August 14, 2019
Seasoned executive with tech, start-up and international experience to lead Austin-based micro-mobility company as it continues global expansion
AUSTIN-August 14, 2019. Austin, Texas-based global micro-mobility solutions company, Frog Scooters, Inc., announces it has tapped Bradley C. Almond as its Chief Executive Officer.
Starting today, Brad will “hit the ground scooting” to ensure Frog continues its positive momentum of working in partnership with cities around the globe to deploy its commercial grade, heavy-duty scooters to have a presence on four continents by the end of the year.
“With our alternative approach to help cities leap forward to a more sustainable future, we are elated Brad believes in our mission and has enthusiastically accepted this top role at Frog,” said Mark Adams, chairman and co-founder of Frog Scooters, Inc. “With his quality experience and deep knowledge of international operations, sales, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and information technology, Brad brings the full suite of desired leadership skills to guide Frog now during our high-growth global expansion phase, and well into the future.”
With over 30 years of experience in the tech sector, Brad joins Frog from customer information systems company, Vertex Business Services in Dallas. For the past six years as Vertex’s CFO and as a Business Unit General Manager, he helped guide the company to become a wholly SaaS-based business, resulting in a successful sale of the company in July of 2019. Prior to Vertex, Brad held a wide scope of positions around the globe in international tech companies including CFO, President, Regional General Manager and Board Member.
“Frog has a compelling and unique business model that has already quickly established the company on the global stage,” Brad said. “What has already been accomplished is impressive, innovative and inspiring. I’m ready to join this remarkable, mission-driven organization and bring my global tech-meets-finance experience to help quickly scale the business so Frog can make a real sustainable, impact around the world.”
Brad brings heavy tech experience and a proven track record in both domestic and international settings of building and leading high-performance teams across all business disciplines. Brad started his career with KPMG and prior to Vertex, he worked at Nortel Networks, Entrust, Inc., Zix Corporation, and Cambium Learning Group. He has a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M, as well as an M.B.A in International Finance from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School, and an M.A. in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at Southern Methodist University in the part-time Doctor of Liberal Studies program with a focus on Sustainability.
He joins Mark and others on the Frog executive leadership team including: Co-Founder Christian Okonsky, COO Felipe Correa, CMO Jennifer Koen, and CTO Marcus Turner.
As the only scooter company that is truly vertically-integrated, Frog custom designs, manufacturers, deploys, and manages its fleets. It works in direct partnership with cities to meet their sustainable transportation needs. The company’s owner/operator model for territory operations and expansion management empowers and facilitates optimum quality control of fleets, strong local partnerships, and direct working relationships with city officials. Territory partners have signed on for Europe, the Americas, the Caribean and most recently for Australia/New Zealand. Frog currently operates in Lisbon, Portugal as well as in four cities in Chile. It will continue expansion in those two countries and will launch activity in Argentina, Australia and The Dominican Republic in the coming months.