DUBLIN & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), today announced the appointment of Jill Ward to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. In this role, Ms. Ward will be responsible for leading the Company’s global sales and marketing, product strategy and development, customer support, operations, and IT. She reports to Jim Travers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Speaking on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we are delighted to welcome Jill to the team,” stated Jim Travers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fleetmatics. “Her executive leadership and operating experience with SMB and enterprise customers, and scaling businesses and product sets that serve them, make her highly qualified to help lead the Company through its next stage of growth.”
Most recently, Ms. Ward was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), a global provider of SaaS offerings for small businesses and consumers. She led the Accountant and Advisor Group, serving accounting professionals who are pivotal to Intuit’s success with SMBs on a global scale. Throughout her twelve year career at Intuit, she led multiple business units to deliver growth through business management solutions for SMBs and enterprise clients.
Prior to joining Intuit in 2001, Ms. Ward was president of CRM outsourcer Telespectrum Customer Care, held senior small business and consumer marketing positions at Fidelity Investments, and led strategy consulting teams at global consultancy Bain & Company. She earned an MBA at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA at Wellesley College.
“I am excited to be joining the Fleetmatics team, as we see a large underpenetrated global market opportunity,” said Jill Ward, President and Chief Operating Officer. “I believe Fleetmatics has the right combination of customer intimacy, product innovation, and business intelligence to continue its strong track record of global expansion and growth.”
About Fleetmatics Group PLC
Fleetmatics Group PLC is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data. Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. An integrated, full-featured mobile workforce management product provides additional efficiencies related to job management by empowering the field worker and speeding the job completion process – quote through payment. As of December 31, 2014, Fleetmatics served over 25,000 customers, with approximately 552,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide. The Company has used, and intends to continue to use, the investor relations portion of its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. To learn more about Fleetmatics, visit www.fleetmatics.com.
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