March 20, 2023

Tesla veteran is Zipline’s first chief enterprise and monetary officer

Zipline, the California-based autonomous drone supply firm innovating in Northwest Arkansas, not too long ago employed a Tesla veteran as its first chief enterprise and monetary officer.

Deepak Ahuja begins the brand new job on Sept. 30. He’ll oversee all features of Zipline’s international monetary operations, together with finance, accounting, investor relations and worldwide gross sales, excluding the Africa area. Most not too long ago, Ahuja was the CFO at Alphabet’s unit Verily Life Sciences. Earlier than that, he was the primary CFO of Tesla (2009-2015, 2017-2019), overseeing the corporate’s rise to profitability.

Bringing him on board ought to sign Zipline’s rising ambitions. Since its founding in 2014, Zipline has delivered greater than 380,000 packages with greater than 3.5 million merchandise and flown greater than 25 million autonomous miles.

The corporate has a number of partnerships. It delivers medical gear and private protecting gear for Novant Well being in North Carolina and well being and wellness merchandise in Northwest Arkansas for Walmart.

Zipline operates out of a Neighborhood Market retailer in Pea Ridge, making deliveries inside a 50-mile radius.

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