The stockholders of HyreCar have elected Michael Root to the board of directors, effective June 25. Root, a seasoned technology executive and software thought leader, who brings three decades of technology experience, having built scalable cloud based solutions for companies like Riot Games, will replace HyreCar’s co-founder Abhishek Arora on the board of directors.
Root served as technical director for Riot Games, an industry-leading developer and publisher of video games globally, where he spearheaded several development teams in firm-critical software projects. He currently serves as partner and CTO of EB-5 Equity Development Partners, a commercial real estate and asset management firm that specializes in equity investments for EB-5 investors and was previously CTO of DogVacay, where he expanded the technical team prior to its acquisition by Rover.
Over the course of his career, Root has applied his technical expertise across a variety of sectors for leading companies such as Xerox Corporation, Coldwell Banker, Aramark, and Fox Interactive Media.
Arora will also be stepping down from his role as CTO to pursue new ventures. Ken Grimes, VP of engineering, will be responsible for all technology initiatives for Hyrecar reporting directly to COO, Henry Park.