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Lime Bolsters its Board with Appointment of Blue Cross’ Danielle Gray and Bain Capital Ventures’ Sarah Smith

Featured, News, Policy | June 11, 2020 | Share 

Duo spans the highest levels of policy and start-up worlds, bringing more than 30 years of combined experience working in complicated regulatory environments and scaling high-growth startups

Lime, the global leader in micromobility, today announced the appointment of Danielle Gray and Sarah Smith to its Board of Directors. 

Danielle is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. She joins as the Board’s first independent director with extensive experience in legal, policy and regulatory matters from both the public and private sectors, including several roles within the White House and Department of Justice. Sarah currently serves as Partner at Bain Capital Ventures and spent the last decade in leadership roles at Facebook and Quora. She brings deep operational experience helping companies grow and scale, and now represents a broad investor base of late and earlier stage investors on the Lime board.

“These two incredible women bring a new level of experience to our Board as we help cities move again in the post-COVID19 world” said Wayne Ting, CEO of Lime. “As businesses re-open and people return to their daily activities, micromobility offers a safe and sustainable open-air form of transportation that will be a critical piece of every city’s mobility ecosystem. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Danielle and Sarah’s deep experience on our Board as we navigate this new normal.”

Prior to joining Blue Cross NC, Danielle was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP where she advised clients in a range of industries on litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Previously, Danielle served in a number of roles in the White House and Department of Justice, including as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, responsible for policy and communications coordination and advising President Obama and senior staff on key domestic and economic policy decisions. Danielle received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was editor of the Harvard Law Review, and went on to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

“This is such an interesting and important time for the transportation sector, and I couldn’t be more excited to join Lime’s Board of Directors to help navigate the future and build on the company’s tremendous success,” said Danielle Gray. “The Lime team and its board are an impressive group, and I’m eager to support this next phase of growth.”

Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Sarah was Vice President of Advertising Sales and Operations at Quora, where she led the launch of monetization, and previously was Vice President of Human Resources, Recruiting, and Operations, helping to scale the company from 40 to 200 employees. She spent the previous four years in various regional and global leadership roles at Facebook, leading up to the IPO, as Director of Online Operations launching various teams including the Austin office and SMB revenue team scaling to over $1 billion in annual revenue.

“It’s an honor to join the Lime board and serve alongside such talented leaders as the company emerges as the most stable and reliable micromobility provider in a consolidating industry,” said Sarah Smith. “I truly believe now more than ever is micromobility’s moment, and as the global leader, Lime has the team, vision and tools to leverage this opportunity and forever transform how we move around our cities.”

ABOUT LIME: Lime is the world’s leading micromobility provider, connecting people and places for a healthier, cleaner and more equitable city. Lime works closely with local stakeholders to tackle cities’ most pressing challenges and evolving transportation needs working towards the seamless and safe movement of people stretching across communities. Lime has powered over 130 million rides on five continents providing electric scooters and bikes as a clean alternative to car ownership. Ride by ride, Lime is reimagining the future of People First City, a place designed and powered by the people. Learn more at www.li.me.


ABOUT BAIN CAPITAL VENTURES: Bain Capital Ventures partners with disruptive founders to accelerate their ideas to market. The firm invests from seed to growth in startups driving transformation across industries, from SaaS, infrastructure software and security to fintech and healthcare to commerce and consumer tech. The firm has helped launch and commercialize more than 240 companies, including DocuSign, Jet.com, Kiva Systems, LinkedIn, Rapid7, Redis Labs, Rent the Runway, Rubrik, SendGrid and SurveyMonkey. Bain Capital Ventures has $5.2 billion in assets under management with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Palo Alto. Follow the firm via LinkedIn and Twitter

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