SOURCE: NEXT Financial Group

NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

December 21, 2010 07:00 ET

NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc. Introduces National Sales and Relationship Director

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc. welcomes Sherry E. Pitts into the position of National Sales and Relationship Director. Her new and evolving role in the company is to engage, motivate and advise seven-time Broker/Dealer of the Year* winner NEXT Financial Group, Inc. ("NEXT") registered representatives on every aspect of their business while simultaneously growing all subsidiaries under NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

Sherry is a top-ranked sales and business development professional specializing in financial investments and consumer lending. Using a consultative approach, she utilizes her solid product knowledge to help increase registered representatives gross dealer concessions.

"My passion is to help people. Having 17 years of experience in the financial industry, I've acquired the ability to listen and provide creative solutions to people using the utmost integrity," said Pitts.

Having a complimentary background in banking, institutional fixed income sales, and internal and external wholesales; Sherry has developed a powerful platform to effectively build strong referral bases through integrity, superior service and expertise in managing client relationships.

"Sherry will be a powerful resource for our reps. She has the knowledge and know-how to successfully get our reps where they want to be in their business," said Kimberly Branch, CFP, CLTC, President of 4WARD Financial Marketing, a subsidiary under NEXT Financial Holdings, Inc.

Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and Series 7 and 63 licenses.

NEXT is a truly independent broker/dealer. They are a unique firm founded, owned, and managed by their representatives. It is designed to serve the best interests of their representatives: people who share a passion for investing and the desire to be an owner of a company they believe in. NEXT offers a wide array of products enabling representatives to provide advice in the best interest of their clients.

For more information, contact Adrienne Zientek at 713-375-2592, or email: azientek@4wardfm.com

*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."

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