Throughoutyesterday, Elon Musk talked about considerably off-handedly that Tesla’s longtime international head of gross sales and repair, Jon McNeill, was now not with the corporate although he made no point out of the place McNeill went. It seems; he went to Lyft, aka the marginally ride-hailing firm, the place he’ll as Chief Working Officer.
The information was reported by Bloomberg reporter Eric Newcomer by way of Twitter. McNeill is a fairly large get for Lyft, which has been snagging expertise from the likes of Uber and Google on the again of itsby CapitalG. McNeill is filling a emptiness left by former Lyft COO Rex Tibbens. Tibbens hasn’t landed wherever since his departure from Lyft.
A giant motive for Lyft’s latest expertise acquisition binge is that it managed towith how good a 12 months it had in 2017. It was capable of steal chunk of market share, and by good chunk we imply 50 p.c (air horn) from its chief rival, Uber. Although to be truthful, within the phrases of the nice sage DJ Khaled, Uber performed itself.
In terms of, Lyft has been kind of asleep on the wheel, however because of its partnership with Aptiv and Waymo, it is catching up shortly. McNeill is also part of this transfer in the direction of autonomy, however we’ll have to attend and see.