HyreCar today announced that it has appointed Jay Vijayan to its board of directors, effective April 25.
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, Vijayan was the chief information officer of Tesla, Inc., 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, he 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, Vijayan led product development teams at Oracle for over seven years.
Vijayan is known for building simple and highly scalable technology platforms and solutions that transform, scale businesses, and enable operational efficiency. He also serves on the board of NIC.
“I understand the need and potential for a robust rideshare marketplace that brings significant value for all stakeholders of this ecosystem," Vijayan said in a statement. "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.”