Scott Maybee is president of NextGear Capital, the automotive industry’s largest independent inventory finance company serving more than 19,000 contracted independent dealer clients in North America.
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.
In 2021, Scott was a recipient of Auto Finance Journal’s “Auto Finance Innovators Award,” awarded to industry leaders who have made significant technological contributions to their company and the industry. Additionally, that same year, he accepted the “Auto Finance Excellence Award” for Operational Excellence, presented to NextGear Capital for its efforts to improve operations and services amid the turbulent coronavirus pandemic. Presented by Auto Finance News, the award recognizes individuals and companies within the industry who have gone above and beyond to further auto finance and its associated community.
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.