Spencer Richardson | CEO
Mr. Richardson has served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DropCar since its inception in September 2014. Prior to his service with DropCar, from March 2009 through February 2016, Mr. Richardson served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FanBridge, Inc., a platform that enables clients, such as musicians, comedians, influencers, and anyone with a fan base, to manage fan acquisition, retention, and engagement. In 2012, Forbes Magazine selected Mr. Richardson as a “30 Under 30” innovator. Mr. Richardson currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous private companies. Mr. Richardson holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from New York University Stern School of Business.
David Newman | Chief Business Development Officer
Mr. Newman has served as Co-Founder, Secretary and Treasurer of DropCar since its inception in September 2014 and as Chief Business Development Officer since April 2017. Mr. Newman has served as President of David B. Newman Consultants, Inc., a New York-based consulting corporation, as President of Rockland Westchester Legal Services, PC, a New York-based legal services company, and as a Senior Managing Director of Brock Securities LLC, a broker-dealer that provides investment banking and advisory services, in each instance since August 2012. He previously served as a director of United Realty Trust Inc., a public real estate investment trust, from August 2012 through September 2015. Mr. Newman holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from Hofstra University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Paul Commons | Chief Finical Officer
Mr. Commons joined DropCar in January 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Commons brings 45 years of experience working with private and public companies. He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital for venture-backed firms, structured successful licensing agreements, and guided initial public offerings. He has led efficient corporate finance departments for a number of high-growth start-up companies, as well as human resources and information technology departments. Most recently, Commons served as Chief Financial Officer for Zipz Inc., a state-of-the-art packaging company featured on the television show “Shark Tank.” He previously worked at WPC Worldwide, providing CFO services and angel investing to entrepreneurs developing innovative products in finance, technology, agriculture and life sciences. He has also held executive positions at Voxware Inc., VPIsystems and RCN Corporation.
Daniel Gelbtuch | Vice President of Corporate Finance and Communications
Mr. Gelbtuch joined DropCar in July 2017 as its Vice President of Corporate Finance and Communications. In 2015, Daniel co-founded and capitalized Cedar Grove Capital, an owner/operator of 20+ multi-family apartment complexes in Virginia and the Carolinas. From July 2012 through March 2016, Daniel was the CEO of Hot Tin Roof LLC, an investor relations and corporate finance consulting firm with clients such as Neonode (NEON), Marathon Patent (MARA), IDT (IDT), StraightPath (STRP), Vuzix (VUZI), Walker Innovation (WLKR), General Patent Corporation, and WaiveCar. From 2008-2010, Mr. Gelbtuch managed the technology stock portfolio at Roaring Brook Capital, a multi-sector long/short hedge fund. From 2001-2007, Daniel was a Senior Equities Analyst at CIBC World Markets covering the semiconductor sector. The Wall Street Journal recognized Daniel as the #1 Stock-Picking Semiconductor Analyst in 2005. In 2006, Forbes and Starmine ranked Daniel as #9 among all US Stock-Picking Analysts (across all sectors). Mr. Gelbtuch received a J.D. from Cardozo Law and a BA in Economics from Yeshiva University.
Leandro Larroulet | Chief Information Officer
Mr. Larroulet joined DropCar in July 2017 as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining DropCar, Mr. Larroulet served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Argentina based global technology development and consulting firm FDV Solutions from September 2016 to June 2017. Previously Mr. Larroulet held roles at FDV including Senior Project Manager, Software Developer and Network Operator, dating back to September 2007. Mr. Larroulet graduated from FIUBA (Engineering University of Buenos Aires), and also currently serves as both a member of their curricular commission for Information Systems as well as an auxiliary teacher for their Information Analysis program.