InXpress Holdings Ltd. Names Four Senior Executives to its Board of Directors

April 22, 2021

InXpress Holdings Ltd, a software-enabled global franchisor of transportation and logistics services, today announced it named four senior executives to its Board of Directors: Omar Simmons, Executive Chairman of one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise and Managing Director at Exaltare Capital Partners; Arnold Goldberg, former Senior Vice President and Senior Product Technologist at PayPal; Brendan Mulryan, Vice President at Etsy; and Jan Uhrich, former VP Services at Dell.

The new directors add complementary skills to reinforce InXpress’s long-term commitment to provide world-class transportation and logistics solutions to small and medium sized businesses.

Last year Hudson Hill Capital (“HHC”) acquired InXpress. Commenting on the appointments, Eric Rosen, Managing Partner of HHC, said, “These senior executives within technology, ecommerce, and franchising will strengthen the InXpress business globally. Each individual brings many years of relevant experience that will strengthen our technology, franchise, and service expertise to enhance the experience of our customers.”

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Based in Manchester, U.K., InXpress is an international franchisor of parcel, freight, and delivery logistics services serving SME customers through a software platform and global network of nearly 400 franchises in 14 countries. The company maintains relationships with tier-one parcel, air, and freight carriers around the world, offering discounted rates to franchisees that form relationships with SME customers through its direct salesforce. The Company also offers its SME customers and franchisees a SaaS platform, enabling franchisees to effectively manage customer service and customers to centrally manage their transportation and logistics requirements.

Mr. Simmons, a seasoned private equity professional with nearly 30 years of experience, currently serves as Managing Director at Exaltare Capital Partners, which he co-founded. He is also Executive Chairman of ECP-PF Holdings, one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise with health clubs in Connecticut, New Mexico, and New York. Prior to that, Mr. Simmons worked as a Director at Windjammer Capital Investors and co-founded Reliant Equity Investors. He also worked at leading private equity firms such as Summit Partners and McCown DeLeeuw. Mr. Simmons graduated from Harvard Business School with honors, after graduating from Princeton University.

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Mr. Goldberg spent the majority of his 30 year career as a senior product and technology executive working with four high-growth companies – PayPal, Box, LinkedIn, and eBay. He joined PayPal in 2013 and served in senior product and technology positions, including his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Chief Product Architect, where he partnered with the CEO to transform the product and engineering functions. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Goldberg worked as Vice President, Engineering at Box; Vice President, Platform Engineering at LinkedIn; and Senior Director, Systems Development at eBay. He also served with Hyperion Software, IBM, and ABB. Mr. Goldberg began his career at Harris Corporation after graduating from the University of Florida with a BS degree in computer engineering.

Ms. Uhrich is a Fortune 50 company senior executive with deep experience in technology and services. From 2013 to 2016, she was Chief Delivery Officer at Sutherland responsible for global services delivery, technology, IT, and human resources. Ms. Uhrich spent 17 years with Dell delivering new solutions and services, including starting and building Dell Global Support Services. Prior to Dell, she served for eight years as Senior Director Product Development with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and began her career at Apollo Computer after graduating from Penn State University with a BS degree in computer science. She received her MS degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Mr. Mulryan currently serves as Vice President, Member Services at Etsy. Prior to Etsy, he worked as Vice President, Customer Success at SaaS startup Docurated (acquired by Quark Software) and held various Program Management roles at Google. Mr. Mulryan possesses logistics experience as well, working with CEVA Logistics China and the Maersk Group. Mr. Mulryan earned a Diploma in Operational Research and Management Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BS in Finance from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Mark Taylor, Global CEO of InXpress said, “We look forward to benefiting from the diverse skills and insights that Omar, Arnold, Jan, and Brendan bring to help accelerate our growth, build strong relationships with our partners, and enhance our software platform.”

Source: Franchising

InXpress Recognized on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Ranking

February 4, 2021

InXpress, a shipping and logistics franchise with a network of over 400 franchises in 14 counties, ranked No. 402 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s comprehensive Franchise 500 list.

The 42nd-annual Franchise 500 ranking was calculated with a proprietary formula built to evaluate franchises using five key factors: growth and size; brand strength; costs and fees; franchise support; and financial strength and stability.

The brand’s continuous placement on the competitive ranking, along with the franchise’s rising year-over-year system revenue growth even during the covid-19 environment (up 8.5 percent compared to 2019) and steady development, reinforces the recession-resilient franchise opportunity.

In fact, InXpress Americas doubled its deals and welcomed 22 newly signed franchise agreements for 2020.

