FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, and Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP, were both recognized as 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association.
Every year, the Women In Trucking Association recognizes the top performers in the industry who not only have had significant career accomplishments in the last year, but go the extra mile to support other women and help to improve gender equality – at their own companies and/or industry-wide.
As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage team, Jones is an extremely influential woman not only for her organization, but also for the greater transportation industries. She strives to deliver information, advocacy and advancements on a continual basis. This year Jones was appointed to the Senior Management Group and has played a significant role in the recent success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, as she was instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Jones has also placed a high priority on mentoring and supporting other professional women in Fleet Advantage, in other transportation-related organizations, and overall, when the opportunity presents itself. This is the second time she has been recognized for this award.
Jones has been invited to speak at various conferences addressing diversity in business, she has authored nearly two dozen articles covering various important issues being faced by industries today, and she was most recently named one of South Florida Business Journal’s Most Influential Businesswomen of 2022.
Jacobs has been an inspiring example of creating more gender-diverse skillsets for the overall transportation industry. She has a great passion for leveraging technology, data analytics and statistical modeling to help her fleet customers overcome today’s greatest supply chain challenges. As 2021 unfolded with additional supply chain disruptions across virtually every industry, supporting companies with reliable and accurate data became that much more crucial and impactful. Jacobs has helped address these issues directly by providing transportation fleets within the supply chain with asset management, finance solutions and data analytics tools.
As a model of female leadership and empowerment within the transportation industry, Jacobs serves her industry and community by inspiring other professional women in transportation to grow and believe they can be successful. Jacobs was a featured speaker at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 60th Annual Convention in October, and she was recognized as a recipient of Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance award. She also recently achieved her Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) accreditation. Designated as the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals throughout the world, the accreditation illustrates that the industry acknowledges her skillset and commitment to the supply chain industry for equipment leasing.
“While closing the gender gap in transportation has made progress in recent years, influential leaders such as Katerina and Jackie are proving that hard work, dedication and a commitment to mentorship open new opportunities and inspire other professional women,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “We could not be prouder of the accomplishments Katerina and Jackie have worked hard to achieve, and they are a significant reason why Fleet Advantage is a leader in promoting a more diverse workplace for stronger overall industry success.”
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.