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Evan Dexter is vice president, rental product management, for Ryder System Inc., where he oversees a team of more than 1,000 people, 315 locations in North America and Canada, a fleet of 38,000 rental trucks, and $1 billion in annual revenue. Dexter started his career with Ryder as a rental manager trainee in 2006 while serving in the United States Marine Corps (2001-2009), and steadily increased his roles and responsibilities to director of rental, director of operations, and Ryder Dedicated Transportations Solutions group director of customer logistics, working on Ryder’s centralized hub model and Ryder’s startup effectiveness.
As a former Marine, Dexter knows a lot about transferrable skills and how lessons as a field-operations tech can inform management decisions in the corporate world. With Ryder’s Veteran Buddy Program and its ongoing commitment to hiring military veterans (more than 14,000 veteran hires since 2011), Dexter exemplifies the need for such proactive programs in modern business organizations. Dexter has an MBA in organizational behavior studies from Nicholas College in Dudley, Mass., and is actively involved in the veteran community and in Ryder’s veteran/career development and mentorship programs.