Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Albert is responsible for executing on neXco National’s mission: serving our members through an ideal networking experience that cultivates an environment of personal and professional growth. Albert ensures every neXco National chapter is providing a great member and guest experience, and fostering an environment of collaboration, open dialogue, personal development and authentic relationships that leads to quality business growth.
Chief Marketing Officer
Adam Levin brings more than 25 years of marketing and group-building experience to neXco National. He is responsible for creating, communicating and delivering offerings that create value for customers, clients and business partners.
Adam is passionate about creating B2B Mastermind groups & events that attract and retain highly motivated and engaged members and deliver member experiences that result in deep connections and measurable personal & professional growth.
Building high-impact communities has always motivated Adam. He’s coached youth basketball for 15 years, he was a member of the South County beach patrol, was a two-man competitive beach volleyball player, was founder of an AAU Boys Basketball program, and brought Ultimate Frisbee to his college campus. He is also passionate about giving back to his community. Adam served on the Ashburn Youth Basketball League Board for five years and enjoys creating and planning charity events as part of his neXco National leadership role.
Chief Growth Officer
Stephanie serves as neXco National’s Chief Growth Officer. Stephanie is passionate about identifying and selecting the very best leaders for our neXco National chapters. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of TalentRemedy, Stephanie has over 25 years of recruiting and business development experience with companies in the Washington, DC metro area and nationwide. Stephanie has held leadership, operations, and business development positions within some the area’s leading companies. She has the expertise, talent and drive to help organizations attract and grow their most important asset, their people. As a hiring manager herself Stephanie knows first-hand how important finding the right talent for an organization is, not only in terms of skill set, but in terms of cultural and leadership fit and engagement. Her experience in the recruiting industry is inclusive of start-ups, franchises, small, mid and large size organizations. Her vast experience includes support in the commercial, non-profit and government contracting verticals across a variety of skill sets.
Stephanie has been involved in several corporate social responsibility programs believing strongly in giving back to the community that she lives and works in. Stephanie is a 2018 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and serves as the Metro DC Regional Ambassador. Stephanie’s leadership skills have earned her volunteer positions with the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland and The Government Contractors Council. Stephanie has been a guest speaker at SBA seminars as an authority on recruiting. Stephanie has also helped to coordinate and lead training, development, and growth programs in pursuit of excellence in recruiting and business development.
CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER
Bob has over thirty years of experience working with top hardware and ERP software organizations. Previously an executive with IBM Bob specialized in higher education clients and was responsible for alliances between IBM and many prestigious institutions that focused on collaborative research and product testing. With over twenty years of experience supporting Oracle clients Bob has also worked for Oracle Corporation and was the Director of Sales and Client Relationship Management for a well known Oracle E-Business consulting boutique. Additionally his ERP experience includes four years of supporting PeopleSoft clients through various implementations and upgrades. Bob utilizes his extensive client management experience with national consulting services organizations to ensure that Shine Management Inc customers are maximizing their growth potential.
VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE
Paul N. Kashchy is a Senior Business Relationship Manager with City National Bank. Paul works with small to medium size businesses and helps consult them through all parts of the operating cash flow cycle. Paul’s primary focus is in the following industries: Non-Profit, IT, Medical and Commercial Real Estate. Paul has been a part of the Northern Virginia Community for the past 25 years and has served the Reston/Herndon market, for the past 10. Giving back to the community is extremely important to Paul. Paul is the President of the Reston B2B neXco group, a Reston Chamber of Commerce Member – Innovation Committee, Treasurer for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, coach to his children’s baseball and basketball teams, Deacon at church, Board Member for the Northern Virginia Great Banquet and Board Member for Brain Injury Services. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and wife, Karen, taking leisurely walks through his community with Labrador Puppy Finley.
VICE PRESIDENT CRM
Kristen is the owner of Adroit Insights, an outsourced sales management firm. Adroit Insights works with small to mid-market businesses, government contractors and non-profits on their sales process, technology, and people. As a life-long resident of Northern Virginia and a career salesperson, Kristen prides herself on making valuable connections in the business community. Her husband teaches IT and STEM at their daughters’ elementary school and is her rock! Kristen spends her free time with her family and racing in triathlons. She is a member of the Reston B2B chapter and co-represents a non-profit in the Reston Core chapter. neXco has had an important impact on Kristen’s business and she joins the team in our mission to help each other succeed.
VICE PRESIDENT MEMBER EXPERIENCE
Sierra Collins is the Owner of Sierra Learnership Collaborative where she serves as a Leadership Development Coach for both youth and adults. She has always had a passion for growth as a public school educator and now as a small business owner. Sierra founded her business in June of 2020 and attributes the rapid growth of her business to the network of quality business professionals she has surrounded herself with in the neXco National community. She joined neXco in October of 2020 as a founding member and the Vice President of the Winchester Core chapter. Since that time, she has played a supporting role in the open enrollment process, the Accelerated Experience Committee, helped develop a mentorship program, and is now serving as the Vice President of Member Experience. Sierra will be available to mentor members as they have questions or need a sounding board for their individual or chapter-wide neXco experience. She will also provide timely support and answer questions that have been posed through the support link on the neXco National website. She will be attending weekly partner meetings to share member and guest feedback that will lead to continued improvement of the member and guest experience. Additionally, Sierra will provide ongoing support to those in leadership positions who have questions associated with their role and responsibilities. When requested by one or more members of a chapter’s leadership team, she will be happy to schedule a time to attend a chapter meeting and provide feedback in the areas requested. Sierra is committed to making your experience and those you invite to the neXco National community of utmost priority.
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
Lindsey Sullivan is the Vice President of Operations at neXco National. She oversees the daily business activities and assesses the needs of the company to find ways to contribute to the big picture by ensuring daily operations run smoothly and efficiently. Lindsey is responsible for managing resources, developing and implementing operation plans and ensuring procedures are carried out properly. She started with neXco National in November 2017. Prior to working for neXco National she was an Internal Operations Auditor for the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Lindsey spending time with her husband, son and their puppy Waffles in Burke, VA.
Founder & AMBASSADOR
Michael Burns is the co-founder and Ambassador of neXco National, which was established in 2015. Michael’s passion for networking began in 2005 with the Tysons Chamber of Commerce where Michael participated, ran, and started successful leadshare chapters for the chamber, as well as served as the chair of the member benefits committee.
Michael’s vision for neXco National is to create a community based business ecosystem, where successful business people connect and collaborate, with the common goal of helping each other grow their business. As Ambassador, Michael is dedicated to spread neXco National’s vision to all types of professionals that are looking for a better way to grow their business and expand their network. Michael believes in leading by example as he has built his insurance practice, Health Wealth Advocates, exclusively through networking to become a leading employee benefits insurance practice in the DC Metro area.
Michael is active in the NAHU and supports the National MS Society and has used his passion for cycling to help raise money for them on their Bike MS rides over the years. Michael’s other passion is tennis, where he played on the GMU Team, was an instructor for 18 years, still plays locally, and hopes to pass the skill down to his son Aiden.