About

MOVE Systems was created to bring the mobile food industry into the 21st century by developing safe, environmentally sound, and attractive vending units manufactured in America. By employing our unique hybrid energy system, as well as our innovative electricity pedestals, we are able to promote economic opportunities and implement green solutions that improve the health of urban communities by substantially reducing air and noise pollution.

Team

JAMES MEEKS

President & CEO
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JAMES MEEKS

James (Jim) Meeks is the Chief Executive Officer of MOVE Systems. James has extensive leadership experience internationally and within military, non-profit, and private sectors.  Prior to joining MOVE Systems, he was an Advisor to Aspiration Partners, where he guided several start-up and growth companies, as well as previously serving as the Senior Vice President for Operations at Swissport Americas, a 10,000-person global aviation logistics company operating in seven countries.  James is a combat veteran, having served two tours in Iraq as an armor officer with the US Army, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is also the Co-founder and Chairman of an international non-profit, the 2Seeds Network, which deploys college graduates to lead economic development projects with subsistence farmers in East Africa. James graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received an MBA in global management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

JEFFREY HOFFMAN

VP, Operational Systems & General Counsel
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JEFFREY HOFFMAN

Jeffrey Hoffman is the Vice President, Operational Systems & General Counsel for MOVE Systems. Jeffrey is a seasoned technology strategist and attorney with extensive customer facing experience. Prior to joining MOVE Systems, Jeffrey was the co-founder of Simply Grid, a provider of curbside electrification technology which was acquired by MOVE in 2014. Previously, he was a founding partner at the law firm of Lockhart + Hoffman which was acquired by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, an executive at an energy efficiency startup which was acquired, and the leader of a web development studio which served numerous Fortune 1000 customers. Jeffrey holds a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a BA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of North Carolina. He is admitted to the bar in New York and North Carolina and is a licensed real estate broker in New York.

 

MIKE DUBROVSKY

Director, Research & Development
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MIKE DUBROVSKY

Mike Dubrovsky is an engineer and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Simply Grid, a provider of curbside electrification technology which was acquired by MOVE Systems in 2014. Mike is the visionary behind the patent pending technology which underlies the Simply Grid anti-idling hardware, and he currently is responsible for managing MOVE's technology portfolio by driving fast paced R&D to commercialization. He attended Stuyvesant High School and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 

Leon Zaid

Director, Sales & Partnership Strategy
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Leon Zaid

Leon Zaid is the Director of Vendor Partnerships and Outreach for MOVE Systems. Originally born and raised in Egypt, Leon had the entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. He opened his first business on the streets of Benha City, Egypt at the age of 20. After moving to New York from Egypt, Leon operated multiple business until he entered the food cart sector, serving as a vendor and cart owner for over 7 years, operating one of the most popular food carts in Midtown Manhattan. Leon’s success allowed him to take on a managerial role supervising up to 18 independent food carts within the city, bringing his brand of superior customer service and operational excellence to different areas of New York City. Leon is a known problem solver within the vendor community, often being called on to mediate disputes and consult on best business practices throughout the city. Leon is personally motivated to bring the most cutting edge solutions to all the vendors of New York City by helping to design and implement the roll out of MOVE System’s MRV100.

Chehad Nourai

Transportation Manager
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Chehad Nourai

Chehad Nourai is the MOVE's Transportation Manager. Chehad has over 20 years experience in the Military/Aviation industry, including as a Major and squadron leader in the air force. He is an effective leader in complex projects and high-pressure environments. He has managed diverse multidisciplinary teams, from pilots, engineers to radar operators. Chehad has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, speaks six languages, and graduated first in his class from National Luchtvaartschool in the Netherlands.

Melia Durban

Business Development Manager & Chief of Staff
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Melia Durban

Melia Durban is the Business Development Manager and Chief of Staff at Move Systems. Melia has experience working in early stage companies in an international and domestic context and has a proven interest in business models that improve environmental issues and promote social causes. At Move Systems, Melia leads business development and special events at the company. She also plans and executes on strategic initiatives along with managing administrative, financial and operational activities for the team.

