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.
Prabu Rajamohan, LionO360
LionO360, the leading provider of CRM and inventory management solutions, announced the appointment of Prabu Rajamohan as its new chief technology officer. In his new role, Rajamohan will work closely with LionO360’s founder and CEO, Arun Upadhyay, to lead the global LionO360 development team, including engineering, product, IT and operations, to usher in the next generation of LionO360 solutions.
“LionO360 has secured its position as the preferred provider of business management solutions for small businesses, and I’m excited to be part of such a visionary company that is committed to providing its customers with technologies that help them grow and succeed,” said Rajamohan.
Rajamohan brings more than 25 years of experience to LionO360, with an extensive background in IT architecture and modernization, platform and solution engineering, global delivery leadership, and advanced team building. Prior to joining LionO360, Rajamohan has held various technology leadership roles at LiquidHub (Capgemini), Rigil, Comcast and Independence Blue Cross. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Temple University and an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Management.
Brent Rose, Beyond
Beyond announced the promotion of Chief Sales Officer Brent Rose to its inaugural chief revenue officer position. The new role expands Rose’s jurisdiction to encompass sales, marketing and product development. He will be responsible for the holistic revenue generation and product advancement of the company, with a sharp focus on customer experience.
This strategic restructuring marks the first time Beyond founder and CEO Bob Carr has named a chief revenue officer in his decades of leadership.
“Brent has walked in the shoes of every level of salesperson we have at Beyond, knows the products in the marketplace better than anyone, is ethical to the core, and wants everyone to win,” stated Carr when asked why Rose is right for the job. “With our model, the merchant gets a good value, the successful salesperson gets paid a very handsome amount of money, and the company wins. Brent believes in this value proposition and has the intelligence and work ethic to execute it.”
John Tavares, Commvault
Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, announced the appointment of John Tavares as vice president, global channel and alliances.
In his new role, Tavares will be responsible for overseeing the growth of Commvault’s Global Partner Organization and strengthening the company’s relationships with partners worldwide. Tavares joins Commvault from Dell EMC, where he worked in a variety of sales leadership roles, first for EMC and continuing through the merger with Dell, for the last 25 years. During his tenure with Dell EMC, Tavares grew the company’s data center business encompassing software, hardware and services, built a world-class sales team and increased revenue year-over-year.
“I am excited to bring my longstanding sales expertise to Commvault and aid the company in continuing to grow its reputation for providing trusted enterprise-grade data management solutions across the global channel,” said Tavares. “The Global Partner Organization has done some amazing things, especially during such uncertain times this past year. I look forward to building on this momentum and creating long-lasting partnerships that will truly benefit our customers.”
Sharon Fernandez, Buckle
Buckle, a tech-enabled financial services company, appointed Sharon Fernandez to head of the company’s Insurance Division. She comes from Farmers Business Insurance, where she most recently served as President, leading $2.1 billion in revenue from a full range of small and mid-market commercial insurance products. Prior to spending nearly 13 years at Farmers, Sharon served USAA for 18 years in various executive roles. She is reporting to Buckle’s co-founder and CEO, Marty Young.
“(Co-founder) Dustin Walsey and I are working to build a top-notch, top-tier management team at Buckle, and we are thrilled that our team now includes Sharon Fernandez,” said Young. “Sharon’s background represents an ideal fit for this newly created position as Head of Buckle Insurance with her broad property and casualty (P&C) background in both consumer and commercial lines.”
Cole Schotz P.C.
Cole Schotz P.C. is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been elevated to members of the firm, including three in New Jersey. The new members include Timothy J. Craddock, Michael J. Kearney, Michael C. Klauder, Patrick J. Quinn and Eric J. Reisman, and are located across the firm’s New Jersey, Texas and Florida offices.
The attorneys located in New Jersey are:
- Michael J. Kearney,a member of the Tax, Trusts and Estates Department;
- Michael C. Klauder, a member of the Litigation Department; and
- Patrick J. Quinn, a member of the Real Estate Department.
Cooper Levenson is pleased to announce four attorneys as the firm’s newest partners: Cynthia N. Grob, Erika-Leigh Kelley, Yolanda N. Melville and Jarad K. Stiles.
“These attorneys have proven themselves in terms of their professionalism, their expertise, and their dedication,” said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO, Cooper Levenson. “We are very pleased to have Cynthia, Erika, Jarad, and Yolanda as partners.”
CS Analytical Laboratory
CS Analytical Laboratory, the world’s only cGMP, FDA-registered and inspected contract laboratory exclusively designed and dedicated to container testing for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced the appointment of two key leadership executives.
Brian Mulhall has been named CEO and will oversee all aspects of the company’s operations, including executive laboratory management, client engagement, sales, marketing and, most importantly, cGMP quality operations. Alan Weiss has been named chief financial officer and will oversee all financial aspects of the company’s operations, business development, legal, and human resource functions. Together, Mulhall and Weiss represent an experienced and successful team, having worked together for over 20 years. CS Analytical is the third time they have teamed up in the leadership suite of a contract pharmaceutical service provider.
Donavan Hutchinson, SHI International
SHI International, one of the largest IT solutions providers in the world, has hired Donavan Hutchinson as managing director, SHI Corp. UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SHI. He will be responsible for managing sales growth and operations in the United Kingdom from the company’s office in Milton Keynes.
“We’re excited to add Donavan’s experience and leadership to our team,” says Celeste Lee, senior vice president, international sales and global programs, for SHI. “Whether building a new team or driving additional efficiency within an existing organization, Donavan’s proven track record of success leading sales organizations to achieve long-term growth in the channel will be a valuable addition to SHI’s ability to support customers in the U.K. and beyond.”
Freddy A. Jimenez, Celldex Therapeutics Inc.
Celldex Therapeutics Inc. announced the promotion of Freddy A. Jimenez to senior vice president and general counsel. Over the span of a 30 year career in the biopharmaceutical industry, Jimenez has been responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive legal and compliance strategies as well as coordination of legal expertise to support research and development, commercial and business efforts.
Jimenez joined Celldex as vice president, law and compliance in February 2016, serving as the company’s chief counsel and compliance officer as well as providing executive leadership of information technology.