Primary Role
President at Kynded
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Person Details


Jim Nguyen is responsible for corporate development, business development and the overall management of TrueCar's affinity partner channel. Jim brings more than 20 years of experience in strategy, finance, accounting, operations and corporate administration to TrueCar, where he's a founding executive and served as CFO until 2012.

Prior to joining TrueCar, Nguyen was the Director of Finance & Corporate Administration at ePolicy Solutions, a venture-backed enterprise software company acquired by ChoicePoint.

He was also the CFO and Managing Director of The Goetzman Group, a project management consulting firm, and Corporate Controller for Zyan Communications, a DSL service provider.

Nguyen's automotive background includes multi-functional roles at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, including strategic planning, product planning and corporate finance; and with venture-backed start-ups Model E Corporation and Build-to-Order, Inc. While at Toyota, he developed the pricing strategy for the Camry (Toyota's top-selling vehicle), the launch of the Lexus RX300, and was the senior product planner for Toyota's lineup of small cars and sports vehicles.

Nguyen earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.

He serves on the board of directors for WebCars, an online automotive company in China, and is on the advisory board of Tagnos, an enterprise software company providing analytics and wireless patient tracking solutions to hospitals.

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