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Jeffrey Schlesinger new President and CEO LeasePlan USA

Jeffrey Schlesinger has been named the new President and CEO of LeasePlan USA, effective February 20th. He succeeds to Mike Pitcher, who headed the car leasing and fleet management specialist since 2008 and stepped down at the end of last year to focus on his other interests. 
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Mr. Schlesinger has a twenty-year track record at GE Capital, where he held key management positions, the last seven years of which in fleet management. From 2008 to 2015, he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director at GE Fleet Services (acquired by Element Fleet two years ago). In this role, he was responsible for global initiatives, strategic planning and international joint ventures.
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Prior to that, he was Managing Director of GE Capital Water & Technology from 2005 to 2007 and Managing Director of the GE Capital Markets Group from 1996 to 2005. 
 
At the start of his career, Mr. Schlesinger held senior management positions in the financial services industry, at Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Chase and CIT Group/Capital Investments.

Mr. Schlesinger holds an MBA in International Finance and Statistics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Georgetown University. 

Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience in advising fleet businesses and multinational companies on long-term fleet strategies, international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project financing. 
 
On his LinkedIn page, Mr. Schlesinger lists among his experiences the creation of operational rigour (…) “to ensure 100% (customer) retention in a highly competitive environment”  - a skill that will come in handy in his new job. 
12/02/2017  |  Steven Schoefs

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