Mike Albert Fleet Taps Outsider as President
Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet management solutions, has named Jeff Hart as president of the fleet management company (FMC).
Hart will be working with Mike Albert Fleet Solutions to align the organization around its full suite of products and services, with the goal of making fleet management easy for their clients, according to the company. He was previously CEO of OneCommand, a marketing and loyalty solution company serving the automotive industry, according to the company.
Over the past 60 years, the Betagole family has owned, operated and grown Mike Albert Fleet Solutions. While the family said it intends is to retain ownership and oversight of the company, the Betagole family realizes bringing in a well-qualified professional with outside perspective is the best way to accelerate growth. Hart’s appointment as president marks the first time a non-family member has led the organization.
A 15-year veteran of Reynolds and Reynolds, Hart served there in a variety of management roles, including leading numerous e-commerce and product development initiatives. Hart then spent eight years, as president, and as CEO of Cadence Network, Inc., a web-based utility, telecom and lease expense management firm. While at Cadence Network, Inc. he led the company into profitability, sustained 30% year-over-year growth, and supported an acquisition by Advantage IQ.
At Advantage IQ, Hart served as COO where he led both the successful integration of Cadence into the organization, and the redesign of its sales and operational areas. In 2009, he was hired as the president of OneCommand, named CEO in 2011, and led the company to a market leadership position; delivering automated marketing and loyalty solutions to the automotive industry, according to Mike Albert.
Mike Albert Fleet Solution’s current CEO, Bob Betagole, also announced simultaneously the appointment of his daughter, Marty Betagole, as the new chief executive officer. Marty began her career at Mike Albert in 1977, serving as president since 2000.