Jonathan Maroko will serve as Faraday Future’s interim Chief Financial Officer, effective July 24, 2023. Prior to joining Faraday Future, Mr. Maroko has served as external CFO at several companies during their growth phase including Gladstein Neandross & Associates, Willow, Lifeforce A-Frame Brands, Kwell Labs and Arcadia Earth. Reporting to Mr. Xuefeng Chen, Global CEO of FF, Mr. Maroko brings over 17 years of investment and finance experience to the role of CFO, previously serving as Discretionary Global Macro Portfolio Manager at Mulholland Vista Capital Advisors, LLC, as an Investment Analyst at Vanadium Capital Management, and beginning his career as investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Maroko earned a Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting and Finance) from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.
YT is not only a great visionary, but also one of the few product and technology transformers and the implementer who leads the team to turning the vision into reality. He set up the next-gen shared smart mobility ecosystem strategy featuring “AI + Platform + Hardware + Software+ Application + Sharing” back in 2013 and started to make plans to enter the global Internet smart auto industry. He founded Faraday Future (FF) - a global Internet smart mobility eco company - in California, the global innovation epicenter. The “Four Future Trends” theory featuring “electrification, intelligence, Internet and sharing” proposed by YT 6 years ago is fueling the transformation of global auto industry by setting a new industry standard for such transformation.
YT believes that the next-gen auto industry is the biggest application in the age of AI and presents the greatest opportunities for industrialization and commercialization. As the founder and CPUO, YT is leading the team to building the Internet ecosystem and the AI-powered shared mobility ecosystem that integrates Platform, Hardware, Software and Application. He also leads activities in AI, product definition, user acquisition, user experience and user operation. Regarding product and technology, he focuses on breaking the boundaries between the Internet, AI, consumer electronics and automobile, create eco chemistry and new species. With respect to users, his priority is to create a user-centric Internet eco O2O model that encompasses user acquisition and user operation.