Dave Nielsen joined Global Access as CEO in July 2015 after a six-year career with Overstock.com where he rose to the position of co-president, leading the company’s marketing, merchandising, operations, and supply chain.
Dave joined the Global Access team with the vision of it becoming the most trusted technology and logistics platform for cross-border commerce for direct sellers, ecommerce retailers and consumers directly.
Building on the company’s over fifteen-year leadership in cross-border expansion for direct sellers, Dave recognized the potential of the technology and logistics platform that the founder and chief technology officer built in providing international consumers the same branded and trusted shopping experience that domestic consumers enjoy. As the fastest growing segment of commerce worldwide, cross-border, is nearing a trillion-dollar marketplace.
Also in 2015, the company acquired Shipito® a US-based package forwarding logistics company that allows international consumers to save on shipping and duties and taxes when they buy in the U.S. and ship goods home internationally.
Prior to joining Overstock.com, Dave served as vice president of merchandise distribution at Payless ShoeSource, Inc. While at Payless, he oversaw the planning and allocation of product across 4,500 Payless stores throughout North America. Earlier in his career, Dave was President and CEO of Old Town Imports. Dave holds a B.S. in business management with an emphasis in marketing from Brigham Young University.
Dave enjoys wake-surfing, fishing the spectacular rivers and lakes in his native Utah, and attending his children’s sporting events, performances and recitals. He is happiest spending time with his wife and four children between the borders of Utah and Arizona at his favorite place in the world, Lake Powell.