MOVE Systems is committed to building social equity in the local communities where we operate. We see ourselves as part of the city’s economic-fabric by promoting entrepreneurship, supporting the veterans of our armed services; manufacturing locally; all the while being a steward of the environmental sustainability movement within the world of Mobile Food and urban life.
At the core of our mission, MOVE Systems is continually seeking ways to reduce emissions by eliminating the need for idling gasoline generators and engines. Our solutions focus on providing the energy necessary for urban living while not sacrificing the air that we breathe. In conjunction with Allcot Group, MOVE has developed a carbon credit program to help combat the global impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. We also work with local non-profit environmental organizations, Energy Vision and Empire Clean Cities, to foster cooperation and sustainable initiatives in our community.
Built in America
We are proudly Built in the U.S.A. We believe in returning manufacturing to the heartland, and for us that is Grand Rapids, MI! By combining innovative, energy efficient technology with advanced manufacturing processes in the state of Michigan, we are reinvigorating the community by promoting professional development at the grassroots. As part of our effort to invigorate manufacturing in America, we are also proud to host the local public high school system Kenowa Hills’ innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math STEM program at our production facility -- the only public/private program of its kind in the state of Michigan.
At MOVE, we are powered by veterans seeking to support veterans. We are honored to hire and retrain US Armed Forces Veterans as part of our mission and vision for the organization. We take pride in identifying and onboarding veteran businesses and work with organizations that relate to our values such as First Data Salutes and supporting the nonprofit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
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 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.
Hasib Ikramullah is the Vice President, Operations for MOVE Systems. Hasib is a Civil Engineer and senior management professional offering 15+ years of experience in operations leadership, supply chain/sourcing management, and production/manufacturing. Prior to joining MOVE, Hasib was a co-founder and VP of Operations for Skiptee, an online marketplace focused on sustainability. Previously, he was the Launch Director at Alta Bicycle Share (Motivate), where he managed the development of global bike share programs in cities such as New York (Citi Bike), Chicago (Divvy), San Francisco (BABS), Seattle (Pronto Cycle Share), Toronto (TBS), and Abu Dhabi. He is considered an industry leader in bike sharing and alternative transportation in North America. Hasib has also held leadership roles in the ready-mixed concrete industry, transportation and logistics, and customer service/call-center operations. He is a decorated combat veteran with a distinguished service record in the US Army (75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; serving tours during the armed conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, and Kuwait). Hasib has an MS in Civil Engineering and Supply Chain Management from the University of Arizona, in Tempe, AZ and a BS from New York University in New York, NY.
Patrick Deane is the Chief Financial Officer for MOVE Systems. Patrick has 25 years of deeply rooted and strategically focused financial leadership across multiple industries with a particular emphasis on high-growth and emerging companies. His solid executive experience is evidenced by helping to scale start-up and later-stage companies through explosive growth periods resulting in combined revenues exceeding $750M. He has worked alongside entrepreneurs to raise over $50M in private equity and venture debt financings, taken a company public, and played an instrumental role in seeing two companies through to acquisitions valued at nearly $450M combined. Prior to joining the team at MOVE Systems, Patrick worked as a CFO Consultant for NYC-based Nomad Financial where he guided numerous business owners along the path to financial success. Prior to Nomad, Patrick served as Vice President of Finance for the ad tech firm [x+1] at the time of their high-profile acquisition by Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL) in a deal valued at $230M. Rocket Fuel then retained Patrick to successfully transition the financial functions of the [x+1] enterprise business unit. Prior to [x+1] and Rocket Fuel, Patrick served stints as CFO at dbtech, QuantumSphere, and VitalStream (acquired for $217M by Internap NASDAQ: INAP). He received his MBA from Pepperdine University and BA from California State University.
Leon Zaid is the Vice President, Sales & Partnership Strategy 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 the MOVE Systems MRV100.