Thomas C. Kennedy is the President and Chief Financial Officer of SIXT North America, one of the world’s first and most successful mobility providers. Founded in 1912 in Munich, Germany, SIXT started out with a fleet of just three vehicles and has grown to a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services with a presence in approximately 110 countries and branches in over 2,200 locations.
Prior to joining SIXT USA in 2020, Mr. Kennedy served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hertz Global Holdings from 2013 to 2018 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from 2008 to 2013. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Kennedy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Car Rental, parent company of the National Car Rental and Alamo Rental Car brands. Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Kennedy served in a number of financial positions with increasing responsibilities from 1992 to 2003 at Northwest Airlines, Inc., a global network airline, including Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller; Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis; Managing Director, Corporate Planning; and, Director Finance and Information Services, Pacific Division, Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Kennedy graduated from Tulane University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics in 1987 where he also was a three-year letterman swimmer. Mr. Kennedy received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University in 1992. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Mr. Kennedy worked for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in their Public Finance investment banking division from 1987 to 1990.
SIXT is always at the forefront of the mobility industry, it was the first car rental company with a website and the first to accept mobile reservations.
SIXT is available in almost every major city and tourist destination worldwide, and at convenient locations such as airports, train stations, cruise ports, and hotels.
Michael Meissner is the President and Chief Operating Officer of SIXT North America, one of the world’s leading international providers of high-quality mobility services. Founded in 1912 in Munich, Germany, SIXT started out with a fleet of just three vehicles and has grown to a leading global provider with a presence in approximately 110 countries and branches in over 2,200 locations.
In his 13-year career at SIXT, Michael Meissner has contributed significantly to the company’s international expansion by successfully building up the Benelux and Italian markets. For example, SIXT Italy, the youngest market in Europe for SIXT, was able to triple its sales volume within 3 years, thanks in part to the development of a nationwide network of stations at railway stations and airports. Michael Meissner is thus not only an operations expert with a high profile in the industry. Thanks to his strong leadership qualities, SIXT has been able to sustainably establish itself as a profitable premium mobility service provider in the markets he was responsible for.
SIXT entered the US market in 2011 and recently expanded its position as the fourth-largest car rental company in the USA. As a result, SIXT is currently present with over 80 locations for the first time in the world’s largest car rental market with a market volume of more than USD 32 billion. In 2020, SIXT further expanded its expansion strategy by acquiring 10 strategically important airport stations despite the Covid-19 pandemic and thus set the course for further growth of its Operations under the leadership of Michael Meissner.Michael Meissner Photo
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