NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive company, announced multiple senior leadership position appointments. These strategic moves were made to position the company to take on more of a focused approach towards its customer service model as it continues to grow.
"The true strength of any organization is its people, and with these appointments, we have put the right individuals in position to help lead NextGear Capital through 2015 and beyond," said Brian Geitner, president of NextGear Capital.
The following individuals have been appointed to new roles:
John Wick, chief strategy officer. In this expanded role, Wick will draw upon his 20 years of experience to form the NextGear Capital Strategy team to help leverage the company's Cox Automotive opportunities. Wick''s team will create efficiencies and alignment using finance as a bridge to deeper Cox Automotive relationships. Additionally, he will continue to serve as General Counsel for NextGear Capital.
Alan Lang, SVP - corporate operations . Lang will guide NextGear Capital's leadership groups through the effective and efficient development of new business, maximization of credit utilization and the diligence of underwriting, contracting and onboarding customers.
Lang has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive finance industry and was recently the company's vice president of corporate operations. Prior to joining NextGear Capital, he held various positions with increasing responsibility with Automotive Finance Corporation and Mercury Finance Corporation.
Randy Dohse, SVP - Field Operations. Dohse's responsibilities will include guiding the company's field processes to maximize customer service levels and deepen dealer relationships.
With 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Dohse has been with the company for 10 years, most recently serving as Western Divisional vice president. Prior to joining NextGear Capital, Dohse held leadership positions with AFC and AmeriCredit.
"This is an exciting time for NextGear Capital," Geitner added. "The formation of Cox Automotive, coupled with our company's growth, continues to generate new and exciting opportunities to serve our customers. With our strong leadership team, we can take advantage of these varying opportunities to maximize customer service and give back to the industry."