CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the appointment of Ciara Smyth as its EVP of Human Resources. In this role, Smyth will be based in Zipcar's Cambridge, Mass. office and will oversee global talent programs and policies at Zipcar. She will report directly to Scott Griffith, Zipcar chairman and CEO.
"We are delighted to welcome Ciara as Zipcar's EVP of Human Resources," said Griffith. "Ciara's extensive human resources experience will be a huge asset to the Zipcar leadership team, and positions us well to continue to attract and retain the best talent out there, while also helping to meet our growth objectives as we continue to expand our global footprint."
Smyth brings with her deep human resources experience, most recently in her role as EVP and chief human resources officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Prior to Houghton Mifflin, Smyth was EVP of Global Business Operations at Riverdeep, an educational software company.
"I am thrilled to work with such a dynamic, innovative and talented group of people here at Zipcar," said Smyth. "My goal is to continue to foster a high performance environment centered on innovation, member experience and our strong employment brand. I look forward to helping Zipcar grow by focusing on building organizational capabilities and a global culture of exceptional talent."
Zipcar is the world's leading car sharing network with over 709,000 members and 9,300 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.