Online moving marketplace Shyft Moving has undergone a change in leadership.
Following a second round of financing for the venture, Shyft’s board of directors named industry veteran and insider Bill Brill, currently Senior Vice-President of corporate development, and Dave Austin, currently Chief Marketing Officer, as interim co-presidents.
Shyft’s founder, Alex Alpert, has left the business, according to the company.
The organisation is now looking for a new Chief Executive Officer, targeting a senior executive with a background in tech and bringing companies through the IPO process.
‘At Shyft, we believe mobility is a human right and technology can and should be used to change the way the world moves by making all of life’s most important milestones stress-free,’ said Brill. ‘We’re at a pivotal time in the moving industry and there’s no time like the present to revolutionise the way we do business and make it work for everyone: customers, drivers, independent moving companies, and other service providers. That’s why we are thrilled by our ability to accelerate that change with the support of this new funding.’
Shyft plans to use its new capital to strategically expand its focus and presence in the top US relocation and moving markets in 2022. The company will continue to develop its fintech-powered marketplace, which, it says, provides ‘a seamless end-to-end moving experience for both personal moves and corporate relocations’.
According to the company, more than 200,000 people from 68 different countries – using more than 400 moving companies – have already used Shyft to complete their moves.