Brad Jacobs is a career CEO and serial entrepreneur with a unique track record of creating value for shareholders. He has founded seven companies, including five multibillion-dollar publicly traded corporations, and delivered tens of billions of dollars of stock appreciation.
Jacobs is managing partner of Jacobs Private Equity, LLC and executive chairman of XPO, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), which he founded in 2011. He also serves as non-executive chairman of XPO spin-offs GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) and RXO, Inc. (NYSE: RXO).
XPO’s stock became a "32-bagger"—if you invested in XPO at its inception in 2011, you made 32x your money by 2022—and was the 7th best-performing stock of the last decade on the Fortune 500, based on Bloomberg market data. GXO Logistics is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, and RXO is a leading truck brokerage company that’s growing 3x faster than the industry average.
United Rentals, which became the largest equipment rental company in the world 13 months after Jacobs founded it in 1997, is a “100-bagger” and the 6th best-performing Fortune 500 stock of the last decade, based on Bloomberg market data. United Waste became the fifth largest solid waste management company in the United States and had outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.6x when Jacobs sold it to Waste Management for $2.5 billion in 1997.
Over the course of his career, Jacobs has led teams that completed approximately 500 acquisitions and opened over 250 greenfield locations. He has created hundreds of thousands of jobs and raised $30 billion of debt and equity capital, including three IPOs.