Dan Garretson, Ph.D.
Dr. Dan Garretson is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the field of transportation and logistics, including logistics technology, intelligent transportation systems, and the future of mobility. With more than 20 years of experience in the space as a CEO, strategist, consultant, and policy leader and a proven track record crafting growth strategies, developing data-driven insights, and leading transformational initiatives in such areas as pricing and revenue management, he helps drive the adoption of innovative solutions that improve internal efficiency while delivering superior customer value. Dan is particularly adept at assessing technology trends and identifying opportunities to create forward-looking solutions to the critical challenges executives and policymakers face in managing the movement of people and goods.
Dan possesses extensive expertise in:
Strategic planning and portfolio management
Financial and pricing analytics
Technology strategy for both private and public sector companies
M&A due diligence, including valuation and growth opportunity analysis
Dan also consults on transportation and mobility policy, strategy, and technology development as CEO of CounterFlow Solutions and is leading an effort to build a logistics technology platform as CEO of Global Fact Base. Previously, Dan was a Partner at Concentre, a technology strategy and digital transformation consulting firm, where he led the firm’s efforts in data analytics, strategic pricing and revenue management, and operational transformation. He previously built and led a global 20-person knowledge management team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and shaped and managed the knowledge portfolio and team for McKinsey & Company’s global Advanced Industries Sector and Transactions (M&A, divestitures, and joint ventures) Service Line.
Dan also has significant experience in science and technology policy analysis. As founder of Pinyon Labs and, previously, area lead at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Dan led transportation, space launch, and aeronautics analyses for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the US Department of Transportation. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University and a B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology.
Volunteer and Personal Highlights:
Dan founded the Dallas Chapter of the Bastiat Society in 2019. The Bastiat Society of Dallas works to connect business professionals to explore the impact of business and policy on human flourishing, entrepreneurship, general economic growth, and technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Dan speaks regularly on innovation, technology trends, and the impact of public policy on areas such as space, transportation, logistics, and artificial intelligence
Dan is a married father of four grown children and enjoys regular activities such as bicycling, scuba diving, sailing, and travel.