Artug Acar – Chief Operating Officer

Key Responsibilities, Mission, Goals

I am responsible for executing the business plan and achieving Profit and Loss (P&L) results by leading the sales, marketing, operations, product development, people operations and IT functions. My responsibilities include:

  • Lead, manage and hold the team accountable for agreed upon commitments
  • Manage P&L
  • Develop long range operating plans
  • Oversee, coordinate, and harmonize all major business functions
  • Resolve escalated cross-functional issues

Background and Previous Roles

I joined Mercury as the VP of Product in 2022, and I am responsible for defining the product strategy, leveraging my years of experience in logistics.

I am originally from Izmir, Turkey. I started my career as a mechanical design engineer two decades ago and transitioned to software engineering after completing my academic studies at Northeastern University. Prior to Mercury, I worked at several high-tech companies in the Greater Boston area (MathWorks, Kiva/Amazon Robotics, Symbotic, Humatics, RightHand Robotics).


  • MBA, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst
  • MS, Northeastern University, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems
  • MS, Bogazici University, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics
  • BS, Ege University, Mechanical Engineering

Fun Facts, Interests, Hobbies

  • I love sailing and I am a professional yacht captain
  • I also love biking and cooking
  • I am a foodie and love trying new cuisines during my travels

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