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Current CEO of Tekion and Former CIO of Tesla, Inc. Appointed to HyreCar Board of Directors
HyreCar Inc. (HYRE) (the “Company”), the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, today announced that it has appointed Jay Vijayan to the Board of Directors, effective April 25, 2019.
Jay Vijayan brings over two decades of technology platform, product development and leadership experience to the HyreCar Board of Directors. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Tekion Corp., a Silicon Valley startup that is disrupting and transforming the business applications and automotive retail experience. Prior to founding Tekion, Jay was the Chief Information Officer of Tesla, Inc., for over 4 years from 2012 to 2016, where he and his team ground-up built and scaled Tesla's digital and information platform and systems, fueling the company’s hyper-growth phase. Prior to joining Tesla, Jay led the Business Applications Development group for VMware Inc. during its significant accelerated growth phase when VMware scaled revenues from approximately $700 million in 2007 to nearly $4 billion in 2012. Prior to VMware, Jay led product development teams at Oracle for over 7 years. Jay is known for building simple and highly scalable technology platforms and solutions that transform, scale businesses and enable operational efficiency. Jay also serves on the board of NIC Inc. (EGOV).
“I understand the need and potential for a robust rideshare marketplace that brings significant value for all stakeholders of this ecosystem. After meeting with the HyreCar team, I quickly realized HyreCar’s tremendous and unique value proposition for this need and the team’s potential to deliver. I am thrilled for the opportunity to help guide the company on its journey,” said Jay Vijayan.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jay and the rest of our Board of Directors,” said Joe Furnari, CEO of HyreCar. “Jay is a key addition that reinforces our strategy with Auto Manufacturers and Auto Dealers; he also brings extensive experience scaling technology platforms and bringing the best of the technology world to the automotive industry. Surrounding HyreCar with experienced individuals has been one of my key objectives, and leveraging different perspectives on the industry is what has made us a leader in the space and will continue our trail blazing into the future.”
HyreCar Inc. (HYRE) is a nationwide leader operating a carsharing marketplace for ridesharing in all 50 States and Washington D.C. via its proprietary technology platform. The Company has established a leading presence in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) through individual vehicle owners, dealers and OEMs, who have been disrupted by automotive asset sharing. By providing a unique opportunity through its safe, secure, and reliable marketplace, HyreCar is transforming the industry by empowering all to profit from Mobility as a Service. For more information please visit hyrecar.com.
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