Scott Painter is the founder and CEO of TrueCar and oversees day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of the company. He also chairs the Board of Directors. Mr. Painter is a serial entrepreneur having incorporated 37 companies and having raised over $1.25 billion in debt and equity capital for those businesses over the last 20 years. His primary focus and passion is auto-retail and he was founder and CEO of CarsDirect.com and Build-To-Order as well as having been an early advisor to numerous automotive businesses including Tesla.
Mr. Painter was an Army interrogator and then attended West Point where he studied political science and systems engineering. While at West Point he served as class president before transferring to UC Berkeley where he studied political economics. Prior to graduation he dropped out to sell his first auto-related start-up, AUTOAccess, an electronic database of used cars for sale. Mr. Painter has been an IdeaLab CEO and an eCompanies CEO. His other ventures include Advertise.com, SharesPost, PriceLock, CarsDirect.com, US Digital Gaming, Zag.com and Brighthouse.