Investor Relations :: Biography
|Steven R. Berrard|
Managing Partner, New River Capital Partners; Director, Swisher International
Steven R. Berrard, age 58, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Company’s Board of Directors in March 2010. He has served on the Board’s Compensation Committee from the time of his appointment to the Board until the present, and he served on the Audit Committee from May of 2010 until February 2013. Mr. Berrard has served on the Board of Directors of Swisher International, a publicly traded, industry leader in hygiene solutions and products since 2004. Mr. Berrard is the Managing Partner of New River Capital Partners, a private equity fund he co-founded in 1997. Prior to co-founding New River Capital Partners, Mr. Berrard was the co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of AutoNation, Inc., the nation’s leading automotive retail company, from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr. Berrard served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blockbuster Entertainment Group, the world’s largest video store operator. Prior to his tenure with Blockbuster, Mr. Berrard served as President of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. and served in various positions with subsidiaries of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. from 1981 to 1987. Prior to joining Huizenga Holdings, Inc., Mr. Berrard was employed by Coopers & Lybrand from 1976 to 1981. Mr. Berrard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pivotal Fitness. He has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Jamba, Inc., (2005 – 2009), Viacom, Inc., (1987 – 1996), Birmingham Steel (1999 – 2002), HealthSouth (2004 – 2006), and Boca Resorts, Inc. (1996 – 2004). Mr. Berrard earned his B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
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