Optimus Experience has employed Sean Harrington as the brand new CEO.
Harrington replaces co-founder Ryan Chin, who will stay at the corporate with duty for coverage and sustainability initiatives. Underneath Harrington’s management, Optimus Experience will proceed advancing its expertise and plans to scale up its business operations.
Harrington brings experience in creating, commercializing and scaling expertise options, with expertise at each startups and huge, world firms. Most lately, Harrington was vice chairman of metropolis options at Verizon the place he was answerable for a broad portfolio of merchandise and companies that helped cities improve livability, sustainability and security for their residents. Previous to that, Harrington was chief working officer and member of the board of administrators at Sensity Programs the place he oversaw expertise improvement, advertising and marketing, gross sales and operations for the corporate by its acquisition by Verizon in 2016. Harrington has a B.S. in Geomatics Engineering from the College of Calgary and an M(BA) from Stanford’s Graduate Faculty of Enterprise.
“I’m thrilled to join Optimus Ride and lead the company through its next chapter,” stated Harrington. “I knew from the moment I met the team and had the opportunity to ride in one of the electric, self-driving vehicles powered by the Optimus Ride system that this was a very special company and I wanted to be a part of it. The mobility industry is shifting rapidly and there is an enormous opportunity for Optimus Ride to transform the way people get around.”
Optimus Experience’s autonomous car expertise system, designed to flexibly combine into current car platforms, is now deployed at 5 buyer places across the U.S. With Harrington on the helm, the firm plans to broaden its suite of mobility companies, providing handy, dependable, protected and zero-emission transportation to company and educational campuses, residential communities, mixed-use developments and different localized environments. Having demonstrated confirmed outcomes with its early clients, together with Brookfield Properties, the biggest actual property developer within the world, Optimus Experience is poised to broaden its business deployments each nationally and internationally.
“Sean brings a unique mix of product development and go-to-market leadership experience, which will serve Optimus Ride well as the company transitions from initial technology validation to large scale commercial operations,” stated John Powerful, managing accomplice of Energize Ventures and chairman of Optimus Experience Board of Administrators. “We are very excited to welcome Sean to the Optimus Ride team and we look forward to working closely with him.”
“I’m incredibly proud of the entire Optimus Ride team and what we have achieved thus far,” stated Chin. “Now is the right time for me to step aside from the CEO role and bring in an accomplished technology and business leader who can help us fully capitalize on the opportunity we have created. The whole team is looking forward to Sean’s arrival and I will do everything I can to support him through the transition and beyond.”