Ms. Sasha Hoffman is the Chief Operating Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward. Founded as a new company of the Piaggio Group in 2015, PFF builds robots and lightweight transportation solutions that help people move better, further, faster, and more enjoyably. She leads a team that built the first ever cargo-carrying consumer robot that can follow a human operator.
Ms. Hoffman frequently lectures at Northeastern University, Yale and speaks around the world. She''s been featured in Wired, Techcrunch, IEEE, and the Huffington Post. Prior to PFF she was Head of Business Development for Plastiq, a venture-backed payments startup. Prior to that she worked as an investment banker in the technology group at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. She worked on transactions worth more than $100 billion including several high-profile IPOs and M&A deals for such clients as Facebook, Yelp, and SanDisk. Before her career in finance she worked at Gucci Group (now PPR Luxury Group) and designed luxury business bags for women.
Ms. Hoffman holds a B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA.