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.
Michael Ciavolino, JSAHR
Michael Ciavolino, Oceanport, the CEO of Shore Creative Group, Long Branch, has been named the president of Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources, for a two-year term.
Ciavolino, who has more than 30 years of experience in recruitment branding and marketing on a national level, has conducted symposiums and workshops for HR leaders on such topics as employer branding and recruitment marketing, and has spoken at the Garden State Society for Human Resource Management and at annual conferences for National Association for Health Care Recruitment.
He is the author of a weekly blog dedicated to health care recruitment. He also co-hosts “The Talent Brand Show,” a weekly podcast dedicated to health care recruitment and talent acquisition for hospitals and health systems.
William C. Ericksen Jr., NAI James E. Hanson
NAI James E. Hanson, the largest New Jersey-based full-service independent commercial real estate firm, announces that William C. Ericksen, Jr. has joined its Parsippany office as an associate specializing in office sales and leasing in northern New Jersey.
Ericksen grew up in Chatham and graduated in 2019 from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in political science. Prior to joining NAI James E. Hanson, Ericksen served as a summer associate with Pfizer Inc., where he focused on global research and development compliance operations.
“Fostering the development and growth of the next generation of real estate professionals has long been a focus of ours at NAI Hanson,” said W. Joshua Levering, senior vice president of NAI James E. Hanson. “We look forward to welcoming Will to our team, as we know his background gives him the tools to succeed in this business and support our brokerage team as we continue to cement our position as the largest New Jersey-based independent commercial real estate services firm.”
Darryl Jones, Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College President Chris Reber announced the appointment of Darryl Jones as the College’s new associate vice president for academic affairs.
“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Jones to Hudson County Community College,” Reber said. “He possesses a wealth of leadership and academic experience. Further, he is passionate about student success, and values diversity and inclusion, which are HCCC priorities.”
Jones comes to HCCC from Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania, where he served as the vice president of the York Campus.
Brent Lipschultz, EisnerAmper LLP
EisnerAmper LLP announces that Brent Lipschultz has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Personal Wealth Advisors Group. He has more than 25 years of experience serving high net worth executives, family offices, board members of Fortune 100 companies, global investors, privately held business owners, celebrities and professional athletes.
He specializes in domestic and international income tax planning, executive compensation, estate and gift tax planning, charitable planning and wealth preservation strategies. He advises companies with expatriate tax and payroll matters, as well as represents clients before the IRS (including offshore voluntary compliance cases) and state taxing authorities on complex tax matters.
“We’re excited to have Brent back in the fold at EisnerAmper,” said Timothy Speiss, co-leader of the firm’s Personal Wealth Advisors Group. “He’s an intuitive leader with expertise across a broad spectrum of personal wealth clients, and he’s extremely engaged in the wealth advisory ecosystem. He’s (once again) a great addition to the firm.”
Michelle Wong, Jackpocket
Michelle Wong has joined Jackpocket’s leadership team as vice president of marketing, taking the lead on the company’s overall marketing strategy as it prepares to bring its lottery app to new states and markets.
Wong brings a wealth of brand building and strategic growth experience to Jackpocket. Previously, she worked as Apalon’s senior director of marketing, where she led the marketing roadmap across all apps in the company’s portfolio. Prior to Apalon, she was director of marketing at GameChanger and associate director of marketing at Handy. She’s also a marketing advisor to Natalist, a venture-based women’s health startup.
Wong joins the Jackpocket team at a crucial moment — this year, the company launched its exclusive Private Pools feature and officially launched in Texas, with many new states on the horizon before the new year.
Susan Jordan, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. announced that Susan Jordan, the company’s vice president of investor relations, retired from the company. Jordan has been a member of Monmouth’s management team for seventeen years. Monmouth also announced that the position of vice president of investor relations will be filled by Becky Coleridge.
CEO and President Michael Landy said: “Susan has been an integral part of our company for nearly two decades. Her work ethic, integrity and collegiality have been crucial to Monmouth’s success. Susan will be greatly missed by everyone at the company, as well as by the many investors and other stakeholders who have worked with Susan during her tenure at Monmouth. We thank Susan for her many years of dedicated service and wish her all the best in her retirement.”
Andreas Oranje, ETS
As ETS looks to make a marked impact on the future of innovative assessment, ETS CEO and President Walt MacDonald has named Andreas Oranje vice president of assessment and learning technology development, a new position at the organization, created with the intention to reimagine how assessments should be developed to best serve today’s learners.
In pursuit of a deeper integration of innovative approaches into ETS products and services, Oranje will intensify focus on the design and development of innovative, technology-based assessments and learning tools. This will include increased incorporation of research capabilities and new technologies into the way assessments and learning technology are built and delivered.
Niyati Patel, Experic
Experic, a contract manufacturing organization and pharmaceutical supply service company, announces the hire of Niyati Patel as the director of quality assurance and compliance. Patel is the latest addition to Experic’s team of seasoned industry professionals dedicated to redefining clinical and commercial drug manufacturing, packaging, and distribution services for biopharmaceutical companies worldwide.
“Niyati’s strong analytical skills and exceptional knowledge make her an excellent addition to the quality assurance department,” said Mandy Gervasio, vice president, quality assurance and compliance, at Experic. “Her quality management systems expertise complements and extends our organizational capabilities and will help facilitate Experic’s growth and ensure the organization meets regulatory and compliance requirements. We’re very pleased to have her on our team.”
Steve Sivitter, 1WorldSync
WorldSync Holdings, a leading Software-as-a-Service network that enables brands to securely and continuously share critical product data with a community of retailers, operators and distributors across industries, has named Steve Sivitter as CEO.
Sivitter is a seasoned CEO and operating executive with over 30 years of international experience spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. He brings to 1WorldSync significant global software experience and a passion for commercial leadership, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
Jeffrey R. Wiener, Ocean Power Technologies
Ocean Power Technologies Inc., a leader in innovative ocean energy solutions, announced that Jeffrey R. Wiener has joined the company as vice president of global sales. Prior to joining OPT, Wiener was senior vice president of sales for EOS Energy Storage, where he helped to develop and commercialize Eos’s proprietary zinc hybrid battery storage solution.
Wiener is also a 36-year veteran of General Electric, where he worked in the Aircraft Engine, Industrial and Power divisions. He began his GE career as a field engineer and subsequently held positions as manager of GE’s Military Development Test Facility, manager of the Gas Turbine Combustion Lab, global sales director for GE Hydro, global sales director for GE Wind Services and, ultimately, leading a global sales team for GE Energy Storage, focusing on grid-scale utility and commercial installations.