Executive Chairman and CEO
Tony Aquila joined the board on December 21, 2020. In June 2019, Mr. Aquila founded AFV Partners, an affirmative low-leverage capital vehicle that invests in long-term mission critical software, data and technology businesses and serves as its Chairman and CEO since its founding. In 2005, Mr. Aquila founded Solera Holdings Inc., and led it as Chairman and CEO to a $1 billion initial public offering in 2007, and in the following years sourced and executed over 50 acquisitions significantly expanding Solera’s total addressable market. Mr. Aquila oversaw Solera’s $6.5 billion transaction from a public-to-private business in 2016. During his tenure, Mr. Aquila established Solera as a global technology company that provides software and data to global insurance companies, global OEMs and maintenance, repair and overhaul networks. Mr. Aquila currently serves as the Chairman for Aircraft Performance Group, LLC, a global provider of mission critical flight operations software, since January 2020, and RocketRoute Limited, global aviation services company, since March 2020 and APG Avionics LLC, an aviation data and software company for the general aviation market since September 2020. From November 2018 to July 2020, Mr. Aquila served as the Global Chairman of Sportradar Group, a sports data and content company.
President and Board of Directors
Josette Sheeran is President of Canoo Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors. She is an international leader, decorated diplomat, humanitarian and has led negotiations on trade, intellectual property, supply chains, technology, labor and the environment across the world. As head of the World Food Program, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, she led the world's biggest humanitarian supply chains, with more than 15,000 staff and logistics serving more than 90 nations faced with disasters and wars. She has raised financial support for public and private partnerships worth more than $1b bringing innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Since February 2021 she has served as the Executive Chair of the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Previously, Josette served as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum; UN Special Envoy, leading a successful effort to end a cholera epidemic in Haiti; Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program; United States Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs under President George W. Bush; Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador covering Asia, Africa, labor, environment, intellectual property, and trade capacity building. She also served as the President and CEO of the Asia Society, a global non-profit focused on policy, sustainability, conflict resolution, culture, and education and as a fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. In 2011, she was recognized by Forbes as the 30th most powerful woman in the world.
Senior Vice President & Interim Chief Financial Officer
Renato is a seasoned financial leader with extensive experience in both private and public companies. He was on the early growth team at Solera Holdings Inc. and has deep experience in corporate and operational finance.
SVP, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Ramesh is an experienced accounting and audit expert. He joins Canoo from Ernst & Young (EY) where he served as Managing Director with practice areas in technology, software, and manufacturing with a focus on publicly traded companies.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
With more than a dozen years working in accounting and legal for public companies, Hector has deep experience with financial leadership, international tax planning and intellectual property. Hector was most recently at Solera Holdings Inc., and previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chief Technology Officer, Automotive
Peter Savagian has served as In Charge of Technology (CTO) of Canoo since September 2020. From February 2019 to September 2020, Mr. Savagian served as Senior Vice President, Engineering at Ampaire, Inc., a zero-emissions aircraft manufacturer. From January 2019 to September 2020, Mr. Savagian served as Principal and Founder at Electrified Future, Inc., a company that advises on electric vehicle and related industries. From July 2016 to November 2018, Mr. Savagian served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Product and Technology Development at Faraday&Future Inc., an electric vehicle manufacturer. From April 2002 to July 2016, Mr. Savagian served in various engineering and managerial roles at General Motors Company, a multinational vehicle manufacturer. Since October 2019 Mr. Savagian has served as Independent Director on the Board of ElectraMeccanica Vehicles, Inc., a publicly traded electric vehicle manufacturer. Since October 2018, Mr. Savagian has served as an advisor to Sibros Technologies, Inc, an automotive software and cloud services company. Since June 2015, Mr. Savagian has served as a Lecturer in Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Mr. Savagian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Operations Research Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.
Senior Vice President Of Global Customer Journey & Aftersales
A very experienced automotive leader, Treiber joins Canoo from Mercedes-Benz AG where he served as Vice President of Customer Service in the USA and held senior management roles in the global Mercedes-Benz organization. He brings more than two decades of experience scaling automotive value chain on retail, wholesale and OEM level for sales, Service & parts, and fleet sales. Treiber was a founding Member of the Board of Directors at RepairSmith, advising the company on the go-to-market strategy and building a customer focused digital experience from 2018 - 2021. He also served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Mercedes-Benz Insurance AG from 2015 – 2019.
Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive
Mark is a veteran marketing executive with nearly two decades of experience on both the agency and brand sides of business. He spent a decade at Daimler AG where he most recently was General Manager, Marketing Services & Digital Customer.
Vice President Of Investor Relations
Hamid previously served as Director of Investor Relations for Cars.com, the second-largest online automotive marketplace in the U.S. Prior to that, he headed the investor relations departments of Solera Holdings, a leading global software and data provider for insurance and automotive industries. Hamid's previous experience included sell-side equity research and corporate finance. Hamid holds an MBA in finance from the University of Denver.