Fall 2022 | Silicon Valley
John Verdon is the Trucking Lead for Business Development & Partnerships at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they're going. In his role, John leads and executes business development and partnerships strategy for Waymo Via trucking. Prior to Waymo, John was the Head of Partnerships at KeepTruckin', where he led a team of BD, partner management, sales and operations professionals responsible for executing, scaling, and successfully managing strategic business agreements with Fortune 500 companies. Before that, he spent a decade in financial services, including BD, risk consulting, and government bond trading.
An experienced business development professional and team builder, John is focused on accelerating innovation and growth via strategic partnerships, and his major strengths include building partner ecosystems (including ISV, OEM, VAR and Retail), identifying joint product solutions, and defining strategy. He also has extensive relationships within, and deep knowledge of, the transportation and logistics segment. John holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
For autonomous transportation to become reality — particularly in trucking and freight — an ecosystem of partnerships must evolve around technology providers, traditional carriers, logistics services, and suppliers to the chain. More Info