FORT LAUDERDALE (March 13, 2023) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in Class-8 fleet data analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced Jackie Jacobs, CLFP, Director of Data Analytics & Corporate Development, will be speaking during the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s (ELFA) March Emerging Talent Networking Event on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm CST at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Jacobs will be part of the panelist discussion on the topic of “Bridging the Gap – The War for Talent,” addressing the themes of company culture and employee growth, to kick off the event.

With active involvement in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Jacobs continues to offer leadership and mentorship throughout the equipment lease finance community and her recent induction into the Emerging Talent Advisory Council (ETAC) has allowed her to help continue bringing awareness and engagement to the next generation of leaders in the industry.

Jacobs believes employees may approach workforce issues in different ways, depending on which generation they were born into: Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial or Generation Z. Their relationships with organizations and superiors, as well as their work styles, can vary tremendously. Furthermore, equal opportunity is especially important to younger generations, and demonstrating that as a priority, not only in marketing materials but also in actions that companies take will attract talent across a wider variety of generations. 

As a young professional in the equipment lease finance industry, Jacobs continues to bring a fresh perspective and encourage others to share ideas and aspirations for the future of the transportation, equipment leasing and asset management industries. With mentorship from professionals like Jacobs, Fleet Advantage has made it a priority to attract all talent, where its current workforce consists of 42% females and 35% minority professionals. Additionally, 23% of Fleet Advantage employees are under 40!

Associates like Jackie offer leadership to other professionals who are learning to navigate their career path, as well as insight into how to retain great employees like herself,” said Katerina Jones, Chief Marketing Officer of Fleet Advantage. “Being named a NextGen Leader by Monitor Magazine in 2022, an award highlighting 40 up-and-coming leaders under 40 in the equipment finance industry, she has thrived as a leader and we’re looking forward to her panelist discussion.”

For more information on this “Bridging the Gap - The War for Talent” panelist discussion at the ELFA’s March Emerging Talent Networking Event, please click here.

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $2.4 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.