LOS ANGELES — HopSkipDrive announced today the appointment of Toby McGraw as senior vice president of sales. In this newly created role, McGraw will lead public and private partnership sales and account management.
“We are thrilled to have Toby lead our sales efforts as we continue our expansion into new markets,” said HopSkipDrive CEO and co-founder Joanna McFarland. “Toby brings over a decade of experience in building top-notch sales teams along with a deep understanding of K-12 transportation. In addition, he brings strategic thinking, a data-driven approach, and a true passion for technology and safety in transportation. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”
McGraw brings 15 years of transportation technology experience in a variety of roles from strategic marketing, pricing, business development and sales. He spent the last 10 years at Zonar Systems in the connected commercial vehicle space, driving safety and efficiency among passenger service fleets, especially with student transportation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of Southern California.
“I am beyond excited to be joining HopSkipDrive. There is tremendous potential to enhance opportunity for youth through innovative mobility that will complement and enhance existing transportation. This crucial mission is apparent across HopSkipDrive employees, partners and CareDrivers. I look forward to working with the larger leadership to quickly grow the platform to other markets across the country,” said McGraw.
Founded four years ago by three working moms, HopSkipDrive offers safe, convenient and dependable rides for kids. With real-time monitoring, the highest industry safety standards, and experienced caregivers, school leaders and parents can rest assured that kids will arrive safely at their destinations. HopSkipDrive currently operates in Los Angeles, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego and Denver.
HopSkipDrive’s goal is to give all kids access to opportunity through mobility. Founded in 2014, HopSkipDrive is the most caring, tech-enabled transportation solution for families and schools. The company is building a national transportation network that connects schools and families with trusted CareDrivers who drive kids wherever they need to go safely, reliably and economically. CareDrivers must have a minimum of five years of caregiving experience, and pass a rigorous 15-point certification process, which includes extensive background checks, fingerprinting, DMV checks, driver training and an in-person meeting with HopSkipDrive.
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