Hooksett, N.H., December 15, 2021 – Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest growing fleet management company, is pleased to announce CEO Brendan P. Keegan has been named 2021 Business Executive of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the global BIG Awards,” said Keegan. “I am incredibly fortunate to work with such an amazing team who share my passion for innovation and collaboration. Together we are changing the way the world views fleet.”
Keegan joined Merchants as CEO in 2018, and in the first four years of his tenure he implemented an innovative new strategy that increased the Merchants portfolio to 160,000 managed units, leading the 60-year-old company to its best year ever in 2021 with $1.9B in assets under management, a $2B funding capacity, and 8 million packages per day delivered throughout North America in a vehicle managed by Merchants Fleet.
Under Brendan’s leadership Merchants will continue its upward trend as the company positions itself at the forefront of fleet electrification, supporting sustainability efforts of companies nationwide. Merchants aims to have 50% of its mobility fleet portfolio electric by 2025, and 50% of its managed fleet portfolio fully electric by 2030. As an industry leader, Merchants has also collaborated with major manufacturers and charging partners to provide an innovative ecosystem which enables the seamless adoption & integration of electric vehicles for fleet clients.
“We are so proud to reward Brendan for his outstanding 2021 leadership and achievements,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “This year’s group of winners are clearly leading by example in the global business community.”
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The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.