Business 100 – 2016

Donald F. Colleran/FedEx Services

Since 2006, Don Colleran has been executive vice president of Global Sales & Solutions for FedEx, leading a global team of approximately 15,000 members responsible for more than $50 billion in revenue across multiple operating companies, and management of the ongoing customer relationship – from strategic business consultants to teams who develop and deliver back-end systems, tools, and integrated digital shipping platforms.

Don started with FedEx in 1989. In 1992, he moved to Tokyo and began a 12-year career in international sales and operations management. In 1997 he was named vice president of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. In 2000, he was promoted to president, FedEx Canada. Three years later he was named senior vice president of International Sales and moved to Memphis, Tennessee.

A native of Boston, Don is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Galway and Cork. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board, the American Chamber of Commerce, and US-ASEAN Business Council.