AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Ashok Kumar, the former CTO of Digital Transformation at Verizon, has joined Fetii's Advisory Board. Founded in 2020, the Austin startup provides on-demand group ridesharing and commuting solutions for groups and businesses in order to reduce emissions and decrease congestion. Fetii utilizes a network of 15-passenger transit vans and currently transports thousands of passengers a month, removing single-occupancy vehicles off the road. The company was recently awarded a contract by The Texas A&M System (11 universities, eight state agencies and the systems office) to streamline its operations and assist in the System's reopening process. As Fetii continues to scale and show high growth, the startup trusts that, with Kumar onboard, Fetii will continue to enhance its product development and infrastructure appropriately.
Kumar retired in 2019 after more than two decades at the tech giant. He served in multiple executive positions including CTO of Digital Transformation and VP of FiOS. Kumar helped shape Verizon's Fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network deployment as the company grew its FiOS business into a multi-billion dollar operation, which resulted in the fastest internet in the country. During this rapid growth, Kumar also led the systems and technology team that designed and developed the award-winning My Verizon app as well as the FiOS digital experience (Verizon.com and mobile apps).
Before leaving Verizon, Kumar helped Verizon Wireless transform itself into a digital-first business, enabling its customers with the ability to engage the company through its mobile and AI platforms. This became key for Verizon when the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashok Kumar joins existing Fetii advisor Joseph Kopser, founder of RideScout. Kopser is a transportation expert best known as the co-founder and former CEO of RideScout, which was acquired by Mercedes-Benz.
"Having Ashok and Joseph on our advisory board takes Fetii up another level," said Matthew Iommi, co-founder and co-CEO of Fetii. "Ashok is one of the few tech execs that understands how to build and design teams with the consumer in mind, not just the brand. He brings extensive technical knowledge and a spirit of collaboration that will continue to differentiate Fetii."
"Joseph has a rare understanding of the mobility sector and the ways technology can enhance the passenger experience," added Justin Rath, co-founder and co-CEO of Fetii. "Joseph's guidance on our product strategy has already created innovative and scalable ways to personalize the user experience."
Fetii Inc. is a SaaS mobility company that utilizes a network of 15-passenger vehicles to service groups and businesses with on-demand group transportation. It aims to create the world's first group-focused rideshare service that relieves congestion while offering a state-of-the-art user experience. Fetii looks to improve the lives of individuals and businesses by solving one of society's most pressing issues: traffic congestion.
Fetii services two segments: groups (Fetii Group) and businesses (Fetii Business). Fetii Group utilizes an iOS and Android app to connect vehicles with groups who need to get from Point A to Point B. Fetii Business connects vehicles with businesses and organizations that need transportation services for employees, clients, customers, etc. Movability, Central Texas' first and only transportation management association, partnered with Fetii earlier this year to offer the group rideshare service to its portfolio of corporate members in the State of Texas.