Melissa graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Rhetoric from Nazareth College, where she also worked as a Marketing and Publicity Intern for the college’s Arts Center. After graduation she was hired as an Event Manager at Mach 2 Management, but eventually moved to NYC to accept a position as the Managing Director of Sales at Modern Trousseau. Melissa returned to Rochester and joined Novem Group in July of 2014 as Robert Bartolotta’s Executive Assistant and was promoted to HR Generalist in 2016. In 2021, Melissa’s role evolved to HR and Operations Generalist. In 2023, her role shifted from HR & Operations Generalist by taking on the position of Compliance Associate.
Melissa lives in Catskills with her family. She spends much of her spare time outdoors on the Delaware River.
Megan has been with Novem Group since 2007. Starting out as the Executive Assistant to Robert Bartolotta, she was quickly promoted to Account Manager in 2008. Megan managed group insurance accounts until May 2013, when she changed her schedule to part-time after the birth of her son. For 7 years, Megan has provided administrative support to not only the employee benefits department, but also payroll, and retirement services. In 2021 her role shifted from administrative to operations by taking on the position of Compliance Associate. Having over a decade of experience with Novem Group, Megan has the versatility to help with specialized projects in all areas of the business.
Megan is a 2006 graduate of Canisius College with a BA in Communication Studies and Art History. She graduated Summa cum Laude and received several honors for her academic achievement, including those for Academic Excellence and Highest Honors/GPA in both Communication Studies and Art History. Megan lives in Pittsford with her husband, David, and their two children, Zachary and Gwyneth. She spends much of her spare time with friends and family at Honeoye Lake.
Matthew graduated from Columbia Southern University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Management and is currently studying for his Series 65 license. He joined Novem Group in 2021 as an Operations Associate, working directly with advisors to maintain client information and supporting the Investment & Operations Teams.
Matthew lives in Lake Worth, Florida with his wife, Jessica and their dog Eli. He is an avid sports fan and loves spending time with his family.
Kaeri is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Information Technology and a minor in Business Law.
Focused on keeping the firm at the leading edge of new technology for the benefit of our corporate and individual clients, Kaeri also crafts many of our client communication pieces and maintains the firms’ digital presence online.
Before joining the accounting department in 2023, Jessica spent 12 years running the internal operations of a local family-owned business, managing all facets of accounting, budgeting, and office management, and worked as a remittance specialist for a TPA, managing the remittal of 403b, and 457b retirement accounts. At Novem Group, Jessica assists with reporting, billing, and accounts payable and receivable.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Jessica has two lovely daughters, Quinn and Harper, and she enjoys hiking with her dog Stewie, traveling with her family, and spending summers at their cottage on Waneta Lake.
Andrew joined Novem Group in 2016 as a Financial Accountant. In 2023, he was promoted to Financial Controller. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. in General Management. Andrew oversees the commissions process and assists with budgeting, accounting, and reporting for Novem Group. Previously, Andrew worked at Paychex, Inc. in their Corporate Accounts Receivable and Online Services Team, where he focused on process improvements and reported on the overall health of the department.
Andrew is a native of Penfield and currently lives there with his family.