Business 100 – 2014

Padden Guy Murphy/Getaround

Padden Guy Murphy is the director of Public Policy and Business Development at Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace that was named one of the top startup companies by The Wall Street Journal. In that role Padden has forged strategic partnerships with major corporations and governments alike, from Mercedes-Benz to the White House. “It’s really exciting,” he says. “If you turn 1,000 cars in a city into Getarounds you’ll take 10,000 cars off the road, offset 100 million pounds of C02, and inject $10 million into the economy every year.” Padden received his B.A. in international relations and Chinese from Tufts University and his M.A. from Oxford University, where he studied U.S.-Chinese technology and innovation.

Padden is a native of Great Falls, MT and is a third-generation Irish American with ancestry from Cork. He says, “My Irish heritage means family, hard work, and purpose – a debt owed to my parents who have spent every day I’ve been alive working to give us love, optimism and a chance at the American Dream.”

Padden currently resides in San Francisco.