Scott Painter is a serial entrepreneur in the automotive space. He has launched several innovative companies built on transparency and digitalization that have disrupted and transformed the industry.
In 2020, he co-founded NextCar, a full-service fintech and insurtech platform for delivering flexible and affordable vehicle subscriptions to consumers profitably at scale. In 2016, he co-founded Fair, a direct-to-consumer fintech company that introduced used vehicle subscriptions. Fair pioneered the Car-as-a-Service (CaaS) category by offering affordable, convenient, and flexible car subscriptions to consumers.
In 2004, he founded TrueCar (NASDAQ: TRUE), changing how consumers purchase vehicles by providing transparent access to vehicle transaction data showing what others paid for the same vehicle. He served as the CEO of TrueCar, taking it public in 2014.
Scott also founded CarsDirect.com (now Internet Brands),the first company to put an upfront price on the internet, propelling the world’s major automotive manufacturers and their franchised dealers to embrace pricing and transparency enabled by the internet.
He was previously founder and CEO of Build-to-Order, a pole based manufacturer that was entirely direct-to-consumer sales and created a new family of vehicles under the Auburn and Duesenberg brands. He was an Idealab CEO (with CarsDirect.com) and an eCompanies CEO (with Build-to-Order).