Dr. Thomas Frese

Senior Vice President, Fleet, Procurement, and PMO, Hertz Corporation

Dr. Thomas Frese
"The rigor of the Ph.D. program at Purdue taught me how to disaggregate complex high-dimensional problems into their components and run highly-controlled experiments. These skills have provided an excellent foundation to optimize business environments through use of more fact-based decision making and disaggregating business results into their key drivers."
Dr. Thomas Frese is Senior Vice President of Fleet, Procurement, and PMO at the Hertz Corporation.  In his fleet role, he oversees strategy, vehicle acquisition, allocation, and car sales for the $15 billion vehicle asset base.  In addition, he leads Hertz’s general procurement and continuous improvement departments.

Prior to his role at Hertz, Dr. Frese spent 13 years with McKinsey & Company, where as a Principal he served clients in the travel, transport, and logistics industries with functional emphasis on operations transformation.

Dr. Frese received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2001 and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany in 1996.