Board of Directors

Chairman
Grace Mellis
Grace Mellis serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Mellis brings more than 25 years of management and finance expertise into her role as Chairman. She spent nearly a decade at JPMorgan Chase where she had the opportunity to work with Heidi Miller and Jamie Dimon on transformation and business expansion as a Managing Director and Head of International Strategy within the Corporate and Investment Bank. She was also a CFO for the Investor Services business covering Private Equity Funds, Asset Managers and Central Banks.
Chairman of the Board
CEO
Joe Furnari
Joe Furnari is HyreCar’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Furnari served as the company Chief Financial Officer. Previous to HyreCar, Mr. Furnari served as Vice President of Portfolio Management at The Palisades Group, LLC, where he managed a $5.2 billion portfolio of single-family residential whole loan pools. From October 2009 to April 2014, he served as Assistant Vice President of Securitized Products Valuation at Morgan Stanley, where he coordinated monthly independent valuations of securitized products. From April 2006 to October 2009, Mr. Furnari served as a Senior Analytics Analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Board Member
Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Mrs. Skinner Ricketts brings nearly two decades of relevant marketing and automotive industry expertise to HyreCar, and currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Cars.com. Prior to Cars.com, Mrs. Skinner Ricketts served as vice president of brand and design Avant, an online fintech platform that provides credit alternatives consumers. Previously, Mrs. Skinner Ricketts was head of brand strategy at Twitter, responsible for revenue-driving creative ideas for Fortune 200 clients.
Board Member
Michael Root
Michael Root, a seasoned technology executive and software thought leader, who brings three decades of technology experience, has built massively scalable cloud based solutions for companies like Riot Games (League of Legends).

Mr. 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. Mr. Root 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.
Board Member
Jay Vijayan
Jay 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, Jay was the Chief Information Officer of Tesla, Inc., for over 4 years 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, Jay 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.
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