Ehab Shehta

Manager of Vendor Relationships
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Ehab Shehta

Ehab Shehta is MOVE System’s Manager of Vendor Relationships. Ehab was born and raised in Egypt, where he graduated from the University of Banha with a degree in Business Management. After graduation, Ehab moved to New York. He has sixteen years experience in the mobile vending industry, including managing over 15 carts. Ehab’s experience, fluent Arabic, and strong relationships with the vendor community help him bring MOVE’s new platform to a wide audience.

Max Crespo

Founder
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Max Crespo

Our Board

RICHARD SCHAEFFER

Executive Chairman
Former Chairman, NYMEX
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RICHARD SCHAEFFER

Richard Schaeffer serves as the Chairman of the Board of MOVE Systems. Richard is the former Chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, which went public at a valuation of $13bn under his lead in 2006. He served as a member of the NYMEX Board of Directors from March 1990 to 2008 and was the Treasurer of the Exchange from 1993 to 2004, Vice Chairman from 2004 to 2006, and Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He has also served on the board of directors for Quantitative Alpha Trading Inc. and as a director of the International Maritime Exchange. Richard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.

JAMES MEEKS

Board Director
CEO, MOVE Systems
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JAMES MEEKS

James (Jim) Meeks is the Chief Executive Officer of MOVE Systems. James has extensive leadership experience internationally and within military, non-profit, and private sectors.  Prior to MOVE Systems, he was an Advisor to Aspiration Partners, where he guided several start-up and growth companies, and formerly the Senior Vice President for Operations at Swissport Americas, a 10,000-person global aviation logistics company operating in seven countries.  James is a combat veteran, having served two tours in Iraq as an armor officer with the US Army, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is also the Co-founder and Chairman of an international non-profit, the 2Seeds Network, which deploys college graduates to lead economic development projects with subsistence farmers in East Africa. James graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received an MBA in global management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Winston C. Fisher

Board Director
Partner, Fisher Brothers
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Winston C. Fisher

Winston C. Fisher directs the financing/investing activities, property acquisitions and dispositions, and oversees all new development initiatives at Fisher Brothers.  With experience across a broad range of transactions, Mr. Fisher leads all financial analysis, due diligence, project capitalization efforts and joint-venture partnerships for new and distressed real estate projects.  In addition to his active participation in the company’s development projects, he also manages the firm’s day-to-day stock and investment portfolio, including asset allocation, risk management and investment manager selection.

Mr. Fisher is the Co-Chair of the NYC Regional Economic Development Council, and serves as a Trustee on the Citizens Budget Commission.  He is a member of the Real Estate and Construction Council of Lincoln Center, serves on the Board of the Realty Foundation of New York, and is on the Board of Trustees at Syracuse University.

Involved in a number of philanthropic activities, Mr. Fisher is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, a national not-for-profit established to support and house injured Armed Services veterans and their families, and he is on the Board of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Prior to joining Fisher Brothers in the Spring of 2000, Mr. Fisher worked as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase. After successfully completing his tenure at Chase, he joined Heller Financial working in Private Equity Acquisitions Finance and Asset-backed transactions in 1999.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Syracuse University, class of  ’96.

Tom Higgins

Board Director
EVP, First Data
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Tom Higgins

Tom Higgins joined First Data in 2013 and serves as Chief Administrative Officer. In this capacity, Tom leads First Data's version of Homeland Security operations, including Cyber Security, Physical Security, Business Resiliency and Crisis Management. Tom also manages the company's Global Sourcing, General Services, Aviation, and Real Estate functions. He is the driving force behind First Data's Military and Veteran's Affairs function that focuses on the employment of military members, their spouses and veterans who have sacrificed much to serve their country. 

Tom retired in 2010 after a 24-year career with the U.S. Government. He worked in the national security and foreign policy areas and was a member of the Senior Executive Service. Prior to joining First Data, Tom was the head of Operational Control at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and led all of the JPMC’s military and veterans initiatives. Tom is a graduate of the State University of New York-Maritime College. Tom attended the U.S. Naval War College and completed the Program on Leadership for Senior Executives at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Tom is a U.S. Navy veteran and serves on a number of charitable boards, including the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, Business Executives for National Security, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and the Tug McGraw Foundation.