CEO and Co-Founder
Flo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Poparide, Canada’s largest carpooling community with over 600,000 registered members. With a team of 20 people across Canada, Europe and Mexico, Flo is paving the way for a new type of tech business that puts purpose before profit to drive innovation, engagement and value for society.
Flo fell in love with Whistler after he moved to Vancouver from Europe in 2010. While driving through the Sea-to-Sky corridor, he picked up many hitchhikers enroute which would inspire him to create the website, HitchWhistler, the predecessor of Poparide. Today, Poparide has collectively saved over 13,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions by filling empty seats in cars that are already traveling from A to B with passengers headed in the same direction.
As CEO of Poparide, Flo is in charge of bringing the company’s mission to life: to make travel more social, affordable and sustainable for everyone in Canada. Flo is also passionate about inspiring others to take action and building sustainable businesses that have a positive impact on our communities and planet.