Bradley Jacobs - besides whats on his Wikipedia page , what do you know about him?

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  1. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Is Bradley Jacobs a billionaire?


    What are his politics?


    In person , what type of impression did you get from him? ( for those of you who've met him )


    Is he religious?


    Is he friends with other transportation moguls? ( like Fred Smith for example )


    What are his plans for XPO?

    Bradley Jacobs Wikipedia page
     
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    PearlyJoe Active Member

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    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    The purpose of this thread is not to smear Bradley Jacobs or hurt him , but to maybe find out a little more about the CEO who controls XPO.

    Even though XPO is a publically traded company , decisions one way or another will boil down to what this man wants. You may not be able to control what he decides but you might understand WHY he decided that way.
     
  4. Cnwy21

    Cnwy21 New Member

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    Who cares? He doesn't care about us why should care about him?
     
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    truckdriver Active Member

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    Don't mean to be butting into XPO topic but if you work 4 XPO you have a vested interest.... if you plan on staying employed @ XPO.
     
  6. Cnwy21

    Cnwy21 New Member

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    What interest is his religion to me. Get a life guys it's a job.
     
  7. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Here is an explanation of why you may want to know something about Bradley Jacobs.
    Explanation above⬆
     
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  8. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    If you like this company and you want to stay here , and maybe have some idea of the direction that XPO is headed in , Bradley Jacobs would be a good place to look , right?

    Think about it - what he wants , we get. His influence was SO strong we threw away the Con-way brand. He likes XPO. What else does he like or want?
     
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  9. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    He likes XPO. What else does he like or want?[/QUOTE]

    I'm going to take a wild guess and say money, and lots of it!
     
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  10. JstBlendinIN

    JstBlendinIN Member

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    The more you know about someone.....like maybe the person who owns the company you work for...the better understanding you'll have pertaining to the future of the company. Certainly doesn't mean we'll know everything,...but some knowledge helps. Of course, some of us are too busy to care,,,and are probably more concerned which or what type of truck we're driving....,,what rumors we can spread.....or just worrying and bitching about others ....and stuff old Brad might have or have not said.
     
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  11. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Fred Smith CEO FedEx

    Meets at Trump Tower with President-Elect

    "Mr. Smith met with President-Elect Trump, whom he has known for many years, and others involved in the transition. Mr. Smith is not a candidate for a cabinet position," FedEx spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald said.

    Wonder how Mr. Jacobs feels about Trump? How will Trump being elected impact what Mr. Jacobs wants to do with XPO Logistics?
     
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  12. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    He said on Mad Money that Clinton was good for XPO. We will see how this all plays out. Massive growth this year. This guy is all about making money. Stock is back up over $40. He is going to make it do what he needs it to.
     
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  13. 616jimmy

    616jimmy Well-Known Member

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    He likes his money alot and plans on keeping it!
     
  14. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    His focus when it comes to XPO is solely on that share price and what moves it higher. He may be a great guy, very personable and a good family man but when it comes to XPO it's what effects that share price and share holder value.
     
  15. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I started this thread because of how little is known as far as the intentions , connections , and political affiliations of Brad Jacobs. What you wrote could be true - but few of us know. What we do know is based on what we are spoon fed through social media , photo ops , and staged events.
     
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    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    He is entitled to his private life and keeping his social and political views private. There is very little info out there about this just for this reason so politicians, investors and employees can't make judgement.
     
  17. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with you to a certain extent.
    But Brad Jacobs is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a company that has 86,000 full time employees , at last count. At some point , what's on his mind , and in his heart matters. He runs this place.

    What direction a Chief Executive wants to head in matters and their personal preferences can ( and do ) have an impact on every employee and their families and dependants.

    As I've stated before , Con-way became XPO Logistics simply because this is what Brad Jacobs wanted. It doesn't matter how much money it cost to rebrand or how much history or brand equity was built into Con-way , Brad Jacobs wanted something else. What else does he want?

    P.S. - It may not seem fair or right to want to know deeper info about Brad Jacobs , but look at his peers and you'll find there's more available information relative to what they want to do with the companies they lead.

    Sometimes the jobs we hold have impacts on our private lives. CDL holders can only have half the blood alcohol level as everyone else - even off the clock.
     
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  18. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    The Bloomberg Billionaires Index values Jacobs’s personal fortune at more than $1.4 billion, including funds from prior stock sales, and real estate in Connecticut and Florida. He declined to be interviewed and to comment on his net worth.

    A few excerpts from Bloomberg article

    The next deal, he (Bradley Jacobs) hints, may not be that far away.
     
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    I know we don't have a pension, that tells you whst he thinks of the workers .
     
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  20. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on now... he loves us, until the robots are available.
     

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