Former Riot Games Technology Executive Michael Root Elected to HyreCar Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The stockholders of HyreCar Inc. (NASDAQ: HYRE), the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, have elected Michael Root to the board of directors, effective June 25, 2019.

Michael Root, a seasoned technology executive and software thought leader, who brings three decades of technology experience, having built massively scalable cloud based solutions for companies like Riot Games (League of Legends), will replace HyreCar’s co-founder Abhishek Arora on the board of directors.

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. Over the course of his career, Mr. 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.

Mr. Arora will also be stepping down from his role as Chief Technology Officer to pursue new ventures. Ken Grimes, VP of Engineering, will be responsible for all technology initiatives for HyreCar reporting directly to COO, Henry Park.

HyreCar delivers a clear, highly scalable software-enabled solution to the capacity problems facing the ridesharing market today and continues to see significant adoption by both individuals and automotive dealerships,” said Michael Root. “I look forward to working closely with the entire board of directors to guide the company through these critical stages of growth.”

Michael’s broad spectrum technology leadership and passion makes him an ideal addition to our board of directors,” said Joe Furnari, Chief Executive Officer of HyreCar. “We will look to him for input and guidance as we scale our proprietary ridesharing solution and rapid path towards profitability. His abilities for executing technology-driven business goals at a massive scale, combined with the experience of our tenured executive team and board of directors, positions us to realize our mission to become the leader in automotive asset sharing.”

About HyreCar

HyreCar Inc. (NASDAQ: HYRE) is a nationwide leader operating a carsharing marketplace for ridesharing in all 50 states and Washington D.C. via its proprietary technology platform. The Company has established a leading presence in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) through individual vehicle owners, dealers and OEM’s, who have been disrupted by automotive asset sharing. By providing a unique opportunity through its safe, secure, and reliable marketplace, HyreCar is transforming the industry by empowering all to profit from Mobility as a Service. For more information please visit

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