President, CEO & Chairperson
Brendan P. Keegan is the President, CEO & Chairperson of Merchants Fleet, the fastest-growing FleetTech company in North America. He previously served Merchants as a board member, compensation committee chair, strategic advisor, and a client. Keegan is an award-winning 6-time president and chief executive officer, having raised nearly $5.0B in capital and returned over $10.0B to investors. Keegan has experience in business transformation, capital raises, strategy development, revenue growth, operational scale, technology enablement, and enterprise value creation with successful liquidity exits.
With a background in the financial services, technology and professional service industries, Keegan has led companies ranging from 500 to 10,000 employees. He started his career at EDS as a systems engineer; there, Keegan progressed through the ranks rapidly, becoming the youngest Chief Sales Officer at a Fortune 100 company.
During his time with Merchants, he has been named the world’s Most Innovative CEO by CEO World Awards®; Executive of the Year by Best in Biz Awards; Visionary of the Year by Globee Awards; Executive of the Year by Business Intelligence Group; NH Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine; Maverick of the Year by Stevie Awards® and Inspiring Leader of the Year by TITAN Awards. He has led Merchants to be a two-time Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company, Deloitte Best Managed Company, Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Company, and more.
Keegan is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and is an editorial contributor to Entrepreneur Media, Fox News Digital, Inc. Magazine, the Newsweek Expert Forum and sits on the Executive Board for Fast Company, He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MBA from George Washington University, and Executive Certificates from Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, MIT, Yale and the University of Chicago.