Dave Mays played a bit of volleyball growing up in sunny Southern California, giving him an appreciation for how great the sport is. In 2000, after college and his first job, he decided he wanted to see the world and set off with only a backpack. After a year of traveling, Dave returned with a new perspective and a drive to create something international and make a career out of it.
Taking what he learned from traveling the globe and the small amount of commercial experience he had, Dave went to work for a large Canadian transport company in California, where he saw an emerging opportunity in e-commerce parcel logistics. In 2005, he started his own company, focusing on international package logistics and supply chain, which was later sold to the Belgian postal authority in 2016. Through the journey of starting his own company, Dave managed 500+ employees, 500+ clients, operated in 30+ countries, and generated $400 million in revenue between the global business units under his command. In accomplishing his goals of creating an international business, Dave also drove tremendous growth and development in a highly competitive market. While working in partnership and often in competition with the largest companies in the world, Dave learned about business, relationships and success. In short, Dave isn’t afraid of big projects and ambitions, especially when an opportunity for building something great exists. He will see anything through, which makes him a great managing partner to lead p1440’s global vision.