chief Data Officer, Mehmet will oversee how data is collected, analyzed and used to build predictive models, translating to better time estimates, delivery of focused services and predictive alerts to improve performance and products. Prior to Flexport, he was most recently Vice President of Data and Analytics at SurveyMonkey and VP of Business Data Science at Salesforce.com. He also spent time as Research Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and started his career at DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology. Mehmet holds several patents and has published more than 60 scientific papers and three books on AI and engineering design.

Kevin Paige, Chief Information Security Officer
Kevin Paige will be responsible for IT and security, which are both imperative to securing the supply chain data that Flexport leverages for its clients. As Chief Information Security Officer, he will oversee Flexport's data and privacy standards. Kevin is an expert strategist with over 15 years of experience, engaging both technical and non-technical stakeholders to define business needs and align IT initiatives with broader company goals. Prior to joining Flexport, Kevin was CISO at MuleSoft, through its acquisition by Salesforce.com. He has held technical leadership roles at Salesforce, xMatters, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.


About Flexport
Flexport is the modern freight forwarder. Through its Operating System for Global Trade, Flexport delivers a combination of advanced technology, physical logistics infrastructure and human expertise, providing fast and predictable transit times, visibility and control, and lower supply chain costs to logistics and supply chain professionals across the globe. First to market with a purpose-built cloud software and data analytics platform, Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands as well as emerging innovators. Flexport offers a full range of services, including ocean, air, truck and rail freight, drayage and cartage, warehousing, customs and trade advisory, financing, and insurance.

 

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