Thomas
von der Ohe

Co-Founder, CEO

WHAT DRIVES ME

You come across an opportunity to positively impact societies around the globe maybe once in your lifetime. An opportunity to truly make a difference. Our unique approach to autonomous driving gives us this chance: redefining how people move in a better way. Building and shipping a product with this great team is what drives me day and night.

BACKGROUND

Launched Zoox’ first self-driving vehicle on public streets as leading Technical Program Manager in Silicon Valley, launched Amazon’s first Echo as leading Technical Program Manager on Device Software, Founded two (funded) mobility companies. M. Sc. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

Fabrizio
Scelsi

Co-Founder, CTO

WHAT DRIVES ME

Building products together with an amazing team based on cutting-edge technology to serve a greater purpose and solve problems – for the people, for our planet.

BACKGROUND

Manager of an engineering team in Silicon Valley to build autonomous shuttles, built teams and various mobility products: electric race cars, e-motorcycles, light electric vehicles, electric passenger vehicles, including one of the most successful electric delivery vehicles in Germany. RWTH Aachen, Imperial College London.

Bogdan
Djukic

Co-founder, VP Engineering & Teledrive Experience

WHAT DRIVES ME

Vay is aiming to launch the first vehicle without a safety driver on public roads in Europe. This involves exciting engineering challenges, many of which have never been worked on before, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology, cybersecurity, backend, machine learning and safety-critical SW. Coming up with engineering solutions to these topics is something that I’m super excited to work on at Vay.

BACKGROUND

Team Lead at Microsoft, Senior Software Engineer at Skype. M. Sc. in Computer Science from Belgrade University.

Mariona
Bosch

VP Programs and Engineering Operations

WHAT DRIVES ME

Working closely with people from different cultures and professional backgrounds (hardware, software, operations, etc.) gives me the chance to learn new ways of approaching projects, structuring teams, and setting up processes every day. The results of this incredible teamwork are hugely rewarding, and visible in each step of our product.

BACKGROUND

Part of the management circle at AUDI AG, responsible for the implementation of prototypes at early development stages of new products (innovation vehicles, concept and pre-series vehicles, show cars, design models, testing single parts, PoCs, 3D-printing)

Justin
Spratt

CBO - Business & Corporate Development

WHAT DRIVES ME

What drives me is to work on goals that have a big impact on society. Additionally, I wanted to work with the smartest and most innovative people in the tech world. That’s better at Vay than any other company I’ve spoken to recently.

BACKGROUND

Responsible for global strategic partnerships at Uber, where he focused on deals with automotive OEMs, vehicle fleet operators, vehicle battery technology companies and electrification infrastructure providers. Was CEO and chief growth officer at Quirk. Began his professional life at Morgan Stanley as a fixed income trader after studying economics and finance. Built the first startup incubator in Africa in 2002 and has been mentoring founders of technology startups for over ten years. He is an angel investor in software technology and holds board positions in some of these companies.

Caleb
Varner

US General Manager

WHAT DRIVES ME

We’re close to letting users experience the Vay Magic for the first time in Las Vegas and I know that they are going to find it a compelling mix of great value powered by a super slick in-app experience. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to take this piece of underlying tech (remote driving) and build an experience around it that users will use, love and tell their friends about.

BACKGROUND

Co-founded and served as the Global General Manager of Uber Rent & Valet, a new mobility investment by Uber. Lead the Global Vehicles team at Uber, overseeing critical planning and P&L responsibilities. Built Uber’s vehicles business in Latin America from the ground and managed the customer-facing financial services business across Sub-Saharan Africa. Lead international financial services strategy engagements with the Boston Consulting Group for John Deere, focusing on regions like Brazil, Africa, and India. Owns a Masters of Business Administration of Duke University.

David
Gossow

Senior Principal Software Engineer

WHAT DRIVES ME

After having worked in autonomous robotics research for a long time in the Silicon Valley, I am thrilled to be working at a company that is finally bringing this technology into people’s everyday lives.

BACKGROUND

Tech Lead at Google Tango in Mountain View, Research Engineer at Willow Garage, yoga instructor since 2018.

Johanna
Loomis

Lead Industrial Designer

WHAT DRIVES ME

What drives me at Vay is the enthusiasm and passion for a vision that is embedded in the company culture, and at the same time the strict discipline in its implementation.

BACKGROUND

Industrial Product Design Lead at TEAMS DESIGN GmbH for over six years, started as a Trainee in Shanghai City. Worked as Industrial and Product Designer at LOTHAR BOHM ASSOCIATES LIMITED, Lutz Herrmann Design, Indeed Innovation and Werksdesign.

Vladimir
Bilonenko

Director of Software Engineering

WHAT DRIVES ME

Helping engineers to do their best and most important work. Elegance in software. Bringing ideas from books to real life and from one domain to another. Going from A to B fast.

BACKGROUND

Software Generalist. Maps and Mobility Geek (Lon, Lat not Lat, Lon). High Load at Yandex, Geo Analytics and Last Mile at HERE Maps, Mobility Platform at Daimler. Conway’s Law Enthusiast.

ALINA
PRESTI

Teledriver

WHAT DRIVES ME

A car enthusiast, driven by cars, driving and technology.

BACKGROUND

Nursery school teacher. Driver at Skoda’s start-up Caredriver.

Journal

Vay selected to join the EIC Scaling Club network

Exciting News: Vay is Now Live in Las Vegas!

Our teledriving-first approach: How we build teledrive technology around safety...

Get Early Access to Vay’s Driverless Delivered Cars!

We are the first company to teledrive cars without a person inside on public...

Meet Antonella, our first teledriver in the US

Cheers to 5 Years of Pioneering, Progressing, and Prospering in Teledriving!

Training for the backbone of our future mobility service – the Vay...

Deep Dive: How Design shapes the Future of a Tech-driven Product (Part 3)

From Idea to Reality: How to Create a Smooth Customer Experience

What We Value at Vay

VayGPT and more: Highlights from our hackathon

Safety First? The Role of Cybersecurity at Vay

Breaking barriers & building bridges at vConnect!

Deep Dive: How Design shapes the Future of a Tech-driven Product (Part 2)

Meet Caleb Varner, our US General Manager!

Hello USA! Vay opens an office in Las Vegas!

Thomas von der Ohe is named Founder of the Year

Where does Vay go next?

Deep Dive: How to Break the Congestion Barrier – Achieving low latency...

Deep Dive: How to hire successfully

Deep Dive: How Design shapes the Future of a Tech-driven Product (Part 1)

Meet Kate Mulligan, Senior People Operations Manager

A historic moment: The first car drives without a person in the vehicle on a...

A huge step for us and for the future of teledriving: We are the first company...

Background information on the TÜV SÜD endorsement

How do Industrial Designers and Engineers work together on a tech product

Stepping into the future of mobility

Meet Johanna Loomis, Industrial Design Lead

Meet Matteo Battisti, Quality Manager – Hardware & Production

Meet Claire Dederer, Electrical Engineer

Straight out of the Uber universe: Justin Spratt appointed as VP of Business...

Meet Alina Presti, Dream Job: Teledriver

Meet Connaire Wallace, Global Talent Acquisition Manager 

Meet Christian Hertlein, Director of Design and Brand

Connecting, growing, building and having fun – good times at vConnect

How to measure glass-to-glass video latency?

Meet Hans-Leo Ross, Director of Safety

Volker Wissing: “This could be a good alternative to owning a car”

Meet Dan Cadar, Teledrive trainer

Mariona Bosch, Director of Engineering Operations, selected by Business Insider...

Meet Mariana Avezum, Technical Program Manager for our Mobility Platform