Founder/Chief Executive Officer
• With more than 40 years of experience as a multi-unit operator, Murray Wishengrad opened The Stand in 2003 in Encino, CA. Since 2003, Murray has grown The Stand to a multi-location business, with future expansion planned. As CEO-President/Co-Managing Member, his duties include overseeing all major day-to-day business decisions, in addition to strategic planning and coordination of all other activities.
• Prior to founding The Stand, in 1983, Murray acquired 3 Dollar Rent a Car franchise locations in Orange County, California taking it from 3 bankrupt locations to 30+ locations. After nearly 20 years, he sold the business, before opening The Stand in 2003.
• Raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, Murray attended California State University, San Diego and UCLA. He left his senior year to pursue a business opportunity and became a partner in a fast growing Budget Rent a Car Franchise. For the next 8 years, he built the franchise from 4 locations to 20+ locations in the San Fernando Valley and Orange County.