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Getaround Appoints New Independent Directors to Its Board

Nikul Patel, Neil Savage and Qais Sharif bring significant expertise in governance, strategy and product development

Getaround (NYSE: GETR) (“Getaround'' or “the Company”), the world’s first connected carsharing marketplace, today announced three new additions to its Board of Directors. Nikul Patel, Neil Savage and Qais Sharif effective May 6, 2024. They will join existing directors Jason Mudrick, Bruno Bowden, Ravi Narula, Sam Zaid and Chief Executive Officer Eduardo Iniguez on the Board. All three bring extensive public company senior management experience to Getaround’s Board and meet the New York Stock Exchange’s independent director standard, strengthening the Company’s corporate governance.

“I am pleased to welcome Nikul, Neil and Qais to our Board after an extensive search process to identify candidates with a breadth of domain expertise, expansive networks and experience scaling businesses. Our new directors join us at a pivotal time for Getaround, complementing the recent management changes and renewed focus on profitability, ” said Jason Mudrick, Getaround’s Chairman of the Board.

Nikul Patel is the Founder and CEO of LoanGlide, Inc., an embedded financing platform for personal loans. Prior to LoanGlide, Mr. Patel held several senior management positions at LendingTree, Inc., including Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining LendingTree, Mr. Patel held various leadership positions at, Inc. and Intel Corporation. Mr. Patel serves as a director of Data Axle, Inc., and Skyline Champion Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, and a BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Gujarat University.

Neil Savage served as Chief Revenue Officer and then President and Chief Operating Officer of LendingTree where he was responsible for overall company revenue and then management of the company’s day-to-day operations. Prior to LendingTree, he held senior roles at CBS Corporation, CityGrid Media, LLC, and He holds an MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University and a BS in Business Management from the University of South Carolina.

Qais Sharif has had a distinguished career building and bringing new technologies to worldwide markets. He has held various global management positions at Visteon Corporation, where he currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas and Energy Storage Solutions. Prior to Visteon, he was Vice President, IT & Mobile USA Sales and Marketing, for LG Electronics Inc.’s consumer and automotive display markets. Previous to that, he held global senior leadership roles at TE Connectivity, Sharp Microelectronics and Toshiba. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

About Getaround

Offering a digital experience, Getaround (NYSE: GETR) makes sharing cars and trucks simple through its proprietary cloud and in-car Getaround Connect® technology. The company empowers consumers to shift away from car ownership through instant and convenient access to desirable, affordable, and safe cars from entrepreneurial hosts. Getaround’s on-demand technology enables a contactless experience — no waiting in line at a car rental facility, manually completing paperwork or meeting anyone to collect or drop off car keys. Getaround’s mission is to utilize its peer-to-peer marketplace to help solve some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today, including environmental sustainability and access to economic opportunity. Launched in 2011, Getaround is available today in more than 1,000 cities across 8 countries including the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit

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