Brent Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brent Turner has over 27 years of professional experience in the tax industry. Mr. Turner has served as Chief Executive Officer at Liberty since 2019 and previously served as Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Lending at MetaBank, a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc., from 2016 to 2018. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Turner led the roll-up of several financing businesses that were eventually sold to MetaBank in 2016. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Turner served as Vice President of Financial Services at Rent-A-Center, a furniture and electronics rent-to-own company, where he led the development of financial services centers and the e-commerce channel of the company. Mr. Turner’s previous roles also include Chief Operating Officer at Financial Payments, LP, Assistant Vice President at Ace Cash Express and President at Quickcash, Inc. Mr. Turner holds a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University.

Jonathan Williams, President of Lending, Director

Jonathan Williams has over 29 years of experience in the finance and accounting sector, including expertise in public debt filings, mergers, acquisitions, credit risk management and cash management. Mr. Williams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LoanMe and has previously held positions with Morgan Stanley, Ameriquest Capital Group and Coldwell Banker. Mr. Williams holds a graduate diploma in accounting and finance from the University of Cape Town.

Mike Piper, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Piper has served as Chief Financial Officer at Liberty and previously served as President at JTH Financial, LLC, a financial products subsidiary of Liberty. Mr. Piper brings more than 30 years of broad-based financial, operational, and strategic experience to NextPoint Financial. Prior to his service as Chief Financial Officer at Liberty, Mr. Piper served as Chief Financial Officer at CDYNE Corporation, a provider of data quality and communications web services, and held positions with various publicly held companies and Ernst & Young. Mr. Piper holds a Master of Accountancy from Southern Illinois University.

Ted DeMarino, President of Tax

Ted DeMarino has served as Chief Operating Officer of Liberty since 2019. Mr. DeMarino spent most of his career at Rent-A-Center, where he served as Executive Vice President, Shared Services from 2012 to 2013, Executive Vice President, Operations from 2009 to 2012, and Divisional Vice President from 2003 to 2009. Mr. DeMarino also led the operations teams at other finance services companies.

Scott Terrell, Chief Information Officer

Scott Terrell has over 20 years of professional experience in leading, building and transforming technology teams in a variety of companies and industries. Mr. Terrell served as Chief Information Officer at Liberty and previously served as Chief Information Officer at Chesapeake Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining Chesapeake Life Insurance Company in 2006, Mr. Terrell served as a director at Capgemini Energy. Mr. Terrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas Tech University.

Ghazi Dakik, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Ghazi Dakik will serve as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Prior for NextPoint Financial. Prior to holding this role, Mr. Dakik spent four years at MetaBank, where he served as Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel and subsequently as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Dakik has previously served in a variety of legal positions at financial services companies, including at Specialty Consumer Services, L.P. and EZCorp. Mr. Dakik holds a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas.