Chief Executive Officer
Travis Kalanick is the CEO & Co - Founder at Uber Technologies Inc.
Travis Kalanick is a successful entrepreneur in the areas of consumer internet, transportation, and enterprise content delivery.
His most recent company, Uber, an on-demand black car service, seeks to be Everyones Private Driver by bringing disruptive technology and business innovation to urban transportation challenges.
Prior to Uber, Travis founded Red Swoosh, an enterprise content delivery company that he sold to Akamai Technologies in 2007.
Prior companies include Scour, the world's first p2p search engine where Kalanick also attained the dubious distinction of having been sued for $250 billion.
In addition, Kalanick has been an active angel investor in, and advising, kick-ass startups founded by truly awesome entrepreneurs.
You can connect with Travis on Twitter @travisk, read his blog, or ask him anything on Formspring.
Chief Financial Officer
Brent Callinicos is Chief Financial Officer at Uber. Previously he was VP, Treasurer and Chief Accountant at Google.
Emil Michael is the SVP Business of Uber.
Emil Michael has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and operator that includes time as COO of Klout, Senior Vice President of Field Operations for TellMe Networks, a senior official at the White House, and an investor/advisor in some of the best tech companies in NYC and Silicon Valley.
Alexander Priest is the Senior Community Manager for Uber Inc.
We offer on-demand private drivers at your fingertips, for just a bit more than cab prices. It's amazing and we're changing how people are thinking about getting around.
His goal is to have great stories to tell when he is old. So far he has lived some great stories, and he is excited for more in the future.
He is a lucky individual. The stories he has so far include growing up in rural Kentucky, traveling abroad, witnessing the inauguration of our first African American president, studying in our nation's capital, leading climate rallies in Copenhagen during an international climate change conference, and many, many more.
Now in DC, he has experienced this city in three very different ways.
First, as a student. He Graduated from American University in May 2011 with a Dual - Degree in Marketing &
Communications, and a Minor in Statistics.
Casey Edgeton is the UX Designer at Uber Inc.
She is an interaction designer creating exceptional User Experiences in the San Francisco Bay area. She uses her visual design and computer science backgrounds to innovate across the entire design cycle - from wireframes to visual mockups to the complete front end, in mobile and web-based environments. This includes experience in both startup and established organizations.
Interaction Design, Usability, Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design
Tim Ferriss is a start-up angel investor ([Twitter](/company/twitter), [Posterous](/company/posterous), [RescueTime](/company/rescuetime), and others), blogger, and entrepreneur. His best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2nd straight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007.
Tim is also a guest lecturer at Princeton University, where he has spoken on high-tech entrepreneurship since 2003 in the Electrical Engineering and ORFE departments.
Other education-related interests include social media-based fundraising experiments, such as LitLiberation, which outraised television host Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 with no fixed costs. Most recently, he used Twitter as a distributed tool for gathering data on post-campaign donations (see Tweet to Beat).
Ryan McKillen is the Software Engineer at Uber Inc.
He is a Business guy turned Software Engineer having a blast with the early stage startup thing here in San Francisco. Before that, he was a self-employed solo entrepreneur building and operating a casual games website in Cincinnati.
He earned his B.S. in Business, Major in Accountancy and minor in International Business 2005 from Miami University.
Shalin Amin is the Lead Experience Designer at Uber Inc.
He is curious about how to connect audiences with technology focused brands to drive business growth through research, product definition, user experience and visual design.
For over a decade, he has worked as a consultant in San Francisco & New York with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 and enterprise companies to startups and nonprofits.
Gilt Groupe, Zinio, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, UbiSoft, Tesla Motors, Hearst Corporation, Time Inc, Wall Street Journal, Dwell, National Geographic, eBay, 826 Valencia, TripIt.
User experience (UX), Information Architecture (iA), Web/Mobile/Tablet UI design, branding, eCommerce, iOS, android and web development consulting, outsourcing and best practices
Oscar Salazar is the Advisor at Uber Technologies Inc.
