Jose Mercado has been named Chief Technology Officer at Metromile, a pay-per-mile car insurer, effective immediately. Mercado will continue to report directly to CEO Dan Preston, Metromile said. Mercado joined the company as VP of engineering two years ago; he brings more than 14 years’ experience with designing and developing scalable and highly-available software applications, Metromile said.

"Jose's promotion to CTO reflects two years of impressive work as VP of Engineering at Metromile," said Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile. "Jose has been a key leader and has created a remarkable team that has led to us to the impressive platform and product we have today. We're excited for what the future holds as Jose focuses more on our long term vision, new opportunities, and deeper impactful technology decisions."

Mercado previousl was VP of software development at AisleBuyer, creator of mobile shopping platforms. After the company's acquisition by Intuit, Mercado led the development of the company’s GoPayment mobile application. Prior, he contributed to TIBCO Software's application virtualization and cloud computing platform, as well as Novell's ZENworks systems management product suite.

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