Andre Haddad Chief Executive Officer

Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.

Before his eBay days, Andre co-founded iBazar, a leading European auction marketplace, which was acquired by eBay in 2001 for $140 million. Andre was COO at iBazar, overseeing Product, Marketing, Operations, and International. Prior to iBazar, he was brand manager at Procter & Gamble and a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He graduated from HEC Paris.

Alex Benn President

Alex has been driving and sharing since age 3; his parents liked the sharing much better. He later piloted vehicles from mopeds to Maseratis, worked as a mechanic, circled North America on a modified sportbike, and created an informal car sharing program in the 1990s. Alex was VP of Business Development at Walmart’s Global Ecommerce division, and led Strategy and Business Development at Minted and Fidex, two online marketplaces. Alex began his online career at eBay in 1999, executing many of eBay’s significant early partnerships following his time as a lawyer at Cooley Godward. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University.

Michelle Fang Chief Legal Officer

Michelle’s passion for online marketplaces started when she joined eBay in 2006, where she experienced the sense of community and purpose that marketplaces offer. While at eBay, Michelle served in a number of legal leadership positions, including Head of Global Intellectual Property, Head of North American Litigation, and most recently, General Counsel of StubHub. Prior to her online career, Michelle worked in-house as a lawyer at NBC Universal and at the Quinn Emanuel law firm in Los Angeles. Michelle is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA. Michelle’s first car was a really sweet manual transmission Nissan 200SX complete with a provocative license plate. When she’s not working to make the Turo experience the best it can be, Michelle can be found driving around the East Bay with her husband and two children in a sensible, but still sweet, Prius.

Avinash Gangadharan Chief Technology Officer

Avinash loves the sharing economy, marketplaces and the consumer space. He brings in 20+ years of experience building the fundamentals of marketplace, payments and retail. He has grown through the ranks in companies like eBay, PayPal and Walmartlabs starting as an entry level engineer and ending up building large teams delivering software at scale on web and mobile. Avinash holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.

Shwetank Kumar Chief Data Officer

Shwetank has spent the last two decades working with data - first as a physicist and subsequently as a technology executive. At Turo he leads data science, engineering, and analytics where his organization focuses on informing the business and product through a combination of data, machine learning models and insights. Prior to this he has applied his skills to a diversity of areas ranging from semiconductors to satellite imagery building deeply technical teams solving complex problems at the intersection of technology and business. Shwetank has a PhD in Applied Physics from Caltech and MBA from Wharton and in the past he has led R&D at Synaptics, Intel and IBM Research.

Andrew Mok Chief Marketing Officer

Ever since Andrew first plugged into the WWW via his 56k dial-up modem, he’s obsessed over finding online ways to improve the offline world. None more inspiring than putting the world’s 1B cars to better use. He joined Turo in January 2012 and worked on everything from finance to marketing and analytics. As CMO, Andrew is focused on building a best-in-class team of full-stack marketers, growing the business profitably, and making Turo an iconic brand globally. Previously, Andrew was VP of Growth at DogVacay, strategy consultant at Bain & Company, and front-end developer for Life360. He graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Computer Science & Business.

Ned Sizer Chief Financial Officer

Ned brings extensive experience enabling technology companies to grow and scale on their way to successful IPOs and M&A exits. Additionally, he has deep experience in fundraising, strategic planning, budgeting, and analytics.

Prior to joining Turo, Ned held CFO and senior leadership positions in Bay Area technology companies including Sequoia Consulting Group, Hightail, Ancestry.com, Silver Spring Networks, Omniture, Macromedia, and Siebel. Prior to relocating to San Francisco in March of 2000, Ned spent a decade at Ford Motor Company working on new model vehicle programs.

Tom Wang Chief Product Officer

Tom has extensive experience creating world-class Internet and mobile products. His background includes product leadership roles at large public companies including America Online and Nokia, and groundbreaking Silicon Valley start-ups, such as Formspring, Spinner, and Organic. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Northwestern.

