NEXT is proud to recognize Michelle Wilkes as a recipient of the inaugural NEXT Powerhouse Awards.

Register now to join us in celebrating Michelle and all of the NEXT Powerhouses at #NEXTSUMMER20, NEXT’s first FREE virtual event, which will take place on August 23-25, 2020.


Michelle Wilkes, SVP National Sales Executive

For more than three decades, Michelle Wilkes has played a pivotal role in shaping the new technologies and services that have shaped the industry.  Yet, as a woman that does not seek the limelight, she has gone unrecognized for her critical contributions.    

Michelle’s client list are household names.  At the market crash in 2008, Michelle was out in front of her client’s issues, helping build solutions for her lender and servicer clients to ensure they had the best systems and processes in place to navigate the challenging times emerge out the other side intact.  Michelle put default services on the map and set a high bar for newer entrants to the market.  She has helped catapult the careers of many well-regarded executives by making them a success in the eyes of their company. 

So much more than a “salesperson” Michelle is a problem anticipator, solving issues before they arise, or managing out those that do raise their ugly head.  Most important, Michelle is a mentor. She makes an effort to help those newer to the industry, to pay forward her good fortune.  She is also quietly philanthropic, diligently raising money for a number of charities, Austin based MJ&M being a favorite. MJ&M is a nonprofit that has given more than $13 million dollars to charitable organizations. Funds raised through MJ&M this year went to support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin.    

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