FORT LAUDERDALE (July 5, 2023) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in Class-8 fleet data analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Chief Operating Officer Matt de Aguiar, CLFP, has been selected to the South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, honoring his leadership and civic involvement throughout the South Florida community.

Annually, the South Florida Business Journal acknowledges young professionals making their mark in the business world while shaping the local community’s future across the Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Promoted to be Fleet Advantage’s COO at the start of the year, de Aguiar has taken on increased responsibilities by focusing on continuous improvement both at Fleet Advantage and in the community. Within the company, he has implemented cross-departmental internal controls to foster a collaborative working environment, in which he saw an opportunity to align various departments with internal and external processes. As a result, Fleet Advantage saw better, overall teamwork as well as a better understanding of what individuals in other departments do on a daily basis.

In the community, de Aguiar has been a valuable committee member of Fleet Advantage’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation, as he was involved in the foundation’s charitable donations to Tri-County Animal Rescue and Women In Distress. With Women-In-Distress, de Aguiar has been a key donator of the organization himself since 2012.

As Fleet Advantage continues to grow, de Aguiar continues to lead the company-wide initiative on documenting specific departmental processes, so that new and current employees can understand all procedures more holistically. de Aguiar has worked with every team in the organization with a goal to break down company silos, improve the overall culture, and create better efficiencies for Fleet Advantage overall.    

"On behalf of our entire team, we are thrilled that Matt was honored with this recognition as one of South Florida’s best and brightest individuals impacting our local community, said Brian Holland, President and CEO of Fleet Advantage. Since joining Fleet Advantage nearly three years ago, Matt has implemented many tangible enhancements to the company and as his mentor, I look forward to continuing to offer any advice that I can.

For more information on de Aguiar's recognition and to view the other South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees, please click here.

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $2.5 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.