Our Team

Robert F. Kernan, Jr., MS, CFP®

Managing Director

Financial Planning Specialist

With over 26 years of industry experience, Robert helps successful families and individuals organize, consolidate and manage their personal financial affairs. He believes that having your financial affairs highly organized provides a strong platform for financial success. Thus, his motivation is to help clients become and stay organized. Throughout his career he has seen the benefits of clients being organized when it comes to making major financial decisions. His areas of focus include: portfolio management, generational wealth transfer and assisting pre-retirees and retirees in managing their assets to provide a lifestyle sustaining income that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. 

Robert started his career after graduating from Stockton University in 1993 with a degree in Financial Management. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner designation in 1997 and Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning in 2015. 

He is a proud sponsor of the Stockton University G. Larry James Legacy Fund Bike Ride. Robert resides in Somers Point, NJ with his wife, Kim, two children, Robert III and Alexis and the family dog, Ruby. As an avid cyclist he is a strong believer in the benefits of exercise for both mental and physical health.   

E-mail: rkernan@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 609-623-2120

Fax: 609-674-0020

Michael A. Rosen

Managing Director

Chief Investment Officer

Michael has over 20 years of financial services experience specializing in asset management. Currently at Northstar, Michael works with families and small businesses on financial planning and investment management. He believes that investing with purpose will lead to better outcomes for clients. In order to accomplish this, he works with clients on understanding their financial situation, risk tolerance, goals, cash flow needs and time horizon. Combined he can help create a superior financial plan and strategy to execute client’s objectives.

Michael currently runs eight different investment strategies utilizing proprietary research. His true passion is working one on one with clients: educating them, planning for them and investing for them. He spends time consulting with small business owners helping them take their businesses to the next level. Having invested in large companies for years he is able to take that insight and personal experiences in running a small business to help challenge business owners to drive higher profitability and operational efficiency.

Prior to joining Northstar Advisory Group Michael was an institutional portfolio manager at various financial institutions including: JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, ING, John Levin & Co, Deutsche Bank and Ark Asset Management.  Michael has run billions of dollars across multiple strategies for Institutions, High Net Worth and Retail investors through separately managed accounts and mutual funds. His portfolios have consisted of a bottoms up process using Fundamental, Quantitative and Technical disciplines. He has managed Large/Mid Cap Equity, Asset Allocation, Long/Short and Enhanced Index portfolios.

Michael majored in Finance and Economics and minored in Marketing at the University of Hartford.

He lives with his wife Stacy and their three kids Hailey, Chase and Lexi in Bucks County, PA. He loves spending time with the family and friends, playing and watching sports and exercising. As a veteran portfolio manager, he also spends a lot of time reading and researching companies.

E-mail: mrosen@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 917-974-2529

Fax: 609-674-0020

John Karle, CFA

Managing Director

Chief Market Strategist

With an appreciation for the recurring rhythms of history, Mr. Karle evaluates market conditions, authors publications, and identifies investment opportunities in his role as Nautilus CEO and Chief Market Strategist. With two decades of experience as a market analyst, risk manager and head trader for hedge funds, Mr. Karle also translates Nautilus’ research themes into real-time ideas and actions. John works in close partnership with clients to customize solutions to match their needs with Nautilus’ proprietary research capabilities. Prior to Nautilus, Mr. Karle began his career at Deutsche Bank before joining Hellman, Jordan Management, and Mayo Capital Partners, two successful Boston-based hedge funds with assets in excess of $2 billion. John received his B.A. from Harvard in 1993 and his CFA designation in 1999. He is a CFA Institute member, a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society and co-founder of Nautilus Investment Research.

E-mail: jkarle@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 833-226-0400

Fax: 609-674-0020

Nautilus Capital and John Karle assist in the proprietary research and investing for NorthStar Advisory Group.

Nautilus Capital and John Karle are not registered through or affiliated with Triad Advisors or Triad Hybrid Solutions.

James Cutting, CMT 

Business Development

Mr. Cutting shares the responsibility for technical & macro insights for Nautilus’ research publications. Born and educated in London with 24 years of investment experience, James formed his unique market perspective as a macro trader specializing in foreign exchange and interest rates. Working for Morgan Stanley, Continental Bank and Swissvolks Bank, James was responsible for generating proprietary trading revenues, as well as communicating investment opportunities to global hedge fund and private client counterparties. Prior to co-founding Nautilus in 2004, James traded proprietarily in Chicago. Mr. Cutting is a Chartered Market Technician and a member of the CMT Association.

E-mail: jcutting@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 833-226-0400

Fax: 609-674-0020

Nautilus Capital and James Cutting assist in the proprietary research and investing for NorthStar Advisory Group.

Nautilus Capital and James Cutting are not registered through or affiliated with Triad Advisors or Triad Hybrid Solutions.

David Priestley

Insurance Specialist

David joins Northstar as a second-generation retirement planner following in the footsteps of his father who has been in the insurance and retirement planning industry for over 40 years. He initially attended The Ohio State University then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh where he was a starting quarterback. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in Media Communications after winning Pitt’s first bowl game in 12 years.  He ended his collegiate career as the third most prolific passer in Pitt history. He went on to play in the NFL, NFL Europe and AFL football league before settling into a medical sales career in 2006.

In 2017 Dave decided to transition his career in hospital equipment sales and begin managing his father’s insurance business while working to grow and develop his own future in the retirement and financial planning industry. 

His enjoys spending time with his family including his two young boys Jacob and Jaxon while also supporting his wife Desiree who is deeply rooted in the pharmaceutical industry. With David’s wide variety of experiences, network of friends and colleagues, we have no doubt he will continue to be successful in his endeavors.

“Supporting those client relationships to ensure the best treatment and opportunity for success in life and legacy building is my passion. It is my way of giving back and making a difference in people’s lives. I believe relationships to be the most important thing in life. Helping people reach their goals with a carefully constructed game plan is a Win at life in my opinion”.

E-mail: dpriestley@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 215-485-2440

Fax: 609-674-0020

Christina Impagliazzo

Client Service Associate

As the Senior Client Associate Christina handles all the aspects of client administration for the practice. With over ten years of customer service experience and five years in administrative support, Christina helps manage the day to day administrative functions of the business, such as: client reporting and payment processing.

Christina graduated with Program Distinction from Stockton University in 2013. She received her B.S. in Business Studies, with a concentration in Financial Planning and a minor in Economics. In order to obtain Program Distinction, she needed to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in her Financial Planning focus.

Christina resides in Somers Point, NJ and enjoys yoga, cooking, arts & crafts and spending time with loved ones.

E-mail: cimpagliazzo@thenorthstarag.com

Main: 833-226-0400

Direct: 609-623-2121

Fax: 609-674-0020