SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RideCell, the leading provider of software to power mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), including car-sharing, ride sharing, fixed-route, and dynamic transit services, today announced the appointment of Michael Cottle as its Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Cottle, a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of software and SAAS sales and marketing experience, will oversee all aspects of sales operations and management for RideCell worldwide.
"I am delighted to welcome Michael to the RideCell team," said Aarjav Trivedi, CEO and founder of RideCell. "Michael has a proven history of building highly successful sales teams and delivering results for early to mid-stages companies. RideCell is already transforming mobility and transportation in cities, communities and campuses around the world. Michael's appointment will help us build on our forward momentum and enable RideCell's new customer acquisitions."
Most recently, Michael Cottle served as Vice President Business Development at Verve Mobile, where he was responsible for building out Verve's content and technology partnerships worldwide. Prior to joining Verve Mobile, Cottle was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at deCarta Inc. (acquired by Uber Technologies), where he managed a worldwide sales team and effectively expanded their geospatial/mapping/routing platform and navigation toolkit.
"RideCell has witnessed a remarkable growth in the last two years and has a great opportunity to transform transportation. I am excited to leverage the tremendous success we have had with BMW with some of the other potential new mobility partners such as GM, Toyota, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover and Arriva," said Michael Cottle.
RideCell is the leading provider of software to power mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), including car-sharing, ride sharing, fixed-route, and dynamic transit services. The "Global Call for Transit Innovators" award winner is helping customers reimagine and re-architect transportation in cities, communities and campuses around the world.
RideCell's unique differentiator is "autonomous fleet operations™": technology that automates end-to-end business operations from consumer apps to the day to day fleet management, demand and supply analytics, marketing, CRM, and payments. Its mobility software platform automates some of the hardest operational tasks in running a transportation system enabling cities, campuses and multi-city mobility providers to launch on-demand, car sharing and fixed-route services in weeks and optimize and scale them without human intervention. In addition to mobility providers such as BMW, RideCell's clients include transit agencies such as SouthWest Transit, the top two technology companies in the world, 3M, universities such as UC Berkeley, hospitals such as UCSF.
RideCell is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Key investors include BMW i Ventures, Khosla Ventures and YCombinator. RideCell's vision is to help their customers "Run the world, better™."
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