Former Ford, Nissan exec joins Carleton to lead business development team

SOUTH BEND, Ind. –  Carleton recently welcomed a new executive who possesses vast experience with multiple…


Carleton recently welcomed a new executive who possesses vast experience with multiple automakers.

The provider of accurate and compliant lending calculations and document generation solutions announced the addition of Mark Futa as vice president of sales and marketing to be responsible for the leadership of the Carleton sales team and developing new business opportunities.

Futa comes to Carleton with a tremendous sales and marketing background. He spent many years with Ford and Nissan as well as the University of Notre Dame. According to a news release, his experiences include sales strategy, brand management, executive leadership and a proven track-record for building relationships.

With the recent launch of Carleton CarCalcs, and the continued growth of core products — CarletonDocs, CarletonAccess, and CarletonAudit — Carleton explained that it has strengthened its business development efforts to positioned the company as a leader in providing dynamic and compliant software for the automotive finance industry.  

“Mark’s experience with large automotive captives and their dealers brings to Carleton a high level of understanding to the ever-changing automotive sales and lending environment,” Carleton president Matt Ruszkowski said in the news release.

“We continue to experience a high demand for our products and services in the automotive industry and with the addition of Mark to our leadership team, Carleton is well poised for continued record growth,” Ruszkowski continued.

 Futa also shared his perspectives about joining Carleton.

“Carleton’s product and services are highly respected and rare within the lending industry.   I am fortunate to be joining such a recognized company that prides itself on top quality service,” Futa said. “Carleton’s experience with payment calculations and the resulting compliance requirements on a state and federal level is second to none.

“I am excited to join the dedicated and passionate team at Carleton and look forward to working with Carleton’s world-class compliance and development specialists in providing lending solutions,” he went on to say.

To learn more about Carleton and its solutions, go to or contact Futa at 574-243-6040, ext. 245, or [email protected].