HyreCar recently welcomed Jay Vijayan, a renowned automotive technology pundit, into its board of directors. The automotive company caters to a ridesharing marketplace across all the 50 states of the USA through its proprietary technology platform. It has gained massive success in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) landscape through individual owners, dealers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company has transformed the industry by providing secure and reliable services.
The decision to induct Vijayan into the board of directors was mostly prompted by his decades of expertise in the technology platform, product development, and leadership skills. As a founder of Tekion Corp., a Silicon Valley startup that is revamping the business applications and automotive retail experience, he has much to bring to the table.
Vijayan worked as the CIO of Tesla Inc., for more than four years, where he headed the team responsible for developing and scaling Tesla’s digital and information platforms. His contribution fueled the company’s hyper-growth over the last few years. Prior to Tesla, he was employed by VMware as a team lead for the Business Applications Development group, contributing to the increase in revenue experienced by the tech giant. His experience also includes his role as the leader of Oracle’s product development team for over seven years, where he assisted in developing simplified and scalable technology platforms and solutions to enhance businesses and enable operational efficiency.
HyreCar’s unique value proposition and potential to deliver induced him to accept the offer. Vijayan thanked them for giving him the opportunity to guide the company forward. He understands the need for a robust rideshare marketplace and its potential in bringing significant value for all the stakeholders of the ecosystem.
Joe Furnari, the CEO of HyreCar, showed his interest to work with Vijayan in reinforcing their strategy with automotive manufacturers and dealers. He acknowledges his extensive expertise in scaling technology platforms and applying the best of technology to the automotive industry. Joe reiterated his key objectives of bringing experienced individuals into the fold and leveraging different perspectives on the industry to lead the company to the forefront of the ridesharing marketplace.