Tesla loses ‘Head of Data Science’ to upstart competitor Faraday Future

Gregory Ryslik joined Faraday Future from Tesla this week as the electric vehicle startup’s ‘Head of Data Science & Analytics’.  FF has been surprisingly successful in siphoning talent from Tesla. CEO Elon Musk has been joking about Apple’s hiring of people being fired from Tesla, but he is not joking about Faraday. The company has been able to hire an impressive number of top Tesla executives including founding member Nick Sampson, also the company’s top manufacturing leaders: Andrew De Haan, Tesla’s former Director of Global Supplier Industrialization and Faraday’s plant Director, and Faraday’s Global Vice President of Manufacturing, Dag Reckhorn, who held the Director of Model S Manufacturing position at Tesla from 2009 to 2013.