Copart, Inc. recently announced that Carl Sparks has joined Copart’s Board of Directors, effective 10th September 2021.
Mr Sparks, 54, currently serves as Managing Partner with Interlock Partners, a venture capital firm based in Dallas, Texas focused on early-stage, transformative technology companies.
Prior to joining Interlock Partners, Mr Sparks served as Senior Advisor to Bain Capital from 2018 to 2019, and before that, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Academic Partnerships, an education technology company focused on helping public universities move their accredited degree programs online, from 2016 to 2017.
Prior to his service at Academic Partnerships, Mr Sparks served as the President and CEO of Travelocity Global from 2011 to 2014.
Earlier in his career, Mr Sparks also served in senior executive roles at the Gilt Groupe from 2009 to 2011, including as President, and before that he was the Chief Marketing Officer of Expedia.com, a division of Expedia, Inc., among other senior executive roles he held there between 2004 and 2009.
Mr Sparks began his career in strategy consulting, including service in leadership roles with Boston Consulting Group in London, England and Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr Sparks has extensive experience serving as a public company director. In addition to his service on the Copart Board, he has served on the Boards of Avis Budget Group, Inc. where he has also served as Chair of the Audit Committee, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., and Vonage Holdings Corp.
Mr Sparks received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and his B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
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