Hertz's SVP Stuart to Lead Global Car Sharing Business

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that Robert J. Stuart, senior vice president of global sales, will direct the company's global car sharing business, Connect by Hertz.

Launched in December 2008, Connect by Hertz provides car sharing services in London, New York City and Paris as well as on 20 college campuses and at several corporate campuses in the U.S. and U.K.

Hertz also announced that Griff Long, senior director of global car sharing, who is responsible for Connect operations in the U.S., will assume operational responsibility for Connect's European operations as well, reporting to Stuart.

Mark P. Frissora, chairman and chief executive officer, commenting on Stuart's increased responsibilities, said, "We have successfully launched Connect by Hertz in three large target markets — urban, university and corporate — and the keys to future growth are a much larger membership base and turning Connect members into repeat customers. Under Bob Stuart's direction, we will be able to leverage the global sales team at Hertz to drive Connect's growth, increasing our already significant presence in the car sharing market, and enabling us to make customer demand based decisions about future car sharing investments."

Stuart joined Hertz in 2007, after seven years in senior sales and marketing management positions at General Electric. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in sales management positions at The Halex Company and Philips Lighting Company.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.