Former Amazon, Twitter, Google, and Uber, Executives Join KeepTruckin Leadership Team
KeepTruckin, the leading fleet management platform for growing trucking companies, today announced the addition of four key executives to its leadership team — Siva Gurumurthy as VP of Engineering, Jairam Ranganathan as VP of Product, Maureen Bradford as VP of Marketing, and Alice Sansone as General Counsel and VP of People Operations. With extensive management experience from Twitter, Uber, Google, and Amazon, these new additions bring leadership depth to KeepTruckin’s executive team during a period of rapid growth.
Over the past two years, KeepTruckin has built the largest network of connected trucks in the world. More than 250,000 drivers and 50,000 trucking companies depend on KeepTruckin’s hardware and software technology to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of their fleets. To support this unprecedented growth, the KeepTruckin team has expanded to more than 800 employees across 6 global offices.
“Trucking is the backbone of the American economy but has largely been ignored by Silicon Valley. Our mission is to connect the world’s trucks and bring this industry online,” said Shoaib Makani, CEO, and co-founder, KeepTruckin. “Siva and Jairam bring deep experience in machine learning and AI and will help us build the products that enable our customers to run smarter and safer fleets. Maureen and Alice bring marketing and people operations leadership that will allow us to scale our impact while preserving our culture. The quality of the talent we’ve been able to attract and retain is a direct function of our leadership in the market and our values-based culture. I’m excited to build the future of trucking with Maureen, Alice, Siva, and Jai.”
Maureen Bradford, Vice President of Marketing
Bradford manages Marketing for KeepTruckin. Previously, Bradford worked in leadership roles at Google, including Director of Marketing for the cloud and ads platform businesses. She developed and executed go-to-market strategies, drove lead generation, partner and reseller marketing, global field marketing, digital and physical events, and content marketing. Bradford also worked in marketing leadership roles at Intel Corporation. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Siva Gurumurthy, Vice President of Engineering
Gurumurthy leads Software Engineering at KeepTruckin. Prior to joining KeepTruckin, Gurumurthy worked as Director of Engineering at Twitter where he led a 200+ person team responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s consumer-facing product. Before joining Twitter, He did pioneering work on real time search and graph analysis at Yahoo! Labs and IBM Research. He was an Edelman Laureate in 2014. Gurumurthy earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and completed his Masters in Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Jairam Ranganathan, Vice President of Product
Ranganathan leads Product vision and development for all of KeepTruckin’s fleet management solutions. Prior to joining KeepTruckin, Ranganathan worked at Uber where he served as Senior Director of Product, managing various products from core data and AI capabilities to marketing systems and operations tooling. Before Uber, Ranganathan served as Senior Director of Product Management at Cloudera. He earned his BS and BA in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and completed his Masters in Computer Science at Stanford University.
Alice Sansone, General Counsel and VP of People Operations
Sansone serves as General Counsel and also leads Human Resources and Recruiting at KeepTruckin. Prior to joining KeepTruckin, Sansone worked at several high growth companies, including MC10, Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics), and Avid Technology. Most recently, Sansone was Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Weebly, where she helped lead the company through its acquisition by Square, Inc. Sansone earned her BA from Wellesley College, her JD from New York University School of Law, and studied political philosophy at the University of Oxford.