PALO ALTO, Calif. – Jennifer Haroon, Chief Operating Officer at Nauto has been named a 2019 Automotive News Rising Star. Jennifer and her co-honorees are featured in a special section in the April 1 issue of Automotive News.
The Rising Stars: Automakers and Suppliers program honors U.S.-based auto executives, under the age of 45, on the manufacturing and supply side of the auto industry who have the talent and dedication necessary to become industry leaders of tomorrow. Automotive News has published the list of the industry’s up and comers annually since 2014.
This year’s honorees come from 18 companies and10 disciplines — from executive management to supply chain, engineering and human resources.
Jennifer Haroon is Chief Operating Officer at Nauto, an AI-technology company that is improving the safety of commercial fleets today and the autonomous fleets of tomorrow. Prior to Nauto, Jennifer was the Head of Business Operations for Waymo (formerly the Google Self-driving Car Project), focusing on strategy and business development. She also spent six years at Google working on a variety of projects. During that time, she developed and launched CSquared, a wholesale metro fiber optic network business in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also worked on many of Google’s early health-related initiatives including Google Flu Trends and the Flu Vaccine Finder.
Prior to Google, Jennifer was a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group and an Equity Research Associate at Thomas Weisel Partners. She received her B.S. from Duke University and her MBA from US Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
“The Rising Stars program recognizes automotive executives in middle and upper management who are likely to grow in influence and prominence,” said Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News. The best predictor of big personal success is enormous responsibility at a young age. When high-potential talent is identified and rewarded early, the organization wins.”
The 2019 class of Automotive News Rising Stars emerged from a nomination and selection process in cooperation with KPMG. Complete profiles of all 23 Rising Stars are available at www.autonews.com/risingstars.
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NautoⓇ is an AI-technology company that’s improving the safety of commercial fleets today and the autonomous fleets of tomorrow. Nauto’s intelligent driver safety system assesses how drivers interact with the vehicle and the road ahead to reduce distracted driving and prevent collisions. With this knowledge, Nauto is powering the development of self-driving technology that brings the best of human driving to autonomy. Nauto is located in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Nauto is backed by SoftBank Vision FundGroup Corp., Greylock Partners, BMW iVentures, GeneralMotors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Allianz Group, Playground Global and DNXVentures. More information about Nauto is available at www.nauto.com, or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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