Executive Moves: Davison law firm, Sanzari and more

Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.

Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone

Herschel P. Rose of Jersey City and Kaitlyn R. Campanile of Oakhurst have been hired as associate attorneys at the law firm of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone in Freehold.

Rose, a land use attorney, represents and advises municipal planning boards and zoning board associations, and applicants and objectors appearing before governing boards. Prior to joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Rose specialized in commercial disputes, toxic torts, insurance coverage and transportation law at the law firm of Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford in Newark.

Campanile, an associate in the firm’s Business Law and Litigation Department, represents condominium association clients. Before joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Campanile was an associate attorney at Giaimo & Associates in Rumson, where she served as general legal counsel to New Jersey condominium and homeowners associations and handled transactional real estate matters.

John Melville, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, a preeminent family-owned and operated commercial and residential real estate firm, announced the appointment of John Melville to the role of general manager of Glenpointe, one of New Jersey’s premier office destinations. Melville will oversee day-to-day management of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ flagship asset, a 50-acre all-in-one office and hospitality destination, comprised of over 650,000 square feet of premier Class A office space as well as three hotels, a 26,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, an on-site restaurant, a wine bar and a host of other amenities and services.

Joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ executive leadership team, Melville will be tasked with managing day-to-day operations for the iconic campus, including overseeing maintenance, improvements, parking and tenant service. Melville will also work closely with Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ leadership team in the execution of another multimillion-dollar capital improvement plan currently underway at the property, which will further activate common areas and continue to enhance the tenant experience. Capital improvements include furniture and design upgrades to common areas, the addition of a large outdoor courtyard, upgrades to the Glenpointe Spa & Fitness Center, new flooring for tenant outdoor terraces and replacement of lighting throughout the campus.

“As we embark on an ambitious capital improvement strategy at Glenpointe designed around elevating the tenant experience, we knew that a key component would be bringing in a dedicated general manager for the campus,” said Ryan Sanzari, chief operating officer at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “John’s attention to detail and commitment to high-quality tenant service will add tremendous value and insight into the significant changes we’re making at the property to ensure Glenpointe continues to be the preferred office and hospitality destination for leading companies across the Tristate area.”

Rachael Methal, Somos Inc.

Somos Inc., a leading registry management and data solutions company, announced the hiring of Rachael Methal as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Gina Perini, Somos’ CEO and president. At Somos, Methal will work closely with Perini, as well as the executive team and board of directors to oversee Somos’ financial strategy and long-term goals.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Rachael to Somos, where she will undoubtedly make an immediate impact as we grow in new and exciting directions,” said Perini. “I am impressed with Rachael’s depth of experience and knowledge and look forward to seeing her dynamic leadership in action.”

Methal brings a broad spectrum of experience to her role at Somos. She has led organizations with revenues from $15 million to more than $5 billion, with staffs from 50 to 4,000. Methal has worked in financial services, technology management, organizational design, and real estate, among other areas. She most recently served as the CFO at ClickPay, where she was responsible for financial and people management, as well as business development and sales teams.

Ricardo Pravda, Catalent

Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, and development and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, gene therapies and consumer health products, today announced it has appointed Ricardo Pravda as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Pravda reports to John Chiminski, Catalent’s chair and CEO, joining the company’s executive leadership team.

Pravda succeeds Lance Miyamoto, who retired June 30 and is currently serving as an adviser to the company.

Since joining Catalent as HR Director for Latin America in 2005, Pravda held several leadership roles supporting multiple businesses and locations, most recently as vice president of human resources for Catalent’s network of over 30 sites globally.

Gerard Staudt, Savills

Savills announced it has expanded its portfolio of services and solutions to include a specialization exclusively focused on delivering timely cashflow for clients’ surplus real estate, primarily through leasing, sales and sale-leasebacks. The firm has hired dispositions expert and industry veteran Gerard J. Staudt as a senior managing director and head of Dispositions, North America.

