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Carlson Appoints David Berg as COO

Monday December 23rd, 2013 - 10:33AM


MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson has appointed David Berg as COO. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and CEO, Carlson.

Berg will be responsible for leading and managing the global hotel business and have the global hotel team reporting directly to him. He will also participate in other strategic initiatives for the company, including working with key leaders to develop and implement their strategic initiatives for growth, according to the company.

Most recently, Berg served as CEO and chief customer service officer for the fastest growing reseller of Verizon services. Previously, he worked as EVP and president of Outback Steakhouse International, with full P&L responsibility for over 200 restaurants in 20 countries. 

Additionally, Berg served as COO of GNC with 7,200 retail locations around the world and revenues of $1.8 billion. Prior to that, he was EVP and COO of Best Buy International.

Berg currently serves on the board of directors for Imation and the Miller Retailing Center at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University and Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law.