Michelle Peacock Vice President and Head of Government Relations

As Vice President and Head of Government Relations for Turo, Michelle helps Turo navigate the complex systems of government and regulatory agencies, in order to bring low cost car transit and micro-business opportunities to people across North America. Previously she spent 12 years working for eBay Marketplaces, eBay Inc. and PayPal, establishing a US state government relations program, an emerging markets and new ventures program, and global government relations program for PayPal. Her track record also includes starting a US state government relations program for Cisco Systems, and working with a world-class team of professionals to protect Microsoft from antitrust litigation at the state and federal level. Michelle started her career in Washington, DC as a government relations director for the Beneficial Corp, covering tax, consumer protection, and employment issues for the company before the United States Congress.

Lorie Boyd Vice President of People

With nearly 25 years’ experience working in Silicon Valley under her belt, Lorie is responsible for everything people-related at Turo: recruiting, benefits, compensation, immigration, performance management, retention, learning & development, employee engagement, and reward & recognition. She has a background in finance, technology, and human resources, having initially worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an auditor, later moving to Oracle as a university recruiting manager, and then landing her first HR manager role working for a then-unknown startup called Salesforce.com in 2000. Before joining Turo, Lorie served as the VP of People at Kahuna and Womply. Previous to those leadership roles, Lorie led global recruiting for Zendesk, growing the company from 100+ employees to nearly 900 employees in three years across nine offices worldwide.

Lorie received her Economics degree from Stanford University and also attended the University of Southern California for graduate studies in Accounting and Taxation.

Steve Webb Vice President of Communications

Steve leads communications at Turo and, having never owned a car, is a frequent Turo user. Since joining Turo in 2012 as the company’s first in-house communications lead, Steve has overseen telling the Turo story to consumers, legislators, and business stakeholders worldwide. Prior to joining Turo, Steve worked on communications and brand building for environmental NGOs, cleantech companies, and early-stage startups. Based in San Francisco, he spent four years in Beijing working on communications campaigns for Fortune 500 companies around the 2008 Olympic Games. Steve has a BA in History from the University of California, San Diego.

Tristram Hewitt Vice President of Operations

Tristram has always preferred bike ownership to car ownership and is delighted to make that dream accessible for others. At Turo, he aims to deliver a world-class customer experience in claims, customer support, and trust & safety. Prior to joining Turo, he worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, and a teacher and administrator at schools serving at-risk youth. He earned a BA from Harvard and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

Brian Beaver Vice President of Design

Brian’s first four-wheeled love affair began with a late ‘80s Saab Turbo, and he’s been an automotive enthusiast ever since. He spent 14 years leading design teams at Sony where his most recent project was to transform Sony’s mobile-optimized global web UX. After Sony, he applied his leadership talents to growing and elevating the design discipline at Eventbrite, leading up to their successful IPO. Brian brings a wealth of knowledge around articulating a design vision, building high-performing teams, and delivering delightful and impactful user experiences at scale.

Jennifer Sam Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

Jennifer has long used BMW (Bart, Muni, walk) for transportation, and loves that Turo provides another alternative to car ownership. Her background includes corporate finance, M&A, strategy, equity research, and building high-performing teams. Prior to joining Turo, Jennifer held positions at The RealReal, Charles Schwab, Bear Stearns, and Arthur Andersen. She has an MBA from NYU Stern, a Master of Accounting from USC, and a BA from UC Davis.

Doug Watt Vice President of Physical Operations

Doug has 25 years of car rental industry experience, starting with Enterprise Rent-A-Car back when the company was small and relatively unknown. As Regional VP for Enterprise, he pioneered the North and Peninsula Regions of the San Francisco Bay Area, opening and overseeing 35 retail locations and an administrative headquarters with 250 employees. Doug’s earlier pioneering endeavors included working as a deckhand on a commercial salmon boat in Alaska and starting a rock and roll band in Colorado, ultimately taking the show to San Francisco. Doug has a degree in Economics from Colgate University.

Francisco Silva Vice President of Tax

Born and raised in Mexico, Francisco attended law school, got a master’s in taxation, and practiced tax litigation in Mexico before moving to the United States, where he pursued to an LL.M in International Taxation from Temple University. With over 18 years of experience, Francisco has advised companies both as a consultant during his years with Ernst & Young and as an in-house tax specialist with Fortune 500s. In addition to his tax experience, Francisco has managed teams in Treasury, Risk Management, Investor Relations, and Regional General Management.

