Bestmile announced the appointment of senior enterprise technology executive Gary Patterson to the position of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he will accelerate Bestmile’s growth by developing a partnership framework that will consolidate relationships with trusted and value-added partners around the globe. He will also oversee customer support, product deployment, and customer success operations.
“Bestmile introduced fleet orchestration to the mobility services industry, and the market has recognized the need for this solution,” said Raphael Gindrat, CEO and cofounder of Bestmile. “Gary is the right person to help us scale our business and technology to meet demand and to accelerate our entry into new markets.”
Patterson brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in B2B enterprise information technology, focused on the delivery of transformative change enabled by innovative, data-driven solutions. Most recently he served as VP of Technology, Big Data, for cloud management infrastructure and software provider Virtustream, a Dell Technologies Business. He has also served as an advisor to startups developing cloud-based big data, analytics, data science, IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence solutions.
“The mobility services market is exploding and the Bestmile team has built an exceptional product and underlying technology that offers incredible value,” Patterson said. “I’m excited to be a part of this team and am ready to support and accelerate its growth.”
Gary holds MS/MIS and MBA degrees from Boston University.
Bestmile’s Fleet Orchestration Platform is the only solution of its kind that supports autonomous and human-driven vehicles of any brand or type and enables them to work together as efficient, intelligent fleets—up to 10x more efficient. Mobility service providers around the world use the platform to transform vehicles into fleets that deliver high-value ridehailing, robotaxi, micro-transit and autonomous shuttle services capable of transporting more people with fewer vehicles while meeting traveler expectations and business requirements.