SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc. a full-service marketing subsidiary of NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

October 26, 2010 06:00 ET

4WARD Marketing, Inc. Hosts The NEXT Challenge Session 3

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) - 4WARD Marketing, Inc. hosted The NEXT Challenge Session 3 at the Hilton Oceanfront hotel on October 12 - 13, 2010. Over 52 financial advisors affiliated with 7 time broker/dealer of the year* award-winning NEXT Financial Group, Inc. attended the coaching and mentoring program. Empowering the audience were six guest speakers including Gordon D'Angelo, Chairman and CEO of NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc., Ford Saeks, founder of Prime Concepts Group, Inc. and Bill Cates, President of Referral Coach International.

The NEXT Challenge, 4WARD's respected coaching program focused towards financial advisors, is a comprehensive training, coaching and mentoring program designed to take the practice of financial advising to a new level. This year-long program provides unique insights through keynote speakers and achieving goals by incorporating various marketing opportunities. With the holistic approach, The NEXT Challenge is designed to enable an optimal balance for business and personal life.

"Whether you're brand new or have been in the business for years, there are many ideas to be picked up. Attending the sessions is how it all happens. I think anybody could benefit from it," said Thomas Schmidt, a NEXT Rep and winner of The NEXT Challenge Award of Excellence.

To-date, over 375 financial advisors have attended the firm's financial marketing strategy and consulting program since its launch in 2007. This program has proven to increase GDC by 42% for those members engaged in this continuing program.

NEXT Reps say The NEXT Challenge and its training, education and networking opportunities has a significant correlation to their increased gross dealer concession. This program is open to all financial advisors, not just those affiliated with NEXT.

*Based on a poll of registered representatives conducted by Investment Advisor magazine. Broker/Dealers rated highest by their representatives are awarded "Broker/Dealer (B/D) of the Year."

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Adrienne Zientek
    Corporate Communications Editor
    4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc.