Joe Carusella is NextGear Capital’s New National Vice President, Canada Operations

NextGear Cap­i­tal Appoints New Nation­al Vice Pres­i­dent, Cana­da Oper­a­tions

May 2016 /
NextGear Cap­i­tal, a Cox Auto­mo­tive brand, is pleased to announce today the appoint­ment of Joe Carusel­la to Nation­al Vice Pres­i­dent, Cana­da Oper­a­tions. Carusel­la brings over twen­ty-one years of expe­ri­ence in the auto­mo­tive indus­try.

“We are excit­ed to have Joe join the Cana­di­an oper­a­tion team in this new­ly cre­at­ed posi­tion” said John Wick, Chief Strat­e­gy Offi­cer of NextGear Cap­i­tal. “Joe’s breadth of expe­ri­ence in the indus­try cou­pled with his excel­lent rep­u­ta­tion in the busi­ness will no doubt add bench strength to our oper­a­tion in Cana­da.”

“In this new­ly cre­at­ed role, Carusel­la will 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,” said Maria Sok­lis, Pres­i­dent, Cox Auto­mo­tive Cana­da. “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.”

Carusel­la, an indus­try vet­er­an has expe­ri­ence in the areas of oper­a­tions, sales and finance. Pri­or to join­ing NextGear Cap­i­tal, Joe 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, Carusel­la held the posi­tion as Branch Man­ag­er and Offi­cer at Auto­mo­tive Finance Cana­da (AFC). A native of Mon­tre­al, Carusel­la holds a grad­u­ate degree from McGill Uni­ver­si­ty in Mon­tre­al, Que­bec.

In response to his recent appoint­ment, Carusel­la added, “I am excit­ed to get to work and be a part of a great orga­ni­za­tion here at NextGear Cap­i­tal in Cana­da, and I am tru­ly delight­ed to be part of a pro­gres­sive com­pa­ny like Cox Auto­mo­tive where the oppor­tu­ni­ty is seem­ing­ly unlim­it­ed.”

About NextGear Cap­i­tal

NextGear Cap­i­tal serves more than 23,000 auto­mo­tive deal­ers glob­al­ly with inven­to­ry financ­ing ser­vices across the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Ire­land and the Unit­ed King­dom. The com­pa­ny is a part of Cox Auto­mo­tive, which includes indus­try-lead­ing brands Deal­er Track, vAu­to and Man­heim. With more than $4.08B U.S. receiv­ables out­stand­ing and over 2 mil­lion fore­cast­ed vehi­cle floors in 2016, NextGear Cap­i­tal has become the glob­al leader in inven­to­ry finance for inde­pen­dent auto deal­ers.

About Cox Auto­mo­tive

Cox Auto­mo­tive is a leader in vehi­cle remar­ket­ing ser­vices and dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing and soft­ware solu­tions for auto­mo­tive deal­ers and con­sumers. Cox Auto­mo­tive, a sub­sidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enter­pris­es, includes Man­heim, Auto­trad­er, Kel­ley Blue Book, and a host of glob­al busi­ness­es and brands serv­ing cus­tomers such as auto deal­ers, man­u­fac­tur­ers and finan­cial insti­tu­tions. Head­quar­tered in Atlanta, Cox Auto­mo­tive employs over 30,000 team mem­bers in over 200 loca­tions world­wide. We part­ner with more than 40,000 deal­ers and touch over 65 per­cent of all car buy­ers in the U.S. with the most rec­og­nized brands in the indus­try. We unite over 20 brands in this space, pro­vid­ing an end-to-end solu­tion to trans­form the way peo­ple buy and sell cars every day.

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