Former Tesla President and ride-sharing company Lyft COO Jonathan McNeill has joined the General Motors Co. board of directors.
Most recently McNeill was co-founder and CEO of venture firm DVx Ventures. Before joining Tesla, he was CEO of software company Enservio, Inc. Prior to that, he founded and sold multiple technology and retail companies including Midwest Cycling, Sterling Collision Centers, Inc., First Notice Systems and Before You Move.
“Jon’s passion for customers and track record driving growth in the transportation sector will be a tremendous asset to GM as we accelerate toward an all-electric future,” said GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. “His experience driving constructive disruption to grow businesses and his commitment to making a positive impact on society will be invaluable as we reimagine how our customers and communities move through the world.”
“I am excited to help GM unlock the opportunities enabled by its transformative investments in technology,” said McNeill. “GM is rapidly changing to meet the world’s need for cleaner and safer transportation and they’re uncovering new growth opportunities with every hardware and software innovation they’re introducing.”
According to the automaker, the GM board’s 13 directors have senior leadership and board experience across manufacturing, information technology, digital commerce, retail, higher education, investment management, international affairs, defense, transportation, cybersecurity and pharmaceuticals, among other fields. Six of GM’s directors are women and 12 are independent.
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