Oscar Salazar is CEO of Citivox, a social company based in Mexico City. Citivox enhances communication between citizens and their governments. For the last two years, the project has grown to 70,000 by just word of mouth. Salazar said that building a strong relationship with a mobile carrier or an SMS aggregator is very important to deploy real and scalable solutions. In his case, Salazar has built a strong relationship with one the largest SMS aggregators in Mexico. But, he also said it was "the trickiest part of the process.
Salazar is also Co-Founder of Cuidemos el Voto, a web-and mobile-based tool to improve election monitoring and protect voters' rights.
Stephen (Steve) Russell
Steve Russell is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience in building and managing disruptive content networking, video search, and video intelligence technology companies. Steve is CEO and Founder of Prism Skylabs, the global leader in visually understanding and optimizing offline commerce. Its unique cloud service transforms any video camera into a visual merchandising, auditing, and business intelligence tool that can be accessed from any device.
Prior to Prism Skylabs, Steve served as the CEO and Chairman of 3VR, the world's leading video intelligence company, which he founded in 2002. In less than 10 years, Steve took 3VR from a small group of engineers working in his basement to an industry leader serving global customers including Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, GAP, Hilton, and many more of the world's leading brands. Before 3VR, Steve was VP and GM of the Content Networking group at Internet search giant Inktomi.
Conrad Whelan is the Computer Systems Engineer at Uber Inc.
Studied Electrical & Computer Engineering where he earned a Masters Degree relating to simulation of Maxwell's Equations of Electromagnetic Physics for the purposes of device design.
He made the jump to UberCab.com in 2010 where he furthered his experience into iPhone, web, database and real time systems development.
He is capable and interested in talking about anything having to do with computers from the semiconductors they are built on all the way up to the latest abstracted web development frameworks.
Generalist in computer systems engineering. Background in computational electromagnetic algorithms.
Paul Bragiel is a co-founder and managing partner at i/o ventures, an early stage startup accelerator which operates out of a funky workspace+cafe in San Francisco.
Previous he has founded and served as the CEO of 3 companies including:
Lefora, a product bringing forums into the 21st century, proudly hosting over 100,000+ unique communities. Meetro, the first location based social network. Paragon Five, a game development studio specializing in console and mobile content with offices in Chicago and Krakow, Poland.
He often advises governments on entrepreneurship and policy that encourages startup ecosystems.
His interests include projects that involve travel, fashion, entertainment, and technologies that encourage communication and networking. He has appeared on television in at least five different countries and is one of the authors of Game Programming Gems 4.
Ted Meisel is a Senior Advisor with Elevation Partners. He is active in the evaluation of potential investments, as well as in support of the firm's portfolio companies, including serving on the board of Forbes Media. He has extensive experience in the operations and strategy of digital media and advertising companies.
Ted is the former CEO of Overture Services, the pioneer of search advertising. He joined the company (originally GoTo.com) in 1998 and led it to $1 billion in worldwide revenues by 2003, its fifth full year of operations when Yahoo! acquired Overture for $1.8 billion. Ted stayed on as president of the newly-named Yahoo! Search Marketing division for two years, integrating with other Yahoo! units and leading it to continued and rapid revenue growth and an expanded worldwide footprint.
Prior to Overture, Ted was an executive at CitySearch, now a division of IAC/Interactive Corp.
Bill Gurley has spent over 10 years as a General Partner at [Benchmark](/financial-organization/benchmark-capital). He joined in 1999 after spending two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
His current investments and board seats include, Brighter, DogVacay, GrubHub, Linden Lab / secondlife, Nextdoor, OpenTable, Sailthru, Scale Computing, Stitch Fix, Uber, and Zillow.
Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. His research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft.
In both 1995 and 1996, Bill was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team.
Prior to his investment career, Bill was a design engineer at Compaq Computer, where he worked on products such as the 486/50 and Compaq's first multi-processor server.
Ryan is the Head of Global Operations for Uber Inc. (formerly UberCab.com). He's helped build the company from 1 to 200+ employees by driving operations, strategy, expansion, and recruiting.
