Scott Maybee is president of NextGear Capital, the automotive industry’s largest independent inventory finance company, serving more than 18,000 contracted independent dealer clients in the United States.
Scott brings 20-plus years of automotive finance experience to the position, providing strategic leadership and opportunities for independent auto dealers to profitably operate and grow their businesses. Scott and his leadership team are focused on enhancing the NextGear Capital client experience; transforming the company through investments in innovation; providing dealers with solutions and tools that create greater efficiencies; and extending $18 billion in current loans to dealers to help keep the industry healthy.
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 engagement. Through his leadership Scott drove business and revenue growth, enhanced customer market share and improved operating margins.
Before joining Manheim in 2017, Scott spent 12 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, presented to industry leaders who have made significant technological contributions to their company and the industry. That same year, he accepted the Auto Finance Excellence Award for Operational Excellence, given to NextGear Capital for its efforts to improve operations and services. 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 also serves the industry and company in several key roles: He is chair of American Financial Services Association’s Commercial Credit Committee and Cox Automotive’s Mosaic Employee Resource Group, which works to engage and connect a multicultural workforce. He is an executive sponsor for Cox’s Guiding Coalition and executive advisor for the Cox Automotive Inclusion Council. He is actively involved with the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the National Auto Auction Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association. He also served as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House.
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. He is enrolled in the Executive Education Program at the University of Chicago and will graduate from its Global Advanced Finance Program in 2025.
When not at work, Scott enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, plays recreational hockey and is a passionate Boston Red Sox fan.