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.