Tesla Motors Hires Senior Google Recruiter as Worlds Leading Electric Vehicle
Manufacturer Expands Staff
ice President of Human Resources Arnnon Geshuri will build the staffing infrastructure to fill thousands
of openings expected in coming years.
SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tesla Motors has hired senior Google staffing strategist Arnnon Geshuri to lead the
automaker’s rapid recruitment of engineers and other key employees.
Tesla employs about 500 people and is aggressively hiring electrical and mechanical engineers, software developers, industrial
designers and other technology professionals from around the world. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Tesla is a dynamic,
fast-paced startup where top experts in their fields work together on small, entrepreneurial teams to build uncompromising
As vice president of human resources, Geshuri will architect Tesla’s recruitment infrastructure and identify candidates for a
growing number of job openings. Previously, Geshuri was director of staffing operations for Google, where he designed the
company’s legendarily recruitment organization and talent acquisition strategy.
Geshuri joined Google as chief staffing architect in late 2004, when the company just emerged from its IPO and employed
around 2,500 people. While he oversaw all aspects of recruitment, Google evolved into a technology powerhouse with 20,000
employees – a workplace considered the premier destination for ambitious software engineers.
"Arnnon’s work enabled Google to hire an unprecedented number of outstanding workers in a remarkably short time," said
Tesla CEO Elon Musk. "I’m confident that, just as he did for Google, Arnnon will help Tesla hire the best engineers and make
our fast-growing staff even more productive."
Before Google, Geshuri was vice president of human resources and director of global staffing for E*TRADE Financial, where
he helped recruit more than 2,000 people in 18 months and oversaw staffing programs and HR information systems. He also
founded a startup and worked at Applied Materials, where he managed staffing operations and advised the president as it
increased 7,000 employees within 2 years.
In the early 1990s, Geshuri was an organizational effectiveness consultant for New United Motors Manufacturing (NUMMI), the
Fremont, Calif.-based joint venture of Toyota and General Motors. Geshuri, who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from
the University of California at Irvine and a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology from San Jose State University,
launched focus groups to improve efficiency and morale among NUMMI assembly-line workers and supervisors.
"Many startups are limited only by their ability to recruit and retain top talent," Geshuri said, "so it’s a tremendous honor to
ramp up staffing as Tesla launches into a critical phase of rapid growth."
About Tesla Motors
Tesla Motors is the only automaker producing and selling highway-capable electric vehicles. Employees work in Tesla’s Silicon
Valley headquarters and at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla, which is expanding its retail footprint, already
operates showrooms and galleries in California’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, Colorado, New York, Seattle, London, Munich
Tesla engineers recently launched the 2010 Roadster – faster than an Audi R8 yet six times more efficient than conventional
sports cars. Tesla engineers are also developing electric powertrain components for sale to other automakers, and they are
deep into the development of the Model S, an all-electric family sedan that will be mass-produced in Southern California. In
June, the Department of Energy approved Tesla for $465 million in low-interest loans to bring the Model S to market.