FORT LAUDERDALE (January 23, 2023) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in Class-8 fleet data analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today that Katerina Jones has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, and Matt de Aguiar has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. The announcements were made at the end of December, where the company celebrated a successful first half of its 2023 fiscal year.
Jones has been a valued member of Fleet Advantage for over eight years, and has over 20 years of client-centric experience. She plays a significant role in the success of Fleet Advantage through strategic campaigns and customer programs, which have gained national exposure and helped acquire new high-profile clients. Her direct impact in shaping America’s corporate fleets has focused on educating transportation and equipment finance executives as they navigate today’s economy and mentoring other women in the industry. Jones received numerous awards in 2022 and was recently named a 2022 Top Woman in Equipment Finance by Monitor magazine. In addition to her marketing responsibilities, Katerina will also continue to be heavily involved with advancing the company’s business development and customer relations efforts.
De Aguiar was previously Fleet Advantage’s Chief Strategist to the CEO, where he was focused on increasing collaboration, workflow discipline and overseeing internal and external processes. He has extensive experience with high growth companies with a background in private equity and public accounting. De Aguiar has been with Fleet Advantage for nearly three years and made an immediate mark on the company in helping to address some systemic challenges while fostering greater collaboration between teams and ongoing projects. In his new role, de Aguiar will be tasked with improving internal processes and ensuring the company has the systems and processes in place to support its growing business and provide exceptional customer service to clients.
"We are extremely proud of Matt, Katerina, and our entire team, as their commitment to industry excellence has been on full display and are incredibly excited about the prospects of things to come in 2023,” said Brian Holland, President and CEO of Fleet Advantage. “Matt has consistently demonstrated his business acumen and ability to simplify, streamline and enhance our workflows, having championed numerous process improvements; while Katerina has been instrumental in helping our sales team penetrate new accounts and secure multiple awards for the company.”
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $2.0 Billion assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and more than 50 customers which includes America’s top corporate fleets, including five (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.