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Who is NXTsoft?

The NXTsoft team has built a 25-year track record with 5 successful technology start-up exits, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in created shareholder value.

NXTsoft builds and grows companies using management’s core strengths in sales and marketing, software development, business scaling, and capital access. Our current focus is concentrated in Risk Management, which includes Cybersecurity, Compliance and Risk Analytics.

Meet Our Shareholders

David Brasfield

David Brasfield

Mr. Brasfield, founder and CEO of NXTsoft and ThreatAdvice, 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.

steve hines

Steve Hines

Mr. Hines is the Enterprise Sales Director of NXTsoft and 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.

Ray Martin

Ray Martin

Mr. Martin is the Managing Director and Chief Development Officer 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.

randy goggans

Randy Goggans

Mr. Goggans is the President and co-founder of BankerAdvice, as well as head of sales for ThreatAdvice. 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.

Jason Asbury

Jason Asbury

Mr. Asbury is president of ThreatAdvice. 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.

Andrew McMakin

Andrew McMakin

Mr. McMakin graduated from the University of Alabama in 2003 with a degree in accounting. After graduation, 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.

Will Blackburn

Will Blackburn

Mr. Blackburn serves as NXTsoft’s Chief Technology Officer and oversees development of all of the company’s business units. 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.

Karly Field

Karly Field

Karly Field is the Marketing Director 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.

Howard Lothrop

Howard Lothrop

Mr. Lothrop is the founder of Echo Partners and has over 30 years of financial risk management experience, primarily serving the banking industry. Prior to starting Echo Partners, he spent 15 years as Senior Vice President at a large regional bank, and had financial leadership roles in one of the largest municipalities in the Southeast, as well as Fortune 500 corporate treasury experience.

Mr. Lothrop has extensive experience advising clients on deposit management, hedging and financial matters, risk management, asset liability management, performance improvement and strategic planning. He has a bachelor’s in economics with dual majors in finance and economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of finance with dual majors in finance and economics from The University of Memphis.

Kris Bishop

Kristopher Bishop

Kristopher Bishop is 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. As a company, ILS is comprised of industry-leading merger/acquisition data integration specialists, who collectively have over 100 years of experience and have converted more than 2,000 financial institutions utilizing more than 480 individual electronic archives.

Starr Largin

Starr Largin

Starr Largin, Managing Partner of NXTsoft. Starr has an extensive background in banking and brings over 28 years of banking experience and knowledge to NXTsoft. During her banking career she served as Senior Management with a primary focus in the lending area, including stress testing, allowance for loan losses, auditing, etc. Due to her extensive banking background Starr plays a critical role on the Development Team for Compliance Products.  Her banking knowledge allows her to work with institutions to identify needed resources.

In 2017, she co-founded Springhouse Digital, LLC.  With her years of experience and passion for the banking industry, she knew there was a need for high-quality and affordable software solutions and services.  In April, 2018 Springhouse Digital merged with NxtSoft and launched a complete compliance product renaming the company to Springhouse Compliance where she remains president of the company.

Jay Fitzpatrick

Jay Fitzpatrick

Mr. Fitzpatrick founded Digital Data Solutions, a managed services provider in 2003, and has spent the last fifteen years as president. Previously he was a manager of information systems for Mostellar Medical Center, a community health center. Fitzpatrick has a bachelor’s finance with a minor in computer science from the University of Alabama.

Phillip Brasfield

Phillip Brasfield

Phillip Brasfield is Chief Operating Officer for ThreatAdvice, A NXTsoft Company and is responsible for overseeing all of the operations related to the company’s cybersecurity education, awareness and intelligence solutions. Mr. Brasfield has previous FinTech experience working in sales for TriNovus, a financial compliance company that was acquired by Temenos. Brasfield is a licensed Florida real estate agent an InfraGuard member. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama.

Hunter Hudson

Hunter Hudson

Hunter Hudson is VP of Sales for NXTsoft. Hudson was most recently Director of Business Development for Payscape (payscape.com), a full-service, financial technology company backed with secure, payment processing capabilities.  Hunter opened the first satellite office in 2007 and quickly built a sales team to drive growth.  He played an integral role in the way Payscape has evolved through banking partnerships, and to support SaaS-based integrations. He brings a successful track record of growth as demonstrated by the many partnerships yielding downstream results. Hunter’s 10 years in the payments space with specific focus on banking, and SaaS integrations, have made him a leader in the fin tech community. 

Juby Joseph

Juby Joseph

Juby Joseph is the vice president of business operations and human resources 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.

John Anton

John Anton

John Anton is president of NXTsoft’s FIMAC Solutions business unit. He is responsible for designing and overseeing the company’s Asset Liability Management solution designed for financial institutions. Anton oversees all ALM modeling and bond accounting operations. Anton is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a B.S. in Finance from Trinity University

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