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Fleet Advantage Names Vice President, Finance

January 15, 2019, 07:06 AM

Fleet Advantage, an innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, announced it has hired Jim Wharton, CPA, as Vice President, Finance. Wharton’s background includes extensive experience in financial and corporate accounting, financial planning and analysis, as well as ERP implementations.

Prior to Fleet Advantage, Wharton was the Director of Finance for Steiner Leisure Limited in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he oversaw all accounting functions, purchasing, human resources, information technology, as well as managing the company’s real estate and operational systems. Wharton was instrumental in managing all accounting functions, as well as financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, contract negotiations, auditing processes and financial elements during acquisitions.

Wharton also held accounting and financial positions with companies such as Arthur Andersen, Lennar Corporation and Chancellor Beacon.

“We’re pleased to have Jim part of the Fleet Advantage team and his expertise in financial and accounting functions will benefit not only our organization but also the financial programs that serve our clients as well,” said Brian Holland, President and Chief Financial Officer of Fleet Advantage. “Our business model based on flexible leasing and specialty financing has helped our private fleet and for-hire carrier partners leverage a distinct competitive advantage throughout the industry, and Jim’s involvement in evolving those programs will help expedite this growth further.”

Wharton is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting. He is also an active CPA of the State of Florida.

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