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.
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, CFO of Bicycle Transit Systems, is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of professional experience. Jennifer has experience in contract negotiations, treasury management, accounting, and risk management, and has helped launch two bike share systems at Bicycle Transit Systems. Prior to bike share, Jennifer was an auditor for a Big 4 firm, and gained corporate experience working for two Philadelphia-based public companies. Jennifer graduated with her Bachelors in Accounting from Penn State University and her Masters in Accounting from the University of Texas. Jennifer commutes to work on an Indego bike every day, and is excited to be part of an industry that helps make the world a better place for her three children.
Bill Popwell, Sales and Marketing Strategist, brings diverse experience in brand management, marketing analytics, and consulting. His previous work includes advising PepsiCo on the launch of a new line of healthy vending machines, helping a Brazilian healthcare startup measure its customer lifetime value, and launching a product line extension on Amazon for Church & Dwight. Bill believes powerful marketing has the potential to activate a loyal community of riders who will help Bike Transit lead the bike share revolution. Bill holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Yale University.
Glenn Upchurch, Director of Technology, brings over 20 years of professional experience in the area of Information Technology. He has managed global infrastructure for a Fortune 200 Corporation and has deployed enterprise-level applications across the globe. Glenn has helped with the development of modern technology strategies designed to aid a geographically diverse workforce. Glenn enjoys working in a collaborative environment to solve complex business problems with technology solutions. Glenn is very excited to be a part of Bicycle Transit and furthering sustainable transportation.
Claudia Setubal, Data & Evaluation Manager, analyzes data and builds models to help Bike Transit optimize operations, and manages evaluation of pilot initiatives and equity programs. She also really loves maps. Prior to joining Bicycle Transit Systems, she spent six years at Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia, where she ran the department of Community Learning. Claudia has a background in Public Health and believes that people-powered transportation is the secret to long-term happiness, health, and sustainability.
Kiera Smalls, Marketing Manager & Chair of Leadership Team for Diversity & Inclusion, works with every employee at Bike Transit to create meaningful and impactful change through Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. This means looking at hiring practices, programming, culture, policies and procedures and finding opportunities for growth. Kiera lives in North Philly with her cat Nola and runs a fitness company called City Fit Girls.
Kait Picco, Director of Human Resources, oversees all facets of human resources ranging from recruiting and hiring, to benefits and payroll, to employment law compliance. Prior to immersing herself in the world of bike share, Kait led human resources and legal at a tech company in Philly. She also worked as an attorney in several large law firms and helped her clients navigate the world of transactional employment law and litigation. Kait’s other notable achievements include never laying down her motorcycle; barely beating a 10-year old in the Broad Street Run; and winning a Best Mom Ever coffee mug seven years running.
Ian Smith, Director of Customer Service, oversees a fully-staffed call center that aims to make customers happy. When not answering phones himself or managing the 10-person team, he spends his time gardening, reading, and carpentering. He is a longtime urban cyclist, recognizing the superiority of biking as a way to get around. His ideal city would have no cars, which are just rolling pollution machines that separate people from their neighbors and environment. He believes that cities need to build robust zero-carbon public transportation and understands the importance of bike share systems in this effort.
Sam Margulies, Web Developer, creates websites, iOS, and Android applications for Bicycle Transit Systems’ cities. With over 8 years experience as a web developer, Sam is an expert in creating user-friendly sites with WordPress. Sam is also a devoted caretaker of his cats and a passionate solver of jigsaw puzzles.
Jake Siemiarowski, Technical Operations Manager, serves as a centralized operations support where he works towards keeping all Bike Transit operations speaking the same language and working towards a common goal. His background is in Urban Studies, bike co-ops, corporate retail, independent bike shops, and avoiding driving at all costs. When not at work, Jake can be found riding bikes in Fairmount Park, climbing rocks, playing in his basement workshop or spending time with his wife and cats in their Germantown home.
Paul Staunton, Assistant Controller, is a Certified Public Accountant with over seven years of professional experience. Paul started his career in public accounting working in a variety of industries including banking, insurance, and sports management. He then transitioned to private industry, where he gained experience managing the accounting functions for a large local hospital. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time in the city with his wife and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Paul graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting from The College of New Jersey.