BRENDAN P. KEEGAN
Chief Executive Officer
Brendan P. Keegan serves as Chief Executive Officer at Merchants and has been part of the Merchants Fleet Management team since 2009; first as a client, then as a consultant, and most recently a board member. Brendan is a 5-time industry leading President & CEO of large private-equity-backed companies in the technology and financial services sectors and also served as the Fortune 100’s youngest Chief Sales Officer for Electronic Data Systems [EDS], a $22-billion technology industry leader. Brendan has raised nearly $1.0 billion in capital and returned over $2.2 billion to investors through successful exit strategies. As both a CEO and business owner, he has trained over 100,000 leaders, led nearly 50,000 employees, driven sales of over $100 billion and worked globally in over 150 countries. Brendan is a sought-after speaker, author and has served on over 50 corporate boards. He is active in the community as a youth coach, leadership advisor, volunteer and founder of the Victory Academy, nashuaHUB business incubator and Keegan Courage & Faith Foundation focused on serving at-risk youth.
Brendan was named a Distinguished Fellow by Dartmouth College, a Fast50 Executive by FastCompany, Best-of-the-Best CEOs by Incentive, amongst many other recognitions. Brendan received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his MBA from the George Washington University and Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Chicago.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at Merchants, Jack is responsible for providing vision, senior leadership, and delivering best-in-class results in all operating areas. Specific duties include developing tactics to execute the initiatives in the strategic plan, delivering net income and other key deliverables on an annual basis, overseeing the completion of information technology projects, along with building and growing the organization. Jack's experience includes both senior level operations, as well as sales and finance positions at banks and other financial services companies. Most recently, Jack was the owner of a consulting business specializing in strategy, mergers, acquisitions and business restructuring in the healthcare industry.
Chief Information Officer
Ken hails from Gurnee, Illinois and has held leadership positions with Experian Automotive, and other Fortune 500 companies. While at Experian Automotive, Ken rose to the position of Executive Vice President COO/CIO and helped grow the technology solutions company from a start-up to an automotive solutions leader. He has won a number of business awards in Data Warehousing, Technology Innovation and for creating the 10th Largest Database in the World in the automotive industry.
At Merchants, Ken spearheads the IT department and initiatives on both operations and business development sides of the organization. He will continue the growth of Merchants’ information technology infrastructure which includes data administration, IT operations, and state-of-the art fleet management software tools and solutions Merchants creates for their clients in order to improve cost effectiveness, efficiency, total cost of ownership and service quality. Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Michigan Technological University and his MBA from The Ohio State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Jerry brings 30+ years of proven leadership, success, and in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry to Merchants. His professional background encompasses a broad range of credit card lending, insurance, banking and leasing experience.
After spending much of his early career at General Electric, where he rose to the position of CFO for GE Capital – North America Fleet Services, Jerry assumed the role of CFO for several operating units of Citigroup and for CUNA Mutual Group. Jerry also served as CFO for Barclaycard US where he played a key role in achieving its growth objectives by partnering with and advising its chief executive and business leadership on all areas of financial management. Jerry has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tom comes to Merchants with over 25 years experience in the fleet and equipment leasing industry. Most recently, he was employed as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Donlen where he was responsible for sales and new business development. His prior experience includes work as Senior Vice President of Financial Solutions at GE; leading business development and customer service activities. During his time there, Tom also led the North American efforts in Truck Fleet Services and held regional sales management positions in Atlanta, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh. Tom has a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College with additional training in Six Sigma Quality and Credit. His role at Merchants is to provide vision and leadership for a best-in-class high performance sales team and marketing department.
Executive Director Products & Services
Dan leads partnerships with customers to drive costs savings, fleet efficiency and safety through personalized lifecycle management, which includes powerful fleet services and technology solutions powered by TotalView. He is responsible for leading the business wide reengineering of products, operations and customer technology to enhance the core value proposition and effectively scale the organization. Dan has 25 years’ experience in fleet management industry working at GE, Donlen, and Merchants.