our leadership team
We are thrilled to have Kaye in the driver's seat at Zipcar. She became President in February 2014, bringing to her new position nearly two decades' worth of experience at Avis Budget Group (Zipcar's parent company), living in numerous Zipcar cities. Most recently she served as the Managing Director, United Kingdom, where she oversaw all aspects of the Avis Budget Group's UK operations, including customer service and fleet management; two things near and dear to Zipcar's heart. Before that, Kaye was Senior Vice President of International Sales and Marketing for North America. She has held numerous other roles during her career at Avis Budget Group in global partnerships, travel industry relations, sales, and business development. So when it comes to putting people behind the wheel, Kaye is second to none.
Kaye received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and earned a Masters degree in business administration from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
Kaye's favorite Zipcar is Jeep Patriot "Janell", which lives right outside the Zipcar HQ, and her favorite Ziptrip is any that allows her to explore the great neighborhoods in her new home of Boston.
executive vice president & chief marketing officer
When Brian steps in the door, we buckle our seat belts. With the enthusiasm that propelled him through leadership roles at several consumer brands and led him to found others, he's not one to sit in the backseat. As Zipcar's chief marketing officer, Brian oversees all efforts in member acquisition and engagement, global partnerships, public relations, and building our global brand.
In his time before Zipcar, Brian held leadership roles at Boathouse, a brand communications agency, and I'm in!, a leisure travel website that he co-founded. He was a member of the founding executive teams of Upromise and Connection to eBay, and has held senior roles at EF Education. Earlier in his career, he worked in global marketing for Sheraton Hotels and for Hill Holliday Advertising.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, as well as an MBA from the University of Notre Dame (he always roots for BC).
vice president, operations & revenue
Who gets to lead Zipcar's next phase of growth and expansion? This guy. As Avis Budget Group's former Senior Director of Sales for the Eastern US, and leader of Southeast Area Operations, Andrew has just a little bit of experience growing and managing fleets of thousands of vehicles (OK, seriously, a ton of experience).
We're pumped to have Andrew's leadership in sales and operations, as it was instrumental to achieving growth and world-class customer service in his prior roles at the Avis Budget Group.
Before he made his way to the big wide world of automobiles, Andrew worked in wireless technology as Regional General Manager with Clearwire Corporation. He also spent over 6 years with Cintas Corporation in various sales and operational leadership roles.
Andrew holds a bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is finalizing a Masters of Science at Cabrini University.
vice president of finance
When not road cycling (a common passion here at Zipcar) or listening to vinyl records, David devotes himself to finance with lots of experience in mergers and transactional projects. Lucky for us, he merged (sorry, we couldn't resist) with Zipcar in 2013, following a year as vice president and corporate controller at Avis Budget Group. Prior to joining the Zipcar family, David spent a year in finance at AIG, which built on his previous decade with Deloitte.
Born and raised in New Jersey, David is an avid adventurer who thrives in the outdoors, exploring the local scenery by hiking and biking. He also cleans up well to indulge his cultural side through art, good eats, and music. (Bob Dylan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy are currently in heavy rotation.)
True to his Garden State roots, David holds an MBA from Montclair State University in (you guessed it) New Jersey.
vice president, sales, zipcar
Rick joined Zipcar in early June 2014 in the newly created role of Vice President of Sales. Here at Zipcar Rick is responsible for overseeing our key product and sales teams: Z4B, Zipvan, FastFleet and Universities.
With 25 years of experience in sales and leadership, Rick brings to the table a diverse background from both large and small businesses. Rick has a proven track record of growing existing and new sales and developing key corporate account partnerships. Most recently he was a member of EcoSure's Leadership Team in the role of Vice President Sales & Corporate Accounts. He has also held leadership positions at Perkins Paper and JohnsonDiversey.
