Lyft has announced the appointment of Erin Brewer as the new Chief Financial Officer, effective July 10. Brewer has replaced Elaine Paul, who is leaving Lyft but will remain as an advisor until November 30, 2023. Lisa Blackwood-Kapral, Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as interim CFO until Ms. Brewer’s start date.
“Erin has succeeded at everything she’s done,” said Lyft CEO David Risher. “She’s led high-growth businesses; she knows how to operate efficiently at scale; and she puts customers at the center of her work. I’m thrilled to team up with her to lead the charge to growth and profitability.”
Between May 2020 and October 2022, Brewer served as Managing Director Enterprise Finance at Charles Schwab & Co.
Prior to Schwab, she served as Head of Strategy and Finance at Atlassian between September 2018 and April 2020. Brewer spent 13 years at McKesson, in leadership roles.
She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
“Lyft is an iconic brand with an important purpose, and a lot of room for profitable growth,” said Erin Brewer. “There’s real innovation waiting to be unlocked in rideshare and a big market opportunity ahead. I’m excited to help David and the team build a strong business and deliver meaningful shareholder value by focusing on what riders and drivers need.”