Barry Knight

President
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Barry Knight, President of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, who has served in a variety of leadership roles prior to joining NEXT in 2006.

Most recently Barry served as Senior Vice President, Director of Sales Development for Pioneer Investments, the culmination of 12 years of service at Pioneer.

Prior to joining Pioneer, Barry served in leadership roles with Barnett Securities and Great Western Financial Securities. He began his career as a Registered Representative with Empire National Securities where he later became the Supervising Principal for the State of Florida. Barry is a graduate of Stetson University.

Norm Grant

Chairman
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Norm Grant is the Chairman of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. He has had 34 years of experience in the investment business as a personal producer and OSJ Branch Manager. He earned his CFP™ degree in 1990.

Norm serves on NEXT’s Acquisitions & Development committee, the VAM committee, the RIA committee, the Budget committee, the Risk Assessment committee and chairs the Compliance Advisory Board. He is an original founder of NEXT and has served on the Board since inception.

Cary Cowan

Director
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Cary has over 40 years in the financial services field as a personal producer and as an OSJ Branch Manager.

Cary holds the CLU, CHFC, CFP® and CWS® designations. He serves on the Acquisitions & Development committee, the VAM committee, the RIA Committee, the Insurance committee and the Acquisition Due Diligence committee.

Cary joined NEXT in June 2003 and has been a member of the board since March 2006.

Dave Holtz

Director
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Dave has 34 years in financial services with 25 of those years as a Division Manager. A 1971 Penn State graduate with a B.S. in Marketing, he acquired the Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 1986 from the College for Financial Planning and maintains a largely fee-based practice.

Dave serves on NEXT’s Compliance Advisory Board, IT Advisory Board, Acquisitions & Development committee, Information Technology committee and Compliance committee. He is an original founder of NEXT and has served on the Board since inception.

Jeff Saline

Director
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Jeffery Saline joined NEXT in 2005 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Jeff graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Business Administration and received his Certified Director certification from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Acquisitions and Development, Budget, Risk Assessment and VAM Committees.

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