The core of our mission is universal access to better transportation. We envision cities where every commuter takes Chariot to work and home — regardless of income or location — which is why we prioritize affordability and flexibility as we expand. When the world runs on smarter routes, lower costs, and better ride experiences, we'll collectively take cars off the road and transform our twice-daily frustration into a part of your day you actually look forward to.
Ford Smart Mobility (FSM) was formed by the Ford Motor Company in 2015 to acquire and invest in innovative mobility startups and technologies.
Chariot is proud to be FSM's first acquisition, making it a cornerstone of the company's mobility strategy. With all the resources and influence Ford provides, Chariot is accelerating accomplishing its Mission.
Our fleet of vehicles allows for faster employee pickups, more flexible schedules and fewer empty seats.
Our executive team brings extensive experience from some of the biggest companies across transportation and technology.
Dan is currently CEO of Chariot. He has extensive experience successfully developing and transforming companies to achieve breakthrough results, competitive advantage, and shareholder value. Prior to Chariot, Dan helped create General Motors’ mobility division, Maven, and led all operations as COO, and was a Vice President at Zipcar, where he helped pioneer the brand globally.
Alex is CTO at Chariot, where he leads Product and Engineering with a focus on vehicle routing, rider and driver experience, and automation of fleet operations. A seasoned CTO with over 20 years of experience in software development and innovation, he has a passion for solving tough business challenges with technology. Prior to joining Chariot, Alex built the ride-sharing platform for Wingz.
As COO for Chariot, Kari manages the Customer Support, Operations, and Business Systems teams. An experienced operations leader for consumer-oriented, quality-focused brands, Kari has held general and operations management positions at Sony and Disney, and was most recently VP of People Operations at JustAnswer. Kari holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Greg joined Chariot as CFO after spending 18 years in Corporate Finance at Ford Motor Company. Most recently, he served as CFO of Quick Lane LLC, a subsidiary of Ford. He previously held various finance positions across the Ford organization. Greg holds degrees in Civil Engineering & Economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A from the University of Rochester.
Kate is Chariot's VP of Markets, overseeing strategic growth and operations from the ground up in all global markets. She has over 20 years of experience in general management and marketing strategy, and was most recently the Director of Global Partnerships at Zipcar. Kate holds a BS from Providence College and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Josh is currently VP of Sales at Chariot. As a founding team member, he built out Chariot’s original operations team, expanded service across the Bay Area, and launched the Sales organization by developing the Enterprise and Charters business lines. After Chariot was acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in 2016, Josh oversaw the go-to-market strategy and launch of five new markets globally, including Chariot’s first international market.
As SVP, Legal & Government Strategy, Doug serves as Chariot’s general counsel and corporate secretary. He manages Chariot’s global legal affairs, including market expansion and regulation, contracts, corporate compliance, labor and employment, intellectual property, and litigation. Prior to Chariot, Doug was a partner with major national and international law firms, where he specialized in representing start-up and technology clients in litigation and litigation avoidance.
As Chariot’s VP of Human Resources, Michelle leads the HR and recruiting teams. She joined the company after 18 years at Ford Motor Company, where she held various roles in HR supporting Ford's Product Development, Manufacturing, Finance, and Strategy organizations. Most recently, she served as the Compensation and Benefits Manager at Ford Motor Credit Company.