Jessica joined Bradford Allen in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Her various responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks, employee on-boarding/off-boarding, telecommunications, and IT support. She also acts as the main contact with building management, maintains contracts, processes agreements, and performs a number of in-office operational tasks.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Jessica was an Administrative Assistant at Synergy, and a Receptionist at PEO, the Professional Employer Organization. She is a graduate of Carl Schurz High School.
Jessica is a life-long resident of Chicago and a big Chicago Cubs fan. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Alisha McAlevy joined Bradford Allen in 2018 as an administrative assistant. Her various responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks, employee onboarding, telecommunications and IT support. She also acts as the main contact with building management, aiding with technology issues around the office and general troubleshooting. Additionally, Alisha works in InDesign and Photoshop to assist the marketing team to produce marketing collateral for the suburban office team.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Alisha was a recruiter for Apex Lifesciences and performed full cycle recruiting, from finding candidates to scheduling/performing interviews, and completing onboarding on behalf of contractors. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where she earned her degree in Communications.
Alisha lives in Medinah, IL, and she enjoys traveling and venturing into the city as much as possible. In her spare time, Alisha likes to play softball and go to the gym; she also volunteers at Clearbrook for adults with special needs.
Lissette Andrade joined Bradford Allen in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. She assists the two partners of the company, Jeffrey Bernstein and Laurence Elbaum. Her various responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks, acting as the point of contact between executives and internal/external clients, preparing internal/external corporate documents for team members and industry partners, and processing agreements.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Lissette was a dental claims adjuster at Elite Administration in Park Ridge and an assistant wedding planner for Simply Elegant Weddings in Chicago. She is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where she earned her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies.
Lissette lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She enjoys traveling and spending her free time with family and friends. She also enjoys working out at Orange Theory fitness classes, baseball games at Wrigley Field, and live music.
As the Senior Managing Director, Human Resources & Office Operations, Ellen is responsible for managing the firm’s operational support system, which includes information technology, human resources and strategic branding efforts across all business lines. Her various responsibilities involve handling benefits and employee onboarding/offboarding, telecommunications, and communicating with IT support. Additionally, Ellen acts as project lead and is the point of contact for client relations. Her technical expertise and tenacity are invaluable to the firm’s clients, leadership, and staff.
Prior to joining Bradford Allen, Ellen worked as an assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she handled the registration of core accounting courses. Ellen currently resides in the Lincoln Square neighborhood and enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her nephew and nieces.