Meet the Mevo Team

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The Mevo Team

Erik Zydervelt

Erik Zydervelt

Founding Director
CEO

Erik is a creative, pragmatic, big picture focused environmental change maker. His desire to build better cities & harness business to regenerate our environment led to the beginning of Mevo. His background is in international corporate strategy, conservation, and research, which leads to data-driven decision making.

Finn Lawrence

Finn Lawrence

Founding Director
Head of Product

Finn has a strong background in early stage startups, and is passionate about using smart technology to make life easier. During the day he's working on the product, and at night he dreams of a sustainable tech utopia, with self driving electric cars and lots of free time to travel and eat good food. He brings the tech backbone and lean, customer focused startup thinking to the table.

Phil Burgess

Phil Burgess

Co-founder
Head of Mobility

Phil is a creative problem solver who is on a mission to revolutionise the way we interact with mobility. He brings 14 years experience within the car rental industry spanning corporate and All of Government executive sales, account and sales channel management, fleet procurement, team leadership and frontline operation positions.

Tian Wu

Tian Wu

Head of Experience

Tian has a science background with a strong interest in biology; from molecules all the way up to entire ecosystems. From the first time you hear the word “Mevo”, through to becoming a lifelong member, Tian understands it's only good as the worst experience we deliver. He makes sure all of our members are looked after and is always looking for ways to better their journey.

Sally Robinson

Sally Robinson

Head of Finance

Sally is a Qualified Chartered Accountant with a Post graduate diploma in Financial Analysis from Victoria University. She has over 10 years experience working with organisations going through business transformation or evolving from a start up to a much bigger scale. Sally was previously the Finance Manager for Powershop.

Experience

The Experience team are looking after you when you use Mevo. We provide 24×7 emergency phone support and rapid response live chat during business hours for other enquiries. They take your calls and messages around the clock—providing expertise and customer support.

Nipunee Ratnayake

Nipunee Ratnayake

Experience Support Manager

Coming from a Financial Services background, Nipunee took a 180° turn to create unforgettable experiences for Mevo members. She spends her days scaling the Experience operation at Mevo with a focus on customer support and education.

Dulan Perera

Dulan Perera

Digital Experience Manager

Want to get someone to sell their car and advocate the life of car-sharing? Get them to chat to Mevo's ultimate hype-man. He spends most of his time driving customer success, and the rest of it trying to answer all the unanswered questions about our business.

Luke Courtney

Luke Courtney

Experience Coordinator

Luke is an engineering graduate with an enthusiasm for homo sapiens and their bizarre behaviour. He is motivated by an optimisation problem: how best to harness the unique potential of everyone. Luke takes every opportunity to delve deeper into the intriguing world of the Mevo user.

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We're Hiring

Passionate about the future of transportation, our cities and the environment? We're a fast-growing startup headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, that's always on the lookout for great people. Sound like you? Click here to check out our open roles or get in touch to introduce yourself.

Product

Revolutionising transport with smart technology is what we're all about. The product team are in charge of everything behind the scenes that gets you moving. From our signup and website through to our apps and backend systems, the product team is always delivering new, improved tech.

Nina McKenna

Nina McKenna

Product Experience Manager

Nina engages with Mevo members about what they need, designs, and keeps the product aligned. She loves finding the intersection between technology and design, and creating magical experiences to solve problems and help society.

Cam Stanton

Cam Stanton

Software Engineer

Cam keeps the cogs turning in Mevo's cloud infrastructure and applications. They're passionate about using technology to solve environmental problems and to improve people's lives.

Hunter Lindsay

Hunter Lindsay

Mobile Apps Engineer

As the mobile app guy, Hunter’s passion lies in exploring how modern languages can be leveraged to produce sleek and intuitive software. He’s always dreaming about how new technology will alter the daily lives of individuals and human society as a whole.

Saskia Leinberger

Saskia Leinberger

Frontend Engineer

Saskia is a recent convert to the tech industry after 7 years of experience in tourism. She combines her people skills and a fresh perspective with modern technology to help deliver unique and engaging experiences to Mevo members.

Wellington Mobility

Getting you moving is at the core of what we do. Our Wellington team look after everything from topping up washer fluid, to installing EV charging stations, to dealing with parking infringements. When your Mevo is clean, charged, and parked nearby—it's thanks to the Mobility team.

Fraser McDonald

Fraser McDonald

City Manager

Fraser has a passion for vehicles and climate positive transportation infrastructure, he enjoys ensuring the fleet operates seamlessly and efficiently. In his free time he enjoys fishing, spending time on the water, and getting outdoors.

Lydia Smit

Lydia Smit

City Manager, Hamilton

Lydia joined the Mevo team after leading and growing Loop's operations in Hamilton for over a year. She boxes, plays basketball, and enjoys a gin and tonic on her day off. She's passionate about growing Mevo's offering in new and upcoming areas.

Alpert Mendoza

Alpert Mendoza

City Supervisor

Alpert is a Bachelor of Design with Honours graduate majoring in Industrial Design. He is passionate about sustainable solutions for the future and identifies the untapped potential of car-sharing in urban spaces beyond Wellington.

Kayla Ingram

Kayla Ingram

City Supervisor

Kayla is completing her Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. She loves to explore Wellington's beaches and byways, and is motivated by delivering a world-class experience to Mevo members.

Mobility Coordinators

Our mobility team works around the clock to move, clean, fuel, and maintain our growing fleet.

Mitchell
Mitchell
Laura
Laura
Angus
Angus

The Mevo Board

Jason McDonald

Jason McDonald

Board Chair

Jason has held diverse executive level roles in the energy sector gaining significant experience in venture capital, governance, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, sales & marketing in New Zealand, Australia, United States and Spain. He was previously Head of Sales & Marketing at Meridian Energy and was a Board member of Powershop for 6 years. He holds an MBA from Deakin, a BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Auckland and is a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Meg Matthews

Meg Matthews

Director

Meg has held diverse executive roles across key business disciplines of finance, human resource management, strategic planning and marketing. Former World of WearableArt (WOW) CEO and Head of Marketing — Australasia for Air New Zealand, Meg is a Director of Cawthron Institute, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Wellington-based Footnote New Zealand Dance and an Associate Director of Ngāi Tahu Tourism. She holds a BCom from Auckland University and is a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Julian Hughes

Julian Hughes

Investor Director (Z Energy)

Julian leads the Strategy and Risk functions at Z. For the past four years he was General Manager of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, leading a transformation programme to improve operational risk management at Z. Julian has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles in the public and private sectors in New Zealand business. He has a Master degree from Auckland University and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Erik & Finn

Founding Directors

As well as being founders of the company and carrying out their executive roles, Erik and Finn sit on the board to shape governance in line with the company vision.

Finn Lawrence Erik Zydervelt

Investors

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Agencies

Avid Legal

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Legal Advisory

Avid are Mevo's forward thinking New Zealand lawyers specialising in corporate, commercial, and technology law. Murray, Bruno, and the team at Avid provide expert guidance and advice on customer and supplier arrangements, capital raising, and all agreements required by the company.

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Sling & Stone

PR & Media

Sling & Stone are the PR agency built for the world’s best challengers, disrupters and entrepreneurs. Sam, Rhiannon, and the team handle all of Mevo's press relations & interactions, and provide advice and execution on the company's image, messaging, and positioning in the media.