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.
Douglas Angoff, Diversified Properties
Diversified Properties LLC has announced that Douglas Angoff of South Orange has joined the company as vice president and corporate counsel. He brings more than 20 years of real estate law and development experience to his new position at the full-service real estate development firm based in Montville.
Prior to joining Diversified Properties, Angoff served as land development and general counsel for several local and national real estate developers, including Kushner Cos., Kara Homes and Lennar. In his new role at Diversified Properties, he will be responsible for co-managing the development pipeline, assisting with loan closings, negotiating contracts and general legal work.
“We are pleased to welcome Doug to Diversified Properties,” said Nicholas Minoia, company founder and managing partner. “At this period of significant company growth, his business acumen, knowledge of land use statutes and broad expertise in real estate development make him an invaluable addition to our leadership team.”
Beverly Barnes, SGW Integrated Marketing
SGW Integrated Marketing, a segmentation marketing agency featuring a video-first approach based in Montville, announces the retirement of Dave Scelba from his position as CEO. SGW Senior Vice President Beverly Barnes has replaced Scelba as CEO and president.
As CEO and president, Barnes will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day management, including overseeing its financial, human resources and legal departments. She will also work closely with Frank P. Giarratano, SGW’s senior partner and chief marketing officer, to develop new business opportunities and promote the company’s unique segmentation marketing programs.
Giarratano recognized Barnes’ expertise and skillsets and was instrumental in her selection as the new CEO and president.
Michael J. Hennessy Jr., MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, has announced a leadership change. Michael J. Hennessy Jr. takes the helm of daily operations in the dual role of CEO and president. Hennessy Jr. has been serving as company president since 2015.
As president, Hennessy Jr. oversaw a multiyear growth spurt for MJH that vaulted the company to market-leading positions in media, education and research. His leadership and precision in delivering a quality content platform that health professional audiences find reliable was instrumental in the company’s growth.
By ensuring success in audience engagement and revenue generation with media platforms and research solutions with HRA, Hennessy Jr. placed the company in a position to make the major acquisition of UBM Life Sciences earlier this year. The new CEO has reinvigorated interest and investment in over 40 traditional legacy medical media assets, as well as retooling the dvm360 veterinarian unit and Dental Products Report properties.
Rich Kline, OwnBackup
OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery vendor, announced the appointment of Rich Kline as vice president of solution engineering. Kline will play a key part in OwnBackup’s strategy to accelerate its solution engineering team.
The solution engineering team already helps customers leverage the OwnBackup solution, both as part of their disaster recovery plan and to maintain business continuity. Now, OwnBackup is expanding its professional service business to ensure all customers can have a disaster recovery plan in place.
“We’re expanding our solution and service department for the benefit of our customers under the leadership of Lihod Rachmilevitch, vice president of solution and service,” said OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann. “With over a decade of experience managing and growing sales and solution engineering teams at prominent technology firms, Rich Kline will join Lihod’s team to take OwnBackup’s global solution engineering organization to the next level. This promotion will allow Lihod to continue overseeing the technical support and solution engineering groups, while developing the professional service team.”
Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) is pleased to announce the hiring of three new professionals serving its southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern/Central New Jersey teams.
The new hires are Christopher Jerjian, who joins WCRE as business adviser & consultant, Sean Kelly, a new sales associate, and Victor DeJesus, senior associate with a focus in the Central New Jersey market.
“Our entire firm is excited to have such talented new team members servicing our clients in the region,” said WCRE Managing Principal Jason Wolf. “Our people have always been our biggest asset and our biggest advantage in the marketplace.”
Julie Coin, DriveWealth Holdings Inc.
DriveWealth Holdings Inc., a leader in global digital trading technology, announced the appointment of Julie Coin to the new position of president. Coin brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, where she has held various leadership roles in strategy, transformation management and operations at companies including Galaxy Digital, E*Trade Financial Corporation, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.
