REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zūm, leading provider of reliable transportation and care for children, today announced that Manik Dhar, Ex-Google Head of Sales, has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Field Sales Operations.
Dhar will have oversight of the strategic direction and expansion of Zūm into new markets and will drive significant business growth through multi-faceted initiatives.
Zūm provides families with safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation from screened and certified professionals. Through partnerships with Zūm, over 1,000 public, private, and charter schools in California have saved a total of $10 million in overhead and now have access to reliable, flexible and affordable transportation for students.
Zūm has grown 340% in the past year and is on track to complete one million rides in 2018.
“I am thrilled that Manik will be joining our team,” said Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO of Zūm. “Manik can untangle complex problems, understand the strategic vision and drive tactical results. He brings great leadership and a long track record of driving success and solving problems at scale.”
“I am honored to join Zūm. I am excited to work with everyone at Zūm to truly change how children commute.” said Dhar. “I have always admired companies that are solving big problems that have the potential to change people's lives. Zūm has a compelling growth opportunity alongside a great mission and a capital efficient go-to-market strategy.”
Dhar will join Zūm from Google, where he served as Director and Head of Sales - initially for Google Apps (North America) and later for Google Maps (North & South America). Prior to Google, he was Vice President of Sales at Oracle.
Zūm is the leading provider of safe and reliable child transportation for schools and parents. Zūm is committed to saving schools money and saving parents' time by providing flexible ride options, through highly vetted drivers. Today, Zūm has saved its partner schools $10 million in overhead costs and has helped parents save over 100,000 hours. Founded by Ritu Narayan, Vivek Garg, and Abhishek Garg, Zūm has raised $26.8 million in venture funding and is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. For more information visit www.ridezum.com.
Priya Shah Priya@ridezum.com