ABOUT DAY RUNNER
The courier industry is antiquated and has remained relatively unchanged, with minimal use of technology, sub par service levels and no national brand. Day Runner is the first national brand for On-demand delivery. We offer businesses a superior experience built on convenience, reliability and unmatched customer service, all powered by our proprietary technology platform. We provide easy web and mobile ordering, flexible delivery options, transparent pricing, real-time tracking and confirmations, up-to-the-minute ETAs, delivery Agent ratings and a feature-rich API for a seamless last mile logistics solution. Day Runner is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
THE FAST AND CONVENIENT WAY TO GET
With our flexible delivery options, real-time tracking, confirmations and professional service, Day Runner delivers faster for businesses and individuals.
WHAT WE DELIVER
Founder and CEO, Day Runner, Inc.
Marvin Walker has always been an entrepreneur. Growing up in
his native Guyana, Walker would sell plantain chips in plastic
bags on the streets alongside other children helping to make
ends meet. His family soon immigrated to the United States and
situated in Bronx, New York, where his mother worked tirelessly
as a hotel housekeeper. Learning the value of hard work from his
mother and step-father, Walker enlisted in the Marine Corps after
graduating high school, hoping to end the cycle of poverty for
his family. While serving as a machine gunner in the Marines, he
studied successful entrepreneurs and the industries where they
After four years in the Marines, Walker decided not to re-enlist in the military but instead chose to
nally pursue his entrepreneurial goals. He worked hard as a concrete truck driver during the housing
bubble to fund his ventures, often listening to audiobooks about building businesses during his
routes. One of Walker’s rst ventures during that time included selling CDs out of the trunk of his car,
sealing the plastic wrapping over candlelight just as he did while selling plantain chips as a boy. Soon,
those CDs became relationships with major record companies and artists, and he worked closely with
the likes of Outkast’s Big Boi and others hosting meet-and-greets throughout the country during
multi-million dollar tours.
As the economy began to decline and the housing bubble burst, Walker found himself near where he
started - sometimes having to pursue his dreams from homeless shelters in New Jersey where he
signed his rst recording contract. But, his drive to succeed refused to die. As the economy rebounded,
Walker worked to regain stability as a courier, reminiscent of those days he drove the concrete trucks.
Feeling he was unfairly paid working for companies, he again turned to entrepreneurship and con-
vinced a friend to nance his rst two sprinter vans to help him fulll a delivery route he found on
That one job became the start of an empire.
As time went on, the one freight job eventually turned into dozens, and Walker recruited 18 drivers to
help him fulll the obligations. Still not having the freedom and power to take ownership over the
routes he secured and the drivers he recruited, in 2017 he began to develop Day Runner, Inc. - an
on-demand delivery service designed to address the minimal use of technology, communication and
customer service in the industry through a mobile application. Additionally, Day Runner would allow
him to mobilize thousands of drivers for some of the world’s largest companies and even individuals
needing on-demand help.
Today, Day Runner, Inc. has over 2,000 drivers across the United States, servicing clients such as
Amazon, American Red Cross, LabCorp, RateLinx, Ralph Lauren and more.
John Morrison is a professional software engineer with over 20 years of experience. He has successfully lead the creation and growth of industry awarded software titles for both desktop and mobile applications. Mr. Morrison's most recent efforts have contributed to the success of an enterprise level financial institution with over $90 billion in assets, providing mobile banking app design and development for iOS (iPhone/iPad) to over 7.5 million members.
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