Jennifer Schultz Vice President, Corporate Controller

Jennifer has over 20 years of accounting experience, working with both public and pre-IPO technology companies. Jennifer has spent the last decade helping high growth pre-IPO companies scale, prepare for public company readiness, and navigate the registration process. Prior to joining Turo, Jennifer held various leadership roles in accounting at AppDynamics, Coverity, MobiTV, and Macromedia. She started her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP. Jennifer holds a BA in Business (with an emphasis in accounting) from the University of Washington.

Howard Hartenbaum Partner August Capital

Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was the founding investor in Skype and a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists.

Before entering the venture capital field, Howard was at Hughes Electronics, where he was responsible for supporting business development, marketing and sales of satellite, information security and automotive technologies developed by HRL Laboratories. He also worked in engineering positions in ergonomics and user experience at Honda Motor Company and manufacturing at Teledyne Relays.

Howard has worked overseas for a total of ten years in Luxembourg and Japan. He is a graduate of M.I.T.

Deepak Karma General Partner Canaan Partners

Deepak has been with Canaan Partners for over 20 years, focusing on investments in digital media and software. Deepak has wide-ranging interests, and thrives on risk. He led Canaan’s early investment in DoubleClick, the Internet’s first and leading online advertising solution, as well as Canaan’s investment in Acme Packet, a leading network security and virtualization company, and SuccessFactors, a pioneering cloud software company for human resources management.

Deepak received a BA from Carleton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was included on the Forbes Midas List in 2008 and 2009. He was a member of the board of the National Venture Capital Association from 2008 to 2012. In his spare time, he is involved in several microfinance initiatives to spur economic growth in developing nations, and has served as Chairman of the Investment Committee at Deutsche Bank’s Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium.

Joe Kraus Partner Google Ventures

Joe Kraus has been with Google Ventures since 2009.

Prior to Google Ventures, Joe was a two-time entrepreneur. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine, holding multiple positions in the company, including leadership roles in product, business development, and marketing. More recently, he co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006. While at Google, Joe had multiple product management roles including Blogger, Picasa, Sites, Friend Connect, and OpenSocial.

In addition, Joe has been an active angel investor in multiple companies, including LinkedIn, Aardvark (sold to Google in 2010), Kongregate, and OpenCandy. Joe is also on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org).

Joe received a B.A. from Stanford University.

Brook Porter Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Brook Porter joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010 and is a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), supporting young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways. He seeks multi-stage investments at the nexus of sustainability and technology innovation, with a focus on Transportation, Agriculture, and Distributed Generation. Brook works closely with entrepreneurs and serves as a board director, observer and/or advisor for Amprius, Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS, 2010), Bloom Energy, Kaiima, Farmer’s Edge, BlueOak, Elcomax, Luxvue (acquired 2014), Orcan, Renmatix, Siluria, and Turo.

A serial entrepreneur, Brook brought more than a decade of renewable energy expertise to KPCB. He co-founded two sustainable transport companies: Intelligent Energy, a fuel cell technology company and Primafuel, a low-carbon fuels company. Brook’s roles in both companies ranged from R&D to leading engineering and operations to driving multiple financings for the company. Brook was a co-developer of the electric ENV Motorcycle, recognized by TIME magazine and Popular Science as one of the best inventions of 2005.

Brook holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in environmental technology. He is named on multiple U.S. and international patents in the field of renewable energy, including energy conversion and catalysis. Brook is married and has both a daughter and a son. He enjoys skiing, cooking, triathlons, and adventurous travel.

Shelby Clark Founder Turo

Shelby first tried car sharing when his car died after a cross-country move to California. He loved living a car-free life, but thought car sharing would work better and grow faster if it was “for the people, by the people”, a neighbor-to-neighbor experience. So he founded Turo. Shelby obtained his MBA from Harvard, where he cultivated his passion for entrepreneurship and social impact. Before Harvard, Shelby helped launch three socially focused startups. He was an early employee at Kiva.org, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history, where Shelby provided strategic direction while building internal systems to scale the organization. Previously, Shelby worked at Oliver Wyman as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy and operations. Prior to Harvard, Shelby graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern.

