President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation based in Memphis, Tenn., Fred Schardt is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the company. FedEx Trade Networks is a leading provider of global transportation services, value-added logistics solutions, and comprehensive customs brokerage services.
Mr. Schardt joined FedEx Trade Networks in 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During his time with the company he has realigned operations and standardized service offerings to optimize the FedEx Trade Networks international freight forwarding portfolio. He has also led an aggressive international expansion plan that includes new office openings in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining FedEx Trade Networks, Mr. Schardt accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise during the course of a 35-year career that has given him hands-on knowledge of the international freight forwarding, transportation and logistics industries. His broad-based experience includes executive management positions within Operations, Sales, and International Marketing. In addition, he was responsible for building the European network of a large global freight forwarder through organic start-ups and acquisitions.
Mr. Schardt holds a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from the University of San Francisco where he also attended graduate school. He and his family reside in Memphis, Tenn.