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About PosPro Financial

What We Do.

PosPro Financial offers vehicle financing for all of the following categories – ATVs, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, Boats, Tractors, Power Equipment RVs,Hot Tubs/Home Improvement, Travel, and Utility Trailers. We act as a brokerage and have access to many lenders which allows us to find loan solutions for folks in almost any situation – business owners, folks with challenged credit and those with perfect credit as well.

Once financing is secured, we also have the ability to offer “Protection Products” for those loans which include Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Loss of Employment Insurance, Extended Warranties, Guaranteed Asset Protection and Replacement Warranties.

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Our Story

Positive Promotions was founded in 1997 in the basement of owner Brad Long's home in a small northern Ontario town.

In the early years the business grew substantially by helping dealers in the Northern Ontario Corridor. As time went on, the business continued to grow to all corners of the province and in 2009 our first commercial building was purchased on McIntyre Street in North Bay.

 

By late 2017, the office staff had grown to the point of filling the building, and the building next door was purchased to facilitate the expansion.

Today we employ 16 full-time staff with the addition of summer students and assistants throughout the busier months of the year. Our company has experienced positive growth in each of its 24 years to the extent that we now process over 3500 loans each year securing over $70 million dollars annually in customer financing needs.

As we move into the future our mantra remains the same.

Vehicle FinancingFoster Growth
Boat FinancingCustomer Service With A Positive Mental Attitude
LoansWork As A Team

Meet Our Team

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Brad Long

President & Founder

Brad founded PosPro from his home office back in 1997. His passion for sales and a positive mental attitude drives the core of what PosPro represents. Brad is our active leader and continues to consult and mentor the entire team on a daily basis. He is the man we look up to for ideas and inspiration both inside the office and personally. Outside of PosPro you can often find Brad working on his golf game, traveling the world and spending quality time with his family and continuing his own personal development. 

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Kevin Wilton

Director of Operations

Kevin joined the team in late 2016 coming from positions in Financial Planning, Project Management and Software Support as well as a degree in Business Administration. Kevin now oversees all daily operations at PosPro.  Kevin's role is much like the Coach/GM of the team,  he ensures the right people are in the right spots for maximum growth and that our company procedure and culture remain in a position to new meet new challenges and goals.  

Outside the office Kevin can often be found relaxing on his boat in the summer and ice fishing in the winter.  Kevin also loves to play squash and golf in his spare time as well as making memories with his Wife Sheena, Son Finlay and "Dog Dad" to our trusted mascott - Huey!

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Kathy Claveau

General Manager/Senior Financial Services Manager

Kathy joined the team in 2002 as PosPro began the rapid growth cycle that still occurs today. Kathy is often referred to as our “Rock” or “Mother” around the office. She keeps the team organized, manages PosPro daily schedule and always has an ear open to listen to teammates. Kathy remains one of our top salespeople and drives the company forward on a daily basis. In her spare time, you can often find Kathy at a local rink watching her boys play competitive hockey.

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Jennifer Stewart-Carriere

Senior Financial Services Manager/OMVIC/Product Team

Jen started at Positive Promotions in May 2007 to help with “Busy Season” and has remained with us ever since. Jen’s role has now evolved to our top resource on sales techniques and product knowledge. Jen is known for her tenacity and work ethic; she can often be found in the office early in the morning and later in the evening working those tough deals to completion. In her spare time, Jen enjoys watching her nephews play hockey and spending time with her family.

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Amy Nancekivell

Senior Financial Services Manager/Product Team

Amy joined the team shortly after Jen in 2009 to complete the group (Amy, Kathy, Jen) commonly referred to as “Brad’s Angels.” On top of the work done to complete deals and sales, Amy’s time is focused on our product development and sales training in this rapidly changing financial services industry. Amy loves to wind down by reading and spending time with her family. She can often be found out on Lake Nipissing fishing with her family.

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Zach Stewart

Senior Financial Services Manager/Dealer Relations Manager/Product Team

Zach came to PosPro as our first summer student in April 2012 after finishing up at Georgian College. He has since moved on to become an integral Senior Business Manager with several responsibilities. Zach’s transition from student to Senior Business Manager has paved the way for several other employees. Zach now sits on many teams at Positive Promotions with a focus on Marketing and Dealer Relations. You will often meet Zach if you attend any of the shows and dealer open houses throughout the year. Any free time Zach has is spent with his wife Vicky and two boys as well as playing competitive baseball and billiards.

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Elliot Lauer

Senior Financial Services Manager/OMVIC

Elliot joined our team through the summer student program in 2015, and was quickly hired full time based on incredible work ethic and a desire to learn. Elliot heads up our OMVIC and Licencing  division as well as our newly formed Tech team. Elliot has a strong passion for vehicles and attends many shows and meet-ups throughout the summer months. This hobby pairs well with his expertise in OMVIC files and the vehicle licensing process.

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Paul Gauthier

Senior Financial Services Manager/Banking/Leasing Manager/Marketing

Paul joined the team in August 2017 after being recruited from a local Credit Union. Paul has years of experience in the lending industry as well as credit analysis. His skills are directly transferable into our business and he quickly became an integral member of the team. Paul have become a critical member of our management team leading our Banking and Leasing teams. Paul loves to spend time with his girlfriend Molly and family singing Kareoke, and also plays baseball in the summertime.

