FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARKS, Md., December 1, 2015 – Element Financial Corporation's fleet management business today announced that it has named Bradley Howatt as its chief financial officer.
Howatt brings nearly 30 years of business experience in finance, operations leadership and deep fleet industry expertise to this position. Most recently, Howatt served as vice president of finance for the Alliance Technology Group, a systems integrator and IT solutions company, where he was responsible for managing the strategic sourcing and operations group.
Prior to Alliance Technology Group, Howatt was at PHH Vehicle Management Services for nearly 20 years in a series of finance, accounting and operational leadership roles, ultimately serving as the organization's chief financial officer. Howatt received his bachelor's degree from Towson University, earned an MBA from the University of Baltimore, and is a certified public accountant.
"Brad's impressive background and fleet industry experience makes him an excellent addition to our senior leadership team," said Kristi Webb, president and CEO of Element's fleet management business. "As one of the world's leading fleet management providers, our primary mission is to deliver increased productivity and innovation for our customers, and Brad's demonstrated track record as a successful CFO is invaluable to us in achieving that mission."
"I'm pleased to join Element's fleet management team at this exciting time in the company's evolution," said Howatt. "Element is dedicated to solid strategic growth, devotion to clients, and commitment to investing in the advancement of the fleet industry."
About Element Financial Corporation
With total assets of approximately $23 billion, Element Financial Corporation is one of North America's leading fleet management and equipment finance companies. Element operates across North America in four verticals of the equipment finance market – Fleet Management, Rail Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, and Aviation Finance.