On this episode, I spoke with Mark Joseph, the CEO of Mobitas Advisors and Advisor to Drake Star Partners. During Joe Biden’s campaign and transition, he served as the co-chair of the subcommittee on infrastructure and stimulus. Mark has had a fascinating career in transportation that started with him taking over the family taxi business in Baltimore. He grew it 50 fold and sold it to the international energy, water and waste management conglomerate, Veolia. Today he advises a number of companies, funds, and governments on transportation and transportation services.
As the CEO and founder of Mobitas Advisors, Mark Joseph advises, serves as a Board member, and invests in early- and mid-stage mobility, energy, and other companies. Prior to Mobitas, Mark was the Chief Commercial Officer for Transdev, the largest multi-modal private operator of public transportation in the world where oversaw the development activities for 20 counties globally. Prior, Mark was the CEO for Transdev North America, UK/Ireland, and LATAM for 13 years. Through more than 15 years in various leadership roles at Transdev, Mark grew the business from $50 million to $1.5 billion in annual revenue with over 200 contracts with cities, transit authorities, airports, universities, and more. Mark has held positions as the President of the International Trade Association, lecturer at Harvard, Yale, Wharton, and Johns Hopkins University, and the Co-Chair of Biden’s Infrastructure Policy Subcommittee on Stimulus. Currently, he serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards as well as being a venture partner in two funds.