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How I Made It: John Krafcik
How I Made It: John Krafcik

The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start: Krafcik was a car guy from Day One. With a mechanically inclined dad — plus five older brothers and two older sisters — Krafcik was imprinted with the car gene "in a very major way" by the time he was 2, he said. One brother was in the Navy and returned home in a series of Corvettes, including a 1965 (with side pipes), a '68 and a '69. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: TrueCar president: In the June 8 Business section,...