Co-Founder Ori Sagie is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in developing high growth businesses. He is responsible for leading the vision, strategy, and growth for Envoy, as the company continues to build out a robust global infrastructure. With nearly 2 decades of experience driving successful entrepreneurial ventures, including Smart IL and Lenn Ventures, Ori has a vast knowledge of various facets of business including new business incubation, venture investing activities, project management and business development. Over the past 10 years, Ori shifted his focus towards real estate related investments, including acquisition and operations, as well as actively initiating technology related ventures in the US market.
Co-Founder Aric Ohana drives strategy for product and technology at Envoy, ensuring that the company continues to scale and innovate its mobility-driven services around the world. As both a motor enthusiast and real estate investment expert, Aric has a unique understanding of how mobility as a service can be effectively implemented as an amenity. Aric began his career in institutional investments, overseeing the acquisition, operations and disposition of over $250 million in commercial real estate transactions. He later founded Osher Real Estate, where he spearheaded the acquisition and aggregation of several acres located on and around campus, leading to the development of a $50 million student housing opportunity.
National Sales Director Mike Becker has helped create a highly functional sales process and heads all national sales efforts. Mike Becker has worked in the alternative energy space for more than 10 years, and has a strong background in sales, sustainability, and clean energy ecosystems. In his spare time, Mike has owned and operated an art gallery, and is constantly painting. He has two wonderful kids, and a new golden retriever puppy on the way.
Head of Operations Galina Russell is an operations leader with expertise in procurement, supply chain optimization, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management in travel, transport, and logistic sectors. She has managed projects for multiple fortune 100 companies spanning across various industries. Prior to joining Envoy, Galina worked at McKinsey & Company, and most recently managed fleet acquisition strategy at Sixt Rent a Car. She holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in Business Administration and Chinese Language, and a language certificate from Harvard University. Galina is well traveled and multilingual, speaking her native Russian, English, advanced Mandarin(Chinese) and Spanish. In conjunction with her career, she is an extremely passionate individual and a frequent guest speaker at non-profit events supporting foster care youth in Massachusetts.
General Counsel Michael Lawrence is the acting general counsel at Envoy, and oversees all contract negotiations in between Envoy and its partners, vendors, and hosts. Michael also has strong investor relations experience and possesses a strong rolodex of industry experts, partnerships, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining Envoy, Michael Lawrence has much experience in the mobility space, both at Cyclehop Bike Share and BlueLA.
Chief Technical Officer Steve Sobolevsky heads development of Envoy’s mobile application and backend. Steve oversees the development team in iterating the Envoy user experience, improving technical infrastructure, and enhancing the Envoy management console. He does all this while constantly ensuring improved security measures and screening procedures for drivers. Steve has a lengthy experience overseeing boutique technology development firms with experience in mobile, web, IoT services and an expertise for product strategy, design, and development.
General Manager of Southern California Jack Schulte assists in managing and developing Envoy’s operations in the Southern California Area, ensuring all current and future Envoy drivers have a great user experience. Jack has forged connections with, and oversees, Envoy’s vehicle vendors, vehicle manufacturers, electricians, charger vendors, and property managers to ensure a smooth fleet deployment of a rapidly expanding Northern California portfolio. With a degree in Sociology, from the University of Michigan, Jack got his start as a Lead Support Manager for Cribspot. There he handled general support issues that arose with tenants, while building processes and collaborating with the engineering team on improving user experiences. Jack likes to relax with a good slice of pizza or a bagel, just not at same time.
General Manager of Northern California Jeff Middlemiss oversees deployment and operations into the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Metro Area, and all areas surrounding and in-between. Jeff is an instrumental piece in deployment of various unique programs Envoy is executing in Northern California. Jeff works closely with the operations team, policy influencers, Envoy vendors, vehicle manufacturers, electricians, charger vendors, and property managers to ensure a smooth fleet deployment of a rapidly expanding Northern California portfolio. Prior to joining Envoy, Jeff acted as a Branch Manager at Enterprise for 9+ years, and has ample experience as a Facilities Manager.
Systems Manager Carter Russ works closely with sales, marketing and operations to ensure proper technical infrastructure, data reporting, and improvement of systems to increase efficiency. Carter develops company Salesforce, operations management software, authors grants, designs graphics, calculates proformas, analyzes all sales and utilization data, calculates air pollution reduction, designs and operates the company website, aids with fleet operations, and wears many many hats. Carter honed his analytical skills while acting as a Risk Management Coordinator for The Related Companies in New York. Carter developed his aptitude for technological development, and general "can-do-it-all", when he created his own mobile app-based marketing platform connecting dating couples to hotspots around Los Angeles, called Plus One.
Business Development Representative Jack Axelrod heads up Business Development and Strategic Partnership efforts at Envoy. Through his brief but colorful career, he has been very active in the Silicon Beach startup scene helping to launch a variety of technology companies across a multitude of industries. Most recently, he started "SQKY" in New York City to help service the new eco-system of shared mobility fleets. As a proponent for shared mobility, he has embraced a car-light lifestyle and preaches its benefits to whomever might be in earshot.
Marketing Manager Laura Correal is in charge of events, social media, marketing material, and the general feel of Envoy. Laura ensures unique and reflexive digital, grassroot, and behavioral marketing campaigns custom to each Envoy regions and program. Laura is an avid Yogi and music lover.
Investor Relations Representative Niv Calderon works closely with the Envoy cofounders to ensure proper and tasteful raise of funds for Envoy growth. Niv has an extensive background in social media promotion and brand awareness. Prior to joining Envoy, Niv worked in several wearable technology companies to integrate form, function, fabric, and futuristic tech all into one.
Public Policy Representative Paul Hernandez is responsible for influencing public policy surrounding clean energy transportation, alternative and public transportation, clean energy storage, and other sustainable initiatives available throughout the US. Paul finds and executes advantageous partnerships and opportunities to further Envoy’s efforts of facilitating clean transportation. Paul previously worked as a Data Analyst at Tesla Motors, spent 4+ years influencing policy at the Center for Sustainable Energy, and has a lengthy background in energy and transportation advancement research.
Regional Manager of the North West Alan Bates has more than 15 years of project/product management and marketing experience, with senior leadership, marketing and business development roles at ReachNow (BMW), Shorepower, Evo, Equifax, and Doxus. He is passionate about finding smarter and safer ways for people to move around their world, particularly with shared, electric mobility. Most recently he managed the launch and growth of ReachNow, the free-floating car share service from BMW. Previously he managed the national roll-out of transportation electrification services and infrastructure for cars and trucks at Shorepower. Alan holds a degree in marketing and entrepreneurial studies from Babson College in Massachusetts, where he graduated with honors. He has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies on product development, marketing strategy, branding, naming, pricing, and positioning. Alan resides in Oregon with his wife and two sons, and enjoys golf, running, hiking, biking and Oregon food and wine.
Fleet Coordinator Zachary Gilbard is responsible for ensuring a strong customer experience throughout the Southern California region, and oversees all vehicle maintenance. Zack is also directly responsible for tracking utilization of vehicles across Southern California fleet. Prior to joining Envoy, Zack spent 4 years working with Theatrical Concepts to oversee proper sales process. Zack is an avid SoulCycle enthusiast, and general fitness guru.
Executive Assistant Andrea Espinoza aids in handling and organizing all of their financial accounts and daily meetings, along with supporting a new office system at Envoy. Andrea obtained her start at a real estate firm as an Office Manager. With over eight years experience as an administrator, she continues to bring a supporting and guiding hand to all of Envoy’s needs. During her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking a good, homemade meal.