Meet the Van Grinsven Team


Melody A Steinmayer

Melody A Steinmayer

Associate Financial Representative
Office 610-225-6520

Melody is the point person for the Van Grinsven team operations and has been with the firm since 2006.  

Contact Melody for help with:

  • Answering your billing, payment and premium questions
  • Servicing your insurance account and policies
  • Assisting your application through the underwriting process

Melody is an Associate Financial Representative with the Van Grinsven Team.  She has her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. Melody carries FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses as well as Pennsylvania Life, Health and Accident insurance license.  Melody is married with one son and lives locally to the office here in King of Prussia. 

Anthony J Bruno

Anthony J Bruno, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Anthony is your point person on the team when it comes to strategic investment management. He believes that information is cheap, and insight is priceless.  

Anthony can help you by:

  • Providing insight for investments specific to your unique needs or goals
  • Collaborating with team advisors to manage your portfolio, assist with implementation and the development of your financial plan

Anthony Bruno is a Portfolio Manager with the Van Grinsven Team.

Anthony graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) as well as Series 7 and 63 licenses.  Anthony resides locally to the King of Prussia office and is an active member in the community.  He enjoys playing tennis and during the warmer months of the year, wakeboarding where the surf will have him.

Michele J Romer

Michele J Romer, AWMA®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 610-225-6542

Michele is your point person when it comes to your investment accounts and the implementation and facilitation of your investment strategies as laid out by the team's advisor's and portfolio managers.

Contact Michele for help with:

  • Opening and servicing your investment accounts
  • Ongoing support for your investment accounts

Michele Romer is an Associate Wealth Management Advisor with Van Grinsven Team. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Millersville University and carries her FINRA Series 7 and 66. Michele is married to Ben, and together they have one daughter, Helena. Michele has a soft spot for animals, particularly her adopted rescue cats, Flora and Saber. Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time taking various classes at the YMCA and recently has taken an interest in 'do it yourself' home improvement projects.

Jessica J Janenko

Jessica J Janenko

Associate Financial Representative
Office 610-844-9762

Jessica joined Northwestern Mutual in 2012 as an associate to William Benner and the Benner Team. In 2019, the Benner Team announced that they would be integrating their planning, service and operations into the Van Grinsven Team.  As a part of that transition, in July 2019, Jessica joined the Van Grinsven Team. 

Jessica can be a point of contact for clients of whom worked with William Benner and are transitioning their planning and guidance services to the Van Grinsven Team.  Jessica can help clients with:

  • Opening and servicing your investment accounts
  • Providing ongoing support for your investment accounts

Jessica is a graduate of Shippensburg University where she majored in English and Communications.  Before her time at Northwestern Mutual, Jessica worked for a lending company local to the Allentown area.  Outside the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with Michael, her husband, photography, she loves tea (not coffee!) and rock music. Jessica and Michael have two dogs, Roxy, a German shepherd and Dakota, a soft coat Wheaton terrier.

Colt Vincent Armstrong

Colt Vincent Armstrong

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 610-225-6524

Colt is an associate advisor with the Van Grinsven team and can help you with your overall financial plan and answer any questions regarding implementation. He thoroughly enjoys working with people to see their dreams become their reality. He works to truly understand people and their situations to help them create a plan that accounts for their specific situation.

Colt can help you by:

  • Meeting with you to review your existing plans and services
  • Assisting the Portfolio Manager and Wealth Management advisor develop plans for you 

Colt is a native of the area, originally graduating from Souderton High School.  He went on to continue his studies at the University of Delaware and majored in both Economics and Finance in the Alfred Lerner School of Business. Passionate about developing himself, Colt is currently pursuing a professional designation and is a competitive athlete in weightlifting. During his junior year at the University of Delaware, Colt found Northwestern Mutual through an internship opportunity. He excelled at his position and became a leader in his role, qualifying for company conferences while he was still enrolled in college classes before joining the Van Grinsven Team.


John R Van Grinsven, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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