Executive Moves: Mandelbaum, BofA Merrill Lynch 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.

Andrew R. Bronsnick, Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.

Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. is pleased to announce that it has expanded its Personal Injury Practice Group with the addition of Andrew R. Bronsnick and his longtime paralegals, formerly the founder of Bronsnick Law Firm. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney with over 21 years of experience, Andrew helps clients in New Jersey and New York who have been harmed by the negligent or wrongful actions of others, including automobile accidents, premises liability cases, workers’ compensation as well as professional malpractice litigation.

His understanding and knowledge of personal injury law extend to the following areas: brain injuries, burn injuries, dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, police brutality, products liability, spinal cord injuries, slips and falls, workplace accidents and wrongful death. He also assists clients in cases of business litigation and professional malpractice and represents medical providers against insurance companies to secure additional payments for services. He has recovered millions in awards and settlements for his clients in New Jersey.

In addition, he advises and litigates on behalf of closely held businesses and medical practices in state and federal courts on issues including, commercial and partnership disputes, insurance fraud, ERISA litigation and medical compliance issues.

Thomas G. Carley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Carley has been named business banking region executive for New York Metro. Based in New York City, he will lead commercial banking teams serving companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million throughout NYC, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley and Northern New Jersey. They provide a variety of integrated financial solutions, including treasury, credit, investment banking, risk management, international and wealth management, to help companies grow.

Carley joined the bank in 1997 and has more than 30 years of banking experience. He has held regional leadership roles in commercial banking and treasury, most recently as business banking market executive for New York City and Westchester County.

Carley earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He serves on the advisory council of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College and the regional loan committee for the New York Business Development Corp. He previously served as a board member and vice chair of the United Way of Rockland County and St. Dominic’s Home and is past president of the Westchester County Bankers Association.

John Sheehan, Sharp Electronics Corp.

Sharp Imaging and Information Co. of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corp., announced that John Sheehan has been promoted to senior vice president of B2B channel sales.

Sheehan is a B2B industry veteran. Prior to Sharp, he led sales and marketing organizations at both LG Electronics and NEC Display Solutions. He has proven successful in creating and implementing sales strategies, increasing marketing ROI and driving revenue growth. Sheehan joined Sharp in 2013 to lead its professional AV and IT channel sales teams. After considerable success, his role was expanded in 2017 to include responsibility for the document business channel sales in the U.S.

The promotion is in recognition of his outstanding leadership in driving the growth of Sharp’s channel business. He will lead Sharp’s document channel and professional AV B2B regional dealer sales teams, government account sales teams and field service, solutions and training teams as the business continues to evolve into an integrated smart office.

Savannah Walls, NAI Mertz

NAI Mertz, a leading full-service commercial real estate firm conducting business throughout the United States, and globally, from its regional offices in New Jersey, greater Philadelphia and northeastern Pennsylvania, recently welcomed Savannah Walls to its team of marketing professionals.

In this new position, Walls will serve as marketing assistant, working alongside the company’s team of seasoned marketing professionals, which includes Patrick Sweeney, marketing director, and Bobbi Jean Formosa, executive vice president and managing director.

Some of her responsibilities include growing the company’s presence on all major social medial platforms, as well as coordinating press releases, creating property flyers, and email marketing.

Mark Fagnani, Clear Thinking Group

Clear Thinking Group LLC announced that Mark Fagnani has joined the firm as a senior managing director. Fagnani has more than 30 years of hands-on experience working with large bank groups, private equity sponsors, turnarounds, workouts and insolvencies.

Prior to joining Clear Thinking Group, Fagnani was recruited to help establish an asset-based lending business for Bank Leumi USA; serving as first senior vice president and group head of Leumi Business Credit. Earlier in his career, Fagnani also helped form HVB Capital, a subsidiary of Hudson Valley Bank, and subsequently spearheaded its sale to EverBank, resulting in EverBank Business Credit.

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Kafi Lindsay, TD Bank

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, announced that Kafi Lindsay has joined the bank’s growing Community Development team. In this role, Lindsay will be responsible for developing strategies and designing programs in support of TD’s Community Reinvestment Act goals throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This will include identifying and recommending community development loans and investments and maintaining critical relationships with local housing authorities, consumer advocacy groups and government agencies.

Lindsay most recently served as market manager for community development banking at PNC Bank, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of local programs, loans and investments for nonprofits serving low- and moderate-income communities. Previously, she served as senior counsel for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, where she worked on a variety of affordable housing initiatives including developing a business plan for the revitalization of over 100 affordable and mixed rate units in Philadelphia.

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Dawn F. McCall, Control Point Associates Inc.

Control Point Associates Inc. has announced that Dawn F. McCall has joined the firm as director of GIS Services.

McCall has been a geographic information systems professional for over 25 years. She has extensive knowledge in GIS and land records, with experience in project management, database management and systems integration. McCall was introduced to GIS in high school, learning how spatial analysis could be used to solve problems. Fascinated by the technology, McCall followed its development and decided this was what she wanted to do for a career.

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Raji Sathappan, The Mercadien Group

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team. Raji Sathappan, a member of the Financial Institutions Services Group, was promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien P.C., CPAs (the official titles of firm partners).

In addition, three professionals were promoted to the level of director: Holly Sabo, Bjondina Karpuzi and Jorge Olazagasti. Four associates were promoted to manager: Matthew Daly, Benjamin McDannell, Raphael “RJ” Carletti and David Sullivan. An additional 22 professionals in various practice areas of the firm also were promoted.

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Solidia Technologies

Solidia Technologies announces the appointments of Doug Robinson as chief financial officer and Paul Majsztrik as director of applied research. Coupled with recent additions to its board of directors, the new leaders bring expertise in policy, finance and commercialization to Solidia as it accelerates market growth of cement and concrete manufacturing technologies that can eliminate at least 1.5 gigatonnes of CO2 each year.

“Our investors want us to grow faster and have greater impact faster,” said Solidia’s CEO and president, Tom Schuler. “The technology has been proven. The science is done and has been scaled up over 50 times around the world. We have proven that it works on commercial scale, and it is being sold in the market today. Doug and Paul add critical expertise and experience to our team that will help drive global commercial adoption.”

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