“Savills’ focus on key talent acquisitions will largely increase our global capabilities,” said Adam Petrillo, senior managing director, head of Industrial Services. “Gerard’s 30 years of experience dedicated to global clients’ surplus real estate aligns well with Savills’ pedigree and our vision of offering the most well-rounded real estate consultation and services to our clients.”

Staudt has led 4,000 transactions, totaling 50 million square feet and exceeding $8 billion in transaction value. Prior to Savills, Staudt most recently served as president of CoreDispo, Corporate Real Estate Dispositions Inc., where his team was 100% focused on surplus real estate disposition transactions.

Robert Leonetti, CCA Civil

China Construction America announced that Robert Leonetti has been appointed president of CCA Civil Inc., the heavy civil and infrastructure construction business of CCA.

Leonetti will be responsible for managing CCA Civil Inc.’s overall business, working from the company’s headquarters in Morristown. He has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry, serving in a variety of leadership roles for national construction firms.

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N.J. Academy of Family Physicians

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians recently announced the election of Dr. Maria Ciminelli, associate director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Family Medicine Residency Program at CentraState, as president at the NJAFP’s Family Medicine Forum in Atlantic City.

During the annual celebration, NJAFP also announced the elected officers of the board of trustees, including:

  • President-elect: Dr. Michael A. Cascarina;
  • Vice president: Dr. Kelly G. Ussery-Kronhaus;
  • Treasurer: Dr. Sally Mravcak;
  • Secretary: Dr. Sara B. Leonard.

In addition, it presented the following awards:

  • NJAFP presented Dr. Robert Gorman with the Chair Award. The Chair Award, one of the most important recognitions presented annually, is awarded to a person who has dedicated a lifetime of service to both the Academy and the specialty of family medicine.
  • NJAFP recognized Dr. Alisa Reznikov, of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Family Medicine Residency at CentraState, with the Michael J. Doyle, MD, FAAFP New Jersey Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award. Named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Doyle, a prominent family physician and past NJAFP president, the award is presented to one outstanding medical resident in the state who best exemplifies the tradition of the family practice resident.
  • NJAFP presented Dr. Terry E. Shlimbaum with the President’s Award. The President’s Award is presented to an individual who provided outstanding service to NJAFP during the course of the outgoing president’s term. Outgoing NJAFP President Dr. Lauren Carruth Mehnert presented Shlimbaum with the award for his outstanding contributions to the organization.
  • NJAFP recognized Dr. Suzanne Wanlass VanDerwerken, chair of the Department of Family Medicine and assistant director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, as the 2019 New Jersey Family Physician of the Year.

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Fernando Nunez, Bank of America

Fernando Nunez has been named region executive for Bank of America for Northern New Jersey. In this role, Nunez will be responsible for a team of eight market leaders and 85 financial centers in the Northern New Jersey Region.

Prior to this, Nunez was a performance manager supporting the Northern New Jersey market. Nunez joined the bank in 2006, and his previous roles include small business specialist, financial center assistant manager, financial center manager, consumer market manager and market sales manager.

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Dennis P. Reilly, Agile Therapeutics

Agile Therapeutics Inc., a women’s healthcare company, announced the appointment of Dennis P. Reilly as chief financial officer.

“We look forward to Dennis joining the Agile team. He is an experienced CFO who brings a timely combination of financial acumen and commercial and business development experience that can help us prepare for the potential commercialization of our lead product candidate, Twirla (AG200-15),” said Al Altomari, chairman and CEO of Agile. “We remain focused on seeking approval of Twirla and building a robust women’s health company. We are committed to making the investments and assembling the team we need to achieve those goals.”

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Benjamin S. Teris, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Dilworth Paxson LLP announced the addition of associate Benjamin S. Teris to the firm’s Labor & Employment Department.

Teris concentrates his practice on labor and employment disputes, and general litigation. His experience includes defending New Jersey and Pennsylvania employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment and retaliation under the ADA, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NJLAD, CEPA and PHRA, in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state administrative agencies.

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