Executive Moves: Blue Foundry Bank, Catalent 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.

Blue Foundry Bank

Blue Foundry Bank boosts its lending team with a new hire, Deya Matos. In her role as assistant vice president, residential mortgage closing supervisor, Matos will work closely with her team to coordinate and effectuate residential, construction, and commercial mortgage loan closings.

In addition, Blue Foundry is reinventing its approach to operations support with the hiring of Shannon Stasiulaitis. In her role as AVP, central support leader, Stasiulaitis will oversee the bank’s front line operations support, IRA and discretionary overdraft programs, as well as other deposit functions that include new product development, disclosures, tax forms and reporting, ATM and mobile deposit processing, escheatment, and quality assurance.

Finally, Blue Foundry has brought on industry expert Elizabeth Ranalli, to manage the bank’s commercial loan closing practices as AVP, commercial loan closing supervisor. In her position, Ranalli’s focus will be streamlining the loan administration process which will, in turn, fast track the department’s goals to better assist loan officers and further improve the customer loan experience.

Charles Lickfold, Catalent

Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, announced the appointment of Charles Lickfold as senior vice president, chief information officer. Lickfold succeeds John McGill, who, following a period of transition, plans to retire in September 2020.

Lickfold will report to Alessandro Maselli, the company’s president and chief operating officer, and assume responsibility for Catalent’s global information technology services and technology, overseeing all aspects of IT service and functions at the company’s global network of facilities. In addition, Lickfold will lead Catalent’s continuing digital transformation and automation strategy, while ensuring the most rigorous data integrity standards are met.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and information technology, Lickfold has demonstrated significant IT leadership in the pharmaceutical services industry throughout his career. Prior to joining Catalent, he held numerous leadership positions, including chief information officer at Alcami, Avara Pharmaceutical Services and Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Yoni Pfeiffer, The DAK Group

The DAK Group, a middle-market investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, business sales and other strategic advisory services for middle market business owners, is pleased to announce that Yoni Pfeiffer has joined as an associate.

“We have grown and built DAK by attracting great people to work at our firm, and we are thrilled that Yoni has joined us,” said Alan J. Scharfstein, president of the DAK Group. “We are continuing to add top talent to our team.”

Pfeiffer will be part of the deal team, and will use his extensive experience in financial analysis and mergers & acquisitions execution to maximize value for clients’ businesses. He works closely with businesses and supports the team with his extensive experience in developing operating financial models and deal materials.

Sidney Singer, Levin Management Corp.

Sidney Singer has been promoted to vice president of leasing at Levin Management Corp., announced Matthew K. Harding, CEO of the North Plainfield-based commercial real estate services firm. The Perkasie, Pennsylvania, resident joined LMC as a senior leasing representative in 2018.

In his new role, Singer is overseeing the firm’s leasing team and working directly with clients to develop and implement leasing strategies for their properties.

“I am honored to take on this new role at Levin Management,” he said. “I look forward to continuing my established relationships within the retail and brokerage communities and building new connections as we navigate through the new realities facing our industry. LMC is a company that emphasizes collaboration and professional growth. I am excited for the opportunity to work more closely with our successful and talented leasing team, and other department heads to grow our firm and serve clients.”

Michelle H. Badolato, Camden County Bar Association 

Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce Michelle H. Badolato has been appointed to serve as president of the Camden County Bar Association. The CCBA is an association of legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice, advancing the interests of the legal profession and serving Camden County and the surrounding communities.

Badolato concentrates her practice in the areas of consumer financial litigation, banking, real estate, commercial litigation, foreclosure and bankruptcy. She has served as a trustee and then an officer of the CCBA for over 13 years and continues to serve it in her role as president. Badolato also served as a trustee for the Camden County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the CCBA, for 13 years.

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Dr. Bruce G. Haffty, American Society for Radiation Oncology

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty, associate vice chancellor for cancer programs and chair, radiation oncology, at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been selected as the 2020 Gold Medal Award winner by the American Society for Radiation Oncology, ASTRO, the largest radiation oncology society in the world, in recognition of his significant accomplishments in the field.

The ASTRO Gold Medal Award is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of radiation oncology, including achievements in clinical patient care, research, teaching and service. With a special research interest in radiation therapy targeting breast cancer, Haffty works closely with colleagues across all disciplines and specialty centers at Rutgers Cancer Institute to conduct clinical and translational investigation and translate this work directly to patients.

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Jim Maffezzoli, SCYNEXIS Inc.

SCYNEXIS Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering innovative medicines to overcome and prevent difficult-to-treat and drug-resistant infections, announced the appointment of Jim Maffezzoli, an experienced women’s health marketing executive, as vice president of marketing and sales. Maffezzoli will lead marketing and commercialization of SCYNEXIS’ lead clinical asset, ibrexafungerp, pending regulatory approval, for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, more commonly known as vaginal yeast infection.

“With our NDA submission for the treatment of VVC on track for the second half of this year, we are thrilled that Jim is joining the SCYNEXIS leadership team as we continue to expand our marketing efforts in the women’s health segment,” said Dr. Marco Taglietti, CEO of SCYNEXIS. “Jim’s extensive experience in brand building, strategy and commercialization, as well as his deep understanding of the women’s health market, will help position us for a successful ibrexafungerp launch.”

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Munich Re America Services Inc.

Munich Re America Services Inc. has appointed Cathy Smith as chief risk and underwriting officer. Smith is based in Princeton, and reports to Tony Kuczinski, CEO and president, Munich Re US Holding. Kam Jha succeeds Smith at American Modern, as the senior vice president, chief underwriting officer. Jha is based in Amelia, Ohio, and reports to Andreas Kleiner, CEO and president, American Modern.

“Both Cathy and Kam bring valuable expertise and leadership skills to their new roles,” said Kuczinski. “They demonstrate the strong and deep bench strength of our Munich Re US P&C Cos.”

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New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Policy Perspective announced two new additions to its research team. Brittany L. Holom joins NJPP as senior policy analyst and will lead the organization’s health care research and analysis; Vineeta Kapahi joins as policy analyst and will research issues related to immigrants’ rights and economic security.

“We are so thrilled to have Brittany and Vineeta, two incredible analysts and experts with a wealth of experience and knowledge, join the NJPP team,” said Brandon McKoy, President of NJPP. “Brittany’s academic and professional background in public health is truly impressive and she’s going to help expand our work in new and exciting ways that connect health to everything from wages to the environment. Vineeta, in addition to a deep history of work in immigration organizing and advocacy, showed her depth of knowledge and data savvy as our Crotty Fellow in 2019, and it’s a real honor to get to work with her in a bigger way. With these two new hires, NJPP is very well positioned to tackle the challenges of today while thinking big about the solutions of tomorrow.”

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