Have you noticed that people always talk to their car but the car never answers?
That’s too bad because cars have a lot to say… Like how they are driven of course but also about their engine health and performance.
At Zubie, we believe the future of mobility is to connect cars and drivers like never before.
This new connection will unlock a flow of information that eventually will make both cars and drivers safer.
To achieve this lofty goal we are constantly updating the Zubie experience and providing customers with an iron-clad privacy commitment.
Join us today, we’re riding into the future.
Zubie is a leader in the emerging connected car space. Zubie was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between leading retailer and Fortune 100 company, Best Buy, and OpenAir Equity Partners, a wireless, Internet and mobility-focused venture capital firm. Zubie is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with offices in the Minneapolis area.
SVP, Channel Operations
SVP, Customer Experience & Operations
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Tim Kelly has more than 25 years of executive management and marketing experience in technology, mobile and wireless, serving consumers and SMB’s. He most recently served as president and chief executive for Network Solutions, an internet enablement provider serving small businesses and consumers. Kelly led the company through a period of growth and expanding profitability, and in October 2011, drove the successful sale of the company to Web.com. Prior to Network Solutions, Kelly enjoyed a successful career at Sprint Nextel, as President of the company’s Consumer Division and as Chief Marketing Officer. Kelly was also President of Tickets.com, an Internet-focused live event ticketing company. Kelly graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Marketing, and earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Nova Southeast University.
Mark Angelino, Zubie Senior Vice President, channel operations, most recently served as senior vice president, global distribution at Hewlett Packard Corporation (HP), accountable for sales revenues through HP’s largest strategic partners including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Accenture among others.
Prior to that position, Angelino served as executive vice president at Salesforce.com, where he oversaw the successful adoption of the company’s sales, call center and platform services in North America through a team of post-sales technical professionals.
Angelino served in senior leadership roles at Sprint Nextel including president of sales and distribution, where he managed more than 20,000 points of distribution for the company, and president of Sprint Business. Prior to the Sprint Nextel merger, Angelino held several key positions at Nextel including leadership over all of Nextel’s enterprise sales activities and distribution channels. While in this position, Angelino won the coveted American Business Award as the Top Sales Executive for 2004. Angelino holds a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Colgate University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
Zubie Chief Technology Officer Ari Silkey has more than 15 years of product development experience in the consumer electronics industry. Over the course of his career, Silkey has led the successful development and launch of more than 100 products. He has worked with numerous tier 1 equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the United States and abroad, and has led device development and certification programs with major U.S. service providers.
Silkey has held senior leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies including Best Buy and Leica Geosystems. He has launched a wide range of products and services incorporating a variety of technologies including: Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular (2G, 3G and 4G/LTE). His incorporation of cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions and new business models has had a significant impact on the wireless marketplace.
Silkey holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Chief Financial Officer Holly Rapken is a seasoned finance executive with 25 years of business experience across multiple industries including wireless and communications, retail, and manufacturing . Before joining Zubie, she spent four years as the CFO and Board Secretary for Zave Networks, Inc., an entity that created and operated an incentive platform linking online and mobile coupon placement with in-store redemption. The company was acquired by Google in September 2011 as part of its Google Wallet initiative.
Prior to Zave, Holly spent 11 years in the finance organization at Sprint, serving in a variety of roles including assistant controller of the wireless unit, director of financial planning and analysis, and vice president of receivables management. In her last role at Sprint, she supported the company’s Southern region, with financial support oversight responsibility for a $10 billion annual revenue stream. Prior to Sprint, she was a CPA in the audit division of Arthur Andersen. Holly graduated with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting emphasis.
Vice President, Product Management, Navin Ganeshan has more than 20 years of experience bringing consumer and business software products to market. He offers a well-rounded and broad expertise across product strategy, technology and business management.
Ganeshan was most recently chief product and marketing officer at Centrifuge Systems, a venture-backed big-data visualization company focused on financial fraud and risk, and cyber-security applications. He drove the company’s evolution from a government and intelligence community focus to one with broader, more commercial appeal. Prior to that, Ganeshan was the chief product strategist for Network Solutions where he led product portfolio strategy across all lines of business, including new-product development, product evolution and new-markets exploration.
Ganeshan was also a partner with Scientia Technologies, a home automation and control company. That company’s flagship product, Plexus won the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Best of Innovations award in 2003.
Ganeshan received his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Digital Systems Design from the University of D.C, Washington, D.C.
Prag (Pragnesh) Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience & Operations, was most recently President of Global Consumer Markets for Rosetta Stone, where he led the global P&L, marketing, online & retail sales, and operations with offices in London, Munich, Tokyo, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Washington DC. While at Rosetta Stone, he helped drive the shift from packaged software to digital subscription services, and launched new business models in Europe and Asia.
Previously, Prag was Vice President & GM Online Channels and User Experience at Network Solutions (sold to Web.com), a leading consumer and small business online services provider. Prior to that he held several executive positions at Sprint wireless and Sprint Corporation, primarily in E-commerce, customer sales & operations, strategy, and product innovation.
Prag has also served as CEO of an international mobile payments venture, and has served on advisory boards of early stage, tech start-ups. In his early career, he was an aerospace engineer with NASA.
He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a M.S. in space systems engineering and a B.S. in mechanical engineering both from the George Washington University.