PARK RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" together with its subsidiaries, the "Company" or "we") announced that Philippe P. Laffont has been elected by the Board of Directors of Hertz and The Hertz Corporation as director.
Mr. Laffont is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Coatue Management ("Coatue"), an investment management firm founded in 1999. Mr. Laffont serves on the Advisory Board of the Robin Hood X Prize and is a Trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a founder and member of the Executive Board of the Dreamland Theater in Nantucket. Prior to founding Coatue, Mr. Laffont worked at Tiger Management as a research analyst from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Laffont began his career as an analyst in management consulting for McKinsey & Co. in Madrid, Spain, where he worked from 1992 to 1994, and then worked as an independent consultant until starting at Tiger. Mr. Laffont graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 with a B.S. and M.S.C. in Computer Science.
"We are fortunate to add a new member to the Hertz Board who has a strong background in identifying and capitalizing on long term technology trends based on fundamental research," said Mark P. Frissora, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz. "Philippe Laffont founded and serves as Chief Investment Officer of Coatue Management which, for the past 14 years, has successfully specialized in technology, internet and media investments. Philippe's experience and advice will be instrumental as Hertz introduces additional customer-focused, technology-based innovations to further transform the rental experience," Frissora added.
Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,460 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,960 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Our Dollar and Thrifty brands have approximately 1,500 corporate and franchise locations in 85 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 120 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation