February 8, 2018 / 12:48 AM / 9 months ago

Lyft hires Tesla executive Jon McNeill as COO

An illuminated sign appears in a Lyft ride-hailing car in Los Angeles, California, U.S. September 21, 2017. Picture taken September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) - Lyft announced on Wednesday that Jon McNeill, former president of global sales and service at Tesla, joined the ride-hailing company as chief operating officer.

In a blog post, Lyft noted McNeill's experience starting companies from scratch and managing at scale . lft.to/2nJIF0V

McNeill’s departure from Tesla was announced on Wednesday’s earnings call.

Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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