About Positive Promotions
What We Do.
PosPro Financial offers vehicle financing for all of the following categories – ATVs, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, Boats, RVs and Travel Trailers. We act as a brokerage and have access to many banks 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.
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 13 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 22 years to the extent that we now process over 3500 loans each year securing over $65 million dollars annually in customer financing needs.
As we move into the future our mantra remains the same.
Customer Service With A Positive Mental Attitude
Work As A Team
Meet Our Team
President & Founder
Brad founded Positive Promotions from his home office back in 1997. His passion for sales and a positive mental attitude drives the core of what Positive Promotions 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 Positive Promotions 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.
General Manager/Senior Financial Services Manager
Kathy joined the team in 2002 as Positive Promotions 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 Positive Promotions daily deal activity 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.
Sales Manager/Senior Financial Services Manager
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.
Dealer/Bank Relations Manager/Senior Financial Services Manager
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 ever-expanding dealer network, ensuring all dealers are happy and up to date with the 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.
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!
Senior Financial Services Manager/Dealer Relations Manager/Marketing Team
Zach came to Positive Promotions 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 newborn son and playing competitive baseball and billiards.
Senior Financial Services Manager/Second Chance Finance Division
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 Second Chance financing division with Paul and has a particular knack for handling the files that require a little bit more attention. 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.
Senior Financial Services Manager/IT Manager/DRM Team/Marketing Manager
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 is an active member of the sales team while also contributing in several other areas within the business. Kevin enjoys his time outside of the office by playing competitive squash and soccer, he also loves to fish and cook with his fiancee.
Senior Financial Services Manager/Second Chance Finance Division
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 manages our Second Chance financing division with Elliot, as well as taking care of leasing deals. Paul loves to spend time with his girlfriend and family, and also plays baseball in the summertime.
Financial Services Manager
Kelley began working at Positive Promotions 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.
Financial Services Manager/Marketing Team/DRM Team
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 Sales team and also has a very active role on our Marketing and DRM teams. He is also responsible for graphic design needs. Adam has experience working at the dealership level which gives him a great understanding of the business. Adam has a passion for athletics and playing sports. He is also an assistant coach for the Nipissing University Men’s Volleyball team.
More often than not, Nicole is your first point of contact with us at PosPro. She began with us in March 2018 and took the reins on our Administrative needs during the busiest time of year. Nicole is bright, energetic and has a positive energy in our office that everyone benefits from. Not only does Nicole handle much of the front line tasks, during her time at PosPro she has quickly picked up and become a valuable member of Patsy’s accounting team. Nicole ensures a positive customer experience from start to finish. Nicole has a passion for crafting, wood burning and designing graphic t-shirts and clothing.