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Lyndon Sonego

Financial Services Manager
Lyndon joined us in early 2021 coming from the world of Banking and Business analysis.  Another Nipissing University Alumni, Lyndon grew up in the Barrie area and was looking to create a home in Northern Ontario.   Lyndon has moved quickly through our training program and became a full time Financial Services Manager in the Fall of 2021.  In his first year at PosPro Lyndon has swiftly become one of our top sales people while also gaining experience working with our Marketing team.  Lyndon is a accomplished Varsity Athelete,  and enjoys keeping up with athletics playing Soccer, Squash and Volleyball regularly.  Lyndon has also has a stong interest in environmental issues and loves to get involved in local initiatives. 
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Tyler Poitras

Financial Services Manager
Tyler joined us during one of our most critical phases as the COVID Pandemic took hold in the summer of 2020.  Along with his friend Hugh,  Tyler jumped into our ADMIN team as a summer student and has not looked back.  After completing two full summers in that position,  Tyler remained with us during his final year at Nipissing University and joined us full time in April 2022.   Tyler is now a full time Financial Services Manager on our team and specializes in working with our more challenging POI and Conditional approval decisions. Tyler has also taken on a leadership role on our newly developed Diversity and Inclusion team.    Tyler is an extremely driven individual, often one of the first in the office each day with a smile on his face.  During his down time Tyler enjoys spending time outdoors with his Girlfriend, Emilie and can often be found on the family fishing boat creeping up the leaderboard of local fishing tournaments. 
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Nicole Mantha

Office Administrator/Marketing

More often than not, Nicole is your first point of contact with us at PosPro. Since joining us in 2018 Nicole has learned the business and become the leader of our Admin staff overseeing all new deal activity. More recently,  Nicole has become the leader of our internal Marketing team running the majority of our social media campaigns and has also become an integral part of our winter show season. Nicole embodies the PosPro spirit and works to ensure that our dealers and customers get this feeling every day.  Nicole is bright, energetic and has a positive energy in our office that everyone benefits from.  Nicole has a passion for crafting, wood burning and designing graphic t-shirts and clothing.  Since joining us she also also become and avid "Off Roader" enjoying more time outside with her Husband Sylvain. 

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Kelley Tredway-Veinott

Office Administrator
Kelley began working at PosPro Financial in August 2017 as the company continued its growth. Kelley has brought with her years of experience in both banking and dealer financing. Kelley was a manager at a local bank branch before becoming a Business Manager at a local car dealership. Kelley’s experience speaks for itself, she was able to fast track her way into the sales team at Positive Promotions quickly, and attacks each day with an unbelievably positive attitude. Kelley loves spending time with her husband and two children. When time is available, she is the one cooking for large family get-togethers and parties.
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Caitlin Martin

Administrative Assistant
Caitlin joined us in early 2019 and has become an integral member of the Admin team.   Caitlin will be one of the more common voices our dealers an customers speak to when calling us,  and is a leader in calling and sending out credit applications.  Caitlin is a very hard working individual, often getting to our Second office location first and usually the last to leave!  Caitlin also plays a key role on our DRM and OMVIC teams keeping all documentation organized and our processes efficient.  Caitlin enjoys spending time with her partner Jay, taking random road trips and going for drives out to Quebec to visit family.   Caitlin has a passion for reading, and also enjoys quiet time at home with her dog, a good book by the fire. 
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Hugh Cochrane

Administrative Assistant
Hugh is another member of the team who joined us during the Pandemic as a summer student in June 2020.   Along with his friend Tyler,  they helped us ramp up our Admin division when all Financial Services Managers were working from home and deal flow was through the roof!  Hugh has stayed with us the past two summers and recently joining us Full time in February 2022 after Graduating with Honours at Guelph with a degree in Ecomonics and Finance - with plans to become our next Business Manager.   Hugh has joined our newly developed Tech team and has a special interest in helping management with reporting and IT tasks.  Hugh is an avid Cyclist and Golfer known for his short game skills and participation in PosPro Golf Events! 
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Sarah Rahal

Accounts Manager & Human Resources Administrator
Sarah joined the team in the spring of 2019 working with our Admin and Accounts team.  While off on maternity leave for the birth of her daughter Sarah continued to work away at her HR desginations.  Upon her return to PosPro in 2021 Sarah has continued her development taking on a more leadership role within our accounts team and assisting management with HR consulation.  Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, daughter Savannah and many four legged family members.   Sarah also enjoys playing baseball in the summers and spending time camping and boating in the warm weather. 
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Patsy Carswell

Accounts Manager

Pasty joined the team in 2012 to assist with the administration through her accounting background. Patsy plays a key role in ensuring that all funded deals finish and that dealers/sellers get paid accordingly. She provides accurate reporting to the business and our dealers. This role has a major impact on positive dealership relations. Patsy is responsible for "all things accounting" and also manages our filing system. Patsy loves to spend her spare time with family, and enjoys watching sports as much as she can. Go Raptors! Go Senators!

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Adam McLandress

Dealer Relations Manager

Adam is another successful graduate from the PosPro summer student program. After two successful summers with the team, Adam was hired full-time in July 2018 after completing his degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Adam’s ability to build rapport with dealers and customers is uncanny. In his short time as a full-time employee, Adam has made his way onto the external Sales team, now working in business development and dealer aquisition.  Adam has experience working at the dealership level which gives him a great understanding of the business. Adam has a passion for, gastronomy and spending time outdoors with his friends and dog Hudson. 

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Michael Patterson

Dealer Relations Manager
Mike joined the PosPro team late in 2018 with many years of experience in the world of Sales within the Automotive and protections industries.   Mike has joined our team in the world of Outside sales, building relationships with new dealers as well as visiting and maintaining the relationship we have with our current network.  Mike lives with his Wife, Isabelle, just north of Toronto which keeps him central and mobile.  On any given day of the week Mike may be in any corner of the province checking in on our dealers or meeting up with new ones!  In his spare time, Mike loves to be with Isabelle taking time to travel, Camp and pick up the golf clubs whenever they can!

333 McIntyre Street East
North Bay, ON
P1B 1C9
877-976-3232

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