DeSimone will assist the executive team in developing and managing strategies to inform and influence government policy on matters affecting the health network. He will also advise on legislative matters and public policy.
DeSimone joins Hackensack University Health Network from MBI-GluckShaw Inc., where he was a health care associate involving government relations. Before this position, DeSimone served as the senior director of Intergovernmental and Regulatory Affairs for Insight Consulting Services LLC.Tax and Financial Planning
William C. Stratton and James D. Jackson, principal owners of Nova Financial Consulting LLC, of Manasquan, have joined Shapiro Financial Security Group, a Hazlet-based tax, financial planning and investment advisory firm.
Stratton has served as a financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors, and held positions in finance and engineering with Verizon and Bell Communications Research. Stratton also serves as government relations director of the New Jersey chapter of the Financial Planning Association. He is past president of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey.
Jackson specializes in providing investment management and estate planning services. After completing a career in military service, Jackson held executive positions in operations and human resources at Verizon Communications. Jackson holds professional designations as a certified financial planner and chartered mutual fund consultant. He is a member of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey.Technology
Connotate Inc., a New Brunswick-based provider of Eeb data and monitoring and extraction solutions, named Barry Graubart vice president of product strategy.