Shane O’Dell is president of Financial Solutions for Cox Automotive. He oversees NextGear Capital, one of the industry’s leading financial companies, and focuses on delivering lending solutions to more than 23,000 auto dealers across North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A proven leader in this business sector, O’Dell was one of the founding members of Dealer Services Corporation in 2005 and became chief operating officer in 2010. In 2013, DSC merged with Manheim Financial Services to become NextGear Capital.
Recently O’Dell served as senior vice president of vehicle solutions for Manheim, another Cox Automotive brand. He was responsible for vehicle transportation, reconditioning, imaging, purchase protection and inspections, as well as Ready Logistics, Cox Automotive’s transportation business. In addition, O’Dell led a multi-year plan to strengthen and grow wholesale and retail service revenue through commercial and dealer partners.
O’Dell began his career with Automotive Finance Corporation in 1995, where he served as branch manager and was later promoted to regional manager overseeing 14 locations. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The Ohio State University.