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Fair Adds Three New Executives

Fair founder and CEO Scott Painter
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Fair, a Santa Monica-based car leasing startup, has announced the addition of three new executives to its team. The three new executives collectively hail from well-known companies like TrueCar [which Fair CEO Scott Painter founded and previously led], Ticketmaster, Paramount Pictures, Cornerstone OnDemand, Google, Discovery Networks, Square, McDonald's and more.

The three newly appointed executives are: Jay Trinidad who is joining as Chief Product Officer, John Pierantoni who is joining as SVP, Finance & Risk, and Pat Wilkison who will head Fair's car-leasing program for Uber drivers. Trinidad, Fair's new CPO, began his career at Google where he spent more than a decade, before heading to Gengo and Square, where he worked on various AI and payments products. He also had executive stints at Discovery Networks and McDonald's Japan.

Pierantoni, Fair's new SVP, [for] Finance & Risk, has more than two decades of experience in accounting operations. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Big 4 accounting firm, for 13 years. After that, he had executive stints at TrueCar, Cornerstone OnDemand, Ticketmaster and Paramount Pictures.

Pat Wilkison, who will serve as GM for Fair's Uber [car-leasing] program, is joining from his VC firm, Exponential Partners, where he led an early-stage bet on Fair. He previously worked as a technology investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays, and also had stints at data storage company sTec and the US Army, where we served as an aviation planning officer.

Fair is bolstering its executive team after closing a $385 million Series B [led by Softbank] late last year. Altogether, Fair has raised $1.5 billion in equity and debt funding, according to Crunchbase data. "After closing $385M in our Series B, it's time to put that capital to work for us to buy cars and propel growth—with this new executive team providing us with important insights and leadership," Fair CEO Scott Painter said in a statement.

"Jay will eliminate execution risk and bring in operational and strategic expertise, Pat is an investor-turned-employee crusader, while John is a world-class financial and accounting expert around whom we can build a sound subscription business and strong auto insurance division." He said.



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