Meet the Nextep team

Brian Fayak
Brian Fayak
Founder, President, and CEO

Brian Fayak founded Nextep with the excitement only a true entrepreneur can possess. He left a career working for a publicly-traded company to start a one-person operation offering HR services to small businesses.

Since those modest beginnings, Nextep has grown into the industry’s premier professional employer organization with clients coast-to-coast. And the reason is no secret: Nextep knows how to grow business.

“I'm committed to making Nextep a great place to work by creating a culture where people look forward to Monday mornings. They celebrate each other's successes and elevate and enrich clients.”

Melissa Grimes
Melissa Grimes
Chief Operating Officer

“Nextep embodies something I've always believed - 'There's nothing to it but to do it.' All of the teams are engaged with the target of every client and employee having the best experience.”

Nextep team - David Wolverton, Chief Technology Officer
David Wolverton
Chief Technology Officer

“I strive to reach new financial heights and make a positive impact on our employees, customers, and communities. My mission is to empower everyone to achieve prosperity and purpose in everything we do.”

Cory Dowers - Nextep
Cory Dowers
Chief Financial Officer

Nextep by the Numbers

78,000 cups
of coffee PER YEAR

2.8K hours donated BY Nexteppers

95% agree, Nextep is a Great Place to Work

Nextep - Brady Easter

In the Spotlight

Brady Easter
Sales Support Team Lead
"For years now, Nextep has provided a dynamic place of work full of truly wonderful people. I honestly have no idea where I'd be today if it weren't for Nextep. I'm truly grateful to be here."
Robert Barclay
Director of Payroll Tax
Brian Bennett
IT Manager
Michelle Golob
Michelle Boydston
Regional Sales Manager, Oklahoma
Nicole Boykins
Product Director
Luke Brigan
Software Development Manager
Anna Castro
Regional Sales Manager, Austin
Lindsey Christopher
Regional Sales Manager, North Carolina
Jenna Cohen
Regional Sales Manager, Minneapolis
Nextep team - Logan Conn, Retirement Plan Manager
Logan Conn
Retirement Plan Manager
Michelle Crowell - Nextep Director of Finance
Michelle Crowell
Director of Finance
Justin Davis
Director of Benefits
Tiffany Hammer
Implementation Manager
Ryan Henderson
Benefits Admin Manager
Kristen Hendrix
Regional Sales Manager, North Dallas
Hugh Higgins
Regional Sales Manager, Central Dallas
Breanna Honeycutt - Nextep Vice President of Sales
Breanna Honeycutt
Vice President of Sales
Johnson, Hank - Director of Risk Management
Hank Johnson
Director of Risk Management
Laura Kresse
Regional Sales Manager, Nashville
Carolyn Montgomery
Vice President of Sales
Kim Nichols, Customer Services Manager at Nextep
Kim Nichols
Customer Services Manager
Libbie Rodriguez
Client HR Manager
Mandy Rushing
Vice President of Sales Enablement
Haley Schroedter
Vice President of Sales
Victoria Sheffield - Nextep Controller
Victoria Sheffield
Nextep Team Photos - Lindsey Sills, Regional Sales Manager
Lindsey Sills
Regional Sales Manager, Denver
Danae Southerland, Nextep System Support Manager
Danae Southerland
Systems Support Manager
Ashton Stephens
Client Success Director
Savannah Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager at Nextep
Savannah Sullivan
Regional Sales Manager
John Titus
Risk Manager
Amber Warner
Compliance Manager
Brandy White - Nextep Benefits Manager
Brandy White
Benefits Operations Manager
Jessica Wisham, Payroll Manager
Jessica Wisham
Payroll Manager

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