XPO Logistics Hires Firestone as Chief Legal Officer for RXO Spin-Off

XPO Logistics, a provider of freight transportation services, hired Jeff Firestone as chief legal officer of the North American transportation division of RXO, the planned spin-off of its brokered transportation platform, effective immediately. Firestone will lead RXO’s legal organization when the separation is complete. He will report to Drew Wilkerson, current president of transportation ­of North America, who will be CEO of RXO.

Firestone’s 26-year career includes more than two decades with United Parcel Service, where he held senior legal responsibility for corporate matters, litigation, governance, compliance and risk mitigation, and worked with UPS business leaders in achieving performance goals. Recently, he was UPS deputy general counsel of regulatory compliance and risk, and earlier, senior vice president of business unit finance. Firestone began his career with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

“We’re continuing to build out our C-suite for the planned spin-off with another strong addition to the team,” Wilkerson said. “Jeff’s an accomplished leader across multiple legal disciplines, with a deep understanding of the transportation industry. His expertise in cross-functional support for commercial strategies will be a key resource for RXO management.”

As announced previously, XPO intends to spin off its asset-light brokered transportation platform from its asset-based less-than-truckload business, creating two separate, publicly traded companies. XPO expects to complete the spin-off in Q4/22.

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