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Former Uber manager to run Ofo dockless bike share program in US

Published October 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share platform, has hired former Uber manager Chris Nakutis Taylor to run its U.S. business.

Ofo operates in 180 cities in 16 countries. It has launched in the U.S. in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Worcester and Revere, Mass.; and Aurora, Colo. 

Taylor was most recently a regional general manager for UberEats, Uber's food delivery service, for the West and South regions. He previously was a territory manager for Uber's ride business and is also the former CEO of Stork Stack, a baby products e-commerce brand. 

"We are thrilled to bring Chris on to run Ofo's U.S. operations," said Dai Wei, Ofo's founder and CEO. "Since launching in August, we have seen Ofo taking off in the U.S., where we have enormous potential. Chris's strong background in tech, whether at his own start-up or his time at Uber, make him the right person to expand Ofo even further."

Taylor said, "I'm very excited to join this team and a company that is leading in the bike-sharing space. Around the world, they have shown that station-free bike-sharing can improve everyday lives by making transportation more convenient, more affordable, better for the environment and more fun. I look forward to continuing to bring this offering to more American cities in the near future."

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