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Jon McNeill is Leaving Lyft

Jon McNeill is leaving the chief operating officer role at Lyft about 18 months after stepping down as Tesla’s president of sales and services.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed by CNBC.

Lyft, which held an initial public offering in March, will not replace McNeill, according to the report.

During McNeill’s time at Tesla, sales more than doubled and his organization scaled to more than 10,000 people across 32 countries. McNeill also previously served as founder and chief executive at eight technology and retail companies that included the first national chain of automotive collision centers as well as multiple insurance related businesses.

McNeill was also an active TMC member during his days at Tesla, often helping solve problems or offer up a special experience for a Tesla fan.

Ticobird

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Yeah, I seem to remember reading he was a big help fixing at least a few individual's problems with their Tesla experience. I have no idea about the details.
 
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SMAlset

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Honestly I hope he would come back too. This is an area owners could really use having someone there at the company. I met Jon at a Seaside event along with Franz and Jon was very approachable and I felt he really tried to resolve issues. I remember him being online here on TMC as well. In any event I wish him well wherever he goes.
 
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PhatCat

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From the article:

"McNeill also previously served as founder and chief executive at eight technology and retail companies that included the first national chain of automotive collision centers as well as multiple insurance related businesses"

Maybe Tesla Insurance?
 

AmpedRealtor

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I don't believe Tesla ever replaced him, making Musk de-facto head of Sales & Service. That explains why there are so many problems. I hope John comes back. Tesla desperately needs him.
 
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