Andre Haddad Chief Executive Officer Turo

Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.

Before his eBay days, Andre co-founded iBazar, a leading European auction marketplace, which was acquired by eBay in 2001 for $140 million. Andre was COO at iBazar, overseeing Product, Marketing, Operations, and International. Prior to iBazar, he was brand manager at Procter & Gamble and a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He graduated from HEC Paris.

Joerg Lampartner Head of Mobility Services Daimler Financial Services AG

Joerg Lamparter in his role as Head of Mobility Services at Daimler Financial Services is responsible for areas that will change the future of mobility. A major milestone has been the successful closing of the mobility joint venture between Daimler AG and BMW Group in the areas of ride-hailing (FREE NOW), car sharing (SHARE NOW), multimodal mobility (REACH NOW), parking (PARK NOW) and charging (CHARGE NOW) on January 31, 2019. Joerg Lamparter is responsible for Autonomous Services, Digital Mobility Solutions, Urban Mobility Concepts as well as managing the portfolio of several shareholdings such as Blacklane, FlixMobility, Taxify, and Turo.

Woo Seong Jeong Vice President SK Holdings

Woo Seong Jeong currently leads the Portfolio Management Office at SK Holdings. Prior to joining, he worked for over 13 years at SK Telecom, a market-leading telecommunication company in Korea . His specialty includes strategy implementations in the telecom and ICT related domain. Early in his career, he played a pivotal role in expanding wireless internet service in Korea, as a member of SK Telecom’s Wireless Internet Task Force. After joining SK Holdings, his key responsibilities shifted toward portfolio investments in mobility and ICT on the holding company level. He was the head of corporate strategy and planning at SK Holdings for 3 years before taking on his current role. Woo Seong graduated from Seoul National University in Korea, with an Engineering degree in Advanced Control and Instrumentation, and also holds an MBA degree from Columbia University.

Susan Athey Economics of Technology Professor Stanford Graduate School of Business

Susan Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her PhD from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Her current research focuses on the economics of digitization, marketplace design, and the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. She has worked on several application areas, including timber auctions, internet search, online advertising, the news media, and the application of digital technology to social impact applications. As one of the first “tech economists,” she served as consulting chief economist for Microsoft Corporation for six years, and now serves on the boards of Expedia, Lending Club, Rover, Turo, and Ripple, as well as non-profit Innovations for Poverty Action. She also serves as a long-term advisor to the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, helping architect and implement their auction-based pricing system. She is the director of the Shared Prosperity and Innovation Initiative at Stanford GSB, and associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Meet the team

Get to know the people behind the wheel of the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace

Meet the team

Get to know the people behind the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace.

Leadership

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Andre Haddad

Chief Executive Officer

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Alex Benn

President

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Michelle Fang

Chief Legal Officer

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Avinash Gangadharan

Chief Technology Officer

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Shwetank Kumar

Chief Data Officer

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Andrew Mok

Chief Marketing Officer

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Ned Sizer

Chief Financial Officer

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Tom Wang

Chief Product Officer

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Michelle Peacock

Vice President and Head of Government Relations

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Lorie Boyd

Vice President of People

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Steve Webb

Vice President of Communications

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Tristram Hewitt

Vice President of Operations

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Brian Beaver

Vice President of Design

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Jennifer Sam

Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

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Doug Watt

Vice President of Physical Operations

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Francisco Silva

Vice President of Tax

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Jennifer Schultz

Vice President, Corporate Controller

Board of Directors

Howard Hartenbaum

August Capital

Partner

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Deepak Kamra

Canaan Partners

General Partner

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Joe Kraus

Google Ventures

Partner

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Brook Porter

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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Shelby Clark

Turo

Founder

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Andre Haddad

Turo

Chief Executive Officer

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Joerg Lampartner

Daimler Financial Services AG

Head of Mobility Services

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Woo Seong Jeong

SK Holdings

Vice President

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Susan Athey

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Economics of Technology Professor

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