Stephen Scherr is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz. He is focused on transforming the iconic American company into a global leader in shared mobility, electrification, and digital-first customer experience.
Prior to joining Hertz in February 2022, Stephen spent nearly three decades at Goldman Sachs. He served as Chief Financial Officer from 2018 through 2021, a period during which the firm undertook considerable growth across its new and existing businesses. During his time at Goldman Sachs, Stephen led a number of the firm’s most important businesses, including as Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Banking Division, Global Head of the Financing Group and leader of the firm’s consumer business.
Stephen serves on the boards of the Jewish Museum and the New York Stem Cell Foundation. He is also a member of Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations and the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Mr. Stone has served as President and Chief Operations Officer since October 2021. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz from May 2020 to October 2021, and Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Operations Officer North America from March 2018 to May 2020. From November 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Stone served as the Chief Retail Officer at Cabela’s Inc., an outdoor outfitter retail company. Prior to joining Cabela’s Inc., Mr. Stone spent 28 years growing his career with Sam’s Club, a retail warehouse subsidiary of Walmart Inc., a multinational retail corporation. His most-recent position with Sam's Club was as Senior Vice President - West Division from 2007 to 2015, where he led operations upwards of 200 locations with more than 30,000 employees.
Mr. Arrington has served as Executive Vice President, Revenue Management and Fleet Acquisition at Hertz since September 2020. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Fleet Planning at Hertz from 2012 to September 2020. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Arrington was in a variety of leadership roles at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, which was purchased by Hertz in 2012. Mr. Arrington has leadership experience in fleet acquisition, fleet remarketing, fleet planning and revenue management.
Ms. Bowyer has served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs since June 2022. She has spent her career working at the intersection of communications, politics and law. Previously, she was global co-head of Brand and Content Strategy at Goldman Sachs, responsible for the firm’s strategy to engage with the public and other key stakeholders through content related to markets, industries, and the global economy. Ms. Bowyer has been a crisis communications strategist to corporate leaders across industries, helping to navigate the political, legal and media crosscurrents of crisis management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she practiced law at Boies Schiller Flexner in New York, specializing in complex civil litigation. She was also a producer for Tom Brokaw in his documentary unit at NBC, Tom Brokaw Reports, and helped with Brokaw’s bestselling books, The Greatest Generation and Boom: Voices of the Sixties. Ms. Bowyer is a veteran of two presidential campaigns and was a researcher and speechwriter at the White House. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Columbia Law School.
Ms. Brooks has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Hertz since July 2023. Ms. Brooks joined Hertz in 2020 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President, Internal Audit. Prior to joining Hertz, Ms. Brooks was the Vice President, Internal Audit at Aptiv PLC (“Aptiv”), a global technology company, from 2015 to 2020. Before joining Aptiv, Ms. Brooks was the Chief Financial Officer for Champion Windows and Home Exteriors, a home improvement company, from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Brooks was in a variety of leadership roles at the General Electric Company and in a variety of finance and accounting roles at the General Motors Company. She is a Certified Public Accountant and began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Brooks holds a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Mr. Leef has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Hertz since February 2021. He previously served as Senior vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from September 2020 to February 2021. Mr. Leef has nearly 20 years of leadership experience with success leading global HR organizations, managing labor relations, developing employee engagement and diversity & inclusion initiatives, and overseeing HR operations at corporate and field levels. Before joining Hertz, Mr. Leef most recently was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Atria Senior Living Community. Prior to that role, he held several executive HR roles over 16 years at GE Appliances, supporting the supply chain, technology and consumer service divisions.
Ms. Smith has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Customer Experience since December 2020. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience. Ms. Smith has more than 20 years of expertise in the travel industry and customer experience. She joined Hertz in 2002 in Dublin, Ireland where she held various leadership roles at the company’s international customer contact center. In 2013, she relocated to the United States to lead Hertz’s Customer Care team and contact center in North America. In 2019, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, overseeing the company’s global Customer Care and Customer Experience organizations.