Management Team

John Finnerty

Chairman and CEO
John Finnerty

John serves as a Senior Managing Director and co-founder of NXT Capital, LLC, and as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NXT Capital Investment Advisers, LLC .

John is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of NXT Capital’s middle market private debt strategy and investor solutions 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 also is a member of NXT Capital’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 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.