Shift Expands Board

By Staff Writer September 14, 2020

Online used car marketplace Shift Technologies Inc. announced new additions to its planned public-company Board of Directors following the approval and completion of its pending merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. Victoria McInnis, Kellyn Kenny, and Adam Nash (who became a director in May) will join Shift’s existing directors. Emily Melton, Manish Patel, Jason Krikorian, as well as Shift’s Co-CEOs Toby Russell and George Arison on the board. All three are former executives of global consumer companies including General Motors, Wealthfront, and Capital One.

“The addition of Victoria, Adam, and Kellyn is a huge win for Shift as each brings enormous talent, intelligence and breadth of experience at a critical time in our growth,” said Shift co-CEO George Arison. “We are particularly excited to continue to build a strong, diverse, and balanced board once we are a public company and leverage the huge market opportunity created by consumers’ growing preference for online car buying.”

McInnis is a longtime automotive industry senior executive. In her more than 20 years of leadership and broad operational roles at General Motors, McInnis earned a reputation as a change leader and champion of women’s professional growth. McInnis earned a Juris Doctor degree and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the University of Windsor.

Nash is a CEO and product leader, investor, and speaker who is a recognized visionary in the development of products that delight consumers. Adam previously served as CEO and COO of Wealthfront. Nash holds an MBA from the Harvard University School of Business and B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University.

Kenny is a “transformational marketing leader with a reputation for accelerating growth inside some of the world’s most iconic consumer brands including Hilton, Microsoft, Uber, as well as Capital One, a leading used car purchase lender. Kenny earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.

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