Valera Global creates an experience that is unmatched in the luxury transportation industry. Chauffeurs are impeccably groomed and well-trained in all aspects of their profession. The vehicles are spotlessly maintained and possess all of the first-class amenities one expects when traveling in a chauffeured vehicle. From a client’s first interaction with a sales representative to arriving promptly at the final destination, Valera Global has considered each detail of the transportation experience, and is committed to providing service with elegance and discretion.
Valera Global has operated as a luxury transportation service since its 1986 inception in New York City. Then known as Computer Car, the company’s first client, British Airways, was soon joined by others within the first year. Only two years later, The Concierge Guide to New York recognized Computer Car as the best ground travel provider in the city.
1997 marked Computer Car’s move to a multimillion-dollar facility in Long Island City where the company retains its corporate headquarters. In the years that followed, Computer Car perfected the rigorous chauffeur training programs that would become the hallmark of its business. The company expanded its service offerings, adding guaranteed and personal chauffeur services, and expanded its fleet through the introduction of specialty vehicles and luxury brands
In 2005, Computer Car experienced additional growth in New York and began to expand its network of partners to offer nationwide and international services to its loyal customers. These changes led to a re-branding of the company, retiring the Computer Car name and re-launching as Valera Global.
Valera Global has been featured in major business publications such as Crain’s New York and Investment News, and has received numerous accolades. Valera Global was named twice as a Finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Ernst & Young. The International Taxi & Livery Association (ITLA), a leading industry association, has awarded Valera Global “Best Working Environment” and “Chauffeur of the Year” honors. In addition, Valera Global’s chauffeurs were publicly recognized by New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew W. Daus for contributing transportation services in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Valera Global is an active member of the National Business Travelers Association (NBTA). Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Association of Corporate Travel Executives, (ACTE), NYC & Company, the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC), the National Limousine Association (NLA), International Taxi & Livery Association (ITLA), the Black Car Assistance Corporation (BCAC), the Black Car Assistance Corporation (BCAC) and the Livery Coalition. The company is also a member of numerous local limousine associations including the Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ), the Long Island Limousine Association (LILA), the New England Limousine Association (NELA), as well as the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and the public education non-profit PENCIL.
David Eckstein President
Naomi Glaser Senior Vice President & Founding Partner
Rod Barfield Executive Vice President
Dolores Battelli Vice President, Finance
(Chief Operating & Technology Officer)