is dedicated to solving
real problems and improving people's lives.
CEO & Co-founder
Flo started Poparide in 2010 as HitchWhistler to fuel his passions for travel and technology, and to meet new people and save money when going skiing in Whistler. His skills in design and web programming make up for Poparide's ease of use. He looks after business, marketing, and growth to make his vision come to life: become the best intercity transport system in North America.
Outside Poparide, you may find Flo skiing down a mountain, riding a motorbike on windy roads or snapping photos of British Columbia's beautiful landscapes.
Flo on Linkedin
CTO & Co-founder
Luke went all in with Flo on the launch of Poparide in 2014, both architecting and implementing the software that powers the service. He cut his teeth in the world of online services working on credit card transaction systems before moving into the computer games industry, where he worked on and managed the development of massively scalable APIs. He's thrilled to now be putting his experience and passion to use in creating a service that, not only helps to get people around, but also provides true social and environmental benefits to the communities that it serves.
Always an avid traveller, Luke moved to Canada in search of mountains and adventure in 2008 where it quickly became home. When he's not hammering away at that keyboard, he's probably outside somewhere running, climbing or just soaking up the nature.
Luke on Linkedin
Simon is a passionate mobile app developer who has worked on many popular apps including SXSW Go and Slack before joining Poparide full-time in 2017. He's excited to add his talents of crafting delightful and robust mobile experiences to the Poparide team.
When he's not working on Poparide or his many side projects, Simon is embracing Beautiful British Columbia's lifestyle to its fullest, from Whistler's slopes to Kitsilano's beach volleyball courts.
Simon on Linkedin
Director of Support
Antonia joined the team in late 2019 to lead our support team and ensure our members have a great experience while using Poparide.
She has an extensive breadth of industry experience, having previously worked for Slack, a company called STAT which got acquired by Moz, and then Airbnb.
In 2019, Antonia completed a motorbike trip from Vancouver to Merida in Mexico, travelling over 6,000 km in just a month. Her spirit for adventure and passion for the sharing economy make her a perfect addition to the team.
Antonia on Linkedin
Phil is a designer and intrapreneur from Québec who has a passion for purposeful projects with a sustainable twist.
He lead the Poparide launch in Québec in 2017 and is now managing the Poparide community and designing our creative pieces for both product and marketing.
When he's not working on Poparide, Phil collaborates on other entrepreneurial projects with his friends.
Phil on Linkedin
Peter Ballachey is Poparide’s finance guy. He joined the company in November 2019 as Chief Finance Officer after building our financial reporting processes in 2017 and 2018.
Peter has a breadth of experience in the transportation industry, spending the last 25 years in CFO and director positions for various companies in both the US and Canada, including CRC Rail Management Services Ltd, Tractive Power Corporation, Underground Energy, Inc, RailPower Technologies Corp and earlier in his career, the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Peter is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an MBA degree from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Peter on Linkedin
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