Painter is a serial entrepreneur in the automotive space, having launched several innovative business models that have disrupted and transformed the automotive industry. Painter was an early adviser to Tesla, and also was the founder of CarsDirect.com. In 2005, he founded TrueCar, changing how consumers purchase vehicles, and in 2016 he founded Fair, a used-vehicle subscription company. Fair pioneered the Car-as-a-Service (CaaS) category by offering affordable, convenient, and flexible car subscriptions.
About his upcoming remarks at Forecast, Painter had this to say. “Disruption should never be the goal. Truly effective problem-solving and successful innovations often result in disruption. That said, being disruptive is often high-friction and very difficult on companies, and especially on founders. Having a track record of frequent disruptions is almost always a reflection of a hard-core, highly resilient entrepreneur. One of two things is usually true if that’s the case: they are either stupid, or they are right and on the verge of an epic outcome. I certainly hope I fall into the latter category.”
Greg Ashlock, iHeartMedia CEO/Multiplatform Group and Forecast co-chair, who will conduct the interview with Painter, offered these thoughts. “Automotive has always been a cornerstone category for the broadcast industry, with our success closely linked to its performance. I’m excited to talk with Scott, a true auto entrepreneur and disruptor, about the electrification revolution and the transformational impact that will have on us as business partners and consumers.”
Now in its 20th year, Forecast is the broadcast industry’s leading financial summit. The conference gathers the smartest minds in broadcast and advertising to forecast trends, expectations, and revenues for the coming year.
Forecast 2023 is co-chaired by Greg Ashlock, iHeartMedia, and Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television, with Bob Pittman serving as honorary chair.
We expect Forecast to sell out this year and encourage registration HERE now in order to secure one of the limited seats.