Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Urmson is a co-founder of Aurora and has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Aurora since its formation in 2017. Prior to founding Aurora, Mr. Urmson helped build Google's self-driving program from 2009 to 2016 and served as Chief Technology Officer of the group. Mr. Urmson has over 15 years of experience leading automated vehicle programs. He was the Director of Technology for Carnegie Mellon's DARPA Grand and Urban Challenge Teams, which placed second and third in 2005, and first in 2007. Mr. Urmson earned his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his BEng in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Mr. Urmson currently serves on Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science Dean's Advisory Board. Mr. Urmson also currently serves on the board of directors for Edge Case Research, a company working to assure the safety of autonomous systems for real world deployment. Additionally, he is on the Veoneer Technical Advisory Board, and the Shell New Energies External Advisory Board. Mr. Urmson has authored over 50 publications and is a prolific inventor.
Chief Product Officer and Director
Mr. Anderson is a co-founder of Aurora and has served as Chief Product Officer and a director of Aurora since its formation in 2017. Mr. Anderson has spent over 12 years leading advanced vehicle programs. Prior to founding Aurora, Mr. Anderson led the design, development, and launch of the award-winning Tesla Model X, and led the team that delivered Tesla Autopilot. In the late 2000s, he developed MIT's Intelligent Co-Pilot, a shared autonomy framework that paved the way for broad advances in cooperative control of human-machine systems. Mr. Anderson holds multiple patents and over a dozen publications in autonomous vehicle systems, and an MS and PhD from MIT.
Ms. Bagley is a seasoned business and finance leader with experience both as an operator and in the boardroom. She currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer at Axon (NASDAQ: AXON). Prior to joining Axon, she served for 3.5 years as Chief Financial Officer at Sonos (NASDAQ: SONO), overseeing its traditional finance functions, including investor relations and M&A, as well as real estate and information technology. From 2017 to 2019, Ms. Bagley also served on the Sonos board of directors, where she chaired the compensation committee. Over the course of 12 years on KKR’s Americas Private Equity team, Ms. Bagley held various investing roles including as a Managing Director of the technology team. At KKR, she also served on numerous boards. She holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Brown University.
Ms. Boyland is a retired senior executive of FedEx Corporation (“FedEx”), where she served in various leadership positions between 2004 to 2020, including as Corporate Vice President, Operations & Service Support and Vice President, Service Experience Leadership beginning in 2016. While at FedEx, Ms. Boyland led operational initiatives in electro mobility, network and fleet automation, customer experience improvements and advancing new service offerings. Prior to her tenure at FedEx, Ms. Boyland held various leadership positions at General Electric Company from 1992 to 2004, including as General Manager, GE Fleet and Six Sigma Enterprise Quality Leader, GE Auto Finance Services. Earlier in her career, Ms. Boyland served as legal counsel for AXA Financial from 1986 to 1992. Ms. Boyland currently serves on the boards of directors of Vontier Corporation and United Natural Foods, Inc., and previously served as a member of the boards of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and UMRF Ventures, Inc. In 2016, Ms. Boyland was appointed to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation. Ms. Boyland also served as a strategic advisor to the Company from 2020 to 2021. Ms. Boyland holds a B.A. in Psychology and Business from Eckerd College, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Hoffman is a co-founding member of Reinvent Capital. He co-founded LinkedIn, served as its founding Chief Executive Officer, and served as its Executive Chairman until the company's acquisition by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. Early in his career, he was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and served on the founding board of directors of PayPal. Mr. Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock (joining Greylock in 2009), a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses on investing in technology products that can reach hundreds of millions of people. He also serves on Microsoft's board of directors and Joby Aviation's board of directors and as a director or observer for a number of private companies including Apollo Fusion, Blockstream, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Nauto, Neeva, and Xapo. He was previously Co-Lead Director of each of RTP and RTPZ before such entities completed their respective initial business combinations. Additionally, Mr. Hoffman also serves on ten not-for-profit boards, including OpenAI, Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, Berggruen Institute, Research Bridge Partners, Lever for Change, New America, Do Something, and Opportunity @ Work. Mr. Hoffman also serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Media Lab. Over the years, Mr. Hoffman has made early investments in over 100 technology companies, including companies such as Facebook, Ironport, and Zynga. He is the co-author of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies and two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-up of You and The Alliance. He also hosts the podcast Masters of Scale. Mr. Hoffman earned a master's degree in philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor's degree with distinction in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Mr. Hoffman has an honorary doctorate from Babson College and an honorary fellowship from Wolfson College, Oxford University. Mr. Hoffman has received a number of awards, including the Salute to Greatness from the Martin Luther King Center.
Claire Hughes Johnson
Ms. Johnson currently serves as a corporate officer and advisor for the global financial technology company Stripe, where she has spent the last 7 years on the executive team. Ms. Johnson served as Chief Operating Officer at Stripe from 2014 to 2021, where she helped Stripe grow from under 200 employees to more than 6,000 and from 10’s of millions in revenue to billions. At various times, she led business operations, sales, marketing, customer support, risk and all of the people functions, including workplace and real estate. Ms. Johnson also currently serves on the Board of the renewable energy company Ameresco, and the multi-platform publication, The Atlantic. Prior to joining Stripe, Ms. Johnson spent ten years at Google, leading various business teams including the launch and operations of Gmail and Google Apps. She was also the Vice President responsible for Adwords mid-market revenue globally; Google Offers sales, product, and engineering; and the business, operations, and product teams of their self-driving car project. Ms. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has previously served on the board of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and is also a trustee and Executive Committee member of Milton Academy.
Mr. Khosrowshahi has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Uber and as a member of Uber's board of directors since September 2017. Prior to joining Uber, Mr. Khosrowshahi served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Expedia, Inc., an online travel company, from August 2005 to August 2017. From August 1998 to August 2005, Mr. Khosrowshahi served in several senior management roles at IAC/InterActiveCorp, a media and internet company, including Chief Executive Officer of IAC Travel, a division of IAC/InterActiveCorp, from January 2005 to August 2005, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp from January 2002 to January 2005, and as IAC/InterActiveCorp's Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategic Planning, from July 2000 to January 2002. Mr. Khosrowshahi worked at Allen & Company LLC from 1991 to 1998, where he served as Vice President from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Khosrowshahi currently serves on the board of directors of Expedia Group. Mr. Khosrowshahi previously served as a member of the supervisory board of trivago, N.V., a global hotel search company, from December 2016 to September 2017, and previously served on the board of directors for the following companies: The New York Times Company, a news and media company, from May 2015 to September 2017, and TripAdvisor, Inc., an online travel company, from December 2011 to February 2013. Mr. Khosrowshahi holds a B.S. from Brown University.
Mr. Volpi has served as General Partner at Index Ventures since July 2009. Mr. Volpi joined Index to help establish the firm's San Francisco office. He invests primarily in infrastructure, open-source, and artificial intelligence companies. Mr. Volpi is currently serving on the boards of Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Covariant.ai, Elastic, Kong, Sonos, Starburst, and Wealthfront. He was previously a director of Blue Bottle Coffee, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hortonworks, and Zuora. Mr. Volpi held several executive positions prior to Index, including Chief Strategy Officer and SVP/GM of Cisco's routing business. While at Cisco, he managed a P&L in excess of $10 billion in revenues, and his team was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 companies, some of which were multi-billion deals. Mr. Volpi has a B.S in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves on the Global Advisory Board of Stanford's Knight Hennessy Scholars program.