Chief Executive Officer
Shane Torchiana is the Chief Executive Officer of Bird Global. He previously held various roles at the company, including as the Company's President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy. Mr. Torchiana was responsible for overseeing the internal operation of Bird’s business, including city growth, policy, data & analytics, Fleet Manager relations, and city operations. Additionally, he oversaw non-technology support functions of the company including People and Legal. Prior to joining Bird in 2018, Mr. Torchiana spent eight years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led client engagements in strategy, data & analytics, and transformation. Before BCG, he worked in global macro investing at Eaton Vance, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master of Finance from MIT Sloan.
Stewart Lyons is the President of Bird Global. Mr. Lyons served as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Bird Canada, previously an affiliate of Bird Global, from July 2019 until January 2023. In connection with that position, Mr. Lyons was responsible for launching a micromobility business in Canada. Prior to Bird Canada, between 2017 and 2019, Mr. Lyons served as Senior Vice President of Emerging Business at SiriusXM Radio, focused on growing its Automatic Labs division, a software and hardware developer in the connected vehicle space. Mr. Lyons has an MBA from the University of Toronto and an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Washinushi is the Chief Financial Officer of Bird Global. Mr. Washinushi previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of FreshBooks, a technology company serving small business owners with cloud accounting solutions between 2015 and 2022. Mr. Washinushi was responsible for the financial, planning & analysis, accounting, government relations and legal functions of FreshBooks. Mr. Washinushi has a BA from York University.
Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Courtney Schoch is Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bird. She manages the day-to-day operations of the Company’s office of the corporate secretary and is also responsible for Bird’s SEC and NYSE compliance, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining Bird, Ms. Schoch spent several years as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Vectrus, Inc., (now V2X, Inc.), overseeing SEC and NYSE compliance, corporate governance and subsidiary management, as well as M&A and financing activities, and prior to that, worked as an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington, D.C. and Winston & Strawn, LLP in New York, NY. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Boston University, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.