Faraday Future Continues Hiring Spree, Nabs Former Ferrari Executive

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Marco Mattiacci, former Ferrari Team Principal and the executive that led both Ferrari’s North American division and Ferrari’s Asia Pacific departments has been hired by Faraday Future.
Mattiacci led the Ferrari North America and Ferrari Asia Pacific divisions between 2006 and 2014, and was also team principal for the Formula 1 team of the Maranello brand.

Recently, Mr. Mattiacci came back to public attention after reports announced that he was hired by Faraday Future, a start-up brand that wants to build electric vehicles in the United States of America.

Faraday Future has serious ambitions for its future, and hiring influential and experienced executives from the automotive world is one of the steps the corporation has to make to be closer to its objective.

What’s interesting about this hire is that the company has yet to announce the new role of Marco Mattiacci, along with confirming the report from Business Insider.

The former executive from Ferrari is one of many notable hires of people that used to work for BMW, SpaceX, Ford, General Motors, and Tesla. We expect Mr. Mattiacci to get a leadership position in the Faraday Future organization, as his experience is too vast for a lower level of management.

For the moment, the identity of the CEO of Faraday Future has not been disclosed. We do know that the company is funded by a Chinese billionaire that owns tech giant LeEco. If we look at the plan to launch a self-driving electric car announced by Faraday Future, built in factories that will be eco-friendly, we can be sure that the Chief Executive Officer of the brand will have a massive workload ahead of them.

We are curious to find out how Marco Mattiacci feels about the new challenge that he signed up for, as he will have to sell cars from an all-new brand, instead of handling operations for Ferrari, the company that makes one of the most desirable automobiles in the world. This change is like Apple’s Tim Cook leaving his job as CEO and then joining a smartphone manufacturer that has yet to make a single handset.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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