Meet The Founder
Diane Nissen is the owner and principal money coach at The Alexandrite Group LLC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. Diane is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in the State of New Jersey, she educates clients on how to invest their money. She also has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management.
Diane has over 30 years of personal experience investing in the stock market and is a lifetime member of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). She is currently a board member for the Tenafly Chamber of Commerce. She has been the Treasurer, and then Secretary for the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce. She has held a wide array of managerial positions with for-profit and non-profit corporations and entities.
Her non-business interests include crafts, journaling, drawing, and outdoor activities such as hiking and conservation. She is the volunteer coordinator for a local rails-to-trails project called Northern Valley Greenway.
Diane frequently writes blog posts about her own financial philosophy and journey. Learn more about Diane Nissen.
Why the Name Alexandrite
Alexandrite is a rare gemstone discovered in Russia in the 1830s. It changes from a bluish green in sunlight to soft shades of red in artificial light. Like Alexandrite, when you are outdoors and understand your finances, you are in the green. When you are inside and lack financial knowledge, you are probably in the red. We want all of our clients to get outside and shine with understanding their finances.