• Bird hires Uber's former head of finance and director of corporate development

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Bird, the scooter-sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth Travis VanderZanden, has brought a couple of former Uber employees to the flock.
    Joining Bird as VP and Head of Finance is Dennis Cinelli, who worked as Uber's head of finance for global rides up until this month, according to his LinkedIn. Uber, of course, is not without a financial leader. In August, Uber's lengthy search for a chief financial officer ended when the company hired Nelson Chai, the former CEO of insurance and warranty provider Warranty Group. Bird has also brought on Uber's now-former...
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  • Exclusive: A Pair of Uber Executives Are Leaving to Join Electric Scooter Startup Bird

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    The scooter talent wars are heating up.
    Two high-level Uber employees have left the tech giant to join electric scooter startup Bird.
    Dennis Cinelli, who was head of finance of global rides at Uber, will serve as Bird's vice president and head of finance. Yibo Ling, who was Uber's director of corporate development, will now be the vice president of corporate development at Bird and will also lead the startup's China team. Both Cinelli and Ling will report directly to Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden.
    "As Bird enters its second year, we're continuing to expand our talented executive team to...
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