YUBA TEAM

Who we are

Benjamin Sarrazin

Founder
Ben started Yuba Bicycles out of a shipping container in Northern California putting together steel-frame, long-tail blue Yuba Mundos.  Fourteen years later, supported by a whip-smart, passionate team in the U.S. and Europe, our aspirations are still the same: To better the planet by promoting the bicycle as an efficient transportation tool.
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Harald

European Director
Harald is passionate about riding and water sports. A Champion canoeist in white water and an experienced cyclist, he worked for many years in the water sports industry. He’s now in charge of the commercial and organisational development for Yuba Europe, and goes out of his way to promote the growth of bike use everywhere as an efficient mode of transportation. 
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Franck

Operations & Customer Service
Understated strength ! Franck is an expert in the bike industry thanks to his huge experience on the market (more than 20 years at Scott). Technical request ? Franck is our guy. He’s the one who coordinates and makes deliveries happen, making sure every client is satisfied. Accomplished cyclist with an adventurous mindset, Franck and his Yuba – man and machine in perfect harmony!
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Maël

Customer service and logistics
Maël takes special care for all your orders, sometimes with music but always in a good mood and joyfully! You’ll also get the chance to meet him during cargo events all around France. Outdoor lover, Maël uses his free time to ride bikes, run, tour in the mountains and educate people – being a qualified mountain guide. 
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Claire Emily

Accounting
After a few years spent at Quicksilver in south-west France, Claire-Emily joined Yuba’s Team here in the mountains. Addicted to sport and nature, bike travel with her kids,  she uses all her professional experience and expertise for Yuba Europe. 
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Céline

Customer Service
Céline spent many years with Patagonia in the outdoor industry with her main mission being customer satisfaction. Experience, knowledge and environmentally aware, she is now dedicated to our European customers. Close to nature and her children, she enjoys spending time on her Spicy Curry in our great mountains. Céline’s mindset is definitely aligned with Yuba vision. 
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Duncan

Industrial designer
Industrial Designer, passionate about bikes, Duncan left Scotland few years ago to join Mavic. Today, Yuba benefits from his creativity and new ideas, focussing on quality, security, practicality and low environmental impact for new products. Duncan could have been our “Happiness Manager” and converted himself to 100% ride commute for a while now! 
Mathilde

Mathilde

Marketing Coordinator
Mathilde is our energy ball. She knows how to cheer the team up and make sure everything goes as planned in our marketing actions. Thanks to a CSR experience and some months working for Mavic, she joined Yuba to make things change into our cargo bike environment. In love with travel and outdoor adventures, she flies Yuba colors. You might see her along trail paths, riding or swimming near Annecy Lake. 
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Timothée

Global eCommerce Manager
After studying law and several years in Paris in Tech start-ups, Timothée changed his game for the digital World in Lyon before moving to Annecy to get closer to his Chamonix roots. He’s a strong element in the Yuba Team, first for his smile but also for his skills in web, SEO, acquisition, data analysis and all those other words nobody understands! Ex-high-level skier, he is in charge of croissants and, paradoxically, keeps himself busy by trail running, on his road bike or his skis.
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Benjamin

Junior product engineer
The newest member of the design department, having just graduated from University of Scotland. He chose to leave his Scottish home to start his bike designing career and to find adventures in France’s mountains, running and climbing. He also has a passion for cycling which he brings to the products he designs at Yuba. 
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Hugo

Junior product engineer
After studying industrial design, Hugo decided to dive into sustainable and innovating project conception . Becoming a Yuba member means rethink and develop a brand new way to commute regarding current stakes and problematics. Riding a bike since he was a kid, he’s glad to participate in extending and making more accessible bike uses.