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Corporate Finance Team

John Finnerty

Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance / Group Head
John Finnerty

John heads the Corporate Finance team, where he sets strategic direction and oversees all aspects of the business group. He is also actively involved in NXT Capital’s asset management initiatives, including raising third party funds, developing and maintaining investor relationships and monitoring the ongoing performance of the funds. John is also is a voting member of NXT Capital’s Investment Committee.

John has 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 Corporate Finance 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.