Board of Directors
Michael Gregory (Greg) O’Hara is Chairperson; Founder and Senior Managing Director of Certares, a firm that invests in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, and co-founder of GO Acquisition Corp. He is the Head of Certares’ Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to forming Certares, he served as Chief Investment Officer of JPMorgan Chase’s Special Investments Group (“JPM SIG”). Prior to this role at JPM SIG, Greg was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners (“OEP”), the private equity arm of JPMorgan. Before joining OEP in 2005, he served as Executive Vice President of Worldspan and was a member of its Board of Directors. Greg is the Executive Chairman of American Express Global Business Travel and Vice Chairman of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings and serves on the Boards of Directors of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings and Tripadvisor, The Innocence Project, World Travel & Tourism Council and Certares Holdings.
Thomas (Tom) Wagner is Vice Chairperson; Co-Founder and Managing Member of Knighthead Capital Management, LLC, an event driven and deep value focused SEC registered investment advisor that specializes in investing in companies that need financial and operational restructuring. His deep financial experience also includes serving as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in Capital Structure Franchise Trading, as well as roles at Credit Suisse First Boston and Ernst & Young, LLP. Tom is currently Board Chairman of Knighthead Annuity & Life Assurance Company and on the Board of Trustees of Villanova University, the National Advisory Board for Youth Inc., and the National Leadership Council for the Navy SEAL Foundation. He is the Co-Portfolio Manager of all funds and accounts managed by Knighthead Capital Management, LLC.
Colin Farmer is Senior Managing Director and the Head of the Management Committee of Certares. Previously, he was Managing Director of One Equity Partners. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Harvest Partners, a middle market private equity firm, and an Analyst at Robertson Stephens & Company, a middle market investment bank. Colin serves on the Boards of Internova Travel Group, AmaWaterways, Guardian Alarm, Mystic Invest and Certares Holdings, and is a member of Certares’ Investment Committee.
Andrew Shannahan is Head of Research and Partner at Knighthead Capital Management, LLC, an event driven and deep value focused SEC registered investment advisor that specializes in investing in companies that need financial and operational restructuring. Andrew brings oversight to the Knighthead research team through his investment expertise gained during thirteen years at Knighthead, leading complex investment situations. Prior to joining Knighthead in 2008, he spent six years as a senior research analyst for Litespeed Partners, an event-driven hedge fund. Andrew serves as a member of the Investment Committee of certain funds managed by Knighthead Capital Management, LLC.
Stephen Scherr has served as Chief Executive Officer at Hertz and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2022.
Scherr spent nearly three decades at Goldman Sachs, leading a range of strategic and operational functions. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer from 2018 through 2021, a period during which the firm undertook considerable growth across its new and existing businesses.
Scherr was the architect and leader of Goldman Sachs’ consumer business, first as Chief Strategy Officer from 2014 through 2016, and later as CEO of Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Head of the Consumer & Commercial Bank Division from 2016 to 2018. He led Marcus by Goldman Sachs from inception, overseeing retail deposit growth in excess of $100 billion, expanding its digital consumer lending platform and managing a new partnership with Apple to develop the AppleCard.
Scherr lead the firm’s Latin American business for five years; was Global Head of the Financing Group for seven years; and served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking for two years. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Scherr practiced law, including as a law clerk in the Southern District of New York from 1990 to 1991, and later as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1992 to 1993.
Scherr 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.
Mark Fields has served as a Director of Hertz since June 2021 and was interim CEO from October 2021 to February 2022. Fields also serves as Senior Advisor at TPG Capital LP. He was previously President and CEO of Ford Motor Company and held senior leadership roles at the company, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & President of the Americas, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group and Ford Europe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mazda Motor Corporation. He serves as a Director of Qualcomm, Lead Independent Director of Tanium, a Director of TPG Pace Solutions Corp., and a Director of TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp. He has previously served on the Boards of Ford, IBM and Mazda.
Jennifer Feikin is a member of the Board of Directors on the mutual fund boards of Capital Group Private Client Services Funds, Capital Group U.S. Equity Fund, American Funds International Vantage Fund, American Funds Global Insight Fund, and Emerging Markets Growth Fund. Prior to being a mutual fund director, Jennifer led the Google Video content team and negotiated many of Google’s first and largest search and advertising deals. Before joining Google, she was a part of AOL Time Warner's strategic development group, worked in business affairs at Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight and Morgan Creek Productions and served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where she began her career. Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of California.
Vincent Intrieri is CEO and founder of VDA Capital Management LLC and has served as a director of Hertz Global Holdings since September 2014. Previously, he was with Icahn-related entities from October 1998 to December 2016 or its predecessors in various investment-related capacities, including as Senior Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP, Senior Managing Director of Icahn Onshore LP, and Icahn Offshore LP. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Vincent was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. He is a director of Transocean Limited. Previously, he served as a director of Energen Corporation, Conduent Incorporated, Chesapeake Energy, Forest Laboratories Inc, CVR Energy Inc, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Navistar International, and various other public companies.
Evelina Vougessis Machas is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moneikos Global Asset Management in Monaco and the co-founder of MaxInvest Holdings, a single-family office that invests in startups and early-stage companies. She previously served as Investor Relations and Strategy Director at Marfin Popular Bank Group as well as Marfin Investment Group, a multi-billion pan-European investment company headquartered in Greece, where she raised millions in capital. She was also recognized as the Best IR Manager in Greece for her position as Investor Relations Manager at Commercial Bank of Greece, a subsidiary of Credit Agricole Bank of France. She started her career as a research analyst in ABN AMRO Equities London, a subsidiary of ABN AMRO BANK Group.