California-based electric mobility company, Ryvid, has appointed Jonathan Spira as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective from February 1, 2023. Spira has a wealth of CFO experience with rapidly growing start-ups, having also held senior finance and strategic planning positions at Walt Disney Co., PepsiCo Inc., and Nestlé Food Company.
The appointment comes as Ryvid prepares to expand and establish its headquarters in Hawaiian Gardens and a manufacturing facility in San Bernardino. The company is set to bring its first zero-emissions motorcycle, the Ryvid Anthem, to market later this year.
In a statement, Dong Tran, Founder and CEO of Ryvid, said: “Today marks a new chapter in Ryvid’s journey as we welcome Jonathan Spira as our Chief Financial Officer. Jonathan is a visionary leader who embodies the spirit of creativity and innovation, possessing a passion for constructing both tangible and intangible creations.
His expertise and drive will play a pivotal role in propelling Ryvid to the forefront of serial production and international expansion. We warmly welcome Jonathan to the team and look forward to working with him to bring Ryvid’s vision to life.”
The Ryvid Anthem Launch Edition is priced at $7,800 and is set to ship nationwide later this year. The motorcycle will have a limited lifetime warranty on the frame, a two-year warranty on the power pack, and a one-year standard motorcycle warranty. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023, and pre-orders for the Anthem Launch Edition will be limited to 1,000 units and will only be available on the Ryvid website.
Ryvid was founded by enthusiasts, engineered by innovators, and designed by aerospace industry gearheads who were inspired by a desire to elevate personal experiences in recreational and functional mobility. The company’s name derives from the merging of “rhythm” and “avid,” elements of motion and emotion that define the Ryvid experience.
Jonathan Spira is an experienced growth-stage tech company finance and operations executive with deep software and technology experience leading successful high-growth companies. He has secured over $300 million in equity and $100 million in debt financing, led a highly successful IPO and follow-on financings, guided and integrated multiple accretive acquisitions, and concluded several successful company sales.