Monday, August 7, 2017 — Jonathan has accumulated vast experience in roles with Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Mazda, and Fiat adding unrivalled expertise to AeroMobil’s innovation leadership. Jonathan was attracted by the flying car company’s mission to be at the cutting edge of the emerging market for flying cars and its firm commitment to its production timetable, as well as its continued success in securing key investors.
Beginning in the early 2000s, Jonathan Carrier started to gather management, strategy and go-to-market experience with the Fiat Group. By 2003, he moved to McLaren Automotive to become part of the team defining the company’s future business and product strategy, as well as marketing for the supercar market – experience that is very relevant to the sales strategy for the first AeroMobil Flying Car. In 2008 he joined Mazda and gained significant management expertise delivering long-term product marketing plans in Europe for the CX-5, Mazda 6 and Mazda 3. Most recently, Jonathan spent almost seven years at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), where he held various senior management and global strategy roles, where he established Jaguar's global long-term product strategy & positioning of the current range of new Jaguar vehicles, including the Jaguar F-Pace - the fastest selling Jaguar ever. In his last position at JLR, Jonathan was founder and Head of InMotion Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jaguar Land Rover, to build and invest in mobility and smart transportation ventures driving business model innovation to support the long term transformation of the JLR business. Currently, Jonathan holds a prominent position at RocketSpace, providing speed and direction to the world’s top tech start-ups and corporate innovators to help bring the future to market.
“I am delighted to be joining AeroMobil’s team of strategic advisors as it is leading the most radical redefinition of mobility since Henry Ford in what is a truly exciting time for the automotive and aerospace industries,” said Jonathan Carrier. “Technology is changing the sector beyond recognition and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of cutting edge automotive innovation, as well as new business models in mobility, to define the business and go-to-market strategies for the flying car.”
AeroMobil believes it is critical to its success to bring together top talent in the automotive and aerospace industries with the experience of delivering such a complex design and engineering project. Jonathan’s knowledge of the corporate startup world building new business models for the future of the automotive industry will be invaluable to AeroMobil as it finalizes the current model and begins planning designs for the future.
During his time with InMotion Ventures, Jonathan was responsible for building new ventures and financing investments in future mobility and smart transportation, having built a team of over 30 people to create multiple international ventures and business operations across different technology areas and across the technology stack for the future transport value chain, including shared mobility, connected car, autonomous systems and electrification. Attracting such senior figures to its advisory team underlines the considerable progress AeroMobil is making in its go-to-market strategy, having achieved the major milestone of delivering the production-ready version of its flying car. It is also helping to strengthen its credibility with the growing number of investors expressing interest in AeroMobil, as it continues to seek investment to support its expansion plans.
Automotive innovator and intrapreneur Jonathan Carrier joins AeroMobil as an Advisor https://t.co/sALXklZGpU
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