John Gleason is Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Ryder, a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Mr. Gleason reports directly to Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez and is a member of Ryder’s Leadership Team. He is responsible for leading sales teams supporting all three Ryder business divisions: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS).
In his previous role, Mr. Gleason held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for Ryder’s FMS business segment, in which he developed and implemented sales strategies to achieve Ryder’s business objectives, cultivated customer relationships, and drove results throughout Ryder’s national and local sales teams as well as Ryder’s marketing organization.
Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Gleason enjoyed a 25-year career with market-leader Automatic Data Processing (ADP) where he held positions of increasing responsibility including serving as the Chief Sales Officer responsible for 5,500 sales associates, worldwide. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for ADP Dealer Services (now CDK) which provides outsourced Dealer Management Systems to the auto and truck industry.
Mr. Gleason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and earned his CPA while working with Coopers and Lybrand following his graduation.