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John Maguire, CEO & Founder, Novo Group
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Bradley Quester, President, Novo Energy Services LLC
Mr. Quester has spent his entire career in the energy industry. Brad's strengths lie in deciphering the complexities of the pricing desk, grid fundamentals, and power analytics.
His background includes roles at Freepoint Energy Solutions as President; at Guttman Energy as VP & Head of the Pricing Desk, Portfolio Management, and Retail Energy Structuring; and various roles at Direct Energy including Head of Gas, Head of Business Transformation Strategy, and Director of the US Power and Gas Pricing Desk.
Comprehending the broken dichotomy between supplier and brokers in the industry, Mr. Quester helped found Novo Energy Services LLC in order to fill a void in the energy market: a trusted energy adviser that serves all stages of the power cycle.
Billy signed on to help lead Novo Group after a long career on Wall Street and in Financial Services. Mr. Macaluso has served in all aspects of Sales and Trading. His background includes various leadership roles at Lehman Brothers, with three years based in Tokyo, Japan; at Fidelity Investments Capital Markets group in Boston where he started Fidelity Prime Services that facilitates Hedge Funds; Global Head of Prime Finance Sales at Citi Group; and Global Head of Broker Dealer relationships for the Investment Management group at BNY Mellon.
Graduating from Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Billy was a two-time captain of the Men’s Soccer Team and is the proud father of six children
Mr. Chimoff began his career in the industrial manufacturing and forest products industry consulting with government organizations, large private entities, and institutional publishers. Todd would eventually serve as Gould Paper Corporations’s Sales Vice President for Global Business Development, serving the territories of Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia in supply chain, sales, and distribution.
Todd helped form Novo Consulting LLC with John Maguire. Mr. Chimoff graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's of Science in Management and Marketing.
Tori has been working at Novo Consulting since the firm’s inception. Helping lead sales strategy and business development, she has worked with a multitude of Novo’s corporate and municipal partners across the energy space. Ms. McClemens began her career in client relations at Boston Beer Company where she helped grow the brewing giant's brands in Manhattan – ranking as the company’s number one brewery representative.
Like many at Novo, Tori has career ties to professional and collegiate sports. Ms. McClemens interned for both the New Jersey Devils and New York Giants in sponsorships and marketing. Additionally, while attaining a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, from Boston College, Tori was a Student Video Manager for the Eagles’ Football Team. She continues her work as a mentor with the non-profit organization iMentor in New York City.
Ms. McClemens will graduate with her MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business in May of 2019.
Before joining Novo, Ms. Bibby enjoyed a successful career in Boston’s highly competitive radio advertising and sponsorship business. Beth has a keen ability to identify strategies for her clients that generate maximum exposure and cost effective results.
A proud graduate of the University of Maryland, her career in marketing began while she was attending school at College Park. Recruited as a student by Boston’s top grossing radio station, KISS 108, Ms. Bibby spent 25 years at the firm in various marketing and sales positions. As a Director at KISS, Beth developed the client-facing professionalism that she continues to demonstrate at Novo today. Ms. Bibby is a relationship driven business partner.
At Novo since the firm's outset, her background in sponsorships sales and marketing lent nicely to Novo Group’s core competencies. A resident of Massachusetts’ North Shore, Beth is a loving mother, paddleboarding enthusiast, participates in Babson Colleges mentoring program and relishes recruiting at local high school lacrosse games.
Chris holds his Master's of Science from NYU where he received a degree in Sports Business. Mr. Medina began at the firm as an NFL analyst and event coordinator. He currently works in business development for Novo Energy Services, working with the company’s major energy partners. Chris leads research for the firm.
Receiving a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Medina was notably involved in the Longhorn’s student sports productions and the university’s athletics programs. Specifically, he was Public Relations Chair of the Texas Wranglers, worked with University of Texas Athletics as a student-worker, hosted weekly sports radio shows for Texas Student Media, and wrote columns for the Daily Texan.
Hillary began her career differently than the others at Novo. Scouted out of high school to join Elite Model Management, she traveled the world for three-and-a-half years as part of the agency. After finishing her work with Elite and enrolling at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ms. Somers moved to San Francisco to begin her career in business.
Leveraging her start in fashion at Elite, Hillary worked for various clothing and design companies in the Bay Area. Moving to New York City but remaining in wholesale fashion and home textiles, Ms. Somers was connected with the Novo team via a mutual corporate partnership in lifestyle branding. She continues to use her sales background to drive business development for Novo.
Mr. Luckett joined John Maguire after the two met while Mr. Maguire was teaching at New York University. Patrick was selected to run Hospitality and Operations for Novo Consulting LLC where he managed the firm’s original sports assets. As Mr. Luckett is President and Co-Founder of Big Pictures Sports & Entertainment – the vertical that launched after Novo found success in sports hospitality management and analytics – his leadership within Novo Group allows him to serve Novo Energy Services in an advisory capacity.
Patrick received his Bachelor's of Science in Management and Marketing from Syracuse University and his Master's of Science in Sports Business from NYU. He is currently an adjunct professor at NYU.
The newest member of the Novo team, he graduated from Holy Cross in May 2018 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics.