Kristen McDonald

Executive Assistant

Kristen began her professional career as an office manager in 2000 for a family owned construction company. For several years she assisted in all day to day operations, was responsible for scheduling and managing payroll, and helped to grow the company. In 2005, Kristen continued with the family business while starting a family of her own.

In 2008, Kristen returned to full time employment with Withum, Smith & Brown, an accounting firm, located in Morristown, NJ. She spent the next 4 years as a paraprofessional in the firm’s Trusts and Estate department. Her primary responsibilities included record keeping, payroll management and accounting.

In 2012, Kristen joined the Newroads Financial Group team as Executive Assistant to Ronald J. Garutti Jr., CFP® and his clients. During her time with Newroads, she has gained valuable experience managing all aspects of client relations and administration. After returning from maternity leave in 2019, Kristen assisted both Ron Garutti and Jason Newcomb’s team with additional administrative tasks within the firm. Her primary goals have always been to provide excellent service and build lifelong relationships with our clients.

Kristen, her husband Jimmy, and three children, Alyssa, Emma and Avery live in Alpha, NJ where they are very involved in the community and various police non-profit organizations. The children keep them busy with sports and extracurricular activities such as drama club, softball, soccer and gymnastics.