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Thomas Kennedy served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hertz Global Holdings from 2013 to 2018. Prior to joining Hertz, Kennedy served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings from 2008 to 2013. Between 2003 and 2007, he 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, Kennedy served in a number of roles at Northwest Airlines, Inc., 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.
Kennedy graduated from Tulane University in 1987, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics. While attending Tulane University, he was a three-year letterman swimmer. Kennedy received his MBA from Harvard University in 1992. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Kennedy worked for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in its public finance investment banking division from 1987 to 1990.