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Brad Jacobs is a career CEO and serial entrepreneur with a unique track record as a Wall Street moneymaker. To date, he has founded and led seven billion-dollar or multibillion-dollar companies, creating tens of billions of dollars of value for shareholders.

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Brad Jacobs

Jacobs is managing partner of Jacobs Private Equity, LLC. He serves as chairman of the board of XPO, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), which he founded in 2011, and of XPO spin-offs GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) and RXO, Inc. (NYSE: RXO). He is the author of How to Make a Few Billion Dollars.

On December 11, 2023, after a comprehensive year-long search, Brad Jacobs announced his intention to create his eighth company. QXO, Inc. will be a market leader in building products distribution—an industry with approximately $800 billion in annual revenue between North America and Europe, according to industry estimates.  

QXO’s strategy is to create a tech-forward leader in the building products distribution industry through accretive M&A and organic growth, including greenfield openings, with the goal of generating outsized stockholder value.  

Jacobs will become chairman and chief executive officer of QXO upon closing a previously announced $1 billion cash investment into SilverSun Technologies, Inc. After spinning off the existing SilverSun business, the remaining company, QXO, will be a standalone platform for significant acquisitions.  

Read important information about the transaction and the building products distribution industry here.

Jacobs’ seven companies are described in more detail below.

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