Rapidly Growing Start-Up Attracts Power Female COO

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Tech Company Shipbird Draws Hot Talent & Moves to the Next Level

At 36, Shipbird COO Dana E. Lipp is one of the youngest female COOs of a start-up in the tech industry. Shipbird, a game-changing package delivery service that allows users to employ proprietary technology from brainchild CEO Marc Diamond, is a cleaner, more environmentally friendly option for businesses and individuals to send packages. The company has seen unprecedented growth thanks to viral word-of-mouth via social media sites.

Lipp began her career in 2005, earning prestige as a corporate and tax attorney in Dallas, Texas, providing legal and business advice to large and small businesses and entrepreneurs across a variety of businesses. She fell in love with Shipbird, and recognized Diamond’s vision for the company and how it could revolutionize the world around them. Lipp observes, “The difference from working as a lawyer in a firm is you’re not completely on the inside, but with Shipbird I have an opportunity to form and shape a company from the inside-out. From the minute I connected with Marc and started working with Shipbird, I believed in him, the company and platform we represent.” Learn more about redefining the same-day local delivery and last mile delivery industry at http://www.shipbird.com.

Lipp’s role within Shipbird includes working closely with Diamond to build the business by forming strategic partnerships with local and national companies, increasing driver base and retention, and developing the company’s innovative crowdsourced matching platform and pricing structures. Other tasks Lipp will spearhead include forming lucrative joint-venture and branding partnerships to leverage the Shipbird model as well as financial forecasting and modeling. Lipp says a personal goal she has for the company is to give people an opportunity to connect; she sees Shipbird as a way to offer people opportunities to earn a living or increase their revenue where such opportunities didn’t exist even a couple of years ago, with a company that prides itself on providing excellent support and following through on its word. These values are shared by both Lipp and Diamond, whose personalities form a complementary duo.

Before joining Shipbird, Lipp’s career boasted positions within leading firms such as Ryan & Company and Winstead PC, where she recently hosted an entrepreneurship roundtable in conjunction with the Business Honors Program of the University of Texas at Austin, her alma mater. In 2014, Lipp was one of the youngest members of the University Of Texas School Of Steering Committee, in addition to being involved in several alumni and young professional groups. Her career and leadership promise to benefit Shipbird and bring ts innovative platform to more and more clients and deliverers, positively transforming not only the local delivery industry, but individual lives, too.

About Shipbird
Shipbird has developed a scalable, proprietary crowd-sourced delivery platform that matches a crowdsourced independent contractor deliverer base, fondly named by Shipbird as its “Birds," with packages that need to be delivered on the way. The premise behind Shipbird’s crowdsourced, shared economy model is to leverage commuters, working moms, salespeople, students, part-time workers, on-demand and sharing economy workers, and, in fact, most other drivers, to earn an additional revenue stream by delivering packages “on the way” in their own vehicles, thereby reducing the carbon footprint by having less cars and trucks on the road. This offers businesses and individuals a reliable, affordable, convenient option for same-day or expedited delivery. Shipbird has amassed close to 4000 independent contractor delivery personnel in all nine counties within the Bay Area, delivering across a variety of businesses which have employed the service. Shipbird provides cost and energy efficient package delivery for small businesses and their customers utilizing its network of crowdsourced delivery drivers who earn extra money while already on the road in their own vehicle, a rental car or a car-sharing vehicle.

Shipbird is an attractive alternative to traditional same day delivery. It is up to 75% less expensive than traditional shipping and works by collecting user data via technology created by CEO Marc Diamond, from potential deliverers who sign up at https://shipbird.com/. Shipbird then uses that data to identify the deliverers who will be contacted when a delivery order comes in and allows business and individual senders the flexibility of setting delivery requests days in advance, or immediately. In addition, Shipbird’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whenever senders need them. Shipbird drivers set their own schedules, can make up to $50 an hour and are immediately notified when a job in their area becomes available through text or email. This model pairs well as an additional revenue source to tack on to ridesharing.

Deliverers browse available delivery jobs anytime on the Shipbird website. “Shipbird matches contracted delivery personnel with job orders based on common time and location algorithms, creating a new level of efficiency,” says Diamond. “Essentially, we have created the first on-your-way delivery system.” Shipbird prides itself on reliability and efficiency, and in a system of checks and balances, the driver receives payment upon confirmation of completion of the delivery.

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