Nuvocargo has announced that the former Uber executive Lauren Burdick is joining the company as Head of People. Burdick will be working in Nuvocargo to define and execute the company’s value proposition, to ensure an effective talent acquisition strategy, to guarantee excellence in learning and development processes, and more.
Nuvocargo is an all-in-one digital platform for cross-border trade between the US and Mexico that combines technology with an exceptional team of experts to integrate the movement of cargo in one platform.
Lauren Burdick has an experience of more than 10 years leading operational teams and projects. At Uber, she helped scale the Uber Mexico customer service team to 500 employees, and worked as Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Strategy for Uber Eats LatAm. Burdick then joined Kavak as a General Manager in the Central Mexico region, before leading the company’s customer service teams in Latin America.
“Lauren is a fantastic addition to our executive team – her unique background and extensive operational and logistical experience will be crucial as we scale the company rapidly in 2022 and beyond,” said Deepak Chhugani, Co-founder and CEO of Nuvocargo. “Her experience with world-class startups such as Uber and Kavak will be invaluable as we grow our team from 80 to 250+ people in the coming 12-18 months.”
Nuvocargo has recently raised $20.5M in a round led by Tiger Global Management, leaving the company at a $180M valuation. With this round, Nuvocargo has tripled its valuation from its fundraise in April 2021.