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Chip Perry

Chip Perry

President and CEO
TrueCar

Chip Perry is president and chief executive officer of TrueCar, Inc. In his role, Perry is responsible for TrueCar’s strategic direction, product vision and operations in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and San Francisco and Austin, Texas, offices. Perry also manages TrueCar’s relationships with key external stakeholders, including dealers, dealer associations, automakers, consumers, regulators, affinity partners and investors.

Perry joined TrueCar after serving as president and CEO of RentPath LLC, parent company of
ApartmentGuide.com and Rent.com. Previously, Perry led AutoTrader.com in 1997, serving as its CEO from the company’s inception until 2013. While there he guided AutoTrader’s evolution from a one-person startup into the world’s largest online automotive marketplace, with $1.5 billion in annual revenue, 20,000 dealer customers, 16 million monthly unique visitors and 3,500 employees. Under his guidance, AutoTrader.com also created an array of transformative digital solutions that have helped thousands of dealers expand their presence online.

Prior to starting AutoTrader.com, Chip was a vice president of new business development at the
Los Angeles Times. In the early 1990s he led the team that launched TimesLink, one of the
nation’s first major newspaper online services. It was this experience that gave him the insight
that digitally powered automotive classified advertising on the Internet presented an enormous
growth opportunity.

His extensive career includes working as a management consultant in McKinsey & Co.’s Los
Angeles office and business development and civil engineering positions for the Bechtel Group.
Chip holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from the University of
Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

2018 Advisory Board

David Trinder 
CEO, F&I Administration Solutions
and Advisory Board Chair

Cindy Allen
CEO, StoneEagle

Lee Bowron
Founder, Kerper and Bowron, LLC

Dave Duncan
President, Safe-Guard Products International

Kristen Gruber
President, Dealers Assurance Company

Lori Hallissey
COO, Portfolio Reinsurance Services

Randy Henrick
President, Randy Henrick & Associates, LLC

Arden Hetland
President, American Financial
and Automotive Services

Dan Jones
Principal, Eckbond Coatings, Inc.

Daniel Lievrouw
Executive Vice President and CIO, American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

Adam Pope
President, Warranty Solutions

Brian Reed
President, F&I Express