Point of Rental Software’s worldwide team has added former rental company owner Josh Nickell as its director of global strategy. The former CEO of Nickell Rental will join the company in May, continuing a 20-year career in the rental industry after selling his company to Sunbelt Rentals recently.

As director of global strategy, Nickell will focus on building greater synergy among Point of Rental’s teams based in Dallas; Reading, U.K.; and Melbourne, Australia. The enhanced synergy will increase company-wide data sharing, open new markets for the software, and solidify the company’s core values across an international spectrum.

“Joining the team at Point of Rental allows me to combine three of my lifelong passions – technology, rental and building highly engaged, scalable teams,” said Nickell. “There is so much opportunity in data analytics and innovative technologies and no company is better positioned to leverage that than Point of Rental. Being a part of the Point of Rental team just makes sense; having the opportunity to build teams that partner rental businesses with innovative technology – that’s a dream come true.”

“Point of Rental’s reputation is built upon our firsthand rental experience and knowledge of the industry,” said Wayne Harris, CEO of Point of Rental Software. “That’s what sets us apart from other rental software providers. We are always working to build on that reputation by adding people with working rental experience; and we jumped at the chance to add Josh Nickell to our team. He is a walking encyclopedia of rental knowledge. Under his leadership, Nickell Rental was one of the most forward-thinking rental companies in the industry. Adding his insight and expertise allows us to make our software that much more attuned to our customers’ needs.

“Josh is gifted in building high-functioning teams, and we are excited to leverage that on a global scale. He embodies what we strive to be as a company – an organization that cares about those we serve, working tirelessly and with integrity to take them to the next level.”

Under Nickell’s leadership, Nickell Rental was listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the past three years. In 2017, the company ranked No. 216 among construction-related companies in the U.S., and is positioned to be featured for the fourth time in a row in 2018.

Nickell served eight years on the ARA of Georgia board in multiple positions, currently as president. He also served as the chairperson of The Rental Show Task Force, the Legislative Caucus and other rental industry committees. Nickell was recognized as ARA Regional Person of the Year in 2014, and was given the ARA’s 2018 Meritorious Service Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership.

Nickell will move with his family to London and be based at the company’s U.K. office.