FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 5, 2019) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management announced its COO & CTO, James Griffin, has been named the 2019 CIO Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the South Florida Business Journal.

The South Florida Business Journal’s CIO Lifetime Achievement Award is a part of its annual Technology Awards. The Technology Awards honor the chief information officers and chief technology officers who lead their organizations in delivering business value and innovative use of IT.  The recipient must be a technology veteran with more than ten years of experience in the industry, with unique vision and accomplishments that have propelled their company to lead the way in technology.

James Griffin was awarded for his extraordinary leadership qualities as head of the Fleet Advantage IT team.  He has over 24 years of experience in technology development and strategic planning for major technological and informational organizations. Griffin’s career initially began in software, where he grew his own company from inception to over 65 employees in just eight years. Prior to joining Fleet Advantage, Griffin led a global user migration of over 22,000 users from a legacy domain into a new domain that upgraded their user-base technology platforms. 

Griffin has had a direct hand in the design, development and launch of ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software) Unified, an enhanced and updated version of the company’s proprietary data analytics software. Griffin engineered the modifications that went into ATLAAS Unified by implementing a new state-of-the-art user interface that provides customers insights that can save millions to their bottom line.

“Jim has played an instrumental role in the development and expansion of our technology offerings and services to our clients,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO at Fleet Advantage. “The CIO Lifetime Achievement Award honors the most influential individuals in the technology industry, and Jim is no exception to that. Griffin has had tremendous success here at Fleet Advantage and our team is honored to work alongside such a talented individual.”

About South Florida Business Journal

The South Florida Business Journal is the leading business news outlet covering Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The company’s mission is to provide business intelligence online and in print to help subscribers grow their business, advance their careers and simplify their professional lives. SFBJ is one of 42 business publications owned by American City Business Journals.

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage serves America's top heavy-duty truck fleets and guarantees the absolute lowest cost of ownership by providing truck leasing and matching proprietary data-driven IT processes with fleet analytics using the latest eco-efficient clean diesel technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity while reducing fuel and maintenance costs. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  In 2015 and 2013; Fleet Advantage was also named to Inc. magazines' 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn was awarded the Florida Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the "Emerging" category.