NXTsoft is a secure data solutions software platform. Our products and services help businesses secure, connect and optimize their data to maximize revenue opportunities, enhance profitability, and mitigate cybersecurity risk. Many enterprise and government entities struggle to manage data loads, networks and data security. NXTsoft provides solutions to address those needs in the key areas of:
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Brasfield is the Chairman and CEO of NXTsoft. He has demonstrated a track record of success in creating and developing several technology companies from inception to successful exit over the last 30 years. In these ventures, Mr. Brasfield has successfully developed and implemented strategies for sales, marketing and software product development.
He is the founder and former CEO of TriNovus Capital, LLC, SBS Corporation, SBS Data Services, Inc., Brasfield Technology, LLC and Brasfield Data Services, LLC, all of which were providers of automation technology solutions for community financial institutions. He has been a director of a community bank and is currently a member of other boards in the Birmingham area. Mr. Brasfield holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Mr. McMakin is the President of NXTsoft. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2003 with a degree in accounting, he earned his CPA and started his career in public accounting. In 2005, he and his wife co-founded Ashley Mac’s Cafes in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. McMakin now serves as the company’s Chairman, which has grown to 4 locations, a wholesale division, and employs over 100 people. Mr. McMakin also serves as a principal of his consulting firm, Fountain Row Partners, LLC, where he has worked with clients in a broad range of industries focusing on finance, accounting and executive management and leadership development.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Craft is the Chief Financial Officer for NXTsoft. Ms. Craft is responsible for oversight of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, and accounting systems implementation. Before joining NXTsoft 2019, Billie served as Controller for two #1-rated mid-market sized television stations. Prior to that Billie focused her career on providing tax and consulting services to Professional Services groups in the public accounting field.
Billie earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Troy University and a Master of Accountancy from Samford University. Upon completion of her Masters Degree, she earned her Certified Public Accountant license. Billie and her family are active members of Glynwood Baptist Church in Prattville, AL.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Blackburn is the Chief Technology Officer of NXTsoft. He oversees development of all of the company’s product divisions. Mr. Blackburn has created and developed the company’s flagship ThreatAdvice cybersecurity education, awareness and intelligence solution. He has developed and launched multiple applications throughout his career. Mr. Blackburn is a 2018 recipient of The Birmingham Business Journal’s Rising Star Award. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Alabama.
Chief Information Security Officer
Mr. Simonet is the Chief Information Security Officer of NXTsoft. He brings a wealth of information technology knowledge and experience to his role as CISO. Mr. Simonet holds advanced certificates from: Cisco, VMWare, EMC, Novell, AVAYA and Microsoft.
He has worked with numerous companies to design and implement their I.T. infrastructure and is currently a member of DAC’s taskforce for Nortel Networks. Mr. Simonet graduated from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, with B.A. in Biology.>
NXTsoft's Omni Product Division President & Chief Strategy Officer
Rich Longo is NXTsoft's Omni Product Division President & Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining NXTsoft, Rich was the Managing Partner and Founder of Transform FinTech, a FinTech Advisory firm that provided strategic advice for companies like Robinhood, Goldman Sachs, RBC Innovations and Finastra. Prior to that role, Rich held senior leadership positions over the past 20 years at global companies Infosys, Temenos, VSoft, and FIS. He was instrumental in transforming those financial technology businesses by converting their business models and creating new offerings.
Rich is known as a thought leader in the industry through both published articles and television interviews with FinTech Finance and Bloomberg. Rich also serves as the Chair of Financial Technology Advisory Board at the University of Central Florida, which recently was first in the nation to offer a Masters in FinTech degree program.
ThreatAdvice Product Division, President
Mr. Jarrett is President of the ThreatAdvice product division of NXTsoft. Mr. Jarrett brings a strong set of skills to NXTSoft that includes revenue growth, strategic sales growth, consultative sales approach, partner development, and data driven leadership. Prior to joining NXTSoft, Mr. Jarrett worked at Milner, Inc. where he served as the national manager over managed services. He gained additional expertise working for RICOH Corporation and Alcatel/Lucent Technologies. Mr. Jarrett comes with a wealth of experience in the managed services business and has an accomplished track record of successfully growing managed services companies. He holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technologies and is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Field is the Chief Marketing Officer for NXTsoft. Ms. Field has over 22 years of marketing experience in the technology sector. She previously served as the marketing director of TriNovus, LLC a financial technology company focused on compliance. Prior to that Ms. Field served as vice president of marketing for Brasfield Technology that was acquired by Metavante and SBS Corporation where she was responsible for coordinating all marketing strategies for the company. Ms. Field graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism and a masters of library science.
