Driven Brands welcomes new Chief Information & Technology Officer

Jan. 19, 2016
In his new role, Gonzalez is responsible for leading the company’s information technology strategy and support ongoing business expansion across all the Driven Brands family of automotive companies.
Driven Brands, Inc., is pleased to welcome Glenn Gonzalez as its new Vice President, Chief Information & Technology Officer. In his new role, Gonzalez is responsible for leading the company’s information technology strategy and support ongoing business expansion across all the Driven Brands family of automotive companies. He will focus on integrating key IT platforms and processes, to move Driven Brands ahead as a full IT shared services organization.  He will report to Driven Brands’ CFO Brian Nicholson.

Gonzalez is a 20-year IT veteran, starting his service in the United States Marine Corps and continuing through leadership roles at Spirit Airlines, Carnival Corporation, and EMC., a global IT leader in enabling businesses to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). His leadership traits and deep experience in high growth and public market companies will be invaluable to Driven Brands.

Some strategic skills that Gonzalez brings to Driven Brands include mergers and acquisitions, start-up operations, technology transformation, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, vendor management, enterprise infrastructure and more. In addition, he has been an invited guest speaker at information technology conferences.   

Gonzalez and his family will be relocating to in Charlotte, N.C. in the coming months.

About Driven Brands

The Driven Brands family of automotive companies, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for several businesses including: MAACO®, CARSTAR, Meineke Car Care Centers®, 1-800 Radiator, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops®, Econo Lube & Tune, Pro Oil®, AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®. Founded in 1972, MAACO and Meineke Car Care Centers are two of the most iconic brands in the automotive industry and have become a staple in American culture.

Driven Brands has more than 2,000 centers across the U.S. and Canada, which are predominately owned and operated by franchisees. Combined, all businesses generate more than $1 billion in system sales. For more information, visit www.DrivenBrands.com.

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