Brendan P. Keegan is CEO at Merchants Fleet Management, the 8th largest fleet management company in the United States. He is Founder & Leadership Coach at velocityHUB, a leading management consulting firm. Brendan is a 5-time industry leading President & CEO of large, private-equity-backed companies and served as the Fortune 100’s youngest Chief Sales Officer for EDS, a $22-billion technology industry leader. He has raised nearly $1.0 billion in capital and returned over $2.2 billion to investors through successful exit strategies. Brendan has trained over 100,000 leaders, led nearly 50,000 employees, driven sales of over $100 billion and worked globally in over 150 countries. He was named a Distinguished Fellow by Dartmouth College, a Fast50 Executive by FastCompany, a successful entrepreneur by Enterprise Bank, Best-of-the-Best CEOs by Incentive, 100 Fastest Growing Companies by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Business of the Year by NH Business Journal, Top 10 Coach of the Year by USA Football, and Volunteer of the Year & Youth Coach of the Year locally for his commitment to community service. Brendan is a sought-after speaker by companies across the globe on leadership, sales and performance. Brendan has authored over 200 articles and been published in global publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fast Company and InformationWeek. He serves on corporate boards to include Revolution Armor, Merchants Auto Group, ExpressIt Delivery, Olaeris, velocityHUB and nashuaHUB. He and his wife Dana founded the Keegan Courage & Faith Foundation with the goal of giving back $1.0 million for youth education, athletics and at-risk youth across Southern New Hampshire.
Prior to his current role, Brendan spent twelve years as a turnaround President & CEO of old-world companies with the focus of ushering these companies into the new world by transforming leadership, re-fueling sales and driving company culture. As President & CEO, Worldwide TechServices (WWTS) he led over 10,000 employees and contractors from the brink of bankruptcy to industry leadership culminating in double-digit profits and recognition for outstanding service by clients such as Dell, IBM, HP, Sony and Lexmark. Prior to WWTS, Brendan served as President, BancTec ITO where he once again took over an unprofitable and fledging, service-challenged business. He was able to re-establish the company as a profitable industry leader and raised over $375M of capital for a corporate buy-out and divestiture. As President, Emerging Markets for Seven Worldwide, his leadership led to a successful exit doubling the company’s enterprise value. Brendan was the catalyst and energy behind several high-growth businesses serving as President and CEO, Revenue Edge Ventures; President and CEO, Bravanta and Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Netigy.
Prior to his turnaround work, Brendan began his career at EDS as an engineer. He then rose through the sales ranks and was later named the first Chief Sales Officer in the company and the youngest CSO in the Fortune 100. As a sales professional, Brendan sold over $3 billion of revenue and led a 1,200-person sales team to over $100 billion in sales.
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