John Urban, Chairman

John Urban has over 25 years of experience in executive management, operations and sales with global transportation and technology companies. John was the Founder and President of GT Nexus, which provides the cloud-based collaboration platform that leaders in nearly every sector rely on to automate hundreds of supply chain processes on a global scale, across entire trade communities.
Prior to founding GT Nexus in 1999, John was an executive with American President Lines, Ltd. (APL), one of the world’s largest ocean liner companies and part of the $4.7 billion NOL Group. He held several executive positions with the company in Asia, North and South America. Before joining APL, John was President of NPSC, a domestic intermodal carrier. Mr. Urban was vice president of Sales and Marketing for BRAE Corp., a provider of transportation equipment financing, leasing and management before his employment with NPSC.
John began his professional career as an Account Executive for IBM in its large systems group, which followed his graduation from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University, where he earned an MBA. He received his Bachelor of Science in economics from St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY.