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

“At Nextep you can become anything you want to be. Top the sales leaderboard, serve clients who are growing their business, or build a state-of-the-art tech platform — the options are limitless.”

Adam Graham
Adam Graham
Chief Sales and Marketing 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

In the Spotlight

Whitney Thompson
HR Supervisor, Equity Council Co-chair
At Nextep, we support one another, build each other up, and have an incredible atmosphere. This comes from the very top with our CEO down to each and every employee. It is truly an incredible place to work no matter what your role is.
Brian Bennett
IT Manager
Nicole Boykins
Product Manager
Luke Brigan
Software Development Manager
Anna Castro
Regional Sales Manager, Austin
Dagny Challoner
Regional Sales Manager, West Houston
Lindsey Christopher
Regional Sales Manager, North Carolina
Jenna Cohen
Regional Sales Manager, Minneapolis
Randy Cooper
Payroll Manager
Justin Davis
Director of Client Success
Michelle Golob
Michelle Golob
Regional Sales Manager, Oklahoma
Tiffany Hammer
Implementation Manager
Babs Harmon
Retirement Plan Manager
Ryan Henderson
Benefits Admin Manager
Kristen Hendrix
Regional Sales Manager, North Dallas
Hugh Higgins
Regional Sales Manager, Central Dallas
Tracey Hixon
Director of Employee Happiness
Breanna Honeycutt
Vice President of Sales
Shelley Hopper
Vice President of Benefits
Hank Johnson
Director of Risk Management
Laura Kresse
Regional Sales Manager, Nashville
Maggie Marquardt
Maggie Marquardt
Regional Sales Manager, Chicago
Charity McMahon
Vice President of Client Operations
Drew Miller
Corporate HR Manager
Billy Miller
Director of Technology
Carolyn Montgomery
Vice President of Sales
Kim Nichols
Customer Services Manager
Lindsey Nichols
Vice President of Human Resources
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
Human Resources Manager
Ronda Rogers Nextep
Ronda Rogers
Mandy Rushing
Director of Sales Enablement
Haley Schroedter
Vice President of Sales
Kate Scraper
Director of Talent Acquisition
Lindsey Sills
Regional Sales Manager, Denver
Ashton Stephens
Client Success Manager
Merritt Sukala
Regional Sales Manager, East Houston
Kristi Wilson
Accounting Manager
Jessica Wisham
Payroll Manager


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