HyreCar recently added an executive with three decades of experience in the dealership trenches.
The carsharing marketplace for ridesharing announced that Brian Allan has been appointed to lead its OEM- and dealer-based shared mobility initiatives and strategic alliances.
Allan brings 40 years of total experience within the automotive industry to HyreCar. For three decades, Allan led the growth of the Galpin Premier Automotive Group, the luxury division of one of the largest volume dealer groups in the nation, Galpin Motors.
HyreCar chief executive officer Joe Furnari highlighted that Allan is a respected voice of authority, thought leader and widely recognized technology advocate in the retail automotive sales and service industry.
“I’m excited to bring an industry veteran of Mr. Allan’s caliber with deep OEM and dealer relationships onto the team. Brian’s passion for our business model will help us capitalize on the significant growth opportunities associated with assisting ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to onboard drivers with vehicles, along with other upcoming opportunities,” Furnari said.
“Demand for qualified ridesharing vehicles greatly exceeds current supply and fleet owners like auto dealers are the natural progression of institutional supply. We are now poised to capitalize on that vehicle supply opportunity, which we believe can lead us to exponentially increase our revenues,” Furnari added.
With the addition of Allan, HyreCar said it will continue to leverage its business model of carsharing for ridesharing while providing a "path to purchase" for rideshare drivers.
“I am excited to join such an innovative and dynamic company during a pivotal point of tremendous growth opportunity. HyreCar offers a complete solution for automotive franchised and independent dealers to earn revenue streams on otherwise idle inventory while selling more cars,” Allan said.
“In fact, it’s my personal belief that the HyreCar platform will exceed 10,000 vehicles by end of 2019, while helping established dealers enter the Mobility as a Service business,” Allan continued.
“In the face of potential headwinds for traditional dealer vehicle sales, HyreCar’s platform creates new sources of revenue for every dealership department including new car, used car, parts, finance, and of course, vehicle service, by leveraging their current infrastructure,” Allan went on to say.