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Leadership Team

Gerry Wawzonek

Gerry Wawzonek, CAEF - President and Director

Mr. Wawzonek graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was a registered mortgage broker agent for Axcess Capital Partners, HSBC, and CIBC over a 15 year period. In 2007, Mr. Wawzonek founded Capital Now Inc. (formerly PGV Inc.) and has acted in all aspects of the factoring business, including underwriting, funding, administration, collections and investor relations. Mr. Wawzonek’s position involved the establishment and revision of all corporate documents, development of best practices, implementation of industry specific software and automating the banking process. Since 2015, Mr. Wawzonek has been certified as a Factoring Account Executive by the International Factoring Association.

Natalie Wawzonek

Natalie Wawzonek, CAEF - Secretary, Treasurer and Director

Ms. Wawzonek is co-founder of Capital Now Inc. and has fifteen years of Asset Based Lending experience. Ms. Wawzonek has been involved in all areas of the factoring business including the day-to-day operations of the business such as administrative duties, funding, client retention, investor relations and financial duties. She has been instrumental in the development of best practices, deal flow, and customer service. Ms. Wawzonek was previously a sales executive and has won multiple awards for excellence in sales. She is certified as a Factoring Account Executive by the International Factoring Association.

Art Smith

Art Smith - Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Mr. Smith has over 15 years of executive leadership experience in Canadian corporations. He has extensive industry experience in utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas and technology working for corporations like TransCanada, Northern Telecom, Cortex Business Solution and others. In his last executive role, he grew a small start-up into an industry leading publicly traded technology service company in North America. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has been recognized for delivering business results by leading people, sales, delivery, technology, capital market, and operations.

Cleve C. Pohl

Cleve C. Pohl - Director

In Mr. Pohl’s 21 years of professional development he has been an entrepreneur, a technology “evangelist” and sold all forms of technology, from underlying software to large back office transformational applications. Mr. Pohl worked with Sun Microsystems and Oracle over the last 13 years. He has received numerous awards including the President’s Club at Oracle in 2011. The latest role for Mr. Pohl at Oracle is that of major account development and management. He works closely with the major stakeholders of some of Canada’s largest corporations to transform the back office.