MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deliv, a leader in same day delivery that powers many of the nation’s top retailers and businesses across 35 markets and 1,400 cities, today announced that international retail and grocery expert, author and tech investor James McCann has joined its board of directors. With a unique background that spans business and tech leadership, McCann is renowned for helping businesses and individuals understand and create game-changing technological advancements.
McCann has led a storied career in retail and grocery market segments, leading businesses for Tesco before being named CEO of Carrefour’s €42bn French business, one of the largest superstore chains in the world. He also served as chief commercial officer for Ahold in the Netherlands before taking the helm at Ahold USA. As CEO of the $24 billion U.S. food retail business, McCann led it through a major transformation and subsequent merger with Delhaize. McCann is now an active investor in some of the most exciting early stage companies in grocery and food tech as well as consumer goods. He is also the author of the popular book, Startups and the Tech Revolution: An Essential Guide.
“Anyone who has ever talked to James instantly recognizes his value,” said Daphne Carmeli, founder and CEO of Deliv. “James encourages, educates and inspires. With his unique background in business leadership and tech, James is focused on game-changing technological advancements and will no doubt fuel and accelerate our growth trajectory.”
“I am delighted to be investing in and joining Deliv’s board of directors at such an exciting time-- for the company, the larger industry and society as a whole,” said McCann. “Daphne and her team have done an outstanding job of building a unique delivery technology platform that is essential for the future of retail.”
To learn more about how Deliv solves delivery and logistics needs, please visit deliv.co.
Deliv is a leading crowdsourced, last mile logistics company that powers scheduled, same day delivery and returns for 5,000+ businesses including 25 of the nation's top national omnichannel retailers as well as leading e-commerce companies, local businesses and traditional parcel carriers. Focused exclusively on moving goods, Deliv operates as a service for delivering items rather than a marketplace that sells them.
The company currently operates in 35 markets and more than 1,400 cities. Deliv is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and is backed by global leaders such as Google, United Parcel Service, Enterprise Holdings as well as leading financial investors and the nation's top REIT investors. For more information, visit www.deliv.co.