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.
Sandy Crisafulli, Caryl Communications
Sandy Crisafulli has been promoted to chief operating officer at Caryl Communications, announced Caryl Bixon-Gordon, founder, chairman and president of the award-winning, Bergen County-based public relations and marketing agency. In this new position, Crisafulli is overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations, client strategy and team development, while continuing her role as senior account manager.
Crisafulli, who resides in Kingston, New York, has nearly three decades of both agency and client-side public relations experience. Following her career launch as journalist, she served as vice president at Caryl Communications in the mid-1990s. Crisafulli subsequently focused on account management, writing and media relations as a contractor prior to her recent appointment to COO.
“From her earliest days with us, Sandy has been an integral part of our organization and a true leader,” said Bixon-Gordon, who established Caryl Communications in the early 1980s. “Her appointment to COO is a natural next step, and I speak for our entire team in saying we are thrilled to have her in this new role.”
Richie Cunningham, Tyme Technologies Inc.
Tyme Technologies Inc., an emerging biotechnology company developing cancer metabolism-based therapies, announced that Steve Hoffman will remain in the role of chairman of the board of directors and continue as the company’s chief science officer, after a successful tenure as CEO since 2015. Richie Cunningham, former Icagen CEO and Boehringer Ingelheim executive, has been appointed as Tyme’s next CEO.
“We are fortunate to have been able to identify and bring on an individual with Mr. Cunningham’s significant experience in key facets sought by emerging biotech companies,” Hoffman said. “His leadership and expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as his knowledge of efficient partnering strategies will be invaluable in helping Tyme establish itself as a commercial organization with a pipeline of next-generation metabolic-based compounds.”
Cunningham brings more than 20 years of successful leadership experience spanning from pre-IND drug discovery through the commercialization and launch of over a dozen therapies in oncology, rare disease, infectious disease, respiratory, neurology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Cunningham brings to Tyme an in-depth understanding of maximizing therapeutic lifecycles, enhancing efficiencies and outcomes in biotech business models, and most importantly a commitment to a values-driven culture.
Edward “Teddy” Eynon, Scarinci Hollenbeck
Scarinci Hollenbeck has chosen Edward “Teddy” Eynon to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group and manage the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, according to Donald Scarinci, managing partner.
“Teddy is an experienced attorney and political strategist with a knack for successfully bridging the gap between politics and business,” stated Scarinci. “He understands the ins and outs of public policy and government relations, as well as the impact that various laws, policies and regulations may have on your business. We are excited to have him on board to provide our clients with the full spectrum of legal services required at every level of government interaction.”
Prior to joining the firm, Eynon served as partner at a prominent Washington, D.C., firm where he focused his practice primarily on public policy and government relations. He served clients from a variety of industries including trade, sanctions, health care, financial services, energy & environmental, appropriations, defense and homeland security. In the area of politics and public policy, Eynon has served as deputy chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona, where he gathered hands-on experience and understanding of the legislative process.
Jay Hsu, Sheldon Gross Realty
East Brunswick resident Jay Hsu has been appointed a corporate sales representative by Sheldon Gross Realty. In his new position, Hsu’s primary responsibility is supporting the company’s commercial real estate sales and leasing efforts.
Most recently a United Foods Corp. vice president, Hsu has also worked as a sales associate for RE/MAX and has experience in real estate-focused comparative market analysis and property value advisement, as well as development of such documents as listing agreements, purchase agreements, and leases. Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, he’s a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
“Jay’s experience is extremely broad, so his background in real estate sales is accented by a range of additional skills,” said Sheldon Gross Realty Executive Vice President Jonathan Glick. “I’m confident he’ll have a significant and immediate impact in terms of optimizing our clients’ financial returns.”
Jennifer E. Presti, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is pleased to welcome Jennifer E. Presti as counsel in the firm’s Family Law group.
Presti concentrates her practice on family law and matrimonial law, representing clients in all aspects of divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, custody, parenting time, child support and domestic violence, as well as prenuptial, marital and cohabitation agreements.
Presti graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in 2002 and earned her law degree at Rutgers Law School in 2010. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.
Matthew Remo, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce that New Jersey Bankers recently recognized Matthew Remo as a “Rising Star” of the New Jersey banking industry at its virtual awards ceremony.
The NJ Bankers Rising Star Award is granted to bankers, under the age of 40, to recognize their achievements in the Garden State banking industry. Award winners exhibit the characteristics of true leaders and are outstanding professionals, mentors, teachers and colleagues who support bank and industry initiatives. Remo has continuously exemplified strong leadership skills and professionalism throughout his career. Most recently, during these unprecedented times, he played a vital role in the execution of the Bank’s Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program process, which resulted in the funding of approximately 2,300 loans for businesses in the Bank’s community, saving more than 50,000 jobs. Remo continues to lead the SBA PPP Forgiveness initiative, and his knowledge of regulatory and financial subjects makes him an instrumental part of the Bank’s leadership team.
Additionally, the bank proudly announces the elevation of Remo to the position of director of strategy and development. In his new role, Remo is responsible for the development and formalization of the company’s business strategy and identification of strategic objectives, priorities, and initiatives along with the development of data analytics/management information systems to measure and report progress. Remo also ensures capital and liquidity management, regulatory compliance, and credit and enterprise risk management objectives are aligned and synchronized with the bank’s defined business strategies. In addition, he continues to lead new product governance and serve on many of the company’s committees.
Dana Córdova, SmartLinx Solutions
SmartLinx Solutions, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, announced the appointment of Dana Córdova as vice president of demand generation. In her new role, Córdova is responsible for driving demand for SmartLinx solutions by helping to increase brand awareness and customer acquisition to cultivate long-term relationships within the post-acute care and senior living industries.
“I am delighted to welcome Dana to the SmartLinx team,” said SmartLinx CEO Marina Aslanyan. “Dana is a seasoned leader with a consistent history of increasing brand awareness and revenue growth for technology companies. Her metric-oriented vision, with keen focus on strategic marketing and digital initiatives, will enable rapid growth for our company and deliver our services to more post-acute care and senior living facilities.”
Saxum Real Estate
Saxum Real Estate, one of the fastest growing boutique investment and development firms in the nation, executing on a pipeline of $750 million-plus in total capitalization, has added five new hires to their team over the past two quarters.
- Lee Samuelson joins Saxum as general counsel and chief compliance officer;
- Jennifer Van Blarcom has joined Saxum as architecture + design manager;
- Chris Vitiello has joined Saxum as senior accountant;
- Sunny Shah joins Saxum as an acquisitions associate;
- Dan Servidio has joined Saxum as development coordinator.
Celynda G. Tadlock, Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc.
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc., a health care technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announced the appointment of Celynda G. Tadlock as the company’s chief client officer and executive vice president of pharmacy benefit services. Tadlock will be a member of TRHC’s Executive Committee.
“Selecting Dr. Tadlock to serve as TRHC’s chief client officer will enhance and build upon our strategies and services that bring new innovations to clients and development opportunities for TRHC,” said TRHC Chairman and CEO Calvin H. Knowlton. “Dr. Tadlock’s goal will be to create a persistent focus on the client to support needed action to assure client and company success. Her expertise in pharmacy benefit management and services will transition recent acquisitions quickly and efficiently into a combined organization that leverages TRHC’s proprietary science and services.”