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Flexport hires Chief Data Officer from Salesforce

Flexport · April 19, 2019
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Flexport announced the appointment of Mehmet H. Gӧker as Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Kevin Paige as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to Flexport, Gӧker was most recently Vice President of Data and Analytics at SurveyMonkey and VP of Business Data Science at Salesforce.

The C-suite expansion strengthens Flexport's commitment to unlocking vital supply chain data that can help clients monitor, optimize and grow their operations. Gӧker will be responsible for strengthening and scaling Flexport's data and analytics functions. As Chief Data Officer, Mehmet will oversee how data is collected, analyzed and used to build predictive models, translating to better time estimates, delivery of focused services and predictive alerts to improve performance and products

In a statement, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen said: "Flexport is transforming freight forwarding with its data and technology-first mindset. Hiring top talent for the CDO and CISO roles was an extremely important priority for us. Data and security are at the heart of the Operating System for Global Trade."

Kevin Paige will be responsible for IT and security, which are both imperative to securing the supply chain data that Flexport leverages for its clients. As Chief Information Security Officer, he will oversee Flexport's data and privacy standards.