Driven Brands, Inc. announced it has hired Glenn Gonzalez as its new vice president and chief information & technology officer. In his new role, Gonzalez is responsible for leading the company’s information technology strategy and supporting 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 U.S. 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.
Some strategic skills Gonzalez brings to Driven Brands include mergers and acquisitions, start-up operations, technology transformation, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, vendor management and enterprise infrastructure. In addition, he has been an invited guest speaker at information technology conferences.
Gonzalez and his family will be relocating to Charlotte, N.C., in the coming months.