ALASTAIR Houston has been appointed as CEO at DRIVE Software Solutions, the fleet management and leasing software experts. Bringing more than 30 years experience to the role, Alastair has been brought in to oversee a new chapter in the company’s history.
DRIVE is the company behind ODO, the platform that allows leasing brokers to manage the administration, service delivery, and compliance of their customers’ vehicles through a single application.
With a CV including stints at Sandicliffe Motor Contracts and Northgate plc, Alastair joins Stevenage-based DRIVE as it receives investment from Swiss firm VIVA Investment Partners (VIP).
“The automotive sector is currently going through a period of unprecedented change, with ensuing fragmentation and confusion within the marketplace. ODO is a brilliant and simple solution to unite fleet providers, services and end-users seamlessly. We have a unique product and are thrilled to now have the financial strength and global expertise that VIP brings to the business.”
In addition to a new CEO, DRIVE has secured funding from leading Swiss investment firm, VIVA Investment Partners (VIP), to accelerate its global growth in the emerging digital transportation space.
Martin Drake, co-founder and director of DRIVE, commented:
“With ODO, we believe that we have an excellent opportunity to bring order to a disrupted marketplace, while this new backing allows us to expand the scale of the business and our marketing support for it. With the global financial expertise of VIP and the sales, operations and industry expertise of our new CEO, we firmly believe we now have a clear cutting edge within the fleet and automotive sectors.”