GetTaxi keeps picking up speed in markets all over the world. Meet the global team in the driver’s seat of our company.
GetTaxi’s 4th UK employee, CEO and snowboard loving father of four. Here from the time GetTaxi UK took its very first spin I head up everything from the technical logistics and development to strategy and sales, as well as keeping an eye or two on the money! In a previous life I re-structured one of the biggest manufacturers for the Ministry of Defence, making the company profitable after 5 years of loss and founded an online travel start-up creating partnerships with the travel industries biggest suppliers.
IT & Technical Support Manager
I’ve been looking after all IT and technical support related work at GetTaxi UK since before it launched in 2011. In fact, if it’s anything to do with product development, testing, new features, you name it, I get involved. What do I do In between managing the incredibly talented team here? Keeping up with the latest technology seems to be a full time job in itself and if you add my gaming addiction to the mix and it leaves little time for much else!
Experienced sales professional I’ve worked in ground transportation and logistics for the best part of 20 years before hopping on board the revolution with GetTaxi in 2011. My commercial experience at some of the largest Blue Chip organisations has seen my desk move to many parts of the globe and throughout the UK. Constantly exceeding customer expectations and bringing greater value to their experiences has been my inherent goal - nowhere is this more apparent than at GetTaxi.
Customer Service is the heart of GetTaxi and it’s my role to make sure that the link between the drivers and our passengers is running as smoothly as possible. Having come from a sales background I make sure our team has a level of customer service level beyond anyone’s expectations. Plus I’m on the streets every night learning the Knowledge to see the service through the eyes of the driver.
Head of Marketing
As GetTaxi's UK Head of Marketing, I lead allefforts at drawing attention to the benefits of GetTaxi. I'm a certified martial arts trainer and black belt in Ju-Jitsu – surprisingly useful in keeping everyone "locked into" the correct messaging. Before GetTaxi I managed the global Hilton account for the TAG worldwide Marketing agency. I worked for many years for The Walt Disney Company and in 2009 launched the Disney Channel in Israel. I have a masters degree in Marketing Communication from the University of Westminster in London.
HR Manager (ISO Project Manager)
As GetTaxi's UK, HR Manager, I spend most of my day supporting our dynamic and talented workforce and acting as ISO Project Manager. My background is as a long-time specialist in Customer Services and Business Systems Analysis. Before joining GetTaxi, I was an independent Consultant for the UK public sector. Improving processes and procedures on that scale saw me leading teams of up to 120. My clients included Transport for London, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and I prepared two East London-based Local Authorities for "London 2012".
Founder & CEO
Shahar Waiser is the Founder and CEO of GetTaxi. He is a 6 times entrepreneur, who founded and built six companies in the U.S., Russia, and Israel. These include the Russian version of "Groupon," Vigoda.ru, which is one of the largest daily deal sites in Russia, operating in 94 cities, and rated 15 in Forbes magazine's top Russian e-commerce companies. Loyalize, another of his companies was a social engagement & loyalty start-up based in San Francisco (acquired by Viggle [VGGL]). Waiser formerly served as CEO of Russian operations at publicly traded Comverse [NASDAQ:CMVT], where he achieved a record of $300 million in sales. Passionate about computer programming since his childhood, Waiser obtained a BSc. degree in Computer Science in Tel Aviv and moved to Silicon Valley.
Roi More is one of GetTaxi’s Founders. Over the years Roi has founded several leading Internet ventures, and was involved in many other web-based projects. Together with Waiser, More also co-founded the Russian version of "Groupon" - Vigoda.ru, which is one of the largest daily deal sites in Russia, operating in 94 cities, and rated 15 in Forbes magazine's top Russian e-commerce companies.
David Sayag leads GetTaxi R&D, focusing on the entire value chain, from amazing user and driver experience to enterprise-class, large-scale, server-side real time infrastructure. David has 17 years of mobile, software, networking and product experience, serving at R&D and product management positions in 3Com, Sheer Networks (now Cisco), and as founder at Enure Networks. In his prior positions David provided end-to-end solutions at the enterprise, field and consumer levels, for Tier-1 Mobile, Telco and business customers.
Tal Brenner is the CFO of GetTaxi. Brenner is a former Financial Manager and Controller for Dan transportation, where he managed the finances of several public companies and joint funds for both Dan and the Israeli ministry of transportation. Brenner is a certified Aikido expert who finds throwing other martial artists across the room relaxing after a long day wrestling with financial figures.
Jing Wang Herman
Jing Wang Herman is the CEO of GetTaxi USA and a licensed NYC taxi driver. Prior to launching GetTaxi’s US operations, Herman was a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Strategic Investments team where she led principal investment deals in technology companies. In her role at JPMorgan, Herman was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Finance. Herman started her career at Bear Stearns in the Investment Banking practice.
Vladimir Marinovich, the MD of GetTaxi Russia, served as CEO of vigoda.ru, one of the largest daily deal companies in Russia and ranked 15 in Forbes' list of Russian e-commerce companies, where he led a staff of over 250 employees operating in 94 cities in Russia. In addition, Marinovich held an executive position in sales and retail in "Russian Standard", one of the leading international spirits producers.
Nimrod May is GetTaxi’s Vice President of Marketing. He brings a wealth of experience in marketing and creative development to the GetTaxi team. Prior to joining GetTaxi, May served as the Vice President of Social Networks and Marketing at IncrediMail [NASDAQ:PERI] and as Head of Marketing for the Disney/Jetix [NYSE:DIS] channel in Israel. May also serves as advisor for a number of Israeli start-up companies, among them Keta Keta, a market leader of online viral clips; and InnerActive, a mobile advertising company.
Motti Hasfari is the CEO of GetTaxi in Israel. Hasfari has 13 years of sales management experience and is the former National Sales Manager for Phillip Morris [NYSE:PM] in Israel. While at Phillip Morris, he led the company’s staff of over 100 sales people, generating $600 million in revenue annually. Hasfari has also served as the Sales Director of Red Bull Israel, where he was responsible for all sales and distribution.
Merav Schlesinger Falik
Merav is the Vice President of Human Resources for GetTaxi. Previously, she was a Human Resources Business Partner for the international software company Retalix [NASDAQ:RTLX]. She is also the former HR Manager for Broad Digital Software Industries.
Ron Srebro is the Vice President of Innovation for GetTaxi. Srebro calls upon over 14 years of programming experience to continuously innovate GetTaxi designs and bring to market the next generation of GetTaxi products. Among his many technological specialties are experiments with context-aware application designs.