Burt Jordan serves on Franco’s Advisory Board and provides strategic counsel on business development, diversity and growth initiatives.
Burt is the president of Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corporation, a newly organized $345 Million Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) focused on the next generation mobility. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2020, most recently serving as a corporate officer and vice president of Global Purchasing Operations and Supply Chain Sustainability. Before that, he was vice president, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing and Supplier Diversity where he was responsible for all commodity-related purchasing and supplier sourcing around the world. During his tenure at Ford, he oversaw Supplier Diversity Development and Global Supply Risk Management and served in various global purchasing roles. He joined Ford in 1999 after stints with General Motors, Toyota and United Technologies.
Burt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He was also appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. African Americans on Wheels magazine recognized Burt as one of the “70 Most Influential African American Men in the Automotive Industry.” He was also recognized in the book “Driven, A Tribute to African-American Achievement in the Automotive Industry.” His outstanding commitment to diversity was recognized by Automotive News, which named him an “All-Star for Minority Business.” In 2019, he was elected to the Michigan Minority Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 he was named Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the Year by the National Minority Business Development Council (NMSDC).
Burt serves on the board of directors of Xos, Inc. and a number of civic and community organizations including FOCUS: Hope, Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Rhonda Walker Foundation, CATCH and The National Multiple Sclerosis Michigan Chapter.