In this episode, Brendan sits down with the Fearless Leader, Jeanine Charlton, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology & Digital Officer at Merchants Fleet. Jeanine is a trailblazer, hailed as one of the most influential women in technology, with a wealth of leadership experience in the automotive, transportation, supply chain & manufacturing sectors. She recounts her journey from a Merchants Fleet board member to her current role and shares the tremendous impact digital transformation has had on Merchants Fleet. Jeanine also emphasizes the significance of mentorship in personal and professional growth. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation with a true leader!
About Jeanine Charlton: Jeanine serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology & Digital Officer at Merchants Fleet. She joined the company in June 2018 after serving as a Merchants Fleet board member. Jeanine provides strategic leadership to all Merchants Fleet technology initiatives, including the innovative and proprietary fleet management software – Merchants TotalView. She is focused on positioning the company for technological advancement and continued growth, while creating a culture that celebrates innovation and collaboration.
Jeanine has an extensive Fortune 100 technology leadership background in the automotive, transportation, supply chain & manufacturing industries. She has been on the forefront of IT and business integration and transformation by leading the consolidation of manufacturing and technology processes and strategies to create a superior client experience at technology powerhouses DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
Jeanine is an active member of her community, having served on several boards as a technology advisor and contributing time & resources to many community initiatives, including Michigan Women in Technology, Forbes Technology Council, Susan G. Komen, and the Boys & Girls Club of SE Michigan. She has been a mentor in the Menttium Global Leadership Development Program for over 20 years. Jeanine has been named one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, a 2020 Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winner, and a 2021 CIO100 winner.