Jason McGibbon appointed as Chair of Maven investee Liftango

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Demand-responsive transport provider, Liftango, welcomes experienced investment industry specialist as the business prepares for its next growth phase.

Published: May 21, 2024
Focus: Growth Capital

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based technology specialist Liftango has appointed Jason McGibbon as its Chair following a search process led by Carlyle, the Edinburgh and London based Executive Search firm.

Jason brings more than 20 years of investment experience, having spent most of his career as a Partner at global private equity firm Bridgepoint, where he led their private equity consumer investment team across multiple geographies in Europe and North America.

Since leaving Bridgepoint, Jason now holds a portfolio of NED and Chair positions with a focus on high-growth scale-up businesses in the consumer and technology sectors.

His significant expertise in business strategy, scale-up, and international expansion, means Liftango is well-positioned to achieve its next phase of growth as it deploys its demand-responsive technology solution in new markets and increases its presence in established locations.

“It is fantastic to be joining Kevin and the team at such an exciting stage in their scale-up. Liftango is a business that’s had a global growth perspective from the outset, an investment thesis refined in Australia, scaled in the UK and developing with confidence in the Middle East & the Americas. It is also so encouraging to be working with a team that have sustainable impact at the core of their operating principles. We have made considerable progress over the last 12 months and I’m looking forward to supporting the team in the inevitable challenges we face in scaling across multiple continents in the months ahead.”

Jason McGibbon, Chair at Liftango

Liftango powers some of the most successful on-demand shared transport systems across the world, operating in 21 countries to date. They work with a number of Fortune 500 companies, large global bus operators, and many government transport agencies.

Liftango’s platform helps provide vital access for citizens to more public transport services and further promote more sustainable transport options, while also helping organisations to achieve their scope 3 CO2 reduction goals.

"Jason’s background and global experience are a great fit for the next phase of Liftango’s journey. We have experienced strong global demand for Liftango’s platform, having launched projects across 23 countries and more in the pipeline for 2024. I’m greatly looking forward to working with Jason to further accelerate Liftango’s business growth and sustainable impact."

Kevin Orr, CEO at Liftango

Since Maven first backed the business in December 2021, with co-investment from Scottish Enterprise, Liftango has achieved notable commercial traction, helping transport operators across the globe modernise services to improve efficiencies. 

“We are very excited to have appointed Jason as Chair of Liftango. He has an outstanding track record and his expert leadership strengthens the Board at an important time for the business as it seeks to continue its impressive growth to date.” 

Martin McLaren, Partner at Maven


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