Leadership Team

John Flynn


John Flynn's experience in the Class 8 truck industry spans over 30 years. John is renowned for his business and financial acumen in structuring complex lease transactions and using information-driven asset management solutions to lower the total cost of ownership and to increase fleet productivity. The bulk of his experience involves the acquisition, use, financing and disposal of Class 8, over-the-road tractor/trailer equipment. In each endeavor John recruited, hired, trained and developed energetic, service-oriented professionals responsible for purchasing, documenting and administering more than $6 billion in truck assets. He and his team have laid the groundwork for a "next-generation" technology-driven product dedicated to delivering technologically advanced equipment, improved driver safety and a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) to large corporate truck fleets.

Brian Holland, CPA, CTP, CGMA

President and Chief Financial Officer

Brian Holland is a market-focused business and financial leader with 20+ years of experience driving revenue, profit, process, and performance improvements in start-up and accelerated-growth environments. At Fleet Advantage Brian is responsible for all financial affairs as well as building the infrastructure necessary to support the company's aggressive growth. He has been a catalyst in initiating strategies and executing tactical plans that create new business opportunities and deliver sales growth. He also oversees lease syndications and maintains banking relationships and program funding agreements with many of the top banks in the U.S.

Matt de Aguiar, MBA

Chief Strategist to the CEO

Matt de Aguiar brings 14 years of finance and operations expertise to Fleet Advantage. Matt is focused on increasing collaboration, overseeing internal and external processes, and implementing go-to-market strategies. Prior to Fleet Advantage, he worked at PwC in New York City and Sun Capital Partners. De Aguiar has been with Fleet Advantage for nearly two years and made an immediate mark on the company in helping to foster even greater collaboration between teams and completing projects. Matt earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from UCF and has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John Rickette, CTP, CLFP

Vice President of Portfolio and Manager of the Transaction Management Team

John has been part of the Fleet Advantage lease financing team for over 15 years. He began his career in pricing, administration, and sales support. Over the years, he has continued to expand valuable aspects to his position, such as developing and implementing new data analysis metrics and proprietary financial models, as well as involvement with asset and portfolio management and sales operations. John leads a team of qualified analysts to achieve Fleet Advantage's highest quality and client satisfaction levels. John is a Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) and a Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP).

Katerina Jones

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Katerina Jones brings over 17 years of client-centric, data-driven and outcome-focused integrated marketing experience across broad industries and services to Fleet Advantage and independently leads the marketing division. Jones has a proven track record of strategic campaigns delivering above business benchmarks reflected in Fleet Advantage's bottom-line lease originations. Jones drives awareness in the transportation and equipment finance industry through cultivating strategic campaigns and thought leadership. She also plays a direct role in onboarding new clients and client relations. Jones was named Top Women to Watch in Transportation by Women In Trucking Association and Top Female Professional by the Supply Chain & Demand Chain Executive for her significant career accomplishments.

Marc Gingold, CLFP

Vice President of Syndications

Marc Gingold brings almost forty years of experience in the equipment leasing industry to Fleet Advantage. Marc is responsible for managing our banking relationships in addition to transaction structuring for underwriting, collateral, and pricing perspectives. Marc has had various roles in equipment finance, starting at the captive finance arm of Siemens and senior management positions at Oce' and Canon. Marc has been responsible for the syndication of over $3 billion of direct and indirect originations during his career. Marc is a Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP). He has led the program internally and mentored several other CLFPs at Fleet Advantage.

Jim Wharton, CPA, CLFP

Vice President of Finance

Wharton brings 25 years of experience to Fleet Advantage and his background includes extensive experience in financial and corporate accounting, financial planning and analysis, as well as ERP implementations. Wharton manages all accounting and finance functions for the company as well as human resources. Prior to Fleet Advantage, Wharton was the Director of Finance for Steiner Leisure Limited in Fort Lauderdale. Wharton was instrumental in managing all accounting functions, as well as financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, contract negotiations, auditing processes, and financial elements during acquisitions. Wharton also held accounting and financial positions with companies such as Arthur Anderson, Lennar Corporation and Chancellor Beacon.

Francis X. Maloney

Remarketing Manager

Francis brings over 30 years of Sales Management and Truck Marketing experience to Fleet Advantage. Maloney manages the Remarketing Sales Team and is responsible for all vehicles in the company from off-lease to disposal. Utilizing a network of sales centers strategically located around the country, Francis and the team "retails" the vast majority of Fleet Advantage's off-lease trucks, thereby delivering much higher returns to our bank partners. Francis has sold every brand of new class 8 truck and has worked with several top dealership groups. His relationships and the knowledge gained from his vast experience are invaluable. Francis was awarded Volvo Trucks of North America's Master Sales Leader Award annually until 2018.