During Elon Musk mentioned somewhat off-handedly that Tesla's longtime global head of sales and service, Jon McNeill, was no longer with the company though he made no mention of where McNeill went. It turns out; he went to Lyft, aka the marginally ride-hailing company, where he will as Chief Operating Officer.yesterday,
The news was reported by Bloomberg reporter Eric Newcomer via Twitter. McNeill is a pretty big get for Lyft, which has been snagging talent from the likes of Uber and Google on the back of its by CapitalG. McNeill is filling a vacancy left by former Lyft COO Rex Tibbens. Tibbens hasn't landed anywhere since his departure from Lyft.
When it comes to, Lyft has been more or less asleep at the wheel, but thanks to its partnership with Aptiv and Waymo, it's catching up quickly. McNeill could also be a part of this move towards autonomy, but we'll have to wait and see.