Nicole McFarlane is the Operations Manager for R. Seelaus & Co. Nicole was originally recruited as an operations administrator and came to the firm upon graduation from Seton Hall in 2003 and has been an integral member of the firm for the past decade.
Nicole is responsible for all security movement and control functions at the firm. This includes account establishment and maintenance, trade entry, settlements, reconciliation, client billing and supporting customer service for both our advisors and their clients. Her dedication and hard work, matched by her energetic and positive attitude, have led to her rise through the company and to the current position as Operations Manager.
Nicole is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Psychology. Born and raised in Summit, she is a founding member of the Achievers Program of the Summit Area YMCA and a graduate of the PEP Foundation. Nicole holds FINRA licenses Series 28 & 99.
Finance & Operations Associate, Insurance Coordinator
Zeina Barton brings to the R. Seelaus team innovative techniques and strong leadership skills. The former Junior Achiever President and debater was raised on the tropical island of Antigua and Barbuda. She immigrated to the United States in 2005 and attended Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Her passion for International Relations and Finance led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in International Business where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Subsequently, she obtained a Master’s degree in Global Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Upon graduating she joined R. Seelaus as the Assistant Office Manager collaborating directly with the CFO.
Her day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to financial preparation, accounts reconciliation, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, filing of FOCUS report, and further strengthening the dynamics of the company’s culture. She also oversees the operations of the firm’s insurance subsidiary, RSC Financial Products LLC. She currently holds the FINRA licenses 27 and 99 as well as Life and Health insurance licenses.
Business Development Associate
Alisa got her start in financial services in 2012 through Morgan Stanley's fixed income summer analyst program. Upon completing the internship, she accepted a full-time offer from their fixed income division. She moved to New York following her graduation from Stanford University in 2013 and served as the analyst on the U.S. Government Bond trading desk until August of 2014. She joined R. Seelaus & Co. later that year as a business development associate.
Alisa grew up in Glenview, IL, a Northern suburb of Chicago. She found her love for competitive swimming at the age of 6 and chose to attend Stanford for its swimming program and academics. Her specialties were the 100m and 200m breaststrokes and the 200m individual medley. She graduated from Stanford in 2013 a three-time U.S. Swimming Olympic Trails qualifier with a B.A. in Classics, her concentration of study being Ancient Greek language and literature.
Alisa currently lives in New York City and holds FINRA licenses 7 & 63.
Laura Tauro has over 20 years of experience working in the financial services industry. She started her career in 1994 at JB Hanauer & Company as an Administrative Assistant and joined R. Seelaus in 2000 to continue working in this role. Over the years Laura has created a solid foundation by working in various support staff capacities. She is well versed in her role and has the attention to detail necessary to help provide exemplary client service. Laura’s dedication and professionalism make her a valuable asset to the firm.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.