FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 7, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, has been named a 2022 Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal.
Each year the South Florida Business Journal recognizes professional women in company leadership positions who show a strong record of performance excellence and innovation in their industries, as well as meaningful community involvement.
As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage senior management team, Jones brings over 17 years of client-centric, data-driven, and outcome-focused integrated experience across broad industries and services. She is viewed as a leader and mentor for other women in transportation as well as other industries, and she leads Fleet Advantage’s marketing division.
Playing a significant role in the recent success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, Jones’ client-focused strategies and campaigns have resulted in over $100 million of opportunities in Lease Origination alone. Ultimately, Jones’ work and regard for customer relationships has been integral to the substantial growth of Fleet Advantage in which she was recently named one of the Women in Trucking Association’s 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation, as well as one of Monitor Magazine’s 2021 NextGen Leaders. She is also viewed as an industry thought leader and has been published in numerous industry trade magazines, including Fleet Owner, Fleet Equipment, The Monitor, Recycling Today, and Journal of Petroleum Technology.
Jones is actively involved in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees, including the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), the Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA), and the International Food Distributors Association (IFDA), where she spearheaded the Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. She also serves as a member of the Kids Around the Corner Foundation, Fleet Advantage’s dedicated charity for children, and is very passionate about children's causes. In 2021 as well, Jones was instrumental in obtaining significant donations for the local Junior Achievement Association, ARC Broward, Helping Hands for GAND and the HorsePlay Therapy Center.
“Katerina’s unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence and her sincere drive to be the best at everything she’s involved in illustrates exactly why she received this well-deserved honor,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “Her influence, focus on mentoring other women, and diverse experience throughout the greater transportation industries has been a huge asset to making Fleet Advantage a stronger, more competitive organization.”
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.