NXTsoft is a Fintech-focused data & risk management software company that provides a wide range of solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, compliance, and data management/analytics. 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 Tri-Novus 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.
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.
SVP of Sales
Mr. Goggans is the Senior Vice President of Sales for NXTsoft. Prior to these responsibilities, 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.
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.
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 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 Revenue Officer
Mr. Bishop is the Chief Revenue Officer of NXTsoft. Previously, He served as the President / CEO and founding member of Integrated Legacy Solutions (ILS), the leading provider of legacy data migration and conversion tools to the financial industry. A 20 year veteran of the financial services industry, Kristopher started ILS with a focus on improving the way banks and credit unions deal with legacy data and images. The rapid growth of the company further proves that dedication to the employees and clients he serves, as well as using the latest technology and tools available leads to success for everyone.
Kristopher’s education and experience allows him to effectively communicate on all levels to both technical and senior management teams. Today, ILS has more than 320 clients that have utilized their data conversion/migration software or services, including their flagship OmniView product suite, which eliminates the need for a traditional data conversion.
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.>
Omni Product Division, Director of Strategy
Rich Longo is President of NXTsoft's Data Business, Omni and Director of Strategy for the overall company. 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
Mr. Asbury is President of the ThreatAdvice Product Division of NXTsoft. Asbury has more than 18 years of experience working in the information technology industry. He maintains a unique skillset including experience in the fields of banking, insurance, education and law. He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the current cybersecurity and compliance space. Prior to joining ThreatAdvice, Asbury was president of Warren Averett Technology Group. Prior to Warren Averett, Asbury worked in an advanced technical capacity as a systems engineer for Science Applications International Corporation and served as an operations executive in the managed services and project implementations consulting arena for six years at Jackson Thornton CPAs.
Director of Marketing
Ms. Field is the Director of Marketing 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.
VP of Finance
Mr. Inge is the 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.
VP of Human Resources & Operations
Mr. Joseph is the Vice President of HR & Operations for NXTsoft. Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology sector specializing in Human Capital management and Business Operations and 10+ years’ experience establishing and managing start-up companies. He has corporate international experience in India, United Kingdom and Latin America.
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.