Civilized Cycles Team

THE MISSION

A global team of designers, engineers, and technologists have come together to realize the vision of Civilized Cycles. Our mission is to build the most ‘civilized’ ebikes in the world, for the world.

Zachary Schieffelin

Founder, CEO

Zach is a lifelong rider, mechanic, and builder. Founder and CEO of Vespa Soho (largest Vespa dealer in the U.S. after 3 years of operation), he has twelve years experience in scooter, motorcycle, and bicycle retail sales, service and management.
He has eight years experience with ebikes and electric motorcycles and is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business. Zach is based in Portland, OR and NY, NY.

Mike Fritz

Director of Production and
Engineering

Zach is a lifelong rider, mechanic, and builder. Founder and CEO of Vespa Soho (largest Vespa dealer in the U.S. after 3 years of operation), he has twelve years experience in scooter, motorcycle, and bicycle retail sales, service and management.
He has eight years experience with ebikes and electric motorcycles and is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business. Zach is based in Portland, OR and NY, NY.

Zoltan Kiss

Design Engineer

Zoltan is an engineer with more than 10 years of experience, ranging from small gadgets to pure industrial products.
He believes in the harmony between the look and functionality and prides himself in creative solutions.
Zoltan holds an MSC in industrial design, and is based in Budapest, Hungary.

Nick Rau

Advisor

Nick is a senior engineering leader with Nielsen, with extensive experience leading startups and the development of software products. Nick is also an active startup advisor with a particular interest in technologies that have the potential to reshape our world and behavior in ultimately positive outcomes for our long term sustainability.
He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and lives in San Francisco.

Arthur Orduna

Advisor

Arthur is the Chief Innovation Officer at Circumference Group. Previously he was the Chief Innovation Officer for Avis/Budget Group. Arthur has extensive experience in the shared mobility space as part of the team that helped launch ZipCar.

Stuart  Morrison

Advisor

Stuart is the SVP, Marketing Technology at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. With expertise in software, communications, and current state of the art, Stuart advises Civilized on advertising technology, marketing, and marketing and communication systems.