Carusella named NextGear Capital’s V-P of Canadian ops


NextGear Capital named Joe Carusella its new national V-P of Canada operations.
John Wick, chief strategy officer of NextGear Capital, says the newly created position will have Carusella focus on “building on the successful momentum” of NextGear Capital in Canada by offering useful client solutions and “continuing to diversify into other related industries.”

“We are especially pleased with the results that NextGear has delivered in Canada as an industry lending leader and look forward to continuing this positive trajectory into the future,” Maria Soklis, president of Cox Automotive Canada said in a release.

Carusella, an industry veteran, has experience in the areas of operations, sales and finance. Prior to joining NextGear Capital, he served as senior director at Desjardins Credit Union.

He headed up the automotive and durable goods business unit with finance, retail and business development. Additionally, he worked as a branch manager and officer at Automotive Finance Canada (AFC).