Jay grew up a lover of cars and a student of the industry; his grandfather owned the legendary Indian Motorcycle Company and was the first Cummins Engine Distributor in the United States. Jay’s family and passion inspired a most ambitious plan: Exciting, efficient vehicles designed through open source then built locally in a sustainable manner with customer participation.
Rogers went from Princeton University to a startup in China and then to Ewing & Partners where he became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). After, he went on to the US Marine Corps where he served for 9 years, and to Harvard Business School then to McKinsey & Co. He has been crafting Local Motors since his time in the Marine Corps.
Additionally, the story of American innovation, co-creation and Local Motors has been shared on PBS, Fox, CNBC, and Speed Channel. The business and Rally Fighter have also been featured in Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Wired, Top Gear, AutoWeek, Inc., Details, and others.
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