The FLEETCOR Executive Team brings together talented individuals from varied backgrounds, giving us the ability to see things from a different perspective. Meet the professionals who make FLEETCOR your best choice for any business.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Ronald F. Clarke has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2000 and was appointed Chairman of our board of directors in March 2003. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Clarke served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AHL Services, Inc., a staffing firm. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Clarke served as chief marketing officer and later as a division president with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a computer services company. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Clarke was a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, a global management consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Clarke was a marketing manager for General Electric Company, a diversified technology, media, and financial services corporation.
President - Comdata Corporate Payments
Kurt P. Adams has been our President - Comdata Corporate Payments since September 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Adams served as President of Corporate Payments Solutions for U.S. Bancorp since July 2011. From June 2005 to July 2011, Mr. Adams held various positions, including Head of Strategy, Corporate Development and Planning for Elavon Merchant Services (Formerly, NOVA Information Systems, EuroConex Technologies Ltd.), a U.S. Bancorp subsidiary in Europe. Mr. Adams served as Vice President of Piper Jaffray Companies' investment banking group from July 2000 to June 2005.
President - International Corporate Development
Andrew R. Blazye serves as our President - International Corporate Development. From April 2006 to June 2007, Mr. Blazye was a Group Director for Dunnhumby Ltd., a research firm. From September 1980, to March 2006, Mr. Blazye held various positions with Shell International Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global energy company, including Global Payments General Manager.
Executive Vice President - Global Corporate Development
John S. Coughlin has served as our Executive Vice President - Global Corporate Development since September 2010. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Coughlin served as a Managing Director at PCG Capital Partners, a private equity firm. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Coughlin served as Chief Executive Officer of NCDR LLC (dba Kool Smiles), a private equity owned national dental practice management company. From 1994 to 2005, Mr. Coughlin was with The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory and principal investment firm, where he was a Senior Partner and the founder and head of the firm's San Francisco office.
Chief Financial Officer
Eric R. Dey has been our Chief Financial Officer since November 2002. From October 2000 to October 2002, Mr. Dey served as Chief Financial Officer of NCI Corporation, a call center company. From July 1999 to October 2000, Mr. Dey served as Chief Financial Officer of Leisure Time Technology, a software development/manufacturing company. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Dey served as Corporate Controller with Excel Communications, a telecommunications service provider. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Dey held a variety of financial and accounting positions with PepsiCo, Inc., a global beverage, snack and food company.
President - STP
Pedro L. Donda has served as our President—STP since our acquisition of the business in August 2016. Mr. Donda served in this role at STP, since 2006. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Donda served as a Chief Executive Officer at IBOPE, a market research company in Brazil. Mr. Donda founded and led Americanas.com, a B2C Digital business in e-commerce. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Donda founded and led Interchange, an electronic data interchange provider for banks, as well as specializing in logistics and consumer packaged goods supply-chain. From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Donda, was an executive within Citibank N.A. Prior to this, Mr. Donda served in various technology positions.
Executive Vice President - Global Sales
Charles Freund was named our Executive Vice President - Global Sales in December 2015, and has been with us since 2000. Mr. Freund's previous roles at FLEETCOR include Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy, President - Emerging Markets, Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, Managing Director - The Fuelcard Company UK Limited, and Vice President - Business Development. Prior to joining us, Mr. Freund was a consultant with Sibson Consulting.
Alexey Gavrilenya has been our President - Continental Europe since February 2016, adding to his responsibilities as President - Central/Eastern Europe announced in January 2016. Mr. Gavrilenya has been President, Eastern Europe since May 2011. From March 2009 to April 2011, Mr. Gavrilenya served as our Executive Vice President Strategy and Finance, Eastern Europe. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gavrilenya was CFO of Matarex, Ltd.
President – Global Fuel Cards
Steve has been our President – Global Fuel Cards since July 2017. Steve joined FLEETCOR in 2009 as Vice President for Corporate Development where he expanded the company’s global footprint by closing several strategic acquisitions around the world. In 2014 he was named Managing Director for Epyx, the UK maintenance, service and repair solutions provider acquired by FLEETCOR in 2013. Prior to FLEETCOR, Steve was a Principal at CHB Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
President - UK, Australia and New Zealand
Alan King joined us in August 2016 as President - UK, Australia and New Zealand, based in London. Mr. King joined us from MasterCard where he was most recently Managing Director, MasterCard Prepaid Management Services. During his 11 year career at MasterCard, Mr. King also held the roles of Group Head, Global Prepaid Solutions, Group General Manager for Market and Business Development in the UK & Ireland, and General Manager, Global Accounts. Prior to MasterCard, Mr. King held leadership positions at VISA in the CEMEA region from 2003 to 2005 and at Citibank from 1998 to 2003, largely across commercial payments in international markets. Mr. King spent the early part of his career in the telecoms and automotive industries, in various sales and marketing roles covering Europe.
President - North American Partners
David D. Maxsimic has been our President - North America Partners since November 2015. Mr. Maxsimic joined us in January 2015 as our Group CEO - UK and Australasia. Prior to joining us, Mr. Maxsimic held various positions at WEX (also known as Wright Express) from 1997 to 2014, including President International, executive vice president of sales and marketing, senior vice president of sales, and vice president and general manager for Wright Express Direct Card. Prior to WEX, Mr. Maxsimic served as senior sales executive for several major fleet service companies, including U.S. Fleet Leasing, GE Capital Fleet Services, and PHH Fleet America. Mr. Maxsimic has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and managing customer relationships, in addition to managing and executing sales of complex financial services.
Chief Executive Officer - Brazil
Armando Netto joined us in June 2014 as our President - Brazil. Prior to joining us, Mr. Netto led IT Services for TIVIT, an IT and BPO services company, from 2006 to 2014, where he led the integration of functional areas into the business unit, focused on onboarding new clients and ensured service quality. Prior to TIVIT, Mr. Netto held various leadership roles with Unisys and McKinsey, where he gained international experience in Europe supporting clients in the UK, France, Austria, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Global Chief Information Officer
John A. Reed has been our Global Chief Information Officer over product development and IT operations since 2013. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Reed served various technology leadership roles at MBNA/Bank of America, Zurich Insurance and Unisys. From 1997 to 2000 Mr. Reed was the President and Managing Director for Business Innovations Inc, a financial services technology consulting company.
President - North American Trucking
Greg Secord joined us in July of 2015 and currently has responsibility for our Comdata North American Trucking and CLC Lodging businesses. Prior to joining FLEETCOR, Mr. Secord spent twenty years domestically and internationally at ADP in general management, strategy and sales most recently as President of ADP Canada. Mr. Secord started his career at Xerox where he progressed through the sales organization.
President – North America
Ashley Thekkekara has been our President – North America Local since July 2017. He joined us in Oct 2009 as head of Global Credit. From January 2011 until April 2016 he also held the position of SVP North America revenue management. From May 2016 until June 2017, Mr. Thekkekara was in charge of the overall STP transformation initiative. Prior to joining us, Mr. Thekkekara was VP of Marketing and Analytics at Axiant, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Thekkekara spent 8 years at Capital One Financial Corp. progressing through various positions in marketing, operations and credit.