Travis VanderZanden

Founder, CEO | Bird

Travis VanderZanden is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bird, and has long been inspired to work on last-mile transportation solutions in large part because of his lifelong admiration for his mother, who drove a public bus for more than 30 years.

Throughout his career, Travis has been at the forefront of innovative transportation solutions, most recently as a pioneer in the ride-sharing industry serving as Chief Operating Officer of Lyft and as a Vice President at Uber. Travis also founded the on-demand car washing company, Cherry, which was acquired by Lyft, and was Chief Revenue Officer and the first hire at Yammer, the business software company acquired by Microsoft. Travis has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.