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.

“Our promise is to make employment easier — to make your day at work better and more manageable. This audacious goal is our guiding light.”

Melissa Grimes
Melissa Grimes
Chief Operating Officer

“Every contribution that goes beyond the status quo can mean significant improvements for another person and the company’s culture.”

Adam Graham
Adam Graham
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Nextep by the Numbers

78,000 cups
of coffee annually

2.8 thousand hours served through Nextep Gives Back

95% of our employees say Nextep is a Great Place to Work

In the Spotlight

Courtney Fryar
HR Business Partner
Courtney has been with Nextep since 2017. She’s the ultimate team player, always willing to help out as needed, and has an infectious go-getter attitude. Courtney’s also one of the pop culture queens of the office and can quote most popular TV shows.
Brian Bennett
IT Manager
Nicole Boykins
Product Manager
Luke Brigan
Software Development Manager
Lindsey Christopher
Regional Sales Manager, North Carolina
Jenna Cohen
Regional Sales Manager, Minneapolis
Justin Davis
Director of Client Success
Beth Dean
Marketing Manager
Sarah Fogel
Vice President of Sales
Michelle Golob
Regional Sales Manager, Oklahoma
Tiffany Grayless
Director of Benefits
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
Corporate HR Director
Breanna Honeycutt
Vice President of Sales
Shelley Hopper
Vice President of Benefits
Alana Hopper
Regional Sales Manager, Denver
Christy Hrencher
Director of Marketing
Hank Johnson
Director of Risk Management
Laura Kresse
Regional Sales Manager, Nashville
Heather LePorte
Regional Sales Manager, Austin
Charity McMahon
Vice President of Operations
Drew Miller
Corporate HR Manager
Billy Miller
Director of Technology
Carolyn Montgomery
Vice President of Sales
Greg Moore
Regional Sales Manager, Chicago
Mary Nash
Insurance Solutions Manager
Kim Nichols
Client Tech Support Manager
Lindsey Nichols
Vice President of Human Resources
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
Human Resources Manager
Ronda Rogers
Mandy Rushing
Regional Sales Manager, West Houston
Haley Schroedter
Vice President of Sales
Kate Scraper
Director of Talent Acquisition
Merritt Sukala
Regional Sales Manager, East Houston
Kristi Wilson
Accounting Manager
Jessica Wisham
Payroll Manager


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