CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Jose R. Costa, Group President for Charlotte-based Driven Brands, a Board Leadership Fellow, the highest standard of credentialing for corporate directors.
The NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights, intelligence and boardroom practices to stay at the forefront of evolving business demands. To maintain their credential, they have to advance their knowledge and boardroom stature through continuous learning and peer-led collaboration.
The NACD Fellowship community is backed by more than 35 years of authoritative research and represents the combined knowledge of hundreds of the world's largest companies.
At Driven Brands, Costa leads MAACO®, CARSTAR® and Drive N Style®. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,000 body shops in North America and generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales. Previously, Costa was President of MAACO®, where he managed and developed 500 body shops across the U.S. and Canada.
Before joining Driven Brands, Costa was Vice President of Marketing, R&D and Supply Chain at BURGER KING®. He also served as President of COSTA IMC, a branding and interactive marketing firm focused on the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American segments.
With over 20 years of experience, he has worked for companies like Young & Rubicam, Bank of America, PepsiCo, and YUM Brands. He also has extensive experience in restructuring portfolio companies for private equity firms like 3G Capital, Harvest Partners and Roark Capital Group.
In addition, Costa is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the world's leading peer network of chief executives and business leaders, and the chapter leader of the Charlotte chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world's oldest and most prestigious food society.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America's leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers® and Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco®, CARSTAR North America® and Drive N Style®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Pro Oil Change®, Econo Lube N' Tune®, Driven Florida Lubes® and Take 5 Oil Change. Driven Brands has more than 2,300 centers across North America. Combined, all businesses generate nearly $2.2 billion in system sales. www.DrivenBrands.com.
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