Auto Under 40
The first of its kind, the event in New York was designed to connect the next generation of auto leaders and offer guidance, practical advice and networking opportunities. A mixture of JPMC and external experts spoke about everything from electric vehicles and subscription to leadership and wealth management. Our partners from Google and Facebook shared their best practices on how to connect with consumers and talked about new tools that can support dealers.
One of the day’s highlights was hearing from Jenn Hyman, the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway. Hyman spoke about “Revolutionizing Retail” and how she started her now-iconic business. Her message to those at the conference was to pick up on the signals consumers give us every day and offer them a better solution. She brainstormed with us—touching on inventory management and the in-store experience—giving us a lot to think about.
As a veteran in this business, I have to say that I left the meeting inspired. The future of the industry is in good hands. This “under 40” group is a remarkable set of individuals with vision, drive and a true sense of humanity and service. I look forward to continuing to support one another as we navigate what’s next.