(Sept. 2020) Mogul, the leading recruitment platform and executive search firm for fully diversified search, recently placed Kristin Slanina as the new chief operating officer for TrueCar Inc. In historic hiring, Ms. Slanina became the first female to hold the COO role at TrueCar.
TrueCar, Inc. is an automotive pricing and information website for new and used car buyers. The service allows users to see what others paid for any new or used vehicle in their local area and receive upfront prices from a network of over 15,000 TrueCar.
Ms. Slanina brings almost 30 years of driving strategic initiatives and developing and commercializing breakthrough solutions to address global mobility challenges. She was most recently Chief Transformation Officer at Thirdware Solutions INC., where she led transformation in AI/machine learning, blockchain, and IoT while spearheading new offering strategies.
With an extensive powertrain engineering background and a two-plus decade career at Ford Motor Company, she architected its overall vision for mobility. She shaped the automaker’s strategic response to societal, environmental, and economic challenges. At Chrysler, she spearheaded their greenhouse strategy, making significant strides in reducing fuel costs, and developed a long-range propulsion strategy to meet regulatory requirements and customer needs. As COO, she heads up the newly formed Solutions group (Dealer, OEM, Affinity Partners), with the mission to accelerate the company’s next-phase business growth and transform the car buying process.
Recognized as an industry influencer, Ms. Slanina was named by “Automotive News” as one of “60 Who are Steering Self Driving Vehicles.” As a dedicated mentor, she also supports women and growing diversity in the automotive industry. Mrs. Slanina has mentored and coached hundreds of women throughout their career life cycle.
Fully diversified recruiters
Led by founder and CEO, Tiffany Pham, Mogul pairs over 100 years of combined executive search experience, and pioneering technology solutions to deliver fully diversified searches, and accelerating the average placement time by nearly 70%. Mogul owns the largest network of senior-level women and minorities, and partners with the largest and most innovative organizations in the world to attract and advance top diverse talent. Mogul placed Mrs. Slanina with TrueCar in less than one month. Moguls 470+ clients include Fortune 1000 companies, Growth Stage startups, and leading consulting firms such as Eargo, Zymeworks, Bellwether Coffee, Barcelona Wine Bar, and Pear Therapeutics.
“Within my first month of joining Mogul, I received a personalized email from Morgan, who is part of the Mogul team, about a job opportunity that fit my background perfectly. We spoke and within days I had my first interview and two days later I spoke with the CEO. I received an offer and am now part of the team as COO. Needless to say, I’m so glad I joined Mogul!” said Kristin Slanina.