Our president and CEO Pam Nicholson was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business for the past eight years.
Steady management at the top, combined with financial stability and a consistent ability to exceed our customers' expectations, has fueled more than five decades of profitable growth and defined Enterprise Holdings’ global leadership role in the car rental and travel industries.
That leadership begins with our company's owners, the Taylor family of St. Louis. Since our founding in 1957, Enterprise has had only three CEOs – our founder Jack, his son, Andy, and 32-year veteran of the company, Pamela Nicholson. The third generation of the family is also involved in the management of the company and is an important part of our lasting success.
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We pioneered and developed the significant market for convenient, affordable rentals away from the airport – right in the neighborhoods where customers live and work. That market segment began as a vehicle replacement business for consumers whose vehicles were in need of repair and, under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, has grown into a home-city business that is larger than the airport market.
The addition of the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands in 2007, as part of one of the largest acquisitions in car rental industry history, enabled us to begin offering a diverse three-brand portfolio at the airport to serve leisure and business travelers. In addition, through our regional subsidiaries and affiliates, we operate businesses that complement our core rental operations, including commercial fleet management, used car sales and commercial truck rental, plus our Rideshare vanpooling and Enterprise CarShare car-sharing programs.
As the world’s largest car rental service provider, leadership is not a short-term proposition. Enterprise Holdings operates wholly owned airport and neighborhood locations across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, France, and Spain, as well as franchise locations throughout the world. Today, our three car rental brands operate in more than 70 countries and territories in Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia. This includes company-owned locations in 75 percent of the European car rental market and franchise partners that reach the remaining European markets.