Our CENTRAL HUB
Alison Cohen, President and CEO of Bicycle Transit Systems has arguably the broadest and deepest background in bike share in the US and globally. Since 2007, she has had deep experience in this evolving business, from hands-on operation and implementation of seven bike share systems to contracting, business modeling, sponsorship acquisition, planning and feasibility assessments and more. She has been riding her bike for transportation for most of her life, and loves that she is increasing personal freedom through a new transportation choice that is cheap, fast, quiet, sustainable and healthy. Prior to her career in bike share, she has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Physics, a Master’s degree from MIT, played professional tennis and was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and an environmental consultant doing hazardous waste site cleanup.
Chris Cassard, Chairman and CFO of Bicycle Transit Systems, is an operations and corporate finance executive with a strategic perspective. As an experienced COO & CFO in bike share, he has led finance and operations through multiple contract negotiations and developed tailored business models for client cities. A former CFO of large private and public companies, he has achieved significant success growing enterprises, supporting international trade, managing information technology, and closing mergers & acquisitions. His early career experience includes Big 4 auditing, business consulting, treasury management and raising private equity. Chris is comfortable managing rapid organizational development in close support of operations, and has most recently given his expertise to the fast-growing industry of bike share.
Peter Hoban, COO of Bicycle Transit Systems, is dedicated to the improvement of urban environments through the development of sustainable transportation solutions. Peter managed the critical path to launch for eight bike share systems consisting of over 12,000 bicycles at over 1,000 stations, in the US and Australia. Peter specializes in the direction of critical early stage activities including planning, marketing, supply chain and logistics. Previously, Peter established a car-sharing program in Australia and worked in the early stage low carbon sector. Peter has been implementing and operating sustainable shared transportation programs since 2004. He has been a key player in an industry that has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years.
Jennifer Grega, Corporate Controller, is a Certified Public Accountant with over 12 years of professional experience. Jennifer started her career as an auditor for a Big 4 firm, and gained corporate experience working for two Philadelphia-based public companies. Her skills include analyzing the financial impacts of complex contracts, understanding government regulations, streamlining company policies and procedures, preparing annual reports for international companies, and managing accounting teams. She has helped companies successfully navigate a wide range of complex financial transactions. Jennifer graduated with her Bachelors in Accounting from Penn State University and her Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas. Jennifer loves commuting to work on an Indego bike every day, and she is excited to be part of an industry that helps make the air cleaner for her 3 children.
Tim McGraw, Director of IT for Bicycle Transit Systems, brings diverse experience in strategic technology management, ranging from finance to ecommerce to higher education spanning nearly 20 years. He likes to facilitate rapidly growing, progressive and socially minded companies. New to bike share, Tim is a long time cyclist for commuting and recreation and is thrilled to be building an enterprise IT for Bicycle Transit Systems and its growing list of vibrant cities. Tim has an undergraduate degree in computer science Vassar College and a masters in Technology Management from Marist College.