Robert Cortright, founder and CEO of DriveWealth, said: “We’re thrilled to bring Julie onboard. Her wealth of experience in equity brokerage, technology and cryptocurrencies, and her strong track record as a change agent and strategic leader make her ideally suited for this role. I look forward to Julie helping launch DriveWealth to the next level of recognition in the fintech ecosystem as we play a key role in the modernization of brokerage infrastructure and digitization of financial services. She’ll be heavily engaged in optimizing our processes, messaging and coordination across our business functions while shaping meaningful key performance indicators and metrics.”
Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data for cloud and on premises environments, announced a new initiative aimed at driving greater impact with the largest global enterprises in the market, naming Anthony Faustini as vice president of global accounts.
In addition, David Boyle will be joining the company as vice president of sales for the Americas and will be responsible for driving the next phase of growth for Commvault by delivering the company’s industry-leading innovation to customers as they grapple with the onslaught of data and advance their journey to multicloud.
Dr. Guy J. Dewil, Catalent
Catalent, a global leader in clinical supply services, announced that Dr. Guy J. Dewil has been appointed general manager of its clinical supply facility in Schorndorf, Germany.
Dewil has significant life sciences and clinical trial leadership experience across multiple functions, including operations, business development and product management. He joins Catalent from his most recent role as vice president of global operations at Syneos Health. Dewil has a degree in medicine from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
EisnerAmper LLP, a leading global business advisory firm, announced it has admitted 11 new partners — accounting and advisory professionals who have years of experience successfully serving clients, the firm and the accounting profession.
The new partners in New Jersey are:
- Denise Finney, Pension Audit Group, Iselin;
- Jaime Gilmore, Audit and Assurance Services Practice, Iselin;
- Dean Katsoupas, Audit and Assurance Services Practice, Iselin;
- Amy E. MacFadyen, Not-for-Profit Services Group, Iselin.
Michael Kotch, Lombardi Associates
Lombardi Associates responds to the needs of our customers by assisting people/organizations exposed to work and personal related trauma by significantly decreasing the long term detrimental psychological effects on the individual employee and organization as a whole. As Lombardi continues to grow its crisis services throughout the United States, it is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Kotch as national director of crisis management services.
Kotch brings over 11 years of clinical experience including 4 years as a crisis counselor at Lombardi Associates. He possesses a deep understanding of victims’ responses to trauma and has worked extensively in the areas of adolescent and adult trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, and sexual violence prevention and education.
Dina Mikulka, Morris, Downing & Sherred LLP
New Jersey law firm Morris, Downing & Sherred LLP is proud to welcome matrimonial lawyer Dina Mikulka to the firm as a law partner.
Mikulka obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University with honors and graduated from Seton Hall School of Law in 1999. She was law clerk to the late Hon. George W. Parsons Jr. in the Bergen County Family Division. Prior to obtaining her law degree, she served as a New Jersey probation officer in the Family Division of the Superior Court and then as a New Jersey state parole officer.
Kim A. Otis, Szaferman Lakind
Szaferman Lakind is proud to welcome Kim A. Otis to the firm. Otis is a general practice attorney who focuses on trust & estate administration, real estate, criminal defense, municipal court and expungement matters. He is also a certified Criminal Trial Attorney in the state of New Jersey. He will join the firm in an of counsel capacity.
Otis has been practicing in the Princeton community for over 35 years from his Nassau Street firm of Haveson & Otis. Paralegal Shawn Stillwell, who has worked with Otis since the inception of Haveson & Otis, is also joining him at Szaferman Lakind.
Steve Puckett, Navesink Mortgage Services
Navesink Mortgage Services LLC, a leading provider of digital mortgage income calculation services through LoanBeam and a secure mortgage fee payment solution through Appraisal Fee Services LLC, announced that it has completed its Series B-3 equity financing and appointed Steve Puckett as CEO.
Puckett brings a wealth of experience in the technology space, having built and successfully sold his own software company, and was part of the combined executive team that grew annual revenues to approximately $500 million. Steve brings proven leadership in the management and growth of software companies from early stage through the challenges of continued growth to reach their ultimate potential. His addition to the C-suite will complement the work of the rest of the NMS leadership team.