Hertz Global Holdings announced that Opal Perry will join the company as executive vice president and chief information officer. Perry will lead Hertz's information technology strategy, development and operations, as well as the prioritization and delivery of its cloud-based systems' transformation.
Perry brings more than 25 years of experience as a global technology leader. Since 2011, she has held various IT leadership positions at Allstate Insurance Company, most recently as divisional chief information officer claims, vice president technology & strategic ventures. In that role, she has been driving industry-leading customer satisfaction for auto claims through end-to-end digital innovations and cloud-native applications and microservices.
She also has led the upgrade of Allstate's workforce capabilities and introduced new business models through the transformational use of data, analytics, and technology. Prior to Allstate, Perry led technology teams focused on transformation, innovation, and data delivery for Wells Fargo and Company, SPL Worldgroup, and Spear Technologies.
"As we transform our business for the future, it's critical that we leverage our information technology and capitalize on data insights to accelerate our growth around the world," Kathryn V. Marinello, president and chief executive officer of Hertz, said in a statement. "Opal is a seasoned global business leader, a strong collaborator and a proven partner in driving innovation, simplification and efficiency to create value for customers, and, importantly, to create a better experience for our employees."
"I'm privileged to be joining Hertz, an industry leader with iconic brands and a rich history," Perry said. "The company's forward-looking philosophy and commitment to innovation and growth mirror my own ideals. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together for our employees and customers in the years ahead."