Scott Maybee|President

Scott Maybee is president of NextGear Capital, the industry’s leading comprehensive finance provider serving more than 22,000 independent dealer clients worldwide.

Scott brings 10 years of automotive finance experience to the position, providing strategic leadership and new opportunities for independent auto dealers to profitably operate and grow their businesses. As the industry evolves, Scott and his leadership team also are pursuing ways to optimize the digital experience to drive efficiencies in every aspect of the client relationship.

Previously, Scott was general manager of Manheim Northstar Minnesota where he was responsible for all facets of Manheim’s wholesale vehicle auction and services operation. There, he successfully established a culture of transparency and rigorous process management while positively impacting employee morale.  In addition, through his leadership, Scott drove business and revenue growth, enhanced customer retention and improved operating margins.

Before joining Manheim in 2017, Scott spent 10 years with Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales operations for Nissan Canada Finance.

Scott holds a law degree from Chicago-Kent College, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When not at work, Scott enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, plays recreational hockey, and is a passionate Boston Red Sox fan.

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Lisa Mackie|VP of Portfolio Management

Lisa Mackie joined NextGear Capital’s executive leadership team in 2017 as vice president of sales.  Her accomplishments included marrying technology and a streamlined sales process to drive faster fund processing for dealerships and increasing client engagement and education, resulting in a nearly 20% rise in customer retention. She assumed the role of vice president of portfolio management in 2020.

Lisa’s 25 years of experience in the automotive industry includes multiple leadership positions in sales, retail finance, and wholesale audit. Before joining NextGear Capital, Lisa served as director, commercial dealer services at Capital One where she was responsible for driving floor plan sales growth across multiple states. Her career also includes serving as function head director of dealer commercial acquisitions for Hyundai Capital and vice president/division manager for JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Dealer Commercial Services.

A graduate of University of North Carolina at Fayetteville and the Ford Motor Credit Manager Training Program, Lisa was honored in 2019 as one of Auto Remarketing’s “Women in Remarketing.”

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Thad Sykes|AVP of Sales

Thad Sykes brings nearly three decades of management-level finance and sales experience to NextGear Capital and a proven record for implementing business development and relationship-building strategies to enhance profits. As Associate Vice President of Sales and a member of the executive leadership team, Sykes is responsible for the strategic leadership, vision and execution of all sales activities for NextGear Capital.

Sykes joined NextGear Capital in 2007. Most recently, he served as a division vice president responsible for leading the execution of business strategies to maximize market return and meet customer expectations. Previously, his career included positions with American Home Mortgages, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Financial, and was consistently recognized in these roles as a top sales manager.

A graduate of Missouri State University in St. Louis, Sykes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

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Jessica Lanier|VP of Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing for both Manheim and NextGear Capital, Jessica is responsible for aligning the marketing objectives of both organizations with the overall business strategy of Cox Automotive.

Jessica is a 22-year veteran of Cox Automotive, where she has guided teams across five different brands. Her passion for aligning the right tools and technology to optimize and take marketing to the next level led to her role as the Executive Sponsor for the Cox Automotive MarTech team.

Most recently, she served as Associate Vice President of Marketing for Manheim, where she created a new level of expertise within the team, restructuring it into a progressive marketing department proficient in digital strategies. Under her leadership, the team built a robust client journey mapping strategy and created both a dedicated product marketing team and a best-in-class channel and marketing technology team. All of these align with Manheim’s digital transformation and are focused on delivering industry-leading client experiences and business results.

Always looking for ways to pay forward her career opportunities and experiences, Jessica is involved in several mentoring programs across Cox Automotive.

Outside of work, you can find Jessica on her Peloton, baking sourdough bread and spending time with her husband and son.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University’s College of Business.

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John Wick|SVP of Lending

John Wick serves as the SVP of Lending and for NextGear Capital.

In the role of Lending, he leads the company’s credit, risk and recovery operations that covers all facets from customer induction to dissolution.

John is one of the founding members of Dealer Services Corporation, joining the company in 2005 as General Counsel. Prior to joining the company, he was a partner in the Indianapolis law firm Lewis, Wick & Koski, where his primary areas of practice included litigation, debtor and creditor relations and business law.

John is a graduate of Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

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Angie Provo|SD of Operational Excellence

As Senior Director of Operational Excellence her responsibilities include business strategy, operations enablement, organizational readiness, business execution, client experience and team member training.

Angie brings 20 years of consistent achievements as an executive with honed change management skills and a history of elevating brand value, recognizing efficiencies and driving growth across the portfolio.  With a deep understanding of customer needs, Angie has the unique ability to quickly assess business situations, capitalize on opportunities and develop compelling plans to grow market share.

In 2019 Angie was honored to be nominated as one of Cox Automotive’s “40 Under 40” in Auto Remarketing Magazine.  Angie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Indiana University and has completed executive education at Harvard University (Emerging Markets) and George Washington University (Customer Experience).

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Floyd Alcorn|AVP of Product and Engineering

Floyd Alcorn is NextGear Capital’s Associate Vice President of Product and Engineering responsible for leading multiple software, infrastructure and production engineering teams. He brings nearly three decades of technology industry experience to the position with a proven record of delivering complex programs at scale while driving value for clients and the business.   

Most recently, Floyd spent 10 years with Cox Communications, where he served in various technology leadership roles. During that time, he built and strengthened teams; directed and oversaw delivery for mission-critical applications; and managed large, complex programs, including playing a key role in Cox Communications’ network investment program. His career also includes leadership positions at several telecommunications companies, including Verizon and AT&T, and serving 10 years as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. 

Floyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Principia College in Illinois and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from Georgia State University.

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David Horan|VP of Finance

David Horan serves as VP of Finance for NextGear Capital. He is responsible for executing the company’s financial and strategic planning.

Horan worked as Corporate Controller for JD Byrider Systems, the largest franchiser of auto sales/finance dealerships in the U.S. He also served as Corporate Controller for Auction Broadcasting Company, the third-largest auto auction chain in the nation. In 2005, Horan joined Dealer Services Corporation as Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer, designing and managing the accounting and treasury functions for DSC.

Horan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and is an active member of the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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Colletta Bryce|AVP HRBP

Colletta Bryce is the AVP, HRBPs for Cox Automotive (Auto) leading the team that partners with the Corporate Services, NextGear Capital and People Solutions.  She joined Cox Auto in December 2016 as a Senior Director, serving as the business partner for the former People Strategies.  Prior to Cox Auto, Colletta held Executive and Leader roles at CertusBank, Bank of America and Wachovia since 2002.  She’s held other roles in non-profit and sales.

Colletta is a graduate of Pfeiffer University with a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Organizational Change and Leadership.  She also attended Broadcasting School and is a certified Diversity Practitioner.

In her spare time, Colletta volunteers with BECA, Inc. and Dress for Success.  She is the proud aunt of nine nieces and nephews and enjoys sports.

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Eric Wright|AVP Assistant General Counsel

Eric Wright serves as AVP, Assistant General Counsel for the Cox Automotive Financial Solutions Group.

In his role, he leads a team of legal professionals who provide support and counsel to the NextGear Capital business.

Eric has been with the company for 12 years. He has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, including twenty-plus years in the floor planning industry.

Eric is a graduate of Carthage College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

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