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.
Kelly Bayer, NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co.
NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co., a leading full-service commercial brokerage firm, announced that Kelly Bayer has joined its team of professionals as an associate vice president. Bayer specializes in representing local and national retail occupiers and owners, and, in this new position, will continue to utilize her experience and expertise to provide exceptional real estate solutions for her clients.
“We are very excited to have Kelly join our team,” David A. Simon, chief operating officer, said. “The retail sector has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and there is no doubt that we will see a lot of change in this specific asset class. However, change creates opportunities and we are confident that Kelly’s proven market knowledge and experience will greatly benefit the individuals and companies we represent.”
For the past four years, Bayer was an associate director with Colliers International focusing on the retail sector. Prior to joining Colliers, Bayer was an associate at Cushman & Wakefield and was part of the New Jersey Retail Team.
Justin Furch, T&M Associates
T&M Associates, a leading national engineering and technical services consulting company, announced that Justin Furch has joined the company as the technology practice leader and will work out of the company’s Middletown office. In this leadership role, he will grow and manage a team that will enhance projects through technology and innovation while improving and advancing operational efficiencies.
With 22 years of experience, Furch has built and led teams that have managed multimillion-dollar technology projects for federal, state and local agencies. His key skills are relational database modeling, database administration, software development and implementation. Furch also has extensive experience working with Geographical Information System software, transportation data modeling and design and development of custom software solutions. These include transportation asset management systems, project tracking and management systems, field inspection and inventory, and analysis/reporting systems.
“Now more than ever, technology is playing an important role in our industry and Justin is an amazing addition to our team,” said Patrick Jeffery, T&M’s chief operating officer. “His skill-set is unique. He has both internal and external focused experience. This, coupled with his knowledge of the industry further enhance the robust technical services that we already offer and provide us with a competitive edge.”
Dr. Iosif Gulkarov, Jersey City Medical Center
Dr. Tyrone Krause, chief of cardiothoracic and chair of surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently welcomed Dr. Iosif Gulkarov as the new associate chief of cardiac surgery, to the expanding cardiothoracic program. Both Krause and Gulkarov are also members of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group.
“With RWJBarnabas Health’s support, Jersey City Medical Center continues to reinforce its leading position as the provider of choice for excellent advanced health care. We are enhancing our comprehensive cardiovascular center, the only one with open heart surgery in Hudson County,” JCMC CEO and President Michael Prilutsky said. “Under the leadership of Dr. Krause and with the addition of Dr. Gulkarov, our hospital continues to invest in our community, providing access to highly skilled, nationally recognized cardiovascular specialists.”
Gulkarov joins Krause in leading the expanded cardiac program at JCMC. Gulkarov earned his medical degree at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he continued his general surgery training and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship. He has received multiple awards, including NYU CAS Honors Scholar, the Wortis Biological Prize and the Resident Research Award. He received his cardiothoracic surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Anna Mateu, Anderson & Vreeland Inc.
The appointment of Anna Mateu as supply chain analyst for Anderson & Vreeland, leading manufacturer of flexographic print technologies, equipment and consumables, is announced by Graig Sanderson, purchasing manager for Anderson & Vreeland Inc.
“Anna is a great addition to team AV,” Sanderson said. “Her high energy, eagerness to succeed and attention to detail will serve her well.”
Mateu will be working from the Fairfield-based company’s Irving, Texas, office. Her focus will be on inventory analyzation and, specifically 3M.
Sam Tecchio, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, with locations in Clifton and Ramsey, announced Sam Tecchio has joined its team as general manager for its Clifton location.
Bringing more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the general manager role, Tecchio will oversee day-to-day and long-term operations in the front and back of house, including maintenance of restaurant culture, team member development, overall guest satisfaction and restaurant programming support.
“We’re excited to have Sam take the reins of The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and uphold dining excellence for the guests we serve,” said Regan DeBenedetto, director of operations, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub. “Having a seasoned and dedicated general manager like Sam will allow us to expand our horizons and build upon our industry knowledge and creativity. We look forward to seeing what Sam will bring to this position and the amazing dining experiences he’ll create.”
Erika Duncan, CareFinders Total Care
CareFinders Total Care, the largest non-medical home health provider in New Jersey and fastest-growing in the Northeast, announced that Erika Duncan has joined the company as its new chief people officer.
Duncan comes to CareFinders as an accomplished HR strategist and transformational leader, with over 20 years of expertise developing and growing successful operations across the health care industry. In her most recent role as CHRO at Trinity Health’s Northeast group, she was responsible for strategic planning, change management and transformational leadership at multiple hospital and care locations across Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, leading over 35,000 health care employees across multiple service lines.
Investors Bank’s Commercial Banking Group announced the addition of five senior-level executives who will focus on building relationships and originating loans with middle-market companies throughout the region. These commercial bankers are knowledgeable advisers who will provide a range of banking, lending and treasury management services to companies in a broad range of industries — information technology, health care, logistics, materials, manufacturing, real estate and telecommunications, among others.
The new executives are:
- Robert J. Christmas, senior vice president and team leader, is responsible for developing banking relationships and originating loans with companies in and around Philadelphia;
- Paul Ferrara, senior vice president, is responsible for arranging commercial financing for companies in Northern New Jersey;
- Cynthia L. Selover, senior vice president, is responsible for building banking partnerships and structuring loans with companies and not-for-profit organizations in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island;
- Douglas P. Taliaferro, senior vice president and New York market executive, will lead commercial banking teams that will generate loans and add deposits from middle market companies in New York City and on Long Island;
- Gary P. Vessecchia, senior vice president, is responsible for securing loans and deposits from middle market companies in New York City.
Emily Schlosser, BNY Mellon’s Pershing
BNY Mellon’s Pershing, a leading provider of global financial business solutions, announced that Emily Schlosser has been named the company’s new chief operating officer. Schlosser joins Pershing from Goldman Sachs, where she was head of change for the Global Markets Division. In that role, she led the transformation of their institutional client experience, as well as major initiatives to drive new revenue streams, build scale, and manage risk and regulatory obligations.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Schlosser served as COO of corporate services at E*Trade, responsible for client service, participant engagement, technology, marketing, operations, risk, finance and human resources. Both firm revenue and assets under management grew under her direction.
Patrick Shea, Antares Pharma
Antares Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical technology company, announced the appointment of Patrick Shea to the position of senior vice president of commercial. Shea will be responsible for leading all commercial activities, including sales, sales operations, marketing, trade and market access for the company and will report to Robert F. Apple, Antares Pharma’s CEO and president.
In his role, Shea’s primary responsibilities will be to accelerate the positive growth trajectory of the company’s flagship product, XYOSTED, as well as strategic assessment of future potential product opportunities for the commercial organization. He will be replacing Edward Kessig, senior vice president of commercial, who has recently announced his retirement.