Dave Clark, the former Amazon consumer chief, will take over as CEO of supply chain software start-up Flexport starting September 1, 2022.
Clark resigned from his role as CEO of Amazon on Friday, his last day at the worldwide tech company will be July 1. Flexport founder and CEO Ryan Petersen, who founded the $8 billion valued supply chain start-up, will transition into the role of executive chairman as of March 2023.
Although Amazon did not name a successor to Clark, but CEO Andy Jassy said the company will be back with an update “over the next few weeks.”
“It is for all the reasons above and countless more that I am looking forward to transitioning into the role of CEO at Flexport in September. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with an incredible team who are building a customer-first, rocket ship of a company focused on architecting and building solutions for the most complicated supply chain problems through world-class technology for the physical world,” Clark said.”
Clark’s new role is a hope to move from buzzy startup to major players in the logistics on scale with other legacy companies.
The supply chain company has raised more than $2billion from major investors, that includes SoftBank, Shopify, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz.