Veterans at Uber
Veterans at Uber is made up of those who have served in their respective country's military forces, those who are still serving, their families and Uber employees who support them. We provide our members a network and a means to organize community outreach programs, to aid veterans during their transition into the workforce, and to be a resource for recruiting top military and military spouse talent.
Our mission is to empower Uber to source, hire, develop, and support top-tier veteran and military spouse talent across the organization to improve business outcomes. Our network facilitates veteran outreach, camaraderie, and mentorship opportunities around the veteran community. We also strive to raise awareness within the company about our Veterans, their issues and contributions to the company.
What we stand for
Raise cultural awareness across Uber of our communities, both internally and externally, of veterans as well as military spouses.
Attract, hire and retain top veteran and military spouse talent. Contribute to the career growth by providing opportunities for mentorship, leadership, and professional development.
Positively impact communities of veterans and military spouses in the cities we serve, by honoring their service and engaging with them in meaningful ways.
Improve business outcomes for Uber by fostering top veteran and military spouse talent internally and by driving positive sentiment toward Uber and increased platform engagement through strategic business partnerships, public relations, and community engagement.
Executive sponsor, Global Head of Grocery & New Verticals
“The incredible work and mission of Veterans at Uber is why I wanted to be a part of this ERG and officially support them as the exec sponsor. This group is especially close to me as we are very focused on improving employment & long-term professional development outcomes for Veterans and their Partners––and I’m very passionate about moving the numbers and the value the veterans community will drive at Uber. I’m thankful for the partnership and excited to discover ways of making Uber a more diverse and inclusive place to work, advancing growth for our people and our business.”
Keefe Murtaugh manages Enterprise Partnerships for Uber Freight with some of the biggest brands in grocery, big box retail, and CPG; and he has been a Co-Chair of the Veterans at Uber ERG since January 2020. Based in Chicago, he leverages his past experience as a Director of Business Development at a prominent 3rd Party Logistics firm coupled with his service in the military to create, develop, integrate, and scale bespoke supply chain & transportation solutions for his clients to enable their continued growth. A US Naval Academy graduate, Keefe served on active-duty for 5 years as an infantry officer with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and deployed to the Western Pacific, Middle East, and Central Asia. In addition to his role at Uber, he continues his service as an officer in the US Marine Corps Reserves, and remains dedicated to mentoring transitioning service members.
Christine Stout is a Director for the HR Business Partner team aligned with the Global Mobility organization. She previously led the People function for the Armed Forces Services Corporation and several tech startup organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a military spouse whose husband is a Commander in the United States Navy with 28 years of active service. Christine has been a Veterans at Uber ERG ally since joining Uber in 2016.
Matt VanWaes is a Global Investigations Manager on the Security team and is based in Denver. Matt has been part of the Veterans at Uber ERG since joining Uber in December 2017. Before joining Uber, Matt spent 20 years working for the federal government in various capacities focused on security. This includes 5 years as an active-duty Marine, first serving as an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, then as a Marine Security Guard at the US embassies in Minsk, Belarus, and Dublin, Ireland.
Axel del Lago
Axel del Lago is a Compliance SME supporting the french market at the Lisbon COE. He joined Uber in July 2019, initially supporting the Restaurant accounts all over France, Belgium and Switzerland. He handled training for French Eats teams and worked on various projects such as the EMEA Salesforce transition. Axel served in the french army as an infantry officer. He attended the Special Military School of Saint-Cyr and joined the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment as a Platoon Commander. He’s been part of Veterans at Uber since August 2019 and aims to develop the ERG membership in EMEA.
Jen Caffrey is an Executive Business Partner supporting leadership in the US&C Central Operations and US City Operations orgs. She is a military spouse and ally, her husband is active duty in the US Coast Guard since 2012 and brother in the US Navy since 2015.
Global outreach is the basis of developing and growing our membership base. Through member surveys and leveraging self identification campaigns we are better able to target ERG programs to meet the needs of Veterans, Military Spouses and our allies.
Through our newly established program developed by our Head of Military and Veteran Programs we are committed to hiring Military, Veterans, and Partners (MVP). Our goals are to:
- HIRE external talent transitioning from the Armed Forces community or seeking their next opportunity.
- ACT as an internal consultant and educator, providing opportunity for all lines of business
- CREATE a red carpet experience through the onboarding and integration programs, making Uber the employer of choice for military, veterans, and partners.
By offering high impact learning sessions at Uber we strive to bring relevant topics to our membership and increase awareness about our community and the issues that are relevant and meaningful to our members.