Driven Brands Announces Executive Appointment

Driven Brands Announces Executive Appointment

Gary W. Ferrera has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 10, 2023.

Automotive services provider Driven Brands Holdings Inc. announced Gary W. Ferrera has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 10, 2023. Ferrera will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Fitzpatrick and succeeds Tiffany Mason.

“Gary is a proven leader who brings deep experience leading financial teams, a strong track record in successfully driving growth strategies and M&A expertise,” said Fitzpatrick. “We are very pleased to welcome Gary to the Driven team and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to focus on execution, delivering results and enhancing value for our shareholders.”

Ferrera has extensive financial experience and has served as a CFO for various firms across multiple industries for nearly two decades, during which he took two companies public, the company says. Most recently, he served as the CFO of Skillsoft Corporation, an educational software company. 

Ferrera received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bentley University and his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to university, he served over seven years on active duty in U.S. Army Special Operations and Intelligence, and an additional 12 years in the reserves.

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