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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

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.

Maryon Wils

Maryon Wils

Head of Enterprise

Maryon is passionate about forging mutually beneficial relationships that drive your business’s efficiencies. She has over 25 years experience in SME, Corporate, Government and Travel Management Company sales and sales management in a range of industries from travel, security and distribution to fleet and car rental. In her free time, Maryon loves to travel, walk her two rescue dogs and take way too many Instagram pictures.

Sophia Rizos

Sophia Rizos

Head of Growth

Sophia has a strong background is all things startup related, having worked for various companies in Community Management, Marketing, & Partnerships. When she’s not rocking around Mevo HQ, Sophia loves getting outside—whether it's in the outdoors hiking, snowboarding, or getting aimlessly lost—or the city, exploring any and all food, craft beers, and skylines.

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.

Mobility—Wellington

Getting you moving is at the core of what we do. Our Wellington Mobility team looks 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.

Harry Wills

Harry Wills

City Manager

Harry brings technical experience to the team and is passionate about how vehicles perform, having previously worked on a supersonic rocket-powered car, built a gold medal-winning handcycle for the paralympic games, and lots in between.

Chloe Rumsey

Chloe Rumsey

Community Manager

Chloe is passionate about the environment and sees car-sharing as a practical solution. She works with the Mevo community, from helping new members on board to reaching out for feedback on how to make Mevo even better.

Josephine Siggaard

Josephine Siggaard

Team Administrator

Josephine's desire for making sustainable living more widely accessible has brought her to Mevo, where she uses her insight to help promote electric car-sharing. She hopes that in the future, people will be insisting on climate positive transport.

Luke Enoka

Luke Enoka

Mobility Co-Ordinator

Luke is a keen outdoorsman who can often be found fishing and hiking in the wilderness. His love of the outdoors drives his passion for sustainable products, green technologies, team work, and design.

Liam McCosh

Liam McCosh

Mobility Co-Ordinator

Liam studies design and works as part of the mobility team part-time. A passion for quality drives his focus to ensure that every time a customer gets into a car, their experience is consistently enjoyable.

Gussy the dog

Gussy the dog

Chief Happiness Officer

Woof woof! Gussy keeps everyone at Mevo's Wellington office in good spirits by being the goodest girl that there ever was. She's passionate about treats, running after balls, and chewing on important things.

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.

Cam Stanton

Cam Stanton

Software Engineer

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

Connor Adamson

Connor Adamson

Software Engineer

Connor spends his time deep in the code—working on Mevo's infrastructure and systems behind the scenes. Connor is a Marvel and DC comic enthusiast, and is working on several AI projects in his spare time.

Emma Groom

Emma Groom

Graphic Designer

Emma's an accomplished print and web designer who makes sure that Mevo is looking good. From the product, website and Facebook ads, to postcards and banners—her eye for detail can be seen at work everywhere.

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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 send us an email and introduce yourself.

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 mostly work remotely, taking your calls and messages around the clock—providing expertise and customer support.

Jesse Armstrong

Jesse Armstrong

Experience Co-Ordinator

Jesse runs Vaka Interactiv, which develops storytelling technology that delivers deep emotional impact. His background is in business management, instructional design, and entrepreneurship.

Dulan Perera

Dulan Perera

Experience Co-Ordinator

Dulan is a Digital Marketeter by day, and wears his Mevo hat in the evenings and weekends. He's passionate about the impact Mevo has on the environment and people's lives.

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.

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.

Avid

Sling & Stone

PR & Media

Sling & Stone are the PR agency built for the world’s best challengers, disrupters and entrepreneurs. Leni, Tahlia, 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.

Advisors

Carl Barlev

Carl Barlev

Investor, Advisor

As a power engineer with a passion for sustainability, Carl was naturally drawn to the EV industry. After helping Tesla roll out their first superchargers across Europe in 2013 and 2014, he moved back to New Zealand and founded Blue Cars, which is helping to accelerate the uptake of EVs here. Carl is also a director of Charge Net NZ and a founding Trustee of the Better NZ Trust.

Ants

Ants Cabraal

Investor, Advisor

Ants has supported, advised and worked alongside many entrepreneurs working to solve big, meaningful problems. He's run multiple entrepreneurship development programs including the Smart Energy Challenge that supported Mevo in 2014/15. He is heavily involved with the Enspiral network, particularly at Enspiral Dev Academy, helping to train and prepare the next wave of tech talent.

Joseph Hlady

Joseph Hlady

Investor, Advisor

Joseph has been involved in the geomatics and mapping industry for his entire career, with over 15 years of global experience helping engineering, environmental and service companies develop and commercialize geomatics services, technology and solutions. Joseph now spends most of his time leveraging his knowledge by supporting the commercialization of start-ups in the autonomous vehicle and ride sharing industries. He is involved in autonomous vehicle, ride sharing and mapping companies in Silicon Valley, Calgary, and Wellington. Joseph brings his global experience in geomatics and commercialization to Mevo.

Ian Fay

Ian Fay

Financial Advisor

Ian is a Deloitte Private partner based in Wellington. He advises a range of businesses, including a number of early stage technology start-ups. Ian is also part of the Deloitte National Energy team. As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Ian has an Engineering degree (Brunel University) and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

James Renwick

James Renwick

Climate Advisor

James has considerable experience in research, from weather prediction at MetService to climate change at NIWA and Victoria University. He studies Southern Hemisphere climate, including the El Niño/La Niña cycle, and climate impacts on New Zealand and the Antarctic. James was a lead author for the last two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports and is a member of the World Climate Research Programme Joint Scientific Committee.