Jake Kagele, CIMA®
Managing Partner, Financial Advisor

Jake provides financial services for high net worth individuals, trusts, corporations, company retirement plans, foundations and endowments. Through Jake’s combination of financial experience and education, he is able to truly achieve a tailored approach to investing by focusing on the core goals and interests of his clients.

Jake currently holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania since December of 2006. Jake earned IMCA’s Foundations and Endowments certificate in conjunction with the Wharton School in May 2008. Jake is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

Mike Maré
Executive Vice President of Investments, Colorado Branch Manager

Mike is married and the proud father of a son and a daughter.  He and his family reside in beautiful Colorado Springs and enjoy the active Colorado lifestyle. As a financial advisor, he has worked for Edward Jones, Key Investment Services (Key Bank), New England Financial, and he is the founder of Quantum Wealth Strategies.  He recently moved Quantum Wealth Strategies into partnership with NOVA Financial Services and is excited about the powerful Colorado coalition he now leads and the extensive benefits it brings to his current and future clients.

Prior to being a financial advisor, Michael served as a Tucson Police Officer, Detective, and Sergeant.  He was a long time member of the Tucson Police Department Hostage Negation Team and a Certified Police Ethics Instructor.  He describes his fourteen years with the Tucson Police Department as a wonderful chapter of his life where he had the privilege of serving the public and working with exceptionally talented peers and leaders.

Mike graduated from Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona then attended Rhodes University in Grahmstown, South Africa.  He returned to Tucson and finished his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Arizona.  He later completed a Master of Science in Management at Northern Arizona University.

Jeff Johnson
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

Jeff Johnson joined NOVA Financial  Services in early 2016, having began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1999. Jeff enjoys working with clients all over the country, assisting them with all aspects of financial planning.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Denise.

Thomas M. Fischer
Financial Advisor

Tom Fischer joined NOVA Financial Services with more than 15 years of financial planning experience. He brings creative estate and business planning ideas together with solid investment strategies and innovative insurance solutions. These proven ideas bring clarity to the often complex task of accumulating and protecting wealth, as well as transferring that wealth onto the next generation in an orderly and efficient manner

Tom will work with you and your clients to get a firm grasp of your goals and dreams. These goals and dreams will be woven into your financial plan; and Tom will act as a catalyst to get things done. Tom’s primary measure of success is the fact that his planning implementation efforts allow his clients to spend less time worrying about their financial situation, and more time on what they love in life. His number one goal is ongoing client satisfaction and he understands the importance of communication. Through communication and long-term relationships he will adapt and mold your plans as your situational needs change.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Arizona University. Born in Tucson, Tom is a native Arizonan and is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast. He currently resides in Mesa, Arizona along with his wife Sherri and two young sons, Cole and Logan.

For more information on Tom Fischer, please visit ArizonaFinancialPlan.com

Victor G. DeNigris, AAMS®
Financial Advisor

Vic DeNigris is a graduate from Fordham University with a degree in Finance and completed requirements for Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®). Vic worked over 30 years in commercial lending and retail banking and retired in 2002 as Vice President and Manager at Bank of America. After several years as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, he recently decided to take his knowledge and experience to the next level with NOVA Financial Services, where he can offer a variety of financial products and services customized to his clients’ financial needs. 

Adam Wade, CFP®
Financial Advisor - Colorado Springs

Adam has over 12 years of industry experience working with large companies, families, individuals and local business owners. He believes one’s self-worth is important to separate from their net-worth. He thanks and credits his parents, teachers, fiancé and countless others, throughout his life, for the motivation and passion to serve others in this way.

Out of the office, Adam enjoys running, skiing, yoga and many other outdoor activities Colorado affords. He’s completed numerous marathons and run over the Grand Canyon and back. He and his fiancé live in downtown Colorado Springs.

Michelle Morin
Financial Advisor - Colorado Springs
Brittany Kagele
Operations and Business Development Manager

Brittany has over fourteen years experience working in the financial services industry as an office administrator and has extensive knowledge in client relationships and account services. She began as an intern at an independent Wachovia firm in 2005 and has been working in the financial industry ever since. She oversees our administrative team and marketing  for the company.

Brittany received her degree from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, with a Major in Business Administration and specialty in Marketing. Brittany is sure to give back to her college by participating in guest-speaking engagements, lectures and assists with many student activities such as resume checks, interview preparations and employer outreach assistance. She was recently honored by the Eller College of Management’s Professional Women in Business Association as a Legacy Honoree.

In her spare time, she is involved with many community activities by serving as the Board of Directors President and assists several committees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Jake and their rescue-dog Jordi.

Leslie Rodriguez
Office Administrator

A Tucson native, Leslie has been actively involved in the Tucson community for many years. She received her education from the University of Arizona and was a co-owner of a local print shop for many years. She grew a passion for working in the clerical field and has experience in office administration and operations.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her three children, two of which graduated from the University of Arizona. She is also proud to have a graduate from Concordia University.

Colleen Barnwell
Administrative Assistant - Colorado Springs

Colleen Barnwell, a native Texan, is new to Colorado and is happy to join the Nova team.  She has an extensive back ground in the private sector as a personal assistant. She also worked for Weatherford International, as a Fast Track  Program Coordinator.  She has experience in billing, accounts payable and other administrative assistant duties.  In her spare time she likes to travel and spend time with her rescue pup Ellie Mae.

Patrice Christopher
Business Development Assistant