Published on May 31, 2011


Essex Chapter of N.J. Association of Women Business Owners Honors Raskulinecz for Business Success, Involvement in Organization

and Community Outreach

ROSELAND, N.J., May 10, 2011 – Jaime Raskulinecz, founder and CEO of Next Generation Trust Services, LLC in Roseland, N.J., was named the 2011 Business Woman of the Year by the Essex chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO). Raskulinecz, who received the prestigious award at a recent chapter event, was cited for her outstanding participation in NJAWBO-Essex and her business success. Her firm specializes in comprehensive account administration and transaction support services for self-directed retirement accounts.

Holly Kaplansky, immediate past president of NJAWBO-Essex, said that as an experienced businesswoman, Raskulinecz “shares valued insights and opinions, makes sure to do business with many chapter members, and participates actively in the ongoing education of our members.” Raskulinecz joined NJAWBO in 2007 and serves on the chapter board as vice president of public policy. She has presented educational seminars for NJAWBO members and guests about investing in nontraditional assets like real estate, loans, precious metals and many others through self-directed IRAs. In addition, Kaplansky added that Raskulinecz “has been tremendously generous in hosting our Mentoring Circle program in her company’s conference room.  We thank Jaime for being such an outstanding NJAWBO member.”

Businesswoman of the Year honors NJAWBO members who distinguish themselves in their businesses, the organization, and in the community. It gives them recognition for their business skills and accomplishments as well as their position as a positive role model for women. Chapter honorees go on for consideration as the NJAWBO State Business Woman of the Year, which is awarded at the organization’s annual state conference in the fall.

Raskulinecz opened her financial services firm in 2004. As CEO of Entrust Northeast, LLC, part of a national network of third-party administrators of self-directed retirement plans, she grew the company from start-up to over $150 million in assets held in just five years.  Raskulinecz broke away from the national network and became truly independent; on January 1, 2011 her company emerged as Next Generation Trust Services, LLC.

A recognized expert in the field of self-directed IRAs and nontraditional investments within retirement plans, Ms. Raskulinecz has been interviewed frequently by and has contributed articles to prominent real estate and investment publications. She has also been recognized by leading real estate and business journals, and women’s business organizations, for her role as a leading female business owner in the state as well as in her areas of expertise. She speaks often to consumers and professionals on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and educates the public on the types of alternative investments allowed in those plans.

In addition to her work on behalf of NJAWBO, Raskulinecz and her partner are strong supporters of Tabby’s Place, a cat sanctuary in Ringoes, and the Homeless Animal Adoption League in Bloomfield, both in N.J.  Throughout June 2011, Raskulinecz is pledging 50% of Next Generation’s new account set-up fees to Tabby’s Place in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and will personally match her firm’s donation. The women were featured by CNN Money for their outreach work and direct support of needy families in their town of West Orange and surrounding area.

“NJAWBO is a great organization to meet with other women business owners for networking and support,” said Raskulinecz. “I also see it as a resource for business partners and suppliers and another avenue to give back to others by helping where I can.”

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