“Next phase of growth” for Sendle
Sendle, the 100% carbon neutral shipping service designed for small businesses, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Dennis Oates as Chief Logistics Officer, and Ned Sizer as Chief Financial Officer, both of whom recently joined the company.
Oates brings with him 25 years of experience in the shipping and logistics space, including a 16-year tenure with FedEx, and five years with Amazon where he made bold improvements to Amazon’s logistics operations around the world. His leadership will be critical as Sendle continues to build out and strengthen a national delivery network designed specifically for small e-commerce businesses.
Sizer joins the company from Turo, the global car sharing marketplace. Sizer brings more than 20 years of senior financial leadership to Sendle, where his expertise will help evolve the company’s financial operations strategy with a focus on growth and deepening its commitment to being a purpose-led business that prioritises people and the planet.
“Expanding our leadership team at this critical time reinforces our commitment to scale fast, strategically, and in line with our core mission and values,” said James Chin Moody, CEO and co-founder of Sendle. “We are proud to welcome both Ned and Dennis, and they’ve already shown during their short time with the company that their expertise will be incredibly valuable as we usher in a new era of shipping for small business.”
The appointments position Sendle for its next phase of growth. Sendle saw small business shipping grow 65% globally in 2020 – the year COVID-19 accelerated the shift to eCommerce by roughly five years. Its Australian small business shipping service doubled in size during the same period, with parcel volumes increasing by 103% in 2020 compared to the previous year.
“The e-commerce opportunity is exploding right now, but small businesses need help in order to compete against big-box retailers,” said Moody. “Affordable, reliable shipping is a key factor in whether or not you make it as an online seller. Sendle exists to level the playing field so small businesses can finally access the same shipping infrastructure and pricing as the big guys, but in a simple and streamlined way.”