Our Team

Our team is designed to meet your strategic financial needs. Our team members can help you solve all of your problems from questions about entity formation, and IRS notices, to how to grow and attract capital. Novellus Financial is a multi-disciplinary financial and engineering services consulting firm founded in 2010 and is comprised of an experienced team of financial experts, engineers, and project managers that provide high quality consulting services to customers. Novellus Financial focuses on people, processes, and products to provide exceptional solutions and value to its customers. NF’s greatest resource, its people, have a diverse breadth of industry experience and provide exceptional solutions and value for its customers. Novellus Financial is unique in its scalability, calling on our large network of highly qualified professionals and experts in order to staff large projects.

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, EA


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Being a Wealthy Yogi is how I live my life. I use smarter financial decisions, mindfulness, compassion, entrepreneurship and fitness to create a fabulous life.

I believe that you should lead your life on purpose. I believe that you can have the lifestyle of your dreams if you let me guide you. I help people like you who are drowning in clutter, over-scheduled, overwhelmed, always rushing, losing sleep, and are constantly under pressure.

I believe that finances don’t have to be stressful, and that solid financial strategy is the key to successfully reaching your business goals.

Background & Credentials

I hold a Doctor of Science in systems engineering, with a minor in finance from George Washington University, a Master of Science in information technology emphasizing information systems engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in business management economics, and a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, achieving Summa Cum Laude in each. I am federally licensed as an Enrolled Agent to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS, and also have passed the Series 7 Exam. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and National Association of Enrolled Agents, and have attended the National Tax Practice Institute and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers certification programs. I founded Novellus Financial to provide business consulting and financial strategy to those interested in hands-on assistance in maximizing wealth and reaching their goals. After serving multiple businesses in the high tech sector, I co-founded Bootstrap Capital to help deserving diverse dreamers and those who want to invest in the innovation ecosystem accomplish their dreams.

Proud Financial Accomplishment: My first major financial goal was to get through college debt free. I worked as hard as possible to receive the highest grades in high school and then applied to over 200 scholarships to ensure that I reached my goal. All that hard work paid off when I was awarded over $600,000 in scholarships and fellowships to exceed the total costs for all four of my higher education degrees.

André S. C. Smith


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André S. C. Smith is an electrical engineering professional, business entrepreneur, and public speaker.  He enjoys providing critical solutions to challenges facing not only companies, but also our communities and families.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Mr. Smith’s family moved to the USA when he was 10 years old.  He grew up with a strong family foundation, where he learned that education would be one ticket to achieving the American Dream.  Science and technology were his primary academic focus, but entrepreneurship was in his heart.  After completing his studies in engineering, Mr. Smith joined the professional world working as an electrical engineer, full time, building his own businesses, part time, all while giving back to his family and community.    

In his engineering career, Mr. Smith has helped to create and manage advanced technologies for organizations such as NASA, the US Navy, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  With a wide array of business skills, he has been able to start several small companies and help existing businesses reinvent and innovate in the areas of sales, marketing, finance, and in training and development.  As a public speaker, he has presented and hosted a variety of original workshops from teaching elementary schools students about science and engineering to helping corporations hire, retain, and create a pipeline of highly qualified technical staff. 

Mr. Smith is extremely passionate about helping others succeed.  He especially enjoys his work with students, their families, and non-profit organizations.  His goal is to empower individuals and organizations with the tools necessary to become their authentic best.  As a current member of the Advisory Board and a former vice-president of the National Society of Black Engineers, Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter, he has led initiatives to help mentor and guide elementary, middle, and high school students and their families who are interested in pursuing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.  He helped to spearhead the organization’s first corporate mixer which provided DC-based technical professionals with job opportunities from major corporations.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Metrovoice Youth Entrepreneur Program in Washington, DC, which helps students and their families gain exposure to the world of entrepreneurship. 


Alicyn McCord, CPA




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Alicyn McLeod specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses and not-for- profits. She also offers fiduciary services, including serving as trustee, administrator, financial power of attorney, and family office. She previously ran her own solo practice and brings the same drive and dedication to her clients at FinLogic, along with 15 years of accounting & tax experience.

Alicyn, a Georgia native, is a graduate of Augusta University where she earned both her Bachelors in
Business Administration in Accounting and her Masters of Business Administration. She is an animal-lover who wanted to be a veterinarian as a child and accidentally stumbled into accounting while working her way through school. She quickly appreciated that each day holds its own unique professional challenges and learning opportunities. She enjoys applying her specialized knowledge to her clients’ business and tax situations to help them understand and navigate confusing issues that have a large impact on their finances.

Alicyn resides in Buckhead and is an active member of the Atlanta business community. She contributes her professional skills by volunteering with several organizations including the American Woman’s Society of CPAs’ college outreach program, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta (a German cultural center) as treasurer, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s finance committee, and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts’ advisory board.

Roosevelt Scales, MBA


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Roosevelt believes that the best things in life are free, but also that nothing is truly free. Therefore, his desire is to promote the value of financial planning.

Regardless of net worth or future aspirations, planning increases the likelihood of turning opportunities into successes. Planning takes discipline, which isn't about denying yourself, but about cultivating the ability to assert your will over circumstances. Financial planning isn't just about wealth accumulation, home purchases, and retirement. Financial planning is about financing your desires, whatever they may be.

Roosevelt's experience is in corporate accounting and finance. Still, he most values his life application skills. His passion is to help free people from the constraints they are subject to through questioning and evaluating everything in their lives, and ultimately, developing a plan.

Proud Financial Accomplishment: Roosevelt's greatest joy is providing his two children the opportunity to have their mother available to raise and care for them without the necessity of her working.

Next Financial Goal:To become debt free.

Roosevelt has an MBA in finance and a Bachelor's degree in management information systems.