Meet George Arison -
George Arison

George Arison

Founder and Co-CEO Shift Technologies Inc


George Arison is the Founder and Co-CEO of Shift, a new way to buy a car. Previously, George co-founded Taxi Magic (acquired by Verifone), the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology. George has taken his experience creating Taxi Magic and applied it to building a new company that seeks to change the future of car ownership. Prior to Shift, George also worked at Google and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

George, a Georgian immigrant, was the first student from the Soviet Union allowed to attend a private U.S. high school without government sponsorship. He later graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. George also pursued his other professional passion in politics, helping his native country of Georgia transition to democracy. He co-founded Georgia’s first-ever free market-focused think tank, Partnership for Social Initiatives (PSI) and authored the book, Democracy, and Autocracy in Eurasia. He lives in Palo Alto, CA with his husband Robert and their twins, Emilia and Luka.

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