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In line with our goal of bringing best-in-class tech-enabled services to our stakeholders, we announce with huge pleasure the appointment of industry veteran Taylor Dondich as our first chief technology officer (CTO).

With more than a decade of experience overseeing technology teams at startups and global multinationals including Yahoo, Taylor’s experience will be instrumental in supporting Pickmeup’s platform and infrastructure strategy and in leading technology development and execution.

Taylor was chief technology officer at ProcessMaker, a low-code business process management software and iBPMS (intelligent business process management suite) platform, before which he spent nearly four years combined as Vice President of Engineering at MaxCDN and StackPath as well as another four as Senior Engineer at Splunk and Federated Media.

Between 2007 and 2008, Taylor served as a software engineer at Yahoo, building customer-facing technologies as well as maintaining key backend systems. At the moment, he sits on the advisory board of PunchCode, a coding Bootcamp provided by Tech Impact, and is the founder of Nihongo Master, an online Japanese Language Learning Community.

“I’ve always been eager to find organizations that look to better the World. Pickmeup is unique in its mission to provide services we rely on day-to-day in an approachable way that leverages technology. I’m excited to be part of this growing team building something special,” the new CTO said on his appointment.

Our Founder and CEO, Michael Okaredje adds: “With a broad experience to draw on, Taylor has a rich background of tech expertise, especially in implementing strategy at enterprise-scale. He brings huge intellect that we hope to leverage. We are glad to have his perspective on the leadership team of Pickmeup as we help bridge the ever-widening gap in African transportation.”

Taylor will be helping with Pickmeup’s expansion – both in improving its service offerings and extending operations within and beyond the borders of Nigeria.