Nicsa 2021 NOVA Awards Recognize Leaders in Asset Management

By Nicsa posted 12-16-2021 09:41 AM


Boston, MA -- December 13, 2021 -- Nicsa, a leading asset management trade association, is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Nicsa NOVA Awards, which recognize excellence in innovation and leadership within the asset management industry.

The 2021 award winners are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael (Mike) DeNofrio, Managing Director, Head of Global Transfer Agency Operations, BNY Mellon


Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry - Robert L. Gould Award

William (Bill) Galvin, Managing Director, President Invesco Investment Services, Global Head of Transfer Agency, Invesco

Strategic Leadership Award

Chuck Booth, Director of Regulatory Administration and Compliance Support Services, Citi Fund Services


Industry Innovation Awards 
Innovation in Distribution | BNY Mellon | Growth Dynamics Application

Innovation in Product Development & Marketing | Proshares | Bitcoin Strategy ETF

Innovation in Technology | Equity Data Science | Cloud-based Digital Infrastructure

Operational Excellence | TIAA | National Contact Center

Emerging Leaders

David Byrne, VP, Fund Services Product Development, JP Morgan

Sarah Digirolamo, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Alex Dressman, Vice President of Implementations, Citi Fund Services

Matthew Fronczke, Senior Director, Business Strategy Consulting, SS&C Technologies

Andrew Jones, Associate Director, Foreside

Allison Walsh, Vice President, Marketing, Nicsa


“We are very proud to recognize these 2021 Nicsa NOVA Award honorees, who demonstrate dedication, excellence, and leadership within the global asset management community,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of Nicsa.

“Special congratulations to the winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry Award, two of our most prestigious awards offered to industry leaders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty within their organizations and the industry as a whole.”

About Nicsa 

Nicsa is a not-for-profit trade association striving to connect all facets of the global asset management industry in order to develop, share, implement, and advance leading practices.  For over fifty years, Nicsa has promoted an open and collaborative environment, where members’ and partners’ deep expertise and unique perspectives have come together to help strategically implement and support the industry’s most vital issues. Click here for more information about membership.


Nicsa aims to help firms operating in all segments of the global asset management industry meet the changing needs of their clients by aligning and educating industry participants through formal education programs, interactive forums, networking opportunities, and initiatives such as the Diversity Project North America. The Diversity Project’s goal is to accelerate progress towards a diverse and inclusive culture in the asset management industry to deliver the best possible results for clients, reflect the society we serve, and ensure long-term business sustainability. Click here for more information on Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America initiative.