Rick is a graduate of Bryant University with a Bachelors of Science degree in management and lives in Boston with his wife Patty and 2 children.
vice president, technology
Every tech company needs a guru that is equal parts art and science, which is why we brought on Eric as our Vice President of Technology. With a knack for building and an eye for design, he's our number one guy in overseeing the global technology strategy of the brand.
Eric comes to Zipcar with over 20 years of experience in the architecture and engineering fields, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Professional Services at Roam Data/Ingenico. He's held countless roles at companies big and small, including Director of Engineering, Director of Architecture Engineering, and Vice President of Software Development.
Eric graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and a focus in Biochemistry. When he's not tinkering with the latest gadgets, you can find Eric snowboarding, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and three young kids.
vice president, engineering
With a knack for teamwork and a hankering for technology, we know Scott is the right guy to lead our engineering team, who work hard to bring wheels when they want them to hundreds of thousands of Zipsters.
Scott began his career as a missile systems engineer, developing his problem-solving, design, and analytical skills. Scott spent over 15 years at software firm Passkey, in roles such as Product Manager, Vice President of Engineering, and Senior Vice President of product strategy.
Scott received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Tufts University, and holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing and IT from Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Scott spends most of his free time chasing his two young kids. When he's not catching his breath, you can find him unwinding to bluegrass music and camping, running, or hiking anywhere with an ocean or lake nearby.
vice president, product and member experience
With nearly 20 years of product strategy and market research under her (seat)belt, Nichole has a knack for creating the ultimate customer experience. She's held leadership roles at a number of companies, including Showable Media, High Start Group, ProspectPark Consulting, Constant Contact and Intuit.
Lucky for us (and our members) she's brought her talents to Zipcar. Here, Nichole is all about making sure everything runs smoothly for all our Zipsters—on and off the road.
When she isn't thinking about products, you can catch her at the yoga studio, on a hiking trip, or skiing at a nearby mountain. Nichole holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
Len's experience with Zipcar is coming full circle: he first honed his craft at large law firms in San Francisco and Boston, at one point representing one of Zipcar's early investors. Since then, he’s worked in-house, leading the legal functions at Game Show Network Digital and Upromise. Len has also handled a variety of legal matters as Senior Counsel at Boston Scientific. He’s got the legal chops to keep us in line, to say the least.
After earning his bachelor's degree in business at the University of California at Berkeley, Len earned his CPA certification working for Arthur Andersen in New York City before attending law school at New York University.
In his free time Len enjoys swimming, tennis, and skiing. Best of all for Zipsters, he loves all things related to cars.
director, pmo & service innovation
Amit has 15 years of business strategy, operations, and technology experience. Lucky for us, he's successfully led new products and service teams—and he has a passion for cars. Amit joined Zipcar in 2013 and built the Project Management Office (or PMO as we call it). With his Six Sigma Black Belt recognition for being an expert in the techniques for process improvement, he keeps our strategic initiatives under control.
Prior to Zipcar, Amit spent more than 6 years at EMC managing the global rollout of new products within its data storage business. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India, an MBA from Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, and an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management, and is recognized as a certified project manager by the Project Management Institute.
A devoted Boston sports fan, Amit also follows cricket and gets basketball, soccer, and tennis coaching tips from his young son.
director, human resources
Maura has the gargantuan responsibility of maintaining our dream team of movers and shakers. She's also no stranger to Zipcar: she worked at Sasaki where two cars lived onsite. Having held numerous HR leadership roles throughout her career, Maura spent some time at Turbine, a division of Warner Brothers Games, Inc. (Got questions about Dungeons and Dragons Online or Lord of the Rings Online? She's our new resident expert.)
Though she grew up in America's hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts, (yes, Plymouth Rock where the pilgrims supposedly landed is super small), Maura currently lives in Norwood with her husband and their cat. She and her husband are Boston sports fanatics (they both brought Sox and Pats season tickets to the relationship), and we hear their house is the place to be for tailgating.
Maura also enjoys tennis, live music, theater, and photography. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Marist College and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Suffolk University.