Shelba J Murphy
Shelba Murphy joined NXTsoft in 2019 as the SVP of Sales. Over the last two decades, Shelba has successfully led sales teams in the FinTech space to drive product penetration and adoption in Branch Automation, Call Center Solutions, including full outsourcing of all back office operations, Anti Money Laundering, Core Banking Solutions, Digital Banking, Retail Banking products, and document imaging solutions. Shelba draws on her extensive experience from working in the Fintech industry both domestically and internationally in the Asian markets.
Shelba holds a degree in computer operations from Okefenokee Tech. She holds a certificate from the Harvard Program on Negotiation, the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Leadership and attended the master class for Heroic Public Speaking. Shelba believes in giving back and volunteers at UCF in the Professional Selling Program to mentor/coach upcoming sales professionals. She also provides Sunday morning breakfast to the worship team at Northland a Distributed Church in Longwood, FL.
Mr. Goggans is a partner at NXTsoft. Prior to helping to form NXTsoft, Mr. Goggans served as the U.S. Sales Director for Temenos Group. Additionally, Mr. Goggans was vice president of sales for TriNovus Capital, LLC, a company that was owned by Mr. Brasfield. Mr. Goggans, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Entrepreneurship from Auburn University, started his early career in real estate.
EVP of Finance
Mr. Inge is the Executive Vice President of Finance for NXTsoft. His role at NXTsoft spans over corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, integration, and general corporate strategy. Mr. Inge’s background is in the investments industry, with previous experience as a member of the investment team for Vulcan Value Partners, a long-only public equity investment fund based in Birmingham, AL. Prior to that, he worked as an equity research analyst for Barclays Investment Bank in New York City. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Mr. Inge graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Alabama, where he studied Finance, Economics, and Spanish.
Director of Compliance
Mr. Hall is the Director of Compliance for NXTsoft. Mr. Hall has more than 30 years of management, audit, compliance and regulatory experience with financial institutions. Mr. Hall has extensive experience dealing with senior management, board members and regulatory examiners obtained during his professional career. His executive management roles included Audit Director at Compass Bank (a large regional financial institution), SVP- Audit Director at Independent Bankers Bank and Managing Director of its’ subsidiary consulting company (IBB Outsourcing), and Executive Director of TriComply (a national compliance consulting firm). During his career Mr. Hall obtained various professional certifications including CIA, CBA, CFSA and CFE. Mr. Hall earned his BS of Finance at Auburn University.
Director of M&A
Mr. Martin is the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for NXTsoft. Mr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking, strategic planning, finance and management with several firms, including Allen & Company, Inc, GE Capital, Bank of America, ING Barings and his own broker dealer Semaphore Capital. Mr. Martin earned his BA of Economics from the University of Delaware and his MBA in Finance from George Washington University. Ray also studied graduate level Technology and Ethics at Yale University.
Executive Vice President
Alysa Sheckler is an Executive Vice President for NXTsoft. Alysa oversees the general operations at NXTsoft including streamlining the implementation, client care, professional services and management processes. She works with the executive team to identify and carry out company-wide objectives, ensuring the overall stability of the business and forming a clear line of communication with employees, clients, partners and the public. Alysa graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a Master of Business Administration. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Co-Founder of ThreatAdvice
Mr. Hines is a co-founder of ThreatAdvice. Mr. Hines has founded a number of startups as well as the angel investment firm Emergent Holdings. Prior to his involvement in ThreatAdvice, Mr. Hines had 21 years’ experience in the mortgage and banking industries including the founding of a mortgage brokerage firm which he built into a large provider and sold to a financial institution where he subsequently became a senior vice president.
Earlier in his career Mr. Hines was a CPA with several years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Hines graduated with a degree in Accounting from Harding University.