John Callan, a highly regarded visionary, thought leader, strategy and business development consultant in the postal-parcel-logistics space.  John is a co-founder and Executive Director  of Ursa Major Associates, LLC a consultancy, as well as the creator of PostalVision 2020, the bold initiative and Conference designed to re-invent the postal ecosystem in America.

Based on early entrepreneurial successes, John has applied his intuitive inclination toward the creation and execution of innovative growth strategies to corporations and clients for more than thirty years. As senior operating executive and consultant for public and private, large and small, domestic and international companies alike, John has led innovative strategic business development initiatives in the mail and parcel logistics and digital imaging fields.

He founded and grew pioneer global courier service, Calico Air Courier, merged it into DHL Worldwide Express and served DHL as VP Marketing. He served TNT Skypak as President and Purolator Courier as SVP Marketing and Sales. He created remailing firms International Remail Inc. and Belgian Distribution Systems and organized New York Air Courier Clearance (NYACC).

He served Polaroid Corporation as Director of Entertainment Imaging and Director of New Business Development and since 20o1 has served on the Board of Directors of biometric industry leader, Imageware Systems (IWSY).  He served venture-backed Milestone Systems, creators of  Click & Send as Chief Operating Officer and introduced online shipping to USPS leading to its highly successful Click-N-Ship application. He served DHL Global Mail Americas as VP Strategy and Business Development and member of the Executive Committee, responsible for inorganic growth initiatives, M & A and postal relations.

John served PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) postal practice as Thought-Leader on strategy projects for USPS; including the Expedited Packages Business Plan that created Parcel Select; International Business Unit Strategic Plan that created the Postal Service’s first-ever competitor alliance with DHL and its innovative co-branded express product Global Express Guaranteed; as well as PostOffice Online.

He co-founded logistics consultancy Ursa Major Associates and advised ventures in online shipping, postage payment, mail presorting, direct mail, hybrid mail, postal software, USPS work-sharing, parcel consolidation, e-commerce fulfillment and express and expedited delivery.


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