Daniel Rivera joined Driven Brands in November 2012 as Chief Information Officer. In 2014 Danny was named Meineke Brand President. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Rivera was the Sr. Director of Application Development, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, and Security at AutoNation. Prior to his role at AutoNation, he has worked at some of the largest corporations in the world including GE, Motorola, and Burger King Corporate. Mr. Rivera holds two degrees from Florida International University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering where he graduated Cum Laude. He also holds a Juris Doctorate where he graduated 4th in his class.
Vice President of Franchise Development
As the Vice President of Sales and Franchise Development for Meineke, Ed Pearson is responsible for creating growth and expansion opportunities. His dedication to the brand has resulted in numerous Meineke franchise opportunities and service centers. Prior to his current position as VP of Sales and Franchise Development, Ed held the role of Director of Franchise Development for the Midwest region for Meineke and Econo Lube. He also has many years of prior experience as a multi-unit franchisee within the brand. Ed works closely with other brands under Driven Brands, Inc., the parent company for Meineke Car Care Centers.
Before embarking on a successful franchise career, Ed had served in the U.S. Army and local law enforcement for approximately 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Metropolitan State University in Denver Colorado.
Director of Franchise Development West
As a Director of Franchise Development, Jared is responsible for business development and growth within the Meineke franchise. Jared has numerous years of experience in franchising and business ownership. Prior to his position as Director of Franchise Development at Meineke, Jared served in growth and development in franchising for Floor Coverings International (First Service Brands) and Harris Research (a Home Depot Company). He understands the importance of utilizing his overall experience to ensure we are welcoming the best of the best into the Meineke family.
Jared holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.