CHAIRMAN & CEO, RYDER SYSTEM, MIAMI
Founded in 1933, Miami-based Ryder is an $8.9-billion global transportation and logistics company. Ryder provides fleet management, supply chain and transportation services to companies all over the world. Sanchez began working for Ryder in 1993 and has had 18 different jobs at the company, from designing business systems to leading the IT department to serving as CFO, chief information officer, COO and, since 2013, CEO.
|EDUCATION||University of Miami (BS), University of Pennsylvania (MBA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||My first job was at a Carvel ice cream store in Miami. While I was just 14 years old, I learned two very important lessons from that job: 1) You have to listen to your customers and then find a way to give them what they want; and 2) To succeed, you must embrace innovation by taking chances and going against the status quo.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I wanted to be a journalist. My dad had other plans for me to follow his example and become an engineer because there would always be jobs for engineers. He thought as a journalist, I would starve.|