Meet the team

Executive leadership

ceo
Andre Haddad
Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.
Before his eBay days, Andre co-founded iBazar, a leading European auction marketplace, which was acquired by eBay in 2001 for $140 million. Andre was COO at iBazar, overseeing Product, Marketing, Operations, and International. Prior to iBazar, he was brand manager at Procter & Gamble and a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He graduated from HEC Paris.
coo
Alex Benn
Alex has been driving and sharing since age 3; his parents liked the sharing much better. He later piloted vehicles from mopeds to Maseratis, worked as a mechanic, circled North America on a modified sportbike, and created an informal car sharing program in the 1990s. Alex was VP of Business Development at Walmart’s Global Ecommerce division, and led Strategy and Business Development at Minted and Fidex, two online marketplaces. Alex began his online career at eBay in 1999, executing many of eBay’s significant early partnerships following his time as a lawyer at Cooley Godward. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University.
Chief Product Officer
Tom Wang
Tom has extensive experience creating world-class Internet and mobile products. His background includes product leadership roles at large public companies including America Online and Nokia, and groundbreaking Silicon Valley start-ups, such as Formspring, Spinner, and Organic. Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Northwestern.
Chief Business Officer
David Stewart
David brings a multidisciplinary background to the Business Development function at Turo. He joined Turo in 2015, via the acquisition of SocialStudio, the company he founded and led. Previously, David was VP Product at Yammer, was Senior Director of Growth at Playdom, led platform marketing at YouTube, and advised management teams with the Boston Consulting Group. David holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Yale University.
VP, Engineering
Christian Eager
Chris has years of experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. He’s worked as a sales engineer, in operations, and as a mobile and web app lead for companies small and large, including Plum and Nokia. He cares deeply about user experience and pragmatic software development. He has a B.A. from Tufts University.
VP, Airport Business Operations
Doug Watt
Doug came to Turo with 25 years of car rental experience with Enterprise under his belt. As Regional VP for Enterprise, he pioneered the North and Peninsula Regions of the San Francisco Bay Area, opening and overseeing 35 retail locations and an administrative headquarters with 250 employees. Doug’s earlier pioneering endeavors included working as a deckhand on a commercial salmon boat in Alaska, picking apples in Washington, and starting a rock-and-roll band in Colorado before ultimately taking the show to San Francisco. Doug has a degree in Economics from Colgate University.
Vice President & General Counsel
Michelle Fang
Michelle’s passion for online marketplaces started when she joined eBay in 2006, where she experienced the sense of community and purpose that marketplaces offer. While at eBay, Michelle served in a number of legal leadership positions, including Head of Global Intellectual Property, Head of North American Litigation, and most recently, General Counsel of StubHub. Prior to her online career, Michelle worked in-house as a lawyer at NBC Universal and at the Quinn Emanuel law firm in Los Angeles. Michelle is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA. Michelle’s first car was a really sweet manual transmission Nissan 200SX complete with a provocative license plate. When she’s not working to make the Turo experience the best it can be, Michelle can be found driving around the East Bay with her husband and two children in a sensible, but still sweet, Prius.

Board of directors

Howard Hartenbaum
Partner, August Capital
Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was the founding investor in Skype and a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists.
Before entering the venture capital field, Howard was at Hughes Electronics, where he was responsible for supporting business development, marketing and sales of satellite, information security and automotive technologies developed by HRL Laboratories. He also worked in engineering positions in ergonomics and user experience at Honda Motor Company and manufacturing at Teledyne Relays.
Howard has worked overseas for a total of ten years in Luxembourg and Japan. He is a graduate of M.I.T.
Deepak Kamra
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Deepak has been with Canaan Partners for over 20 years, focusing on investments in digital media and software. Deepak has wide-ranging interests, and thrives on risk. He led Canaan’s early investment in DoubleClick, the Internet’s first and leading online advertising solution, as well as Canaan’s investment in Acme Packet, a leading network security and virtualization company, and SuccessFactors, a pioneering cloud software company for human resources management.
Deepak received a BA from Carleton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was included on the Forbes Midas List in 2008 and 2009. He was a member of the board of the National Venture Capital Association from 2008 to 2012. In his spare time, he is involved in several microfinance initiatives to spur economic growth in developing nations, and has served as Chairman of the Investment Committee at Deutsche Bank’s Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium.
Joe Kraus
Partner, Google Ventures
Joe Kraus has been with Google Ventures since 2009.
Prior to Google Ventures, Joe was a two-time entrepreneur. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine, holding multiple positions in the company, including leadership roles in product, business development, and marketing. More recently, he co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006. While at Google, Joe had multiple product management roles including Blogger, Picasa, Sites, Friend Connect, and OpenSocial.
In addition, Joe has been an active angel investor in multiple companies, including LinkedIn, Aardvark (sold to Google in 2010), Kongregate, and OpenCandy. Joe is also on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org).
Joe received a B.A. from Stanford University.
Shelby Clark
Founder
Shelby first tried car sharing when his car died after a cross-country move to California. He loved living a car-free life, but thought car sharing would work better and grow faster if it was “for the people, by the people”, a neighbor-to-neighbor experience. So he founded Turo. Shelby obtained his MBA from Harvard, where he cultivated his passion for entrepreneurship and social impact. Before Harvard, Shelby helped launch three socially focused startups. He was an early employee at Kiva.org, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in history, where Shelby provided strategic direction while building internal systems to scale the organization. Previously, Shelby worked at Oliver Wyman as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy and operations. Prior to Harvard, Shelby graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern.
Brook Porter
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Brook Porter joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2010 and is a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), supporting young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways. Focused on multi-stage investments at the nexus of sustainability and technology disruption, Brook works closely with entrepreneurs and serves as a board director, observer and/or advisor for Amprius, Amyris (Nasdaq:AMRS, 2010), Bloom Energy, Kaiima, Farmer’s Edge, BlueOak, Elcomax, Luxvue (acquired 2014), Orcan, Renmatix, Siluria, and Turo.
A serial entrepreneur, Brook brought more than a decade of renewable energy expertise to KPCB. Over the course of eight years, he co-founded two alternative fuel companies: Intelligent Energy, a hydrogen fuel cell technology company acquired by UK-based Intelligent Energy and Primafuel, a biofuels solutions provider, now a subsidiary of Edeniq. During his time at Primafuel, Brook led all aspects of engineering and operations and played a critical role in multiple financings for the company. Brook was a co-developer of the ENV Fuel Cell Motorcycle, recognized by TIME magazine and Popular Science as one of the best inventions of 2005.
Brook holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in environmental technology. He is named on multiple U.S. and international patents in the field of renewable energy, including energy conversion and catalysis. Brook is married and has both a daughter and a son. He enjoys skiing, cooking, triathlons, and adventurous travel.
Andre Haddad
ceo
Andre loves cars, the consumer web, and the environment, and Turo brings all three of his passions into perfect harmony. Before joining Turo as CEO in September 2011, Andre was CEO of Shopping.com, the leading online comparison-shopping network that eBay acquired in 2005 for $600 million. Prior to Shopping.com, he was Senior Vice President, Product at eBay, where he was responsible for product management, design, and research at eBay’s global marketplace business. Andre played several roles during his time at eBay, including GM in Europe, VP, International Operations, and VP, User Experience and Design.
Before his eBay days, Andre co-founded iBazar, a leading European auction marketplace, which was acquired by eBay in 2001 for $140 million. Andre was COO at iBazar, overseeing Product, Marketing, Operations, and International. Prior to iBazar, he was brand manager at Procter & Gamble and a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He graduated from HEC Paris.