Our Story

In 2004, John Kohel and Adam Resnick teamed up to provide dealers with the finest selection of products as well as the most effective training, development, and sales systems available. Since then, Team Northland has grown into one of the largest providers in the midwest winning many industry awards in the process.

Today, Team Northland excels at increasing profitability and customer satisfaction for our dealership partners.

Our Amazing Team

As students of the business we continue to learn and improve in order to bring innovative ideas to our industry.

John Kohel


John was a top performer for over 12 years with a large national F&I provider. In 2004, John co-founded the agency, which continues to attain the award-winning achievements John has established throughout the years.

Adam Resnick


Adam has worked as an automotive Salesperson, Business Manager, Sales Manager, Finance Director, and General Agent. Adam is also a pioneer of menu selling software.

Mike Newton

Account Executive

Mike started as a lube tech and advanced through the dealership ranks holding positions in both the fixed and variable operations spending his last six years as General Manager. With a passion for training and mentoring Mike is excited to help in any department.

Aaron Ellefson

Account Executive

Aaron comes to Team Northland with vast knowledge in all automotive departments as a top performing Finance Director, Service Director, and General Manager. Whatever your need Aaron can help.

Saydi Booth

Agency Administrator

Saydi started in the industry as a cashier and worked her way up to become a service department Team Leader. She is eager to utilize her skills in assisting our dealership partners.

Agent Advantage

Why it is important.

The most common providers of F&I products and services are one of three distribution types: Agent, Manufacturer or a Direct Writer. Time has proven the Agent offers the greatest advantages for Dealers. Here’s why:

Personal – We are the founders, face, and reputation of the company.
Top-level representation – Our award winning performers have more experience and a better track record of success.
Consistent service – No employee turn-over or reassignment.
No corporate agenda – Service is personalized to the dealerships needs, not some executive focused on new dealer acquisition.
Hand-selected partners – We have the freedom to select the best providers in each product class.
Vast product portfolio – Continually seeking new and better products helps dealerships increase profits.
Superior reinsurance – We offer the highest rated program available. We have more options, no hidden fees, faster earnings and higher returns.

Contact us today to see how our experience and customized approach can benefit your store.