Jay Silberkleit

XPO promotes Silberkleit to CIO

Sept. 13, 2022
Effective once XPO spins off its brokerage business into a new company, Jay Silberkleit will replace CIO Mario Harik, who was recently named the fleet’s future CEO.

XPO Logistics named Jay Silberkleit as the for-hire carrier’s new chief information officer, effective upon XPO’s brokered transportation platform spinoff. Silberkleit will succeed Mario Harik, XPO’s current CIO and president of less-than-truckload in North America.

Earlier this year, the company announced that Harik would become XPO’s new CEO once the spin-off is complete. XPO ranks No. 9 on the FleetOwner 500: For-Hire list. The fleet intends to spin off its asset-light brokered transportation platform from its asset-based LTL business, creating two separate, publicly traded companies with vast growth prospects in North America. XPO expects to complete the spin-off in the fourth quarter of 2022. The new company will be called RXO.

See also: XPO Logistics unveils name of spinoff company 

“Jay has been a driving force behind the ongoing success of our proprietary technology since the early days of XPO,” Harik said. “Under his leadership, the capabilities we develop elevate service for our customers and advance our strategy for value creation. Jay’s expertise will be pivotal when XPO emerges from the spin-off as a standalone LTL company.”

Silberkleit’s 18-year career as an enterprise systems leader includes senior roles with Fortune 500 companies with complex, network-based operations. He joined XPO as VP of enterprise architecture in 2012 and was instrumental in creating XPO’s technology ecosystem, including its digital brokerage platform, according to a press release. 

In 2021, Silberkleit was named SVP of technology, responsible for the company’s LTL optimization initiatives. Before coming to XPO, he served as principal software engineer with Waste Management.

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