Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. has named Scott L. Thompson as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 23, 2008. Thompson brings considerable executive leadership and more than 25 years of senior management experience in accounting and finance to the Company.
Thompson spent 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Group 1 Automotive, a Fortune 500 company. Thompson played a major role in founding the company, as well as with its subsequent rapid growth. During his time with Group 1 Automotive, the company grew from its founding to approximately $5 billion in revenue and successfully completed its IPO and several follow-on equity transactions.
During his tenure at Group 1 Automotive, Thompson managed all elements of treasury, including relationships with multiple commercial banks, interacted with investment banks, and presented and managed communications with both investors and ratings agencies.