Merchants Fleet Expands Fleet Consulting Team, Hires Three Industry Experts

Written By: Brad Jacobs, Vice President, Fleet Consulting

Merchants Fleet is pleased to announce it has expanded its fleet consulting group by hiring three senior fleet consultants: Chad Edmonson, Lawrence Liu, and Eric Miller. The hires bring a combined 50 years of experience from the fleet and financial industries and are based across the country. The expansion is the latest success in the company’s FleetIQ initiative, which is dedicated to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the fleet industry. To date, the initiative has attracted over 50 professionals to the Merchants team.

“Fleet professionals are managing large quantities of increasingly detailed data,” said Brad Jacobs, Director of Fleet Consulting. “It’s critical to have experienced professionals on our team who can help our clients translate their data into meaningful action to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Chad, Lawrence, and Eric have extensive and successful track records in this area, and we look forward to utilizing their knowledge to positively impact our clients’ fleets.”

Edmondson is a professionally accredited Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) and has extensive knowledge in fleet management principles in both the private and government sectors. Prior to joining Merchants, he was Corporate Fleet Manager at Ferguson Enterprises, where he provided strategic management and oversight of nearly 10,000 assets nationwide. He also has experience in statistical analysis, client relations, project management, fleet maintenance, fuel management, and remarketing. Edmondson received his bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport and wellness management from Christopher Newport University. He is based in Newport News, Virginia.

Liu brings 30 years of research analyst and strategic consultant experience to Merchants. Prior to joining Merchants, he was a senior strategic consultant for Element Fleet Management and GE Capital Fleet Services. He is skilled in client relationship management, pricing strategy, Six Sigma, leadership, and financial modeling. Liu received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in finance from Northwestern University. He is based in Los Angeles, California.

Miller has over 10 years of experience in the fleet and payment services industries. Prior to joining Merchants, he was a Senior Product Manager at U.S. Bank and led the strategic management of Voyager Fleet Card products and the launch of the Voyager Maintenance Solution. He also was a strategic consultant at Element Fleet Management and a client account manager for fleet management solutions at GE Capital Fleet Services. Miller is a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in finance from Augsburg University. He is based in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

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