Chief Executive Officer
Ed joined the eDriving executive team in March 2016, with eDriving’s acquisition of Interactive Driving Systems. A pioneer in the development of telematics-based safety solutions, Ed is leading the eDriving Fleet Team in synthesizing and commercializing innovative ways to help corporations large and small take advantage of cutting-edge technology, as well as continuing to grow eDriving’s presence in global safety solutions.
As founder and CEO of Interactive Driving Systems, Ed led his team at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of road safety and culture change strategies. Ultimately the company’s tireless efforts led to the creation of its flagship product, Virtual Risk Manager®(VRM), a first-of-its-kind fleet risk management offering focused on helping clients build their road safety management strategy into their operating DNA on the journey towards creating a CRASH FREE CULTURE®.
Under Ed’s leadership, VRM to date has trained over a million fleet drivers, earned over 70 awards, and enjoyed the privilege of working with some of the world’s most successful businesses, including BT, Nestlé, Zurich, Cummins, Pfizer, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, GSK, Merck & MSD, Transport for London, ASDA (Wal-Mart), Liberty Mutual, Roche, TNT, Sanofi, AON, Iron Mountain, McCain, Royal Mail, and many more.
As a veteran of the fleet risk management industry for over 20 years, Ed has helped transform the way companies proactively manage risk and prioritize the safety of their employees on a daily basis. His passionate advocacy and leadership efforts have been instrumental in initiating and maintaining collaborative industry benchmarking initiatives.
Ed grew up in the United Kingdom, studied Marketing and Engineering at The University of Huddersfield, became a US citizen in 2010, travels the world regularly for business and pleasure, and is a fishing and wildlife photography enthusiast.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President — eDriving Consumer
Jeff served as Chief Executive Officer of InsuranceQuotes, a Bankrate owned company, from 2012 to December, 2015 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011 until 2012. From 2006 to 2011, Jeff served in various executive roles, including Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Marketing & Web, at LeapFrog Enterprises – a designer, developer, and marketer of innovative, technology-based learning products. From 2001 to 2006, Jeff served in various senior leadership capacities at Orbitz Worldwide, including Vice President of Product and as Vice President and General Manager of all key travel verticals through his tenure. From 1995 to 2000, Jeff served in a variety of roles at American Airlines in Revenue Management. Mr. Grant holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a B.B.A from the University of Michigan.
Chief Financial Officer
Ross’ diverse background in global finance and strategy brings fresh vision to the eDriving leadership team.
Prior to joining eDriving in December 2016, he served as the Director of Corporate Strategy at InsuranceQuotes.com in Denver, Colorado, where he managed a team overseeing financial planning/analysis, business development, and executive-level strategic initiatives. He was involved in two buy-side acquisitions, and was part of the executive team responsible for selling InsuranceQuotes.com to Genstar Capital–backed All Web Leads in December 2015 for $165 million.
From 2007 to 2012, Ross served in a variety of management roles at UBS Investment Bank in both London and New York, most notably holding a role directly supporting the global COO and joint global heads.
Ross grew up in the United Kingdom. He holds a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, and is certified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Vice President, Operations
Annette joined eDriving in February, 2018 with a focus on Customer Operations. Annette works across all eDriving teams to identify and support innovative product development and streamline operations to directly support our customers’ programs and objectives. Prior to eDriving, she was in frontline sales at Verizon Telematics for over four years before moving in-house to build a Customer Success organization in San Diego. She also owned her own business for nearly 10 years and has spent much of her working career in Business Technology Sales and Operations Management. Having extensive experience on both sides of the sales process, Annette understands the positive impact the right solution can have on an organization’s success and how to help customers grasp every possible benefit. Her passion is delighting customers and helping them realize their business goals. Annette lives in San Diego with her husband and three amazing daughters. Their home is governed by their two pugs and the world’s greatest desert tortoise.
