Julia Steyn is the founder and former CEO of Maven, the shared mobility marketplace owned by General Motors. Maven focuses on providing members on-demand access to shared vehicles for both personal and professional use, as well as allowing users to share peer owned vehicles on the platform. The Maven start-up was founded in 2016 and grew to approximately $100 million in revenue, 250 employees and 20 locations worldwide. Julia has a passion for innovation and transforming established companies to match the needs of an evolving world.
Julia joined General Motors in 2012 as vice president, Corporate Development and Global Mergers & Acquisitions. She managed a diverse portfolio of GM’s global automotive partnerships as well as partnerships outside the industry. She also developed new merger and acquisition opportunities for the company. Before joining GM, Julia was vice president and co-managing director for Alcoa’s Corporate Development group, leading its mergers and acquisitions, competitive scanning and new business target screening activities.
She also has worked at Goldman Sachs in key positions in London, Moscow and New York. Her responsibilities included a broad variety of transactions across a number of countries, industries and products. Earlier in her career, she was a business analyst at A.T. Kearney.
Julia has a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago. She also was a concert pianist of international distinction. She was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. in 1990.