Metromile appoints Jose Mercado as Chief Technology Officer

Vice President of Engineering promoted to lead Metromile's long range technology vision

Aug 13, 2015, 11:05 ET from Metromile

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Metromile, a pioneer in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, announced the promotion of Jose Mercado to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Metromile, effective immediately. Jose will continue to report directly to Metromile CEO Dan Preston.

Jose joined Metromile two years ago as Vice President of Engineering and has grown the engineering and technology teams to where they are today. He brings more than 14 years of experience designing and developing scalable and highly available software solutions.

"Jose's promotion to CTO reflects two years of impressive work as VP of Engineering at Metromile," said Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile. "Jose has been a key leader and has created a remarkable team that has led to us to the impressive platform and product we have today. We're excited for what the future holds as Jose focuses more on our long term vision, new opportunities, and deeper impactful technology decisions."

Prior to Metromile, Jose was Vice President of Software Development at AisleBuyer. After AisleBuyer's acquisition by Intuit, he served as development lead for the GoPayment mobile payments application. His earlier work included contributions to TIBCO Software's application virtualization and cloud computing platform as well as Novell's ZENworks systems management product suite.

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Metromile is revolutionizing car insurance through technology. By offering affordable, transparent pricing based on the miles you actually drive, data to optimize how you use your car, and instant access to detailed vehicle diagnostics, Metromile is transforming car insurance — and car ownership — to be more intelligent, seamless, and accessible than ever before. Metromile is expanding across the US, and currently empowering drivers in California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington. Metromile is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit metromile.com.

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