February 27, 2019
Pitstop, India's largest doorstep car services & repair provider today announced the appointment of Rakesh Sidana, Former Mericar.com CEO and Founder.
"Pitstop is on the anvil to become the largest doorstep service company in India. While tech driven, garages are the backbone of our operations, and Rakesh Sidana has joined us to lead this critical function. He joins the core team at Pitstop and we are elated to have him. His wealth of knowledge in our domain is unmatched, and I have no doubt that he will rightfully shape the future of auto services in India with standardised garages, delivering a transparent, convenient, robust and reliable experience," said, Mihir Mohan, CEO & Founder, Pitstop.
Mr. Rakesh Sidana, Former Mericar.com CEO and Founder
Pitstop is your one stop solution to maintain the healthy life of your car. Founded in 2015, Pitstop aims to provide quality, economical and convenient car general service through their doorstep service vehicles. Currently operating in six cities, the company has partnered with over 150+ workshops across Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, and Pune, offering car related services including regular service, mechanical and electrical repair, body repair and doorstep inspection. It also partners with fleets and leasing firms across, including top ride-sharing companies, where it uses its proprietary SaaS-based Fleet Information System that provides a one-stop real-time view of service repairs, thereby providing affordable, convenient, and transparent vehicle maintenance and fleet management services.
On his appointment, Rakesh Sidana said, “I believe that doorstep delivery of services is the future of automotive service companies in India, and am proud to become a part of the visionary team at Pitstop."
Rakesh Sidana's Profile
Mr. Sidana has Over 21 years Industry experience with 14 years executing disruptive and innovative “eary-market” businesses. His first company was IT Solution Outsourcing Consulting firm for International clients & second company was India’s First Digital Platform (Mericar.com) and a network of multi brand car garages in India, funded twice by prestigious investors including the one from Google. Before starting own firm in 2004, he worked for IndiaMART in early days of starting up and web-development companies in early days of Internet and Dot-Com era in India.
He has also worked closely with Roadside Assistance companies (AXA Assistance, Crossroads) as a part of Partnership and also worked with Car Wash Franchisee company (Speed Car Wash) to help them to establish their network across India.
Mr. Sidana has also authored three books and has been a mentor to many entrepreneurs and moderator of social media communities. He has also been Awarded and as a Guest of Honor by top technology and management institutions and is also a part of Government Skill Development and Startup Initiatives.