General Manager of Florida
Sam Cohen is General Manager of Lyft in Florida. He is responsible for the growth and operations in the region — connecting with the driver, passenger, and business community throughout the state. Sam is committed to Lyft’s mission to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation and works daily to reduce personal car ownership. He gave up his own car in favor of using Lyft to commute to work, head out at night, and more. Under Sam’s leadership, Lyft has grown tremendously through offering a flexible earning opportunity for drivers and reliable and convenient rides for passengers.
Prior to joining Lyft in 2016, Sam spent over a decade launching products / new markets, including Airbnb where he led business development for markets like Cuba, Brazil and Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering from Venezuela’s Universidad Metropolitana and an MBA from Harvard Business School.