Gerard Insall is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Avis Budget Group, Inc. In this role, Gerard is responsible for the management of all facets of Information Technology for all of their brands worldwide, including Avis Rent-A-Car, Budget Rent-A-Car, Payless Rent-A-Car, Zipcar and Budget Truck. This includes Enterprise Applications, IT Operations, Networks, Architecture and IT Strategy. Prior to this position, he served as the Senior Vice President and CIO for Avis Budget Group, Inc and prior to that, he served as Vice President of IT Operations where he led the IT Operations separation effort for the former Cendant Corporation as Cendant split into four companies.
Gerard has held various management positions over the last 25 years working with Cendant Corporation, Avis Rent A Car, WizCom International LTD, and Resorts Condominium International. His positions have been in the areas of application development, business systems management, project management, relationship management, and IT Operations.
Among Gerard’s accomplishments at Avis Budget Group, Gerard has led several strategic initiatives for the company and has been instrumental in forming and executing Avis Budget Group’s Connected Car strategy, implementing a Next-Gen platform supporting 125,000 vehicles connected globally with an objective of connecting the majority of their 650,000 vehicles worldwide by 2021. Gerard is highly regarded for his negotiating abilities where he has led several key outsourcing negotiations for both IT and Business Process Outsourcing services. Gerard has a strong record of building talent, motivation, and teamwork among his staff and organizations.
Gerard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Saint John’s University in New York. Gerard, his wife, and their two children reside in Huntington, New York.