Member Since 2021
Brendan P. Keegan serves as Chairman, CEO and President at Merchants Fleet and was recently named the world’s Most Innovative CEO by CEO World Awards®; Executive of the Year, silver winner by Best in Biz Awards; and a Stevie Awards® bronze winner by American Business Awards®. He has been involved with Merchants since 2009 — as a client, board member, and strategic advisor. Brendan is focused on transforming the company’s business model and creating a new category within the fleet industry known as FleetTech, and his innovative leadership has fueled the company’s strategic direction and positioned Merchants as the fastest-growing fleet management company in North America.
When you cross-sell, customers get the convenience of a single provider.
By providing ongoing support, leadership can ensure that a manager has the tool and resources to succeed.
Assuming that anybody can perform as well as the next person can hinder you and your business.
To set first-time leaders up for success, organizations have to create processes that offer support and flexibility.
Adopting practices like mindfulness can be a great way to reduce stress and take back control of one's life.
Both types of employees can feel like the grass is greener on the other side and not truly understand what the experience of work is like for the other.
When people talk about work-life balance, the assumption is that everybody has the same needs, resources or desires or that everyone starts from the same place.
Rising to the occasion requires ditching the lies many have been told about what leadership means and takes.
Taken together, I believe the advantages of EVs explode out to buyers on just about everything.
Selling a company can be a bit of a wild ride.
Channel the fear into a focus on what you have to do. Follow through on the throw and come off the field knowing you gave it everything. You might be surprised at just how often the scoreboard glows in your favor.
When employees emerged out of COVID-19 cocoons, very few, if any, knew how to navigate the return to the office.
By working together against some of the most common barriers, we can accelerate the transformation in pursuit of convenience as well as environmental and economic gain.
It's difficult to get to the top of your industry without preparation. It takes strategic thinking and planning. To get ahead of everyone in your industry, if they’re pushing 10% growth, you have to figure out exactly what you’re going to do to push 20%.
It’s all about tapping into additional capabilities and services which, ideally, closely relate to what you already do.
Good leaders have always reflected ESG values and practices.
Supply chain issues will continue to be a big hurdle, but progress is being made when it comes to EV infrastructure.
A commitment to authenticity and open communication can help you build relationships that last long term.
Nothing tops the need to be a great communicator, especially through storytelling.
Taking the time to carefully vet business partners decreases the chances of something going wrong down the line.
Keeping employees consistent connected to the mission and values of the organization means building a supportive work environment.
Intense communication inspires others to follow and act with you because it proves you’re trustworthy and shows people exactly how to take action.
Investing more time into nonbusiness critical endeavors can positively impact an entrepreneur's skills and business.
What’s the one motivator that drives truly fearless leaders?
Actively meeting the needs of employees can inspire respect for leaders while also having a direct impact on the business's bottom line.
Relying more on the help of others can reduce the strain entrepreneurship places on leaders.
Leaders that are unable to keep up in a changing business world are at risk of falling behind.
The most beautiful thing about having someone show faith in you is that it becomes a chain reaction.
Test your product with real users to work out the bugs and prepare for your official launch.
Transparency in your customer communications is a surefire way to encourage loyal, lasting relationships with them.
The more others see you conquer, the more they’ll be inspired and trust you to handle bigger and bigger opportunities.
To survive in business long term, leaders must be able to respond and adapt to sudden changes.
With technology continuing to change how people live and work, organizations need to prioritize opportunities that better meet evolving customer needs.
As a leader, you’re going to have some uncertain times no matter how good you are at checking your metrics.
Business challenges can be difficult to face, but they can also provide an incredible learning experience for company leaders.
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. Merchants Fleet offers comprehensive & customizable fleet solutions, serving as a single source for all vehicle needs. Our programs range from long-term leases to monthly rentals, including unique options such as rent-to-lease and own-to-lease. With over 130,000 managed vehicles nationwide, our expert teams have experience working with nearly every industry, from corporate fleets to last mile delivery to franchise systems. We offer the most high-touch service and innovative experience across the industry, with specialized teams and a FleetTech model that merges fleet with technology to ensure our clients get the best performance out of their fleets. Merchants Fleet is headquartered in Hooksett, New Hampshire, and its Innovation Center is located in the Chicago, Illinois area. For more information, please visit www.merchantsfleet.com.