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After graduating in 2013, Jillian moved from D.C. to NYC to pursue her passion for marketing. Over the last 5 years, she has worked with major CPG brands to ideate, launch, and manage creative marketing campaigns across various print, digital, event, and sampling platforms. Outside of work, Jillian loves cycling, traveling, and cheering on her favorite Philadelphia sports teams.
Kylie is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications. Prior to joining Cargo, Kylie interned with tech-focused media relations and branding companies. In her free time, Kylie enjoys baking, running and spending time with her family.
Julien is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Prior to joining the company, he conducted due diligence on Cargo at Bleu Capital, one of Cargo's early investors. Julien has involved himself in Wharton's entrepreneurial ecosystem, both as an investor for the Penn Wharton Innovation fund and as a student-founder. Outside of work, Julien enjoys playing soccer and loudly cheering for his home team Paris-Saint-Germain. He can also be found exploring the NYC food scene and facetiming his dog.
Prior to Cargo, Ahmed worked in various customer success and operations roles at E-Commerce and Fin-Tech companies. Born in Pakistan and raised in LA, Ahmed is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks four languages. Outside of work, Ahmed loves rescuing dogs and listening to music.
James started his career in investment banking before fulfilling his ambition of transitioning to the exciting tech startup space by joining Gett. Whilst working at Gett he played a key role in raising $400MM from VW and Sberbank, whilst also completing numerous acquisitions and strategic partnerships. James lives in London and spends his spare time playing tennis, golf and cricket.
Prior to Cargo, Bekki was a partner at BrandShare, where she launched an Ecommerce Sampling Platform with 750+ retailer partners that distributed 100MM+ samples annually. She managed Brandshare’s national sales staff, launched a subscription division with Walmart, and oversaw all major functions within the company. Bekki previously worked at News America Marketing, Time Inc. and Kraft Foods before falling in love with start ups! When she isn’t with her big pup Sonny, Bekki always enjoys a tropical vacation and a good run.
Prior to joining Cargo, Alex was an early member at NeuroFocus (acquired by Nielsen) and PINCHme, a market leader in data-driven CPG product sampling. Building startups into market leaders is Alex’s comfort zone, where he can establish efficient account management and sales ops processes, and put his consumer research background to work. When he's not busy building a network of happy clients (or breathing Salesforce), Alex enjoys tasting great wines and stocking up his 'wine cellar’ in a typical New York apartment.
Before signing on as Cargo’s 10th employee, Catherine worked in Retail Merchandising at a number of billion-dollar companies across multiple categories of business, including fashion, home, and beauty. Most recently, she was part of the team that led the re-launch of PINK Beauty at Victoria’s Secret. Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.Outside of work, Catherine can be found over-ordering at some of NYC’s best restaurants and spending time with Schmooie the cat (not pictured).
Before switching careers and joining Cargo, Cesar was an educator working in high-performing Charter Schools. An expert in college access, Cesar guided hundreds of students and their families through the college application process. He graduated from the University of Central Florida. When not in the office, Cesar can be found teaching himself to code or running around the playground and singing Disney songs with his wife and two kids.
Dena is a Florida Gator with a Master’s in Business Management and a certification in Supply Chain Management. She has expertise in inventory management and supply chain operations. At Mondelez International, Dena held numerous roles in logistics and forecasting across multiple categories. She also has experience in brand management and marketing in fast moving consumer products. In her spare time, Dena can be found training for her next marathon or exploring the local restaurant scene.
A graduate of UT-Austin, Kenny most recently served as the first GM and Expansion Lead at Chariot, where he led expansion efforts before and after the company’s acquisition by Ford, launching operations in Austin, Seattle, and NYC. He was also Uber’s first Territory Lead, leading successful negotiations to start Uber’s service at both San Jose & Monterey’s airports. Kenny previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group, Yahoo!, Shift, and Zynga, and received his MBA from UCLA. Outside of work, @concertkenny can be found at a concert, traveling, or eating something delicious.
As a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, Kevin brings his experience of working in the mobility space at Ford Motor Company. While there, he was responsible for bringing ‘whiteboard ideas’ to life, as well as developing the next company-culture changing innovations. Kevin was born and raised in Michigan with five sisters, including a twin. His favorite things are sports, camping, and chocolate chip cookies.
Prior to Cargo, Sabina worked in Brand Management at Unilever and Danone across a variety of food and personal care products. She has expertise in product innovation, developing channel growth strategies and brand re-launches. Sabina received her MBA in Marketing from Emory University and completed her undergraduate studies in Design at the University of Michigan. When not exploring the city, Beans is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys trail hiking and skiing.
After successfully dropping out of college, Stuart pursued an operations and technology career at Birchbox. During his five year tenure, Stuart led design and implementation of various scalable back-end systems and integrations supporting distribution to well over a million monthly subscribers across multiple countries. Recently, Birchbox’s Most Mysterious has been busy spearheading development at Cargo and perfecting the Old Fashioned.
Before joining the ride-share industry, Eric studied mathematics at the University of Michigan and consulted for various early-stage startups. He has previously worked on NSF-backed research and National Nuclear Security Administration projects with some of the leading scientists from NASA, Harvard, MIT, and the DOE. Outside of Cargo, Eric is an olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, and ravenous eater.
Jasper is a highly technical industrial designer with 12 years of experience developing products, from concept to shelf, for companies ranging from Fortune 500 homeware retailers to venture-backed hardware startups. His design philosophy is to use iterative model-making and prototyping processes to create production-ready designs. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee and two adorable dogs, where he attends every concert. Ever.
After graduating from Yale, Jeff was an early team member at Birchbox, and a founding Ecommerce team member at Christie's, where he helped build the world’s leading digital art-commerce platform. Jeff has also worked as an Advisor to Loehmann's and ARTCUBE. Outside of work, Jeff is on the Junior Board of Project Art, enjoys golf, and is an amateur paleontologist credited with the discovery of new species and genuses, including T. cripeosaurus.
CARGO Board of Advisors
Hari is a product leader and entrepreneur, with a long history making beloved consumer products. As the Director of Product Management at LinkedIn, who acquired Hari's previous startup, his work is regularly used by hundreds of millions of people. Hari is credited with dozens of top industry awards and featured in notable publications.
Pat Hagerty is Chief Executive Officer of Vistar, the nation's leading distributor for vending, specialty retail, theatre concessions, and more. Pat is also the acting chair of the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
Brian Gelb is a leader in CPG and tech management and was formerly a General Manager at Uber and a Brand Manager at Kraft.
John Moura is a top rated rideshare driver in Boston, Lyft Mentor, former Senior Marketing Associate at Lyft, and former founder.
André Dettler is the Open Innovation Program Manager at Verizon, where he develops technology partnerships with rapidly growing startups.
Joseph Hessling is the CEO of both 365 Retail Markets and Verii, two companies that are modernizing the vending and snack industry.
Jeremy Phillips is a Digital Project Manager with Capital One and was a founding team member at Lyft.
Alisyn Malek is the Head of General Motor's Innovation Pipeline and an investor within GM's Venture Capital team.
Atif Rafiq is the Chief Digital Officer of Volvo and previously served as the Chief Digital Officer of McDonald's.
Mark Joseph is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Transdev North America, the largest multi-modal transportation company in the Americas.