Vice President, Business Development
Chad joined the eDriving team in March 2018. Chad has an extensive sales and marketing background in B2B environments with a specialty in building new business. Chad is leading eDriving’s Business Development Team, bringing our global safety solutions to new fleet customers and channel partners throughout the world. As a 10-year industry veteran, Chad helped pioneer “continuous driver license monitoring” in the fleet industry, transforming the way commercial fleets proactively manage safety and risk. Chad grew up in Northwest Florida, studied Biology & Chemistry at Marquette University, received an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, was married in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and currently resides in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Vice President, Customer Success
Paul joined eDriving in 2010, fresh out of University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing and also now holds a Masters in International Business. Paul has been on the front line of our Customer Success organization since joining, and now leads the team helping our clients plan and execute their Risk Management Programs. Paul and his team play a pivotal role in bringing together the various eDriving teams required to help a client prepare for launch including VRM-Mentor Engineering, Database Management, Privacy, Security, Design and eLearning. Many clients look to Paul to become part of their team ensuring “all persons driving for work purposes return home to their loved ones at the end of each day.” Paul’s passions, apart from his wife and two daughters, include wrangling Marlin, Sailfish and Sharks out in the Canyons 75+ miles offshore from his base in our Cape May, New Jersey offices.
CIO/VRM Team Leader
Mark is the Chief Information Officer at eDriving, overseeing all technical and security aspects of the business. He works closely with the CEO to help select and implement suitable technology to streamline internal and external operations and help optimize their strategic benefits. Mark joined eDriving over 20 years ago and during his time at eDriving has progressed from Junior Programmer through the ranks to IT Director and finally to Chief Information Officer. Mark also leads the talented UK engineering team. Prior to joining eDriving Mark completed an apprenticeship in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering with the Ministry of Defence at RAF Henlow in the UK. Mark then went on to Study Electronic and Information Engineering at Huddersfield University. So when things are broke in the office he is the go-to guy to get it fixed. Mark brings some 40+ years engineering experience to his team, first dabbling with coding at the age of seven when his parents bought him a Sinclair ZX81 computer. Mark is constantly keeping up with emerging technology and security threats and ensures the VRM-Mentor platform is available and secure for clients 24/7. When not at work Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys in the countryside surrounding his home village of Meltham, West Yorkshire in the UK.
Mentor Team Leader
Amir Sagri joined eDriving in July 2016 as a Mobile Architect. Prior to this, Amir worked at Magnet Systems as Solutions Architect overseeing projects at GM labs. Amir also served various technology lead roles in Telenav Inc., including Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Architect. Amir has more than 20 years of experience in product innovation, software engineering and large-scale data processing platforms, in addition to managing global teams to deliver product roadmaps. Along the way, he formed several start-ups from ground-up which led to successful exits. Amir lives with his wife, two children and a cat. Engineer at heart, Amir loves to build products and travel around the world.
Production Director – eLearning
Lindsey joined eDriving in 2013, starting as an eLearning Developer and evolving into her current role. Lindsey oversees the eLearning production for Mentor and VRM offerings, from voiceover to XML development to translation and delivery on both platforms. Lindsey’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence have helped launch more than 100 Mentor modules in 13 languages, plus other product lines, including a relaunch of OneMoreSecond (also in 13 languages) and various standalone products. She works across teams and time zones to ensure product success from start to finish. Lindsey grew up in the San Diego area, ventured to Malibu to attend Pepperdine University (which included an eight-month stint in Florence, Italy), and returned to North San Diego County after graduation. She lives there with her husband, daughter (plus another little girl due in March 2019), and their golden Retriever, Teddy Ballgame.
Creative Director – eLearning
Virginia joined eDriving in July of 2017 as Content and User Experience Lead. Virginia leads eDriving’s creative team to deliver quality, behavior-centered content via an engaging and interactive user experience. Utilizing best practices gleaned from eDriving’s vast knowledge base in fleet driver safety, real-time driver telematics data, as well as innovative approaches to eLearning, Virginia ensures that all eDriving content and delivery exceeds client expectations. Her 20 years as an independent consultant and business owner allowed her to develop a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content, including online learning, behavior change communications, and interactive training. Virginia’s previous life as a both an Emmy-award winning TV producer/filmmaker and global behavior change communications expert has allowed her to use storytelling and entertainment as her “secret weapons” in reaching the ultimate goal of eDriving: driver safety and risk reduction. She has an MA from American University in Film and Media Arts, and a BA in Journalism from the University of South Florida. Virginia’s work has led her around the world, to 47 countries at last count, but she’s always happy to fly back to her comfy nest in Northern California.