Dan Park is a competitor. He shares a common goal with co-Canadian to Watch and Canada Drives Founder Cody Green: disrupting a century of tradition in the Canadian used-car market. And if they disrupt one another along the way, that’s just business, right?
Park, CEO of Clutch also runs an online used-car businesses. The consumer’s entire experience, up to the point of taking physical delivery of the vehicle, is online, including financing approval and trade-in valuations.
Park, 42, a former venture capitalist and founder and ex-general manager of Uber Eats Canada, is no stranger to shaking up an entire industry. He believes buyers shouldn’t have to “spend an entire Saturday” or “meet a stranger in a Tim Hortons parking lot” to buy a used vehicle.
IN PARK’S WORDS:
“The goal here is to build an iconic Canadian brand, synonymous with trusted experience. We’re not in a hurry. We’ve had 2,000 per cent growth the last three years, but the goal is to build a fundamentally sound and sustainable business that improves the lives of consumers.”