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Tampa RV dealership names new CEO

John North will also serve on the board of directors at Lazydays Holdings Inc.


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Tampa-based RV retailer Lazydays has appointed a new CEO, John North. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com/Paul Kansonkho)
Tampa-based RV retailer Lazydays has appointed a new CEO, John North. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com/Paul Kansonkho)
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Lazydays Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LAZY), one of the nation’s largest RV dealerships, has named John North its new CEO, effective Sept. 6.

North, according to a news release, will also be a member of the Tampa-based company’s board of directors. He previously served as CFO of Copart Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT), a company that specializes in vehicle remarketing and auctions. His resume also includes experience as CFO of auto rental giant Avis Budget Group Inc.

"It is an honor to welcome John North to Lazydays," states Chris Shackelton, chairman of the Lazydays board of directors, in the release. "John is an accomplished executive with an admirable track record of driving success across multiple companies. We could not be more excited about the combination of John’s operational strengths, paired with a disciplined growth orientation. Furthermore, as a leader of large public companies, John has a stellar reputation and history of developing strong relationships with investors and capital sources.”

North is set to succeed Robert DeVincenzi, who served as Lazydays’ interim CEO and will remain with the company as a non-executive member of the board of directors.

“Lazydays has built one of the most respected businesses in the RV industry," North states in the release. "It is a privilege to join the company at such a pivotal moment. The Lazydays foundation is solid and well positioned for a long runway of shareholder value creation. With a healthy balance sheet, strong brand, loyal customer base and fantastic team, I am excited to help lead the company to an even brighter future.”

Lazydays’ gross revenue grew from $817.11 million in 2020 to $1.24 billion in 2021, an increase of nearly 52%.

 

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