Our Core Philosophy

Next Level's guiding belief is that success in business ultimately comes about as a result of both taking control of the process and taking responsibility for the outcome.

That's as fuzzy-sounding as we'll ever be with you. Because results never lie, you must have the necessary resources to accomplish both those things.

We are committed to identifying and developing the resources you need to succeed.

Our greatest reward is watching you succeed at what you do best. That's freedom!


Our Mission

Nowadays you have to have a mission statement. Here's ours:

  • Bring the best we have to your business challenges.

  • Create an obvious positive return on your investment in our expertise.

  • Stand by you as your enterprise evolves and grows.


About Us


Next Level Consulting was founded by Rick Hepner to initially serve clients along the Wasatch Front. Rick is a native of metropolitan Washington, D.C., with post-secondary education in political science, economics, and media and communications. He has worked in several regions across the country and currently been living in Salt Lake City for 15 years.

Rick's 40 years experience includes:

  • Business-to-business sales in broadcast & print media, telecommunications, and IT.


  • Broadcasting, specifically television journalism, production, and technical operations.


  • 5 years' experience working in government and the non-profit sector.


  • 10 years owning and operating a successful contracting business.