Taking care of the details

Client Relationship Managers

Dedicated and Knowledgeable

Outstanding personalized service

In partnership with our team of Financial Advisors, our Client Relationship Managers deliver outstanding personalized service to our clients. We are proud of the experience our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will deliver to you.

Julie Bauman

Julie Bauman has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Essex Financial as a Client Relationship Manager, Julie was a Registered Marketing Associate at Smith Barney in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Accounting, and holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Julie and her family live in Ivoryton.

Julie supports Steve Bates, Tim Furgueson and Dave Delfino.

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Cherish L. Genova

Cherish L. Genova is a Registered Principal & Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial in our People's United Bank program. She has over 13 years of financial services experience & over 10 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Essex Financial she was a Registered Sales Assistant at TD Wealth Management. Cherish maintains her series 4, 6, 7, 24, 53, 63, & 65 securities licenses as well as her Life/Variable Annuities/Variable Life insurance license.

Cherish currently resides in Hartford County, CT with her husband, Mark & their many pets.

Cherish supports Anthony Russo, Anthony Fortuna, David Donaldson and Nathaniel Morris.

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Liz Haas

Liz Haas is a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. A 1983 graduate of Hofstra University, Liz began her career in finance with EF Hutton & Company in fixed income research. She later worked for Drexel Burnham Lambert in their commodities department. Upon moving to Connecticut, Liz spent 7 years at Shoreline Financial Advisors. She joined EFS in 2009. Liz holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Liz and her family live in Madison.

Liz supports Jere Jordan, Robert Marcinek and Ned Rogin.

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Kimberly LaFrenais

Kimberly LaFrenais is a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She previously spent 6 years at A.G. Edwards, Wachovia Securities and UBS Financial Services in the same role. Kim joined Essex Financial where she was able to attain her goal of being part of a service oriented, client-centric financial services firm.

Kimberly holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. She lives in Old Saybrook, CT. with her husband of 40 years, Michael. They have 3 grown children and one grandson.

She enjoys cycling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Kimberly LaFrenais supports Michael LaRiviere.

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Lisa B. McMinn

Lisa B. McMinn is the Operations Manager and a Registered Principal with Essex Financial. A 1986 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Lisa began her career with Tucker Anthony and RL Day in New Haven, CT, working in various operational capacities. She later became a Registered Sales Assistant with Morgan Stanley in New Haven and Madison. She holds the Series 7, 66 and 24 licenses.

Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller is a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She graduated from the College of Mt. St. Vincent with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She comes to Essex with over 15 years of experience in the financial industry in a client service role. Kathy holds the Series 7 license.

Kathy has four grown children and two grandchildren and lives in Fairfield, CT.

Kathy supports Sean Flynn and Kevin Nolan in the Southport office.

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Kathleen Montano

Kathleen S. Montano is a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She has over 20 years of experience working in the financial industry, having started her career in 1994. She is experienced in individual investments and retirement plan services. Kathleen currently holds a Series 7 and Series 63 licenses as well as Connecticut Insurance licenses for both Annuity and Life business.

A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Kathy has lived in Old Saybrook for the past 40 years. She has three married children and five grandchildren. She enjoys the beach, reading, painting, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Kathleen supports Clark Sturtevant and Jeb Embree.

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Jennifer L. Tavella

Jennifer L. Tavella is a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She attended Marist College and began her career in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley in 2000. Jen joined Essex Financial in 2010. Jennifer holds the Series 7 & 63 securities licenses, and is a Notary Public. Jen is also a founding member of our charitable giving program, EFS Gives Back.

A lifelong resident of West Haven, Jen resides there with her husband, Jeff, and their children, Jamie and Jacquelyn.

Jen supports David LaMay.

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