Thomas N. Tryforos

Former General Partner at Prescott Investors, Inc.

Thomas N. Tryforos

Thomas N. Tryforos

Former General Partner at Prescott Investors, Inc.


Mr. Thomas N. Tryforos is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Copart, Inc. and a Lead Independent Director at Credit Acceptance Corp. He is on the Board of Directors at Copart, Inc. and Credit Acceptance Corp. Mr. Tryforos was previously employed as a General Partner by Prescott Investors, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College (New York) and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Founder at Copart, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Copart, Inc.

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Co-President at Credit Acceptance Corp.

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President at Prescott General Partners LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Loco Ventures, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at Ursula Management LLC

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Professional at Karol A. Foss Trust

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Former Director at Credit Acceptance Corp.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Copart, Inc.

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Former Governor of Missouri

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Thomas N. Tryforos
Former General Partner at Prescott Investors, Inc.
Class of 1984

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Class of 1981

Columbia College is a relatively small, coeducational, residential college situated in a large and complex university. These circumstances work to the advantage of our students, who often enjoy the individual, personal attention that only a small college can provide and, at the same time, attend classes that offer an impressive array of intellectual challenges and rewards.

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Career History
General Partner
1991 - 2004

Founded by Thomas W. Smith in 1973, Prescott Investors, Inc. is a hedge fund manager located in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Independent Director
2012 - Current

Copart, Inc. engages in the provision of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services. It provides vehicle sellers with a full range of services to process and sell vehicles primarily over the internet through Virtual Bidding Third Generation Internet auction-style sales technology. The company sells the vehicles principally to licensed vehicle dismantlers, rebuilders, repair licensees, used vehicle dealers, and exporters and at certain locations, as well as to general public. Its services include online seller access, salvage estimation services, estimating services, end-of-life vehicle processing, virtual insured exchange, transportation services, vehicle inspection stations, on-demand reporting, DMV processing, and vehicle processing programs. It operates through the United States and International segments. The company was founded by Willis J. Johnson in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Lead Independent Director
1999 - Current

Credit Acceptance Corp. engages in the provision of dealer financing programs that enables automobile dealers to sell vehicles to consumers, regardless of its credit history. Its financing programs are offered through a nationwide network of automobile dealers who benefit from sales of vehicles to consumers. The company was founded by Donald A. Foss in 1972 and is headquartered in Southfield, MI.

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Thomas N. Tryforos is affiliated with Prescott Investors, Inc., Copart, Inc., Credit Acceptance Corp.

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