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NYSHEX Leadership

Gordon Downes CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Prior to starting NYSHEX with the mission to enable more reliable shipping, Gordon spent 12 years with a carrier at Maersk and 3 years with a shipper at SABMiller (now ABInbev). He holds an MBA from Cambridge University in the UK, and degrees in economics and law from the University of Natal in South Africa.

Adam Ferris Chief Financial Officer

Adam leads financial and business strategy, HR and legal functions, and financial product initiatives. Before NYSHEX, he was an early and growth stage venture investor at Goldman Sachs focused on Fintech and Enterprise Tech companies. He holds a JD and MBA from Harvard University and BS from University of Michigan.

Jeremy Haycock Managing Director Europe

Jeremy is responsible for NYSHEX Europe. Prior to working at NYSHEX, Jeremy was the Managing Director for UK and Ireland at Maersk. He spent 35 years with Maersk and Damco.

Don Davis SVP of NVO Experience

Don manages the NVO experience and strategy at NYSHEX. Don’s previous roles were the Vice President of NVO Strategic Sales for CMA-CGM and the Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer for Hapag-Lloyd.  He holds a BA in International Business and Economics from Benedictine University and an MBA, Finance from DePaul University.

Matt Marshall SVP of Commercial

Matt leads all Global Commercial activities. Prior to NYSHEX, Matt spent 4 ½ years at Flexport in a number of Commercial roles including Head of Key Account Management for North America and General Manager of the Southeast Region. Matt also spent 3+ years working at Deloitte Consulting in their Supply Chain & Manufacturing practice. Matt has an MBA from Penn State University and BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Yanzhi Hu SVP of Carrier Experience

Yanzhi leads our trade and carrier experience team. Prior to NYSHEX, Yanzhi worked for 12 years at Maersk in various roles across their organization. He holds a J.D. and BA from Rutgers University.

Glen Ives VP of Special Projects

Glen leads NYSHEX’s strategic initiatives and special projects to help expand our members’ experience. Prior to NYSHEX, he led pricing strategy at Change Healthcare and has held several revenue management and sales roles at Maersk. Glen earned his Bsc in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kimberly Cockrell Corley VP of Sales

Kim is Vice President of Sales, responsible for new business development and driving the adoption of two-way committed contracts with shippers.  Kim joined NYSHEX in 2017 after 15 years with the AP Moller-Maersk Group, where she served most recently as Director of Sales. She graduated from the University of Alabama with degrees in Business Management and Spanish.

Karin Bridges VP of Global Operation

Karin is Vice President of Global Operations, responsible for overseeing the product-value processes and driving continuous improvements that enable NYSHEX to scale. Karin joined NYSHEX in 2021 after 20 years with the AP Moller-Maersk Group, where she served most recently as Director of Customer Service. She graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in Business Administration and Corporate Communications.

Matthew Van Wingerden SVP, Head of Product Management

Matt is the Head of Product at NYSHEX and oversees our various product teams. He specializes in leveraging data science, analytics, and technology to scale high-performing global teams. He joins NYSHEX with five years of experience working as a VP of Product Management at Aktana and five years working as a Manager at McKinsey & Company.

Jose Rivera VP of Engineering

Jose leads the Engineering organization within NYSHEX. He has previously lead other teams at technology startups through periods of rapid growth and innovation, including serving as Head of Procore’s Owners business unit tech team and at Handy. Jose received a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.