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.
vice president, operations & revenue
Delivering a topnotch member experience at Zipcar is incredibly demanding. Fantastic vehicles, in great condition, located near where you live, work and play takes tenacity, dedication and a get it done attitude. Good thing we have Nicole who joined Zipcar in 2012 as our Regional Vice President – East. Her talents pushed Zipcar to even higher levels in our largest markets so we just had to put her in charge of the entire field throughout the US and Canada.
Nicole loves living near the beach, but she is far from the laid back type and approaches her work with the energy of a person fueled by lots of coffee. It’s fitting since her eleven years in management at Starbucks put her right in the thick of demanding consumers and fast moving operations. Nicole moved on to become vice president of operations at Town Sports International prior to buckling in at Zipcar.
Nicole remains “an avid coffee drinker.” The Garden State native is a big fan of the New York Giants and the Jersey Devils (as required by state bylaws).
Nicole is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University, having received a BS in Hospitality Management.
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.
vice president, strategy, deployment & one way
Silicon Valley grows some of the world’s most amazing ideas in to amazing companies. John Stanfield has long been a part of the start-up biosphere and has a knack for taking the complicated and making it look simple. Co-Founder of Bay Area start-up Perfect Shine, John served as CTO for the high rise and residential window cleaning company. John next stepped in to the world where sustainability meets technology (a familiar space to us) when he co-founded Veggie Wheels. It was there he and his team invented a conversion kit that allowed car owners to pour vegetable oil straight in to their fuel tank and drive away.
Intrigued by the power of this venture, John picked up a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering and Design from Stanford University. He then promptly Co-Founded and served as CEO for LocalMotion, a cutting edge firm that redefined commercial and municipal vehicle fleet management.
We couldn’t resist, and in August of 2015 John joined the Zipcar leadership team, along with many of his colleagues, after LocalMotion was acquired by Zipcar and parent company Avis Budget Group. He now heads our ‘Zipcar West’ team based in San Mateo, California engaged in deploying innovative features that are driving our ‘most flexible Zipcar yet’ approach.
vice president, fleet and supply chain
Dan is the go-to guy for making sure our North American vehicles are in tip-top shape, road-ready, and in prime locations right near where our members live, work, and play.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the automotive industry prior to even starting at Zipcar, Dan knows a thing or two about cars. He’s driven his way from Zipcar’s General Manager of Boston, to Region Vice President, to VP of Operations and Service Quality, to VP of New Markets, and to his latest destination as VP of Fleet and Supply Chain.
From launching new markets to expanding the brand globally in Europe and Australia—and tackling all kinds of operations, engineering, sales, customer satisfaction, and city and state policy endeavors in between—Dan’s impact on Zipcar has been both diverse and essential.
When he’s not thinking about four wheels, he’s riding around on two: his motorcycle. Off the road, Dan is a diehard Boston sports fan and a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management.
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, 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.