FORA.tv Speaker - Scott Griffith
Scott served as Chairman and Chief Executive officer from 2003-2013, solidifying Zipcar as the world's leading car sharing network, growing the company organically and through several acquisitions, taking the company public in 2011, and then negotiating the sale of Zipcar to Avis Budget Group in 2013.
Along the way, Scott was at the forefront of the evolution of car sharing, fostering its emergence as a new transportation category over the last decade. Griffith’s operational and brand leadership allowed the company to help reduce congestion, ease parking demands and lower communities' overall carbon footprints. He spearheaded groundbreaking partnerships with several top global brands, the world's largest automakers, and countless transit agencies, universities and influential city and state governments that transformed Zipcar and the transportation industry alike.
Griffith was one of Huffington Post's 2010 Game-Changers in Transportation, Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2010 Social Entrepreneur CEO of the Year and one of BusinessWeek's Best Leaders of 2006.
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. Griffith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also serves on the board of directors for both the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and The Alliance for Business Leadership.
05.07.13 | 00:21:24 min
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