John O'Connell
Vice Chairman

John O'Connell retired in 2011 as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Centric Group, a holding company controlled by the Taylor family, founders of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Prior to his 9 years at Centric, O'Connell spent 22 years at Enterprise, including 10 years as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors. O'Connell served in a variety of financial administration roles at Enterprise as the company grew from 50 offices and 5,000 rental vehicles to over 5,000 offices and 500,000 rental vehicles. O'Connell graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce (University of Virginia).  Following graduation, he spent his entire 33-year business career working for the Taylor family, focusing on all aspects of financial administration, treasury, human resources, real estate, acquisitions and legal, tax and accounting compliance. Since his retirement, O'Connell is a business consultant and joined Bodley Group in 2014.