Management Team

John Finnerty

Chairman and CEO
John Finnerty

John is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of NXT Capital’s middle-market private debt strategy and asset management platform.  Key responsibilities include developing and maintaining institutional relationships, fund raising, credit selection, staffing, product development, strategic planning, sponsor relations and expanding connectivity with other ORIX business units. John is a member of NXT’s Credit and Investment Committees.

John has over 30 years of experience in middle-market commercial finance. Before joining NXT Capital, he was the Chief Credit and Risk Officer for Merrill Lynch Capital, where he had primary responsibility for all credit decisions, portfolio management and underwriting and also served as Chairman of the Credit Committee. Previously, John served as Group Senior Credit Officer for the company’s Direct Lending Group. Prior to joining Merrill, John spent 15 years in various roles in Heller Financial and GE Capital’s Corporate Finance groups, including Relationship Manager, Regional Team Leader, Credit Officer, Underwriter, Portfolio Manager and Auditor.

John earned a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University.