Brad Jacobs is a career CEO and serial entrepreneur, with a unique track record of creating value for shareholders. He has founded seven companies, including five multibillion-dollar publicly traded corporations, and delivered tens of billions of dollars of stock appreciation.

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Brad Jacobs, Managing Director

Jacobs is managing director of Jacobs Private Equity, LLC and executive chairman of his current enterprise, XPO, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), which he founded in 2011. He also serves as non-executive chairman of XPO spin-offs GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) and RXO, Inc. (NYSE: RXO).

In August 2022, Jacobs noted, “Every decade or so, I reinvent myself to create outsized shareholder value in another industry. XPO is set up for long-term success. When the time comes to focus on the next big thing, there will be no shortage of opportunities.”

Prior to XPO, Jacobs founded two other public companies: United Rentals, Inc. and United Waste Systems, Inc. All three companies became “ten-plus-baggers” when their stock prices rose more than 1,000% from the time he took control, and XPO’s stock price had increased by more than 2,000% by the time he spun off GXO in 2021. XPO was the 7th best-performing Fortune 500 stock of the past decade, based on Bloomberg market data.

Over the course of his career, Jacobs has led teams that completed approximately 500 acquisitions and opened over 250 greenfield locations. He has created hundreds of thousands of jobs and raised more than $25 billion of debt and equity capital, including three IPOs.

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