Martin Heikel


New York, New York, US

CEO of ZabCab, reinventing taxis in an Uber world
Martin's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Martin

Martin is founder and CEO of ZabCab, a creative force in the on-demand transportation sector. Our mobile app platform, called ZabCab, provides consumers with a new generation ride service that combines the best of Uber/Lyft with some requirements people have of taxis, for the best of both worlds. Our business strategy has evolved and been tested with over 30,000 rides. Not public yet we are preparing to launch our latest offering in October '17. See prior successful launches in links below:

Miami launch with Mayor (, celebrating 10,000 rides in Burlington VT (, CBS coverage of Ft Lauderdale FL launch (

Martin has a consistent record in delivering revenue growth and operational excellence as general manager, sales executive and operations leader in large corporate and entrepreneurial environments.

He has an instinct for spotting potential in business, facilitating market penetration, opening new markets, and creating operational capabilities for growth. Martin is accomplished in developing teams with common strategic vision and known for transforming adequate organizations into extraordinary ones.

Martin is recognized as a creative thinker and change agent in achieving large successes from the creation, launch and growth of new businesses. As an intrapreneur at Verizon created $1.45B in new business through several unique initiatives and surpassed business objectives for 20 consecutive years.

--- Is this you? ---

At ZabCab we're expanding our value proposition to provide a new-generation taxi service leveraging our platform and deep industry know-how. There are millions of taxi goers in the US that can't or won't use ride-sharing and demand a better taxi service, creating a $10B opportunity.

We're looking for executive level people to lead personnel in operations, software development, capital sourcing, marketing to join our team and help expand ZabCab's new-generation taxi service across the US. A person that can think strategically and execute.

If you're interested, let's talk! Email Martin directly at: martin [at] zabcab [dot] com

Work Experience

Founder and CEO


January 2013 - Today

Founder of mobility service company with patented technology and advanced mobile app eco-system.


Two companies bought and sold

January 2008 - January 2012

Consulting on marketing use, value and impact of contextual domain names, and the associated sale from an extensive portfolio, to prominent consumer product companies resulting in enhanced brand awareness and web traffic. Launched vertically integrated business that created, produced, marketed DVD sets of classic TV series. Expanded and sold successful business.

Vice President, Enterprise Integration Services


January 2006 - January 2008

Launched the IT outsourcing business channel for east coast, executing strategy of transforming Verizon Business into a provider of large integrated IT solutions. Accelerated readiness of new channel through program development, hiring, and mobilizing organizational activities in selling complex deals generating $115M in first twenty months of operation.

Director, General Manager of Verizon Financial Network


January 2003 - January 2006

Created "Verizon Financial Network" and ran P&L business unit providing innovative service to financial institutions globally generating $250M in three years. Led organizational growth and structure; sales, strategic planning, capital expenditures, market analysis, engineering, implementation, operations, billing, systems support, client support, vendor management, marketing and delivery. Continues as a strategic branded product for Verizon.

Director, Global Account Sales

MCI Corporation

January 1993 - January 2003

Developed and led a multi-functional organization to the sale, deployment and on-going operation of the largest commercial contract in MCI's history ($600M outsourced mission-critical trading network for the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc). Evolved practice to P&L model managing 200+ people.

Senior Manager, Marketing Operations

MCI Corporation

January 1990 - January 1993

Led Eastern Division marketing group creating methodologies and systems for multi-channel performance reporting of products and productivity, forecasting tools and analysis. Responsible for incentive compensation policy to 1,200 sales and support personnel. Led field integration of Telecom USA acquisition into MCI.


Northern Michigan University

Bachelor of Science, Marketing Management

1981 - 1985