Cargo Picks Tesla, Walmart Veteran As COO

  • June 3, 2019 at 7:26 PM EDT
  • By Bryan Wassel
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Cargo, which places boxes with items for sale in ridesharing vehicles, has hired Kate Pearson as COO. She will oversee operations and optimize efficiency as the company expands to Brazil through its partnership with Uber.

Pearson was previously Head of Customer Experience and Operations at Tesla, where she built the North America Delivery team and spearheaded the launch and optimization of the company’s home delivery program. She also has served as VP of Strategy, Operations and Digital Acceleration at Walmart, where she built out the retail giant’s digital and last-mile delivery strategies.

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“Kate immediately distinguished herself to everyone on our team as an incredible operator and leader of people,” said Jeff Cripe, CEO and Co-Founder of Cargo in a statement. “Cargo is on the cutting edge of supply chain and Kate’s experience at pioneering market-leading businesses like Tesla and Walmart will help Cargo grow into the largest and most impactful version of itself as a fleet monetization business for rideshare and eventually [autonomous vehicles].”

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