Merchants Fleet Honored with 2 Stevie® Awards in 2021 American Business Awards®

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Written By: Merchants Fleet

Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, has been presented with two Stevie® Awards in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®.

Jack G. Firriolo, Vice President & Chief Credit and Risk Officer, has been awarded a Gold Stevie® for Achievement in the Financial Services category. Firriolo oversees Credit & Risk for Merchants, which created an innovative portfolio of flexible new solutions designed to help Merchants clients overcome numerous global economic challenges throughout the pandemic, resulting in historic growth for Merchants.

“Jack’s out-of-the-box thinking allowed Merchants to provide crucial financial assistance to hundreds of businesses at a time when they needed it the most” said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “As a result of Jack’s innovation, our clients know that they have a long-term partner with Merchants Fleet.”

Brendan P KeeganBrendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet, has been named Maverick of the Year, with a Silver Stevie® in the Business Services Industries category. Keegan joined Merchants in 2018, and during his 3 year tenure has led the company into triple-digit growth, relocated the corporate headquarters to a state-of-the-art 55,000 SF facility in Hooksett, NH, implemented a major rebranding, and launched an innovative new strategy that put 150,000 Merchants Fleet vehicles on the road nationwide, delivering 3 million packages per day at the height of last year’s holiday season.

More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

About Merchants Fleet

Merchants Fleet is the nation’s fastest growing fleet management company, providing flexible funding and service options for organizations that leverage vehicles to run their operations, serving as a single source for all vehicle needs, including electric vehicles. Merchants Fleet is headquartered in Hooksett, New Hampshire, and its Innovation Center is located in the Chicago, Illinois, area. For more information, please visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors of The 2021 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

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