Small businesses are the unique staples that make a community feel like home. Their passion, drive, and contribution to local patrons and neighbors inspired The Oakley Group CEO and South Jersey native, Alyssa, to create a small business that supported fellow small businesses along their journeys forward.
Named after Alyssa’s family dog, Oakley, The Oakley Group prides itself on quality relationships with clients. We strive to elevate your business through account management, bookkeeping, financial services, operation strategy, and business management.
We aim to educate entrepreneurs in the three pillars of business:
We are here to make numbers approachable and help people understand their money story.
Operations and Process
There is a flow and rhythm to every business, is yours well-oiled?
Management and HR
Have you developed a corporate culture that attracts the right people to work with you?
Founder & CEO
Alyssa is the founder and owner of The Oakley Group; an industry vet, she has over 15 years of Corporate Accounting experience. Alyssa graduated Cum Laude from Cabrini University with her Bachelor of Arts in English, Communication and Marketing. Since graduating, Alyssa worked as a Corporate Controller for several different firms until she decided in 2015 to start her own company. Alyssa values integrity in her business and strives to make her company a place people want to work at. As part of her growth goal, Alyssa recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, receiving a certificate of entrepreneurship and she continues to partake in other professional education courses. She is a motivational leader who is passionate about helping people understand their unique financial story and promote confidence and growth amongst her team.
- Fun Fact: "I danced for over 18 years and studied under professional choreographers in NYC. This taught me discipline and the flexibility to work as a team.
- Quote: “Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream, discover.” ― Mark Twain"
Colleen is an Executive Assistant to Alyssa and the Oakley Team. Colleen was part of the prestigious Alpha Beta Kappa honor society and graduated top of her class from Anthem Institute with a Certificate in Computer Networking and Security. She has 16 years of professional experience, 7 of which are in supporting Executive Leadership. Colleen's robust background in Information Technology has elevated her skillset to manage administrative and operational duties which includes the successful development and deployment of our Task Management program. Prior to joining The Oakley Group, she worked as an internal Global Storage Administrator for a Fortune 500 Company, followed by an Enterprise System Administrator for a Managed Services Company. Colleen excels at The Oakley Group because she can demonstrate and utilize her wide skillset for both our team and our clients.
- Fun Fact: "I love photographs and photography, especially after becoming a mom. I want to hold on to all the little moments forever.”
- Quote: “If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got" - Henry Ford
Accounting Staff Team Lead
- Fun Fact: "I foster dogs through Don't Bully Us Rescue."
- Quote: “I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” - Malala Yousafzai
Jenn is our Accounting Controller. She is an industry vet with 30+ years’ experience in industries ranging from production & manufacturing, medical, hospitality (restaurants & winery), property management, construction, automotive sales and non-profit! Jenn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Delaware Technical & Community College with a degree in Accounting and Criminal Justice. Jenn prides herself in her ability to assist with building small start-ups which include from chart of account development, implementation of new procedures and management of the business accounting as a whole.
- Fun Fact: "I am not your typical accountant! I love color and I love accounting. I enjoy glamping, crocheting and crunching numbers!"
- Quote: "Life's a journey. Not a Destination"
- Fun Fact: "My maiden name was Michele Tanner, and my dad's name is Danny Tanner. You can imagine the relentless amount of Full House jokes I've received through the years!"
- Quote: "I am big enough to admit I am often inspired by myself" - Leslie Knope
Nicole is our Staff Accountant. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is versatile and adept with an exceptional collection of skills that are critical to managing and maintaining corporate finances. Nicole has held positions as an internal staff accountant where she was responsible for the accuracy of the general ledger, closing the books each month, and providing analyzed financial statements to owners and stakeholders. She enjoys problem solving for clients, especially if it can help save them time or money and her biggest wins involve helping clients identify problems and providing solutions. As a stay-at-home mom for several years, raising three active boys, she took over her family budgeting and finances and using her accounting experience, she created a plan that resulted in paying off all personal debt. Today, all three of her boys play ice hockey, so organization, negotiation, troubleshooting, budgeting, and time management are a necessity in her everyday life.
- Fun Fact: "I enjoy binge reading!”
- Quote: "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
Meg is our Human Resources Business Partner. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Masters of Social Work. Meg made the transition from Management to Human Resources in 2015 and became a Certified Professional of Training Management in 2018. This makes her a unique asset to small businesses who need an HR partner who understands running a business! As a true HR generalist, she has experience in full cycle HR support, including, but not limited to recruiting, compliance, compensation, and talent development, with a special focus on employee relations. As our HRBP, she strategically supports, guides, and collaborates internally and with our client's.
- Fun Fact: "I love to explore new places and cultures and have traveled to 23 countries."
- Quote: “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefor that I can do, or any kindness I can show, to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” -Stephen Grellet
Victoria is our Staff Accountant. She has a diverse background in accounting, totaling 10 years of experience working in industries such as Transportation, Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail sales and the Medical Field. Victoria has multiple degrees in Europe and the US, including a Bachelor's in Accounting and Audit from Belarusian State Economic University and an Associate's in Accounting from Rowan College of South Jersey. Her eagerness to learn and inquisitive personality were vital to starting over in a new country. Victoria learned accounting principles and developed new software skills from scratch, after a long time working and getting extensive experience abroad in Belarus which included managing an accounting team.
- Fun Fact: "I can't live without chocolate (especially with hot Latte)!
- Quote: "A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate."
On October 16th, 2012, the world welcomed a very good-boy named Oakey. Oakley’s doggo parents were a Red-nose Pitbull named Fergie and a Yellow English Box Lab named Elvis. Although he was the runt of 12 puppies he grew to be a 90-lb healthy boy and was the four-legged love of his Hooman parents.
Due to his good-nature, Oakley became AKC Certified as a Canine Good Citizen. He put this certification to great use and for over eight years he volunteered as a therapy dog with Furever as Friends (FAF). He visited hospitals, schools, libraries, recovery centers and adult day-care programs. Oakley’s favorite events with FAF were Dr. Seuss's Read Across America Day as a bilingual dog, the Swedesboro Christmas parade and community festivals.
When Oakley was not working as a good-boy and a therapy dog, he spent his time hanging out with his mom and her team at The Oakley Group making sure their tootsies stayed warm and they got lots of snuggles and kisses because he knew the job could be stressful.
After work, he was the best big brother to his two hooman babies by making sure they were protected but also staying active with long walks, bike rides and hikes. If his babies had a hard time falling asleep, Oakley was right there soothing them until mom and dad called on him for the ultimate snuggles.
Oakley was recognized and loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
Fun fact: “Oakley thoroughly enjoyed butt-scratches, swimming in the ocean, paddle boarding, hiking (Oakley hiked several sections of the Appalachian trail) and cuddling and good-boy boops and pets.”
In loving memory
October 16, 2012 – July 3, 2022