California logistics firm headed by former Amazon exec plans Dallas office

An innovative California logistics firm that lured a top Amazon exec is taking a big block of Dallas office space.

San Francisco-based Flexport, founded in 2013, is creating a digital platform to service shipping and storage of consumer goods. In the last two years, the company added hundreds of workers and employed more than 3,000 at the end of last year.

The company has been backed by venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Michael Dell’s MSD Partners.

Flexport serves almost 10,000 customers and suppliers in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Supply chain startup is next move for Amazon executive who moved to D-FW

A year ago, top Amazon executive Dave Clark joined Flexport and is now the CEO. Clark, who lives in North Texas, was previously CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division.

Earlier this year, Clark was joined at Flexport by Teresa Carlson, former vice president at Amazon Web Services, which has a large operation in North Dallas.

Flexport is taking offices on four floors in the Galleria Towers on LBJ Freeway at Noel Road, according to planning documents filed with the state. The space totals more than 50,000 square feet – enough to house hundreds of workers.

The new offices are scheduled to be completed later this year in the same office complex where Amazon Web Services houses its workers. Flexport is advertising what it describes as “a brand new office location” in Dallas.

Chicago-based Huntsman Architectural Group is designing the $6.7 million project, according to details given to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The Galleria Towers office buildings are connected to the Galleria Dallas shopping mall, which is owned separately. The office high-rises are owned by Atlanta-based Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc., which acquired the buildings in 2020 for an estimated $400 million.

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