XPO Logistics names Hardig chief financial officer


XPO Logistics Inc. announced that John Hardig has been appointed chief financial officer. Hardig most recently was with Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, where he served as a managing director in the Transportation & Logistics investment banking group since 2003. Previously, he was an investment banker for seven years in the Transportation and Telecom groups at Alex Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Bank).

He has represented market leaders in truck and rail brokerage, international freight forwarding, value-added warehousing and distribution, and trucking. Hardig has advised transportation and logistics companies on more than 60 mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions, including lead-managed IPOs for C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Hub Group and Roadrunner Transportation Services. His equity underwriting experience also includes follow-on equity offerings for Forward Air, Heartland Express and Knight Transportation.

Earlier, Hardig worked for Ford Motor Co. as a design engineer, after serving in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear power engineering officer.