Ryan's business and technology experience ranges from organization scaling, business development, and product management (startups: Uber, foursquare, SocialDreamium) to large ERP implementations & corporate restructuring (corporate: General Electric, CNA Insurance). He consults out of the kindness of his own heart for internet related businesses and not-for-profit ventures.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or @ryangraves
social web, mobile, business intelligence, product management, business development, publishing, fund-raising, recruiting, hustle
Rob Hayes is partner at [First Round Capital](/financial-orgnization/first-round-capital) in 2006. Rob came to First Round Capital from [Omidyar Network](/financial-organization/omidyar-network) where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network's initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at [Palm](/company/palm), where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS. During this time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.
Steve is the Co - Founder and CEO of Schematic Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that conceives and makes social-location entertainment apps for the iOS and Android platforms. SoundTracking, made currently for only iOS platform, is the first app the company has developed. Combining music, photos, and geo-location, the SoundTracking app is a fun, expressive and easy way to share the soundtrack to your life.
Prior to founding Schematic Labs, Steve served as CMO at imeem (acquired by MySpace in 2009), where he was responsible for product, product marketing and business development at various stages of company growth. Joining in 2005 after the company's first iteration as a social messaging client, Steve was a co-creator of imeem's social music service, focused on playlists, with over 45 million registered users. The company also built the first search/playback developer API platform for music and won a Crunchies award for Best Mobile App.
Max J Crowley
Max is the Senior Community Manager for Uber in Chicago. He's also helped manage a number of rider facing initiatives for Uber overall including their operations at the Democratic National Convention and SXSW13. During this time, Uber has grown from four markets to over forty worldwide.
Curtis Chambers is the Engineering Manager at Uber Inc.
Michael Jacobs is an independent consultant on Information Assurance matters. Previously (2002 to 2007) he served as a Vice President and Director of the Cyber and National Security Program for SRA International, Inc.
Prior to SRA, Mr. Jacobs was the Information Assurance (IA) Director at the National Security Agency (NSA). Under his leadership, NSA began implementing an Information Assurance strategy to protect the Defense Information Infrastructure and as appropriate, the National Information Infrastructure.
An industry veteran with 38 years in the federal government, Mr. Jacobs had a long and distinguished career at the National Security Agency where he served in key management positions in both the Intelligence and IA mission areas. He served as the Deputy Associate Director for Operations, Military Support where he was responsible for developing a single, coherent military support strategy for NSA.
Christopher Ballard General Manager - San Diego at Uber Inc.
Finance, Due Diligence, Underwriting, Product Launch, Recruitment, Regulatory Research, Market Analysis, Business Development, Social Media, Operations, Logistics
He earned his BS (Business Administration, Finance / Entrepreneurship) in 2007 from Miami University.
Josh Spear is a trend spotter, blogger and brand strategist.
He is Founding Partner, Chairman at Undercurrent, a digital think tank based in New York City that provides planning, strategy and ideation services to global brands hoping to engage a new generation of human beings that were born digital.
Shervin is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sherpa Global, a newly-minted startup foundry and fund, and a venture adviser at Menlo Ventures.
He was a managing director at Menlo from 2011 to 2013. He has worked closely with the teams at Uber (where he is a strategic adviser), Fab, Warby Parker, Cinemagram, Getaround, Poshmark, Baby.com.br and led Menlo's investment in Tumblr. He helped launch the Menlo Talent Fund, Menlo's $20m seed fund, in September 2011.
Prior to joining Menlo, Shervin was chief application officer and GM at Mozilla after a career as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded Webs.com (sold to Vistaprint for $117.5m in cash), Social Gaming Network (merged with Mindjolt) and Hyperoffice and is a co-founder of 1% Of Nothing.
He has angel invested in over 40 companies including Taskrabbit, Klout, Milo.com (sold to ebay), Aardvark (sold to Google), Socialcam (sold to Autodesk), Blackjet, Science, Dollar Shave Club and Rapportive (sold to LinkedIn).
