Former Lyft executive, Steve Taylor, joins to talk about Lyft's growth from early days to $20B IPO, managing the NYC and DC Lyft markets with a $500M P&L, taking analog experiences and making them digital, and his latest work on HipTrain, an at-home fitness app that connects personal trainers with clients for digital personal training sessions. Steve spent his early career in the Navy flying E-2C Hawkeyes with a tour through the White House where he was responsible for deploying and managing defense assets around the world.
Steve Taylor is an operating executive with experience building high-performing teams and scaling high-growth, category-defining companies. After spending the early part of his career flying E-2C Hawkeyes in the US Navy, he received a Masters of Policy Management from Georgetown University and spent five years as a management consultant. Steve joined Lyft in 2015 with just 220 employees, led two of the company's largest territories, launched multiple product lines, and managed a P&L with >$500M in annual revenue as we grew to 5,500 employees and a $20B IPO. In 2020, as COO at Fixt, with just 20 employees and $6M raised, he helped guide the company through a successful acquisition by Assurant (NYSE: AIZ), a $10B global insurance provider. He's now Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at HipTrain, an online fitness company.
Steve Taylor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-h-taylor/
Episode Webpage: https://betweentwocoos.com/hiptrain-coo-steve-taylor/
Michael Koenig on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mkoenig514