May 25 2017

NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Hosts Marcus Luttrell and Alan Bean as Keynote Speakers

HOUSTON – Houston-based independent broker-dealer, NEXT Financial Group Inc.’s (NEXT) National Educational Conference (NEC) hosted over 300 attendees at their annual conference. NEXT’s NEC featured local speakers, Marcus Luttrell, former United States Navy SEAL, and Alan Bean, 18-year NASA Astronaut and fourth person to walk on the moon.

The NEXT NEC is the firm’s annual conference and a source of information, innovation and industry news for their Representatives located throughout the country. Topics discussed included financial services based marketing, technology and practice management elements as well as various product offering updates. However, two of the most memorable moments of the conference included the speeches given by conference keynote speakers, Luttrell and Bean.

“This year’s conference was one to focus on how our advisors can take their practices to the next level,” said Barry Knight, president of NEXT. “We are so thankful to both Marcus and Alan for providing such amazing accounts of inspiration and hard work to help motivate our Representatives to achieve their own success.”

Luttrell gave an excellent talk on keeping your focus and staying motivated. He also gave his firsthand account on Operation Red Wings, a 2005 SEAL Team 10 mission to capture a high-ranking Taliban leader responsible for killings in eastern Afghanistan and the Hindu-Kush mountains.

Bean’s speech focused on the importance of overcoming barriers to achieve goals. He additionally shed some light on his celebrated career as a NASA Astronaut, which included his experiences aboard Apollo 12 and his mission to the Skylab space station.

“Hearing their stories helped encourage me to see beyond my current goals and what my financial practice can be,” said Rich Minichino, NEC attendee and Wealth Manager of RetireWell-USA based out of New York, NY. “It was a real privilege to be in Houston for the conference amongst my peers, and even more of one to hear from some of this city’s heroes. Both of their speeches are truly ones I will not forget.”


NEXT is a Division III broker-dealer servicing approximately 650 independent financial representatives throughout the country. The firm was voted Broker-Dealer of the Year* by its representatives an unprecedented eight times and continues building upon their unique culture to better serve the needs of independent financial professionals and their customers.

Securities and investment advisory services offered through NEXT Financial Group Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. 2500 Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77042.

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