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.
Phil Costa, WCRE
Wolf Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the hiring of sales associate Phil Costa. Costa comes to WCRE from the sales and customer service field at Abbott, where he worked after a four-year NFL football career.
Costa will focus and specialize in commercial and multifamily assets in the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia regions. He has developed a wide network of business and corporate relationships throughout the area and will focus to help landlords, investors and users develop strategies to achieve their commercial real estate goals.
Costa, a Holy Cross Preparatory Academy and University of Maryland alumnus, recently finished his MBA at Columbia University. His areas of expertise include multifamily, investments and relationship development.
Barbara J. Koonz, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Barbara J. Koonz has joined the firm as a partner in the Environmental Department. Koonz focuses her practice in the areas of environmental and energy law, with an emphasis on environmental permitting for redevelopment, environmental compliance and renewable energy projects. She is based in the firm’s Roseland office.
David B. Farer, who co-chairs the Environmental Department along with Jay A. Jaffe, comments: “Jay and I are excited that Barbara has become the newest member of our environmental team. Her areas of focus further strengthen our environmental practice, and present expanded synergies in our representation of current and future clients.”
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis also recently welcomed the following associates to the firm:
- Joel Clymer focuses his practice in commercial litigation and employment law;
- Brooke Emery focuses her practice in corporate law;
- Conor J. Hennessey focuses his practice in civil litigation;
- Alexander W. Raap focuses his practice in commercial litigation;
- Hunain Sarwar focuses his practice in commercial real estate.
AlgoSec, the leading provider of business-driven network security management solutions, announced the appointment of two key executives to its global management team as the company focuses on driving revenue and multi-faceted business growth into the new decade.
Chris Thomas joins AlgoSec in the role of chief revenue officer with 25 years’ experience in enterprise and channel technology sales and partnerships. And Ilan Erez joins AlgoSec as chief financial officer and general manager, bringing a unique blend of hands-on cross functional experience in strategic, product, financial and operational management.
Chris Boyd, eDriving
eDriving, a global provider of driver risk management solutions, has appointed Chris Boyd as senior vice president of product & engineering.
With over 20 years of experience as a technology leader, Boyd brings his engineering and product management experience to eDriving. During the last 10 years, Chris was working at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, as vice president of product and engineering. He led global cross-functional teams of product managers, designers and engineers through a digital transformation of the media industry that accelerated with the birth of smartphones, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence.
Scott Cortese, T&M Associates
Scott Cortese joins T&M Associates as transportation operations manager, working from the company’s Middletown office. Cortese will report to the transportation practice leader, Donato Di Zuzio, and will lead strategic client and project pursuits, manage key projects, monitor group performance, and develop and implement strategies to grow the practice.
Cortese’s 20-plus years of experience encompasses design, emergency repair, rehabilitation and construction support services for numerous transportation infrastructure projects. He is adept at overseeing all phases of an interdisciplinary project team for a diverse client base, from private entities to large authorities throughout the region. Cortese has successfully managed projects with responsibilities focused on maintaining scope, schedule, budget, client contact and staff management and has held key roles in the design and rehabilitation of both small and major bridges ranging up to $2 billion in construction value.
LYNKD, a provider of telematics-based vehicle management technology, announced two additions to the company’s executive team who will help support the organization’s strategic vision and further strengthen the company’s position in this emerging segment of the industry. Mike Stallone has been named the company’s chief technology officer and Bob Daglian will assume the role of chief financial officer.
“Mike and Bob come to LYNKD with impressive business acumen and innate leadership qualities that are certain to help fuel our continued growth and success,” said Frank Carbone, CEO and president, LYNKD. “Their extensive knowledge of the industry’s landscape and rapidly evolving technology will be invaluable to our organization as we work to deliver an exceptional vehicle management platform for both automotive dealerships and consumers.”
Charles B. McKenna, Riker Danzig
Riker Danzig is pleased to announce that Charles B. McKenna has joined the firm as a partner. Formerly chief counsel to Gov. Chris Christie and executive assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, McKenna brings a wealth of experience to Riker Danzig and its White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice.
“Charlie is an exceptional attorney who is highly regarded throughout the state. We are excited that he will bring his experience and expertise to the firm and, in particular, to our White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice. Charlie’s experience as chief counsel to the governor and as head of New Jersey’s Homeland Security Office will add further range to this robust practice area,” firm Co-Chair Brian E. O’Donnell said.
Jason Murray, New Jersey Bankers Association
The New Jersey Bankers Association has selected Unity Bank staff accountant Jason Murray as a New Leader in Banking. The NJBankers Rising Stars Awards recognizes the up-and-coming leaders in the New Jersey banking industry.
Murray is one of only 20 bankers under the age of 40 statewide selected for the prestigious honor from NJBankers, a trade association representing nearly 300 banks and service providers.
Lisa Post, Associated Builders and Contractors-New Jersey
Lisa Post, a long-time surety bonds professional and head of BCA Insurance Group’s Surety Division, has been recognized by Associated Builders and Contractors-New Jersey as its 2019 Women in Construction “Woman of the Year.” Post received the honor during ABC-NJ’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards dinner at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. She is the second recipient of the WIC Award.
Post, a resident of Medford, began her career in surety bonds in 1988. Prior to joining BCA in March 2019, she was owner and president of Post Surety Bonds in Medford. She is actively involved in many industry organizations, notably ABC-Delaware, NJ Alliance for Action, the Philadelphia Surety Association and Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey. She has served as an instructor for both the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors and the South Jersey Building Contractors Association. She is also a former mayor and councilwoman in Medford.
Kelly Sheridan, Nuvolo
Nuvolo, the world’s fastest-growing and most innovative workplace management company, announced that Kelly Sheridan has joined the company as chief people officer. Sheridan will lead people operations, talent acquisition and development, employee experience, diversity and belonging, as well as workplace environment initiatives for the company globally. Her mission will be to ensure that people strategy is a key component of Nuvolo’s overall business strategy.
“Kelly is a natural people leader who builds high-growth teams and cultures where people feel connected, supported and empowered to do their very best work. I am excited to have her as an integral part of our leadership team at Nuvolo as we grow the business rapidly in the coming years,” Nuvolo CEO Tom Stanford said.