Nick Pudar, in his most current role, served as the Director of General Motors (GM) Strategic Initiatives, addressing new business growth arenas, and exploring options to leverage new technologies, new mobility business models, and emerging consumer expectations. Prior to this, Pudar was Director, GM Urban Active Solutions focused on new global mobility challenges in urban environments exploring new products, services, and vehicle access business models.
As Director of the GM Developer Ecosystem, and led the efforts to enable a new range of connectivity solutions for vehicles, a developer portal for access to a range of APIs, and to engage with the developer community with a comprehensive set of assets and processes to drive third party innovation. Nick also served as Vice President of Business Development at GM’s OnStar subsidiary, where he had responsibility for future services development, strategic planning, and for the new business portfolio. Nick was Director of GM Decision Support Center, an internal strategic consulting team, working on key business activities and innovations. Nick started his GM career in Manufacturing, spending time in Transmission and Stamping plants.
Mr. Pudar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, and his Masters of Science in Management degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.