Pay-per-mile insurance provider, Metromile, hires John Orta as General Counsel

Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at OpenTable brings over 20 years of cross-functional experience and leadership to Metromile

Jan 06, 2016, 11:06 ET from Metromile

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Metromile, a pioneer in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, announced that John Orta has joined the company as General Counsel, effective immediately.

Prior to joining Metromile, John was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. In addition to serving on the executive team, he was responsible for all aspects of the company's legal, HR, recruiting, fraud and risk teams, as well as the Chief Compliance Officer. John led the legal team during the company's IPO and Secondary Offering in 2009, and OpenTable's purchase by The Priceline Group in 2014. He received the GC Impact Award from The Recorder in 2014.

John will oversee legal, HR and recruiting at Metromile.

"At Metromile, we are revolutionizing an industry that has remained unchanged for years. John's experience leading the legal team at OpenTable through significant business milestones will prove valuable to us as we continue to scale quickly and think strategically about the future of the company," said Dan Preston, CEO at Metromile.

"Metromile's pay-per-mile model is changing the way consumers think about car insurance, not to mention saving consumers significant amounts of money, and people are taking notice," said John Orta, General Counsel of Metromile. "Metromile has assembled a world class team and I'm excited to be joining them during this time of rapid growth."

John holds a MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley, a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a BA in Business/Economics from University of California Santa Barbara. 

For more information about Metromile, visit or follow Metromile on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Metromile

Metromile is revolutionizing car insurance through technology with its pay-per-mile insurance model. By offering affordable car insurance, transparent pricing based on the miles you actually drive, data to optimize how you use your car, and instant access to detailed vehicle diagnostics via the driving app, 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, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit

Photo -  

SOURCE Metromile