David Rohrsheim joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson as an Analyst in 2008. He is involved in sourcing companies, structuring transactions and serving as a Board member for a range of software and hardware companies.
Prior to joining DFJ, David was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company working in Sydney and London. David gained startup experience as the 6th employee of Strategic Data Management, ranked in 2002 as the tenth fastest growing company in Australia (acquired by ASX:DWS). Later, he helped open seven stores of the fifth fastest growing franchise of 2007, Wok In a Box. He received a B.Eng.(IT&T) and B.Fin. from Adelaide University, where he graduated with First Class Honours and as president of his college.
Matthew Marra is the Senior Operations Manager at Uber Inc.
Senior Operations and Logistics Manager for the greater Boston area. Focused on demand forecasting and supply chain management ultimately to deliver a reliable alternative to public transportation.
Senior Consultant for IBM GBS International Business Machines
August 2009 October 2011 . Matthew Marra was a Business Transformation Consultant for IBM Global Business Services. His professional background at IBM included SAP VMS business process analysis and system integration, SAP training development via RWD uPerform, requirements gathering and assessment for a global SAP MDM implementation, project management, and organization change management. Other professional applications include supply chain management practices in quality control, operations, sales, and logistics.
Ed is the co-founder and CEO of Friend.ly (http://friend.ly), a Facebook Connect enabled social Q&A site with over 25 million users.
He has been working on viral growth for the past ten years across multiple media, including email, SMS, IM, and Facebook. Since the 2007 launch of the Facebook platform, he has virally grown several Facebook apps to tens of millions of users including Compare People and Send Hotness.
Austin Geidt is the Head Of Launch at Uber Inc.
As employee number four at Uber, she has worn almost every hat here. She has done marketing, community management, driver operations, launched markets and she is now Heading Launch as Uber expand globally.
Before running the launch team she acted as General Manager in NYC during our regulation challenges and spent several months in Paris restructuring our international model and running the local team. She began her launch career opening markets in Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles, and soon after ran the domestic launch markets. She is an executer and have no shame in getting her hands dirty to see results and she is excited to take part in Uber changing the way people interact with their cities. To get in contact with her email email@example.com.
With over 14 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands.
Nihal is the founder & executive chairman of LocalResponse, Inc. which makes ads more relevant from social signals. LocalResponse was named to Forbes 2013 list as #67 of America's Most Promising Companies. Prior to LocalResponse, (which pivoted from buzzd, a leading real-time city guide), Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005.
Nihal is also a general partner at the world's first venture fund focused on mobile-first companies, ENIAC ventures; a general partner of the India Internet Group which incubates and invests in Indian startups; and is an active angel investor including Admob (sold to Google), Swiftkey, Tapad & Uber.
Craig Hunter currently works at Uber, scaling operations in Canada.
Since joining the company, he's launched the city of Vancouver and is currently based in Uber's Canadian HQ in Toronto; focused on demand side growth and marketing initiatives. Uber is everyone's private driver and is currently in over 35 major cities across the world in 14 countries and has raised $57.1 million dollars to date.
Craig currently advises a variety of Canadian startups.
His past projects, ranging from TEDxUWO to political initiatives, have reached over 80 countries worldwide and have been featured in national and local publications such as The Globe and Mail, MSN.ca, and CBC's The National.
Garrett is the founding CEO of StumbleUpon.com, guiding its development from inception to over 25M registered members. StumbleUpon is now the largest discovery engine on the web, delivering over 1 Billion personalized recommendations per month. Over 75,000 advertisers have used StumbleUpon to get their content discovered.
Garrett also co-founded Uber.com in 2009 with Travis Kalanick, to improve the efficiency of on-demand car service. Uber now provides on-demand car service in over 60 cities across North America, Europe and Asia.
Garrett completed his Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched interfaces for collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms and information retrieval. He is also a 2007 recipient of MIT Technology Review's TR35 award.
Dom is a software developer at Uber
Josh Mohrer is the General Manager of Uber Inc (NYC) .
Michael York Operations & Logistics Manager at Uber Inc.