Brian P. MacDonald is Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Hertz Corporation and President & Chief Executive Officer of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC). He is based out of Hertz’s Worldwide Headquarters located in Naples, Florida.
Mr. MacDonald most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ETP Holdco Corp., an entity formed following Energy Transfer Partners’ $5.3 billion acquisition of Sunoco, Inc. in 2012, where Mr. MacDonald had served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer prior to ETP’s acquisition of Sunoco. Mr. MacDonald joined Sunoco in 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure with Sunoco, the Company undertook a substantial restructuring to strengthen and transform the organization and better position it for growth. Sunoco exited unprofitable operations, significantly reduced costs, improved efficiencies, and refocused on established high-return businesses.
Prior to Sunoco, Mr. MacDonald worked at Dell, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer of the Large Enterprise Business Unit, overseeing all aspects of its financial management. Before becoming the unit’s CFO in 2008, he served as Dell’s corporate Vice President and Treasurer. In this role, Mr. MacDonald led Dell’s mergers and acquisitions organization and headed the Company’s global treasury group, with operations in the United States, Ireland and Singapore.
Prior to Dell, Mr. MacDonald served in several financial management roles at General Motors Corporation, including at Isuzu Motors Limited, a $12 billion Japanese public company that was 49 percent owned by General Motors at the time and Treasurer of GM Canada, a $28 billion operating subsidiary.
Mr. MacDonald serves on the boards of directors of Ally Financial, Inc. and CSC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation). He earned a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University and received a Master’s in Business Administration from McGill University.