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“The sought-after global logistics industry paired with our franchisees’ ability to solve pain points for small-to-medium size businesses, even through challenging times, has resulted in new franchisees eager to fast track their launch process,” said executive vice president for franchise development at InXpress, Christina Chambers. “The demand for our wide assortment of shipping services was made evident as the existing system and new owners saw firsthand the essential nature of the business in 2020.”

The brand’s strength continues to gain the attention of qualified franchise candidates who are seeking a home-based opportunity with no territory restrictions and limitless growth potential. These candidates desire to be a local service provider for small-to-medium size businesses, providing them access to InXpress’ bulk-buying discounts, world-class carrier partners, and automated shipping technology.

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The franchise requires no upfront costly brick-and-mortar lease; rather many owners opt to start as home-based and then move into a small office environment after the first year to build up their team and scale the business, often times in order to move into a sales management role.

“Small-to-medium size businesses will always need fast and reliable shipping solutions for their international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight) needs,” said CEO Dustin Hansen. “With our initial launch training, ongoing support, and network of franchisees dedicated to mentoring new owners, each franchise is able to establish itself as the trusted, knowledgeable partner for enterprises in need of shipping advocates and hands-on account management.”

InXpress is the only non-asset authorized shipping reseller logistics company in the US that can offer customers multiple shipping solutions through a global network of robust carrier partners. InXpress has reoccurring revenue potential for self-motivated business owners who want to provide a valuable service to a variety of business owners.

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About InXpress

InXpress, a global business-to-business franchise company in the shipping and logistics industry, with a network of over 400 franchisees provides SMEs with unrivaled time and cost-saving shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. Due to the franchise’s size and its partnership with multiple world-class carrier partners, InXpress franchisees can offer big shipping discounts to small and medium-sized business. With automated shipping technology and one-on-one account management, InXpress customers are treated with the care and services typically reserved for Fortune 1000 companies. The core services include international small parcel, domestic small parcel and LTL (freight). The company was founded in 1999 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in 14 countries. InXpress Americas began franchising in 2006.

Source: PR Newswire

Rochdale business delivers global success

September 22, 2019

A growing family business set up from a bedroom in Rochdale is now a global company trading in 14 countries worldwide.

With an office at the Lock 50 Business Centre on Oldham Road, InXpress is part of one of the largest shipping franchise networks in the world, now celebrating 20 years in business.

InXpress provides courier services for thousands of UK and international customers, helping move millions of items each year, from documents and packets, parcels and components through to shipping containers for businesses large and small. With 95 franchises in the UK and bases worldwide, their services are fully integrated and all managed online. They’ve been involved in everything from arranging seafreight to Los Angeles, to delivering replica red phone boxes around the world.

Fuelled by the boom in e-commerce it’s an amazing success story for a company started by Littleborough resident John Thompson. After outgrowing the family home in Rochdale, the company moved its head offices to premises on Fieldhouse Lane, before expanding to Blueberry Business Park in Rochdale.

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In 2012 John’s daughter Nikki Edwards swapped her career as a PE teacher to invest in the franchise herself, recruiting new staff in the process, meaning a new office was needed: “It was tough to walk away from the school and a job I loved, but I had lots of support from the InXpress head office. We looked at offices nearby as we needed space for a team of eight and were all impressed with Lock 50, so took the plunge and moved in.

“Initially, we had one of the smallest offices but with three franchises we wanted to work out of the same premises, so expanded here when space became available.”

And it has certainly proved to be the right move, added Nikki: “Our office at Lock 50 is great, the location is perfect and the facilities and services have really helped us. It’s a good environment to be in, with lots of like-minded business people around.”

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Though Nikki’s father has now retired, it’s still a family firm, with her sister and brother all very much involved.

Plans for further expansion are underway, with the high tech company recruiting more sales staff and unveiling new cutting edge shipping software this month, which Nikki says will further improve their service: “The business has heavily invested in a platform that can help our customers save time and money, keeping everything in one place and all tracked in real time.

“We’re really happy in Rochdale; InXpress employ local staff who like the location and it’s where it all began, so we’re proud to call it home.”

As well as celebrating 20 years in business, 2019 has been another good year for the global company, seeing them ranked twelfth in the prestigious list of ‘Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Franchises’, ahead of household names including Costa Coffee and Burger King. They’ve also made the final of the Franchise Marketing Awards.

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Councillor Daalat Ali, deputy leader and cabinet member for resources at Rochdale Borough Council said: “InXpress is an innovative, multi-award winning company and I am proud to see how far they have come in the last two decades. Founded in Rochdale, it’s also very pleasing to see them still here, committed to the area and continuing to thrive with their head office in Rochdale and an office in our council-run managed workspace.”

Source: Rochdale Online