Julien Lepleux

Julien is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Prior to joining the company, he conducted due diligence on Cargo at Bleu Capital, one of Cargo's early investors. Julien has involved himself in Wharton's entrepreneurial ecosystem, both as an investor for the Penn Wharton Innovation fund and as a student-founder. Outside of work, Julien enjoys playing soccer and loudly cheering for his home team Paris-Saint-Germain. He can also be found exploring the NYC food scene and facetiming his dog.

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Jeffrey Cripe

After graduating from Yale, Jeff was an early team member at Birchbox, and a founding Ecommerce team member at Christie's, where he helped build the world’s leading digital art-commerce platform. Jeff has also worked as an Advisor to Loehmann's and ARTCUBE. Outside of work, Jeff is on the Junior Board of Project Art, enjoys golf, and is an amateur paleontologist credited with the discovery of new species and genuses, including T. cripeosaurus

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James Cowen

James started his career in investment banking before fulfilling his ambition of transitioning to the exciting tech startup space by joining Gett. Whilst working at Gett he played a key role in raising $400MM from VW and Sberbank, whilst also completing numerous acquisitions and strategic partnerships. James lives in London and spends his spare time playing tennis, golf and cricket.

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Michael Fisher

Prior to Cargo, Michael worked in Ford's Global Strategy Group in support of Ford Smart Mobility. In Michael's role, he contributed thought leadership and strategic input to projects related to Ford's Chariot, City Solutions, and Autonomous Vehicle teams. Preceding Ford, Michael worked with Cargo and several other startups at Techstars Mobility in Detroit as a summer associate. Michael received his BA from Georgetown University and currently lives in Detroit. A few quick ways to Michael's heart include barbeque, vintage cars, and boating. 

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Eric Aleman

Before joining the ride-share industry, Eric studied mathematics at the University of Michigan and consulted for various early-stage startups. He has previously worked on NSF-backed research and National Nuclear Security Administration projects with some of the leading scientists from NASA, Harvard, MIT, and the DOE. Outside of Cargo, Eric is an olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, and ravenous eater.

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Stuart Clark

After successfully dropping out of college, Stuart pursued an operations and technology career at Birchbox. During his five year tenure, Stuart led design and implementation of various scalable back-end systems and integrations supporting distribution to well over a million monthly subscribers across multiple countries. Recently, Birchbox’s Most Mysterious has been busy spearheading development at Cargo and perfecting the Old Fashioned.

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Bekki Gredinger

Prior to Cargo, Bekki was a partner at BrandShare, where she launched an Ecommerce Sampling Platform with 750+ retailer partners that distributed 100MM+ samples annually. She managed Brandshare’s national sales staff, launched a subscription division with Walmart, and oversaw all major functions within the company. Bekki previously worked at News America Marketing, Time Inc. and Kraft Foods before falling in love with start ups! When she isn’t with her big pup Sonny, Bekki always enjoys a tropical vacation and a good run.

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Elisabeth Rosenak

Elisabeth began her career at News America Marketing where she spent ten years partnering with the world's leading brands to develop data-driven strategies that connected those brands, personally, with the right shopper, at the right time, on the right platform. She discovered her passion for entrepreneurship when her company acquired a mobile app start-up. Moving into a Brand Partnership role for the newly acquired organization, Elisabeth found herself more excited than ever to innovate and learn. She's currently pursing an MBA at the University of Notre Dame and, when she graduates in May 2019, she looks forward to catching up on bad TV, fine-tuning her karaoke game, and maybe working out. Or learning how to DIY the perfect martini. Maybe.

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Dena Xavier

Dena is a Florida Gator with a Master’s in Business Management with a focus in Supply Chain Management. She has expertise in inventory management and integrated supply chain strategy. Prior to joining Cargo, she held roles in Logistics, Demand Planning, and most recently, Brand Management at Mondelez International. In her spare time, she can be found training for her next marathon or exploring the local restaurant scene.

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Jasper Wheeler

Jasper is a highly technical industrial designer with 12 years of experience developing products, from concept to shelf, for companies ranging from Fortune 500 homeware retailers to venture-backed hardware startups. His design philosophy is to use iterative model-making and prototyping processes to create production-ready designs. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee and two adorable dogs, where he attends every concert. Ever.

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Kurt Tacastacas

Kurt was born in the Philippines, grew up in Ohio and now live in New York City. As Cargo's Associate Creative Director, he plays a pivotal role in shaping and developing the company's visual identity and marketplace presence. Prior to Cargo, he was the Associate Creative Director of BrandShare. Kurt earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He likes karaoke, trying new restaurants, sketching people on the subway on his phone and going on adventures.

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Elias Hightower

Elias is an experienced people leader, with over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, committed to the constant challenge of improving and innovating the talent function in companies. Prior to joining Cargo, he held positions at Spotify, Splice, Joe & the Juice, and in the US Army. His approach is to meld his experience at startups at various stages of growth, with his passions for employee branding, organizational development, and social consciousness, to make meaningful impact to the landscape of how work is being done. When not in the gym, Elias can be found at a concert or creating a mustache wax & fashion accessories.

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