Rachel Bhattacharya manages a side of the Maven business that sets the company apart from other automotive shared service offerings. Rachel oversees the company’s business-to-business operations including the Lyft Express Drive program, the recent Uber partnership and future business use-cases of the Maven platform.
In addition to managing existing program operations, Rachel and her team are focused on refining a new, inclusive platform that will allow different businesses to use Maven vehicles for a variety of transportation needs. Her work includes optimizing services for the deployment of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the only electric vehicle with enough range for ridesharing needs.
As GM and other automakers prepare for an autonomous future, Rachel’s team also focuses on using Maven’s commercial offerings as a method to pave the way for autonomous fleet operations.
Rachel describes herself as “not a car person, but a mobility person.” Embodying an entrepreneurial spirit, she focuses on sustainability and cultural improvements on a large scale. She has a passion for revitalizing cities and urban centers, and bringing transportation solutions to areas where options are limited. She sees Maven a critical enabler to round out GM’s product and service portfolio.
Prior to Maven, Rachel worked in Strategy on GM’s Corporate Development and Global M&A team. Rachel joined GM from a position at Starbucks in Global Corporate Strategy, coming from a prior consulting role with Bain & Company. She received her BA in Architectural Studies and minored in Urban Planning at the University of Washington. She received her MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—Kenan Flagler Business School.
Outside of work, Rachel is interested in design, specifically small space architectural design and jewelry design. These interests come second to her family: her husband and two-year-old son.