Interview with Mario Medina, CEO of drvn

Born to immigrant parents in the Dominican Republic and the youngest of five children, Mario Medina grew up with a loving family. Ironically, his family also had strong entrepreneurial tendencies that heavily influenced him at a young age and established his foundation for building a career and family of his own.

During his father’s pursuit of the American Dream, Mario and his family came to the United States, where they lived in Miami, New York, New Jersey and Texas. After earning his BA and MBA from Nova Southeastern University, Mario started several telecommunications companies to shake up the industry.

Today, Mario is a veteran of both the transportation and telecom industries. He is the former president of DGTec – one of the largest telecoms in the Dominican Republic – and he ran all of the Latin America operations at the office products division of Canon Latin America. He is also the CEO of drvn, a tech-forward professional chauffeur service that offers VIP services for individuals, groups, corporations, events and more.

Interview questions:

Introduction | Please provide an introduction to drvn – services, locations, employees?

Career | You were born in the Dominican Republic. Tell us about your childhood, early years in Miami, and career prior up to founding drvn

drvn | When was drvn founded? What are some key milestones?

Bitcoin | In February, drvn announced that it would accept bitcoin. What have been the results to date?

New Office | drvn recently opened a new office in Coral Gables. Please tell us about this expansion.

Russia | Can you tell us about drvn’s operations in Russia? When did you decide to close down the operations there?

Sustainability | In 2020, drvn launched a Sustainability Program in partnership with TerraPass. Can you tell us about that partnership?

Yordenis Ugas Partnership | Can you tell us about the partnership with Ugas and what this means for drvn?

Growth | What are the growth plans for dvrn?

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drvn is a private ground transportation and logistics company, with a global network of chauffeurs and private security capabilities. Basically? We specialize in executive transportation – less stuffy than “black car service”, or “private chauffeur service” but that’s what it is. Ironically, the ‘stuffy’ is becoming a preferred alternative travel method to air and rideshare. Convenience (leave when you want), and health safety (social distanced and sanitized) are now basic and essential factors when traveling today. For more information or to try the drvn experience for yourself, check out

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