Mobility platform provider Optibus opened an office in New York City, as well as the appointment of Kevin Foreman as its GM, North America.
In addition to opening a New York office, Optibus is also moving its San Francisco office to Mission Street. The new offices will be open Nov. 1.
The SaaS company, which plans and schedules the movements of vehicles and drivers and powers some of the largest transit operations worldwide, also has offices in Tel Aviv, London, and Dusseldorf.
Foreman comes to Optibus from INRIX, which pioneered the practice of using vehicle data to manage traffic and provides products that facilitate the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. He is a former VP and GM of INRIX’s enterprise division and has over 20 years of experience in general management and strategic leadership in sales, marketing, product development, and customer success.
In addition to his experience at INRIX, Foreman also served in several executive roles at RealNetworks, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop applications for facial recognition and the real-time delivery and playback of audio, video, and other media content.
He is the former CEO of Point Inside, a Seattle-area mobile application developer of indoor customer navigation for the retail sector, and of social merchandising service Bevy.