Rexford J. Tibbens (Rex)

Rexford J. Tibbens (Rex)

Inducted: 2023

BBA in Finance, 1995

Rex Tibbens earned a degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky, setting the stage for a stellar career working with numerous leading companies.

His career started at Toyota before transitioning to Mercer Management Consulting. Eventually, Tibbens joined Dell, holding senior roles in operations, product development, and mergers and acquisitions. In 2011, he became vice president at Amazon, where he was involved with key initiatives with Prime Now and Kindle. He joined Lyft as a chief operating officer in 2015 and helped the company achieve over 10x growth.

Most recently, Tibbens served as president and chief executive officer of Frontdoor, a family of brands that includes American Home Shield. During his tenure, he guided Frontdoor into becoming a public company and led its digital transformation to serve a broader home services market. His leadership resulted in the company recording 16 consecutive quarters of profitable growth.

Tibbens retired in 2022 to focus on board work and private investing. He has served on public and private boards, including Frontdoor, Arrival, Zipline, and Case Western Reserve University Board, where he earned an MBA in Finance.

Committed to giving back, the executive and his family created the Tibbens Family Foundation, which provides scholarships to Gatton students. Additionally, Tibbens is a former Gatton Executive-In-Residence.