C.H. Robinson is on the verge of naming a new CEO.
Interim CEO Scott Anderson said during the Minnesota-based brokerage’s earnings call Wednesday that the board anticipates naming a new chief executive “in the second quarter.”
“The process is moving along as expected,” he said. “I along with the senior leadership team am actively preparing for a smooth transition to a new leader.”
Anderson, who was the company’s board chair, has been leading the company since Jan. 1 following the termination of Bob Biesterfeld, who had served as CEO since 2019. The interim CEO noted the board’s desire to bring on a seasoned executive with operational expertise who can drive positive change inside the company.
“I would say the search committee and the board has also committed to finding the right leader and we believe we're coming to the conclusion of that process.” Anderson said. “And part of what I'm doing with the senior leadership team is really making decisions and not pausing on anything. So, we set this up for success for the new leader and that leader can move quickly once announced.”