Matternet, the developer of the world’s leading urban drone delivery system, today announced the appointment of Will Urban as Senior Advisor, effective immediately.
Mr. Urban joins Matternet from Flexport, the tech-driven platform for global logistics, where he served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer.
In this role, Mr. Urban is going to drive numerous strategic business development initiatives as a senior advisor to Andreas Raptopoulos, Founder and CEO of Matternet, and the full management team.
“We are thrilled to welcome Will as a senior advisor to Matternet,” said Mr. Raptopoulos.
“With his operational expertise in global trade, logistics and supply chain, Will offers an opportunity to supercharge our commercial discussions moving forward.
“His experience makes him a globally recognized expert who is uniquely qualified to help Matternet continue to grow and show that we are the leader in commercial drone delivery.”
Mr. Urban joins Matternet during a significant period of growth that includes our partner, UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), receiving approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate the Matternet M2 drone beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) for package delivery and our partner Ameriflight receiving approval from the FAA to operate the Matternet M2 for commercial delivery.
“I am eager to be a part of this amazing company and help Matternet capitalize on opportunities for future growth moving forward,” said Mr. Urban.
“The company is at an exciting moment in its history and I’m excited to be able to put my passion and industry knowledge to use, helping Matternet scale its operations into new and exciting markets.”
During Mr. Urban’s time at Flexport, he led sales and operations, working directly with the company’s founders while managing approximately 1,000 full-time employees and overseeing large global accounts across the company’s network.
He most recently worked closely with CEO Dave Clark, a former Amazon executive, who left Flexport last month.
Will now spends his time as an advisor to various companies around their Go-To-Market programs and supply chain and is also a venture partner at r7 and Companyon Ventures.