Fleetmatics names new president and COO

Jill Ward has been named Fleetmatics Group’s president and chief operating officer. Fleetmatics is a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS).


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 CEO.


Most recently, Ward was senior vice president and general manager at Intuit Inc., a global provider of SaaS offerings for small businesses and consumers. According to Fleetmatics, throughout her 12-year career at Intuit, Ward led multiple business units to deliver growth through business management solutions for SMBs and enterprise clients.


“Speaking on behalf of the entire board of directors, we are delighted to welcome Jill to the team,” Travers said. “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.”


Before joining Intuit in 2001, 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, according to Fleetmatic.


“I am excited to be joining the Fleetmatics team, as we see a large underpenetrated global market opportunity,” Ward said. “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.”

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