Who’s New at the Nexxus Group®

As the Nexxus Group® continues to expand and provide its industry-best Scan Based Trading (SBT) services across multiple product lines, we have added to our staff to maximize top-shelf service for our valued client-partners.

Meet some of the newest members of the Nexxus Group team:

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NAME: Jon Rodgers

POSITION: Director of Client Services

OFFICE: Beverly, MA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensuring the success and satisfaction of our clients by developing a world class Services team. Jon brings 15 years of experience, leading and executing in many different roles including Client Services, Business and Softwre Development Operations, Software Project Management, and Program Management.

COLLEGE DEGREE(S): Studied Music and Business at Gordon College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Bentley University. A classically trained cellist and vocalist, Jon can often be found playing or singing around the Greater Boston area.

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS: At a Boston based software startup for six years helping to build a global Client Services team and manage Development Operations.

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NAME: Tom Loden

POSITION: IT Operations Manager

OFFICE: Beverly, MA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Planning, directing, leading and overseeing the operations of the IT group.  Ensuring the successful deployment of internal projects as well as managing production support issues.

COLLEGE DEGREE(S): Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Villanova University; Masters of Science in Physics from the University of Massachusetts

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: PMI Project Management Professional (PMP); ITIL Certification

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS: A computer consultant wearing almost every technical hat imaginable.

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NAME:  Rick Sweeney

POSITION: Senior Software Engineer (IT)

OFFICE: Beverly, MA

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: Working on internal applications that support the operations and customer service staff, as well as helping to maintain the database.

COLLEGE DEGREE:  BS in Business Management from Salem State University.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: Object Oriented Programming; Rational ClearQuest and Clear Case; Rational Rose; Agile Development; ASP.NET development

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS:

  • A programmer for a company that has an inventory control program to manage bookstores.
  • An Applications Architect at a company that has a tax calculation engine for Sales and Use taxes as well as global VAT taxes and motor fuel taxes.
  • An Automation Engineer in a QA team for tax calculations, automating the testing of both back end software and user interfaces.
  • A Software Engineering Manager for a telecom company, mostly responsible for data exchange with telephone companies, applying rates to calls, and generating billing.
  • Senior Software Engineer for a company that has a back office system for heating fuel dealers. I worked on everything from controlling the fuel meters on the back of trucks to mapping and routing software.

 

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NAME: Laura Whelan

POSITION: Account Specialist

OFFICE: Beverly, MA

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: Handles majority of Circle K accounts

COLLEGE DEGREE(S): Bachelor’s in Materials and Textile Science Engineering, UMass-Dartmouth.  Working on my Master’s in Healthcare Administration.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: MA licensed in Health & Life insurance

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS: Financial Services Representative at TD Bank

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NAME: Daniel Reinold

POSITION: Account Specialist

OFFICE: Beverly, MA

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Maintain an excellent working relationship with retailers and vendors; Ensure issues are resolved to the account’s satisfaction; Maintain information database; Assist companies in expanding distribution and sales across retailers; Various reporting.

COLLEGE DEGREE: Bachelors in Business Administration with a Management Concentration at Salem State University.

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS: An Internal Operations Manager for a home energy solutions company in Boston. Prior to that I worked as an Account Manager, a Customer Service Representative, and in construction for my father’s General Contracting company.

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NAME: Ashley Shepler

POSITION: Account Specialist

OFFICE: Charlotte, NC

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: Account Maintenance, Customer Service, etc.

COLLEGE DEGREE(S): B.A. in Public Relations and a B.A. in Land Management, California (PA) University.

BEFORE NEXXUS, I WAS: A customer support manager for a legal software start-up.