Matt Dyer was named president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, a fleet management company headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., effective Jan. 1. Dyer succeeds Jeff Schlesinger, who has left the company.
Dyer previously served as the managing director for LeasePlan UK, and brings more than 20 years worth of experience working for the fleet management company, according to a release from LeasePlan. He will lead the company's mobility initiatives and its digital transformation.
"The LeasePlan USA business is one that I hold in very high regard," said Dyer. "I'm very much looking forward to working with LeasePlan USA and all of our customers to continue the great success that the company has."
While at LeasePlan UK, Dyer played a key role in developing the company’s innovation strategy, and he oversaw the launch of CarNext.com, a pan-European marketplace for high-quality used cars, in the UK which allows drivers to buy, lease or subscribe to vehicles from LeasePlan’s own fleet.
In his previous role as managing director, Dyer worked directly with LeasePlan USA and senior management to grow the global business in the U.S. market.
Schlesinger, who was appointed as president and CEO in February 2017, was a 20-year veteran of GE Capital's fleet business. He left GE Capital as senior vice president and managing director in November 2015. Prior to leading LeasePlan, he was global business consultant.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet