Taking care of the details
Dedicated and Knowledgeable
Outstanding personalized service
In partnership with our team of Financial Advisors, our 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 has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Essex Financial as a Senior 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 securities licenses.
Joanne Gautrau is a Senior Registered Relationship Manager with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Essex Financial, Joanne was a Senior Registered Client Associate at Merrill Lynch where she served clients for over 20 years. She held similar roles at Paine Webber and Janney Montgomery Scott. Joanne graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BS in Business Administration. She holds the Series 7, 63, 66 and SIE licenses.
Liz Haas is a Senior Registered 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 securities licenses.
Chris Hartmann has over 12 years of experience in client services roles, with 7 of those years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Essex Financial, Chris was a Client Service Manager at Guilford Savings Bank and a Branch Manager at Webster Bank. He graduated from Royal Holloway University of London, England where he earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors in Media and Communications.
Lisa B. McMinn
Lisa B. McMinn is the Operations Manager 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.
Elena Newman has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and wealth management. Prior to joining Essex Financial, Elena worked as a Senior Investment Associate at Bridgewater Associates. She has an MBA from Pace University.
Jamie Onofrio is a Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University and has ten years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Essex Financial in 2016, Jamie spent five years with Bank of America serving clients in a variety of roles. Jamie lives in Middletown with her husband and six-month-old son.
Pauline Peterson is a Senior Registered Relationship Manager with Essex Financial. She graduated from Bay Path University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Pauline has close to 20 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Essex Financial, she spent over a decade with Fidelity Investments serving clients in a variety of roles. She holds the Series 7, 63, 65 securities licenses as well as the State of Connecticut Life Insurance and Variable Contracts Licenses.
Courtney Walsh is a Senior Registered Relationship Manager. She graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. Courtney has 10 years of experience working in similar roles at Kidder Peabody, Bear Stearns and most recently, Janney Montgomery Scott. Courtney holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses.