Extensive Experience in Financial, Corporate Accounting, IT and Contract Negotiations
FORT LAUDERDALE (January 14, 2019) – Fleet Advantage, a leading 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, 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 Anderson, 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 CFO 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.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage serves America’s top truck fleets and guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation 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 operating 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 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation. In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida - Emerging Category award.