HopSkipDrive CEO Joanna McFarland Named to Comparably list of Top 50 Best CEOs

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Comparably’s extensive employee rating analysis landed McFarland on the prestigious list.

“Making this list is particularly meaningful because it reflects the voice of the HopSkipDrive team,” says McFarland. “I owe this to them. I’m very appreciative and honored.”

Joanna McFarland, the co-founder and CEO of innovative youth transportation solution HopSkipDrive, made the Comparably list of Top 50 Best CEOs of Small - Midsize Company CEOs, released December 11, 2019.

To determine the top-rated CEOs, Comparably analyzed anonymous employee sentiment ratings from nearly 10 million anonymous employee reviews across 50,000 companies. Top scores were compared across similarly-sized organizations.

“Making this list is particularly meaningful because it reflects the voice of the HopSkipDrive team,” says McFarland. “I owe this to them. I’m very appreciative and honored.”

McFarland co-founded HopSkipDrive in 2014 and her leadership continues to touch every aspect of the company. While her guiding vision and business savvy drive the business forward, McFarland prioritizes building a strong company culture which reflects the organization’s core values.

HopSkipDrive now employs a team of over 100 people, operating in eight states and 12 major markets. McFarland continues to ensure it scales thoughtfully and with full transparency from leadership.

HopSkipDrive Sr. VP of Marketing Miriam Ravkin says, “Joanna is the kind of leader that attracts and retains talent: knowledgeable, decisive, kind and empowering. Her inclusion on this list of top CEOs is a well-deserved honor.”

About HopSkipDrive
Designed by protective moms, driven by caregivers, and trusted by schools coast-to-coast, HopSkipDrive is the innovator in providing safe, dependable youth transportation for schools, districts, non-profits, government agencies, and families. HopSkipDrive’s advanced technology platform and industry-leading operational expertise provide flexibility and visibility, while helping kids reach their full potential.

Since 2014, HopSkipDrive has expanded to eight states and 12 major markets, partnered with more than 180 schools and districts and driven more than 1 million trips to schools.

HopSkipDrive is a venture capital-backed company, raising $27 million to date. HopSkipDrive shares investors with household brands such as Airbnb, Pinterest, Bird and Ring.

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