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Business Observer Monday, Jul. 30, 2018 3 months ago

Global company names new chief information officer

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Hertz Global Holdings adds IT veteran Opal Perry to its executive team.

ESTERO — Hertz Global Holdings Inc. named Opal Perry executive vice president and chief information officer. Perry will lead Hertz's information technology strategy, development and operations, as well as its cloud-based systems transformation.

Perry has more than 25 years of experience as a technology leader. Since 2011, she has held IT leadership positions at Allstate Insurance, most recently as divisional chief information officer claims/vice president technology and strategic ventures, according to a statement. 

“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," says Kathryn Marinello, president and chief executive officer of Hertz, in the 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.”

Prior to Allstate, Perry led technology teams focused on transformation, innovation and data delivery for Wells Fargo, SPL Worldgroup and Spear Technologies.

The Hertz Corp., a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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