Hertz Names New Chief Information Officer

Tyler Best has been named Hertz's new chief information officer and executive vice president. Photo courtesy of Hertz Corp.
Tyler Best has been named Hertz's new chief information officer and executive vice president. Photo courtesy of Hertz Corp.

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. today announced that Tyler Best has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO), effective Jan. 26, 2015.

In his role at Hertz, Best will oversee the company's global Information Technology (IT) functions. Best previously held senior information technology (IT) roles at Vanguard Car Rental (Alamo and National brands) and at Budget Rent-a-Car. He has also served in senior executive IT roles at YP (formerly Yellow Pages) and Ally Financial Inc. (formerly General Motors Acceptance Corporation or GMAC).

Best succeeds David Trimm, who is leaving Hertz to pursue other professional opportunities, according to the company.

"Tyler Best has a proven track record as a car rental IT leader, having spearheaded Vanguard's and Avis/Budget's integration efforts, and he has consistently delivered bottom-line improvement throughout his career,” said John Tague, Hertz president and chief executive officer. “Under Tyler's leadership, Hertz will elevate IT to the forefront of its shareholder value creation strategies to generate superior customer experiences, incremental revenues and highly efficient processes."

"I am excited to return to the car rental industry and take on the opportunity to leverage technology as a competitive advantage for Hertz,” said Best. “IT improvements will help employees deliver better service to our customers who, in turn, will have greater control of the rental process. Additionally, IT at Hertz will become a more powerful enabler of revenue growth and further efficiencies across the organization."

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