Scott Griffith

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Scott Griffith
Occupation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zipcar

Scott Griffith was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zipcar, Inc. from February 2003 until his resignation on March 15, 2013 following the acquisition of Zipcar by Avis Budget Group.[1]

Griffith has a BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981 and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1990.[2]

While Griffith was CEO, Zipcar became the world's largest car sharing service. In the fall of 2007, Zipcar merged with Flexcar, with Griffith as CEO of the merged company which continued to use the Zipcar name.[3] Zipcar also bought London-based Streetcar, the UK’s car sharing service.[4]

For his accomplishments at Zipcar, Griffith was named a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2009,[5] selected as one of Huffington Post’s 2010 Game-changers in transportation, and dubbed Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2010 Social Entrepreneur CEO of the Year.[6] In addition, BusinessWeek named Scott one of its “Best Leaders of 2006,” and he was the recipient of Babson College's ELiTE Award for entrepreneurship. Griffith has been interviewed by many news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Newsweek, The New York Times, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, Associated Press, CBS-TV, FOX-TV, ABC World News Tonight and Time.

Prior to Zipcar, Griffith held senior level positions at The Boeing Company, Information America, an Atlanta-based provider of online public record information, and The Parthenon Group, a boutique business strategy and investment firm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "team: home office". zipcar.com. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zipcar, Inc.". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 
  3. ^ Dominic Gates (2007-10-31). "Seattle's Flexcar merges with rival Zipcar". Seattle Times. 
  4. ^ "CC CLEARS ZIPCAR/STREETCAR MERGER". Competition Commission. 2010-12-22. 
  5. ^ Mass High Tech Staff (2009-08-21). "Mass High Tech names 2009 All-Stars of New England Innovation Economy". MassHighTech.com. 
  6. ^ "Zipcar Chairman and CEO Scott Griffith Selected as a CEO of the Year". PR Newswire. 2010-11-03. [unreliable source?]