President & Chief Executive Officer IFA Advisory Board Member
Gerry entered the finance world as a Mortgage Broker Agent in Edmonton, Alberta, for CIBC, HSBC and Private mortgage providers. Gerry saw a gap in finance options for Business Owners and how this interfered with Owner's access to appropriate credit. To fill this need, Gerry founded his first receivables finance company in 2001. Gerry is a graduate of the University of Guelph, holds a CAEF designation and is on the Advisory Board of the International Factoring Association. Gerry is currently President and CEO, concentrating his efforts on Partnerships, Strategy, Underwriting and Collections. When not working to "Eliminate Commercial Payment Terms", Gerry is an avid mentor, learner and photographer.
Natalie Wawzonek, CAEF
Chief Operating Officer
Natalie Wawzonek is a co-founder of Capital Now. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Natalie held several executive sales positions, earning multiple awards of excellence while developing her skill set as a business owner, alongside her husband, Gerry. Having both grown up in families who depended on the health of their small businesses, and repeatedly frustrated by their inability to secure bank financing, Gerry and Natalie established Capital Now (in 2008) with the sole focus of eliminating the cash flow imbalances caused by commercial payment terms. Her greatest passions, besides small businesses, are architectural design, reading, and learning new languages. She is certified as a Factoring Account Executive by the International Factoring Association.
Ivo Dumancic, CAEF
Director of Research & Development
Ivo is kind-of-like the Capital Now swiss army knife, he has the tools to help out in just about every situation. During his time with Capital Now, Ivo has been involved in Client Acquisition, Underwriting, Account/Project/Partner Management, as well as Process & Business Development. In his spare time Ivo enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey and riding his motorcycle. The thing that Ivo really loves about his work with Capital Now is the fact that the whole team really is focused on helping our clients.
Nicholas Quintillan, CAEF Candidate
Director of Special & Strategic Projects
Nicholas was raised in the Canadian Prairies and eventually settled on the West Coast of Canada. He grew up playing competitive and professional sports as well as honed his skills in various other recreational activities achieving a multitalented skill set. Nicholas would eventually use these developed skills in his dynamic career. Nicholas grew up surrounded by the hospitality industry as his parents created and operated several consumer-friendly restaurants across Canada. Subsequently, he developed his early career in hospitality while simultaneously pursuing careers in entertainment, literature, education and eventually finance. Nicholas excels at multi-project management. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys competitive hockey, outdoor activities including the beach, camping, and is a lover of animals.
Michelle Simon, CAEF Candidate
Operations - Accounts Executive
Michelle has worked for Capital Now for over 6 years and is extremely dedicated and passionate about her work. She is constantly focused on results and Capital Now's mission. Michelle enjoys watching businesses grow with the help of Capital Now. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys golfing, cooking and creating her own custom hats.
Luke Duri, CAEF
Operations - Relational Analyst Lead
Luke is the Relational Analyst Lead for Capital Now overseeing all incoming Clients and assessing the risk to keep all parties secured. Luke looks to develop strong relationships with all Clients both professionally and personally to help understand their situation to fulfill their needs. Outside of work, he enjoys snowboarding, boxing and spending time with his family.
Bianca Cortese, CAEF Candidate
Operations - Finance
Bianca is a loving and busy mother of two little girls, plus two step kids. She has worked in the world of accounting and finance for over 15 years, largely in the oil and gas sector, before moving on to factoring in recent years. Bianca loves cooking, yoga, jogging and travelling – preferably to locations with hot sandy beaches.