Executive Moves: Davison, Eastman; Violet PR; 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.

Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone

Timothy C. Moriarty, Colts Neck; Alan L. Poliner, Manalapan; and Christina desGroseilliers, Brick, have been hired as associate attorneys at the law firm of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone in Freehold.

A litigator and trial lawyer, Moriarty specializes in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts; business, commercial, and construction law and litigation, ranging from startup sole proprietorships to large corporations; employment law; and trusts, tax and estate planning and litigation. Poliner specializes in title disputes and litigation; riparian rights; and commercial litigation, including real estate, class actions, franchising, consumer fraud, unfair competition, and business torts. DesGroseilliers specializes in civil litigation and business law.

Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, founded in 1988, represents clients in corporate litigation as well as in civil and criminal cases, business and employment law, trusts and estates, municipal, community associations, real estate and land use and DWI defense.

Christina Forrest, Violet PR

Violet PR, a boutique, New Jersey-based public relations firm specializing in economic development, professional services and social good, announced the promotion of Christina Forrest to account director. In her nearly seven-year tenure with Violet PR, Forrest has successfully promoted clients ranging from large cities to midsized consulting firms and individual thought leaders.

“The success of our boutique PR firm is due in large part to Christina’s hard work and creativity over the last seven years,” said Violet PR President April Mason. “Christina has helped Violet PR achieve enormous success on the national and New Jersey stage — leading to numerous awards for our public relations campaigns, and very happy long-term clients.”

Forrest’s award-winning PR experience includes managing New York City media events, media tours with top-tier press and social media programs.

Saleem Khan, Discovery Data

Discovery Data, the market leader in data, insight and analytics for the financial services and insurance industries, announced it has appointed Saleem Khan as chief data and analytics officer, a newly created position leading the firm’s data and analytics strategy and driving actionable insights and analytics that help Discovery Data’s clients identify market opportunities and achieve business outcomes.

Khan was most recently founder and managing partner at HyperPlayn DataWorks, providing data strategy consulting and implementation services to the information services sector including Discovery Data in 2020. Prior to that, Khan was the global leader of data and analytics innovation at Dun & Bradstreet.

He is a patented inventor with over 15 years of experience in data, technology, and advanced analytics, having held senior positions at successful startups and multinational corporations such as IBM and S&P Global Ratings.


KickCharge Creative, an award-winning branding agency specializing in marketing for small-business service contractors, announces two new personnel moves that reflect the company’s continuing growth and industry leadership.

KickCharge has added brand designer Jesse LuBera to its roster and promoted Terri Lynne Briggs to senior vice president, director of operations and client service.

“Terri’s dedication to KickCharge and our customers has been evident since she joined the team almost seven years ago,” said Dan Antonelli, president of KickCharge. “She’s been a big part of our success, and the expanded scope this new role provides is an opportunity for her to make even bigger contributions as we keep pushing to build on what we’ve accomplished. And Jesse is bringing extensive branding experience in addition to his world-class design skills, so he’ll play a key role in KickCharge’s growth while delivering premier creative results to our clients.”

Kara Rogan, CoWorx Staffing Services

CoWorx Staffing Services has promoted Kara Rogan to chief operating officer, to lead organizational realignment and all U.S. operations for the national staffing agency. In her new role, Rogan’s responsibilities include strategic oversight of regional operational efficiencies and best practices, as well as management of national clients, engagement and implementation, and field training.

“We are excited to announce Kara’s appointment and have every confidence she will be instrumental to CoWorx’s continued growth as the premiere partner for temporary staffing,” said Tim Hartnett, CEO of CoWorx Staffing Services. “She has already been integral to the success of our East Region, enhancing operational excellence and contributing to sales expansion, and will continue to be a major part of our evolution as a company.”

Rogan first joined CoWorx in 2005 as a director, overseeing a relatively small market. By 2010, she was promoted to senior director, Southern New England; and, in 2016, she was promoted to vice president, East Region, managing more than 30 locations.

Mara Sirhal, Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. named Mara Sirhal as senior vice president and general manager for Harmon Health and Beauty Stores. Sirhal will report to Joe Hartsig, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and president of Harmon Health and Beauty Stores.

Sirhal will be responsible for unlocking the potential of Harmon Health and Beauty Stores, leading all operational aspects of this value-driven business. This includes retail, online and distribution, as well as developing and implementing an improved customer value proposition to drive strong growth for the retail concept.

Harmon Health and Beauty Stores has a long history providing customers with leading personal care and beauty brands at deep everyday value. In line with Bed Bath & Beyond’s enterprise strategy, the company plans to deliver a more inspiring, omni-always shopping experience, providing its Harmon Health and Beauty Stores’ customers with greater ease, convenience and value.

Alex Tseng, NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co.

NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co., a leading full-service commercial brokerage firm, recently announced that Alex Tseng has joined its team of professionals as an associate vice president. Tseng will be specializing in representing industrial property owners in central and northern New Jersey with an emphasis on the ports.

“We feel fortunate to have Alex working with us. The industrial sector in New Jersey continues to remain an extremely desired asset class and we are confident that Alex’s unique background and knowledge will greatly benefit our clients,” commented David A. Simon, chief operating officer.

For the past four years, Tseng was a director of investment sales at New York City-based JET Real Estate. He has been active in the multifamily, industrial, office and property management sectors. Concurrently while working with JET, he was a director at STREETSEED, where he was responsible for purchasing undervalued and poorly managed multifamily properties and improving them to become more desirable for tenants, as well as increasing property values for the property owners. He also utilized his design capabilities at CAZA, an architectural firm, where he served as a project manager, leading design teams for studies of large-scale mixed-use development projects and resort communities.

Dr. Richard Woodman, Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co. Ltd., announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Woodman as chief clinical officer of its Oncology Business Group.

In this role,  Woodman will have full oversight and responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the company’s global oncology clinical development functions, including clinical research, clinical operations, imaging, medical writing, data services, biostatistics and regulatory strategy. He will also serve as a member of the Oncology Executive Leadership team.

Woodman, who has 18 years of pharmaceutical experience in several different functional areas at both large and small biotech organizations, will lead the clinical team’s development of Eisai’s next-generation oncology products by managing the design protocols and implementation of all oncology clinical trials. He will also oversee all collaboration development projects with partner companies, as well as interpret the results of all clinical trials in preparation for applications to global regulatory authorities, including the FDA, EMA and PDMA.

Faraz Khan, Vision Solar

Vision Solar announced Faraz Khan as its new chief financial officer. Khan is extremely eager to play a part in the success of the company in the years to come.

Khan has over 15 years of professional experience within the energy industry. Prior to joining Vision Solar, Khan served as senior director of corporate finance at Hardinge Inc. for two years, following his experience as CFO for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for four years. His diverse background experience has created a strong reputation for delivering financial results and driving business transformation across the Renewable Energy enterprise.

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Brendan Murray, VOLLERS

VOLLERS, a family-owned full-service solutions provider for construction services, has announced that Brendan Murray was named its new president. This major milestone marks the next chapter of VOLLERS’ commitment to leading the industry with its vision and advancing the field of site and civil construction services.

With the approval by the VOLLERS board of directors at its December 2020 meeting, Murray became the first president not from the entrepreneurial Vollers family. Murray joined VOLLERS in January 2020 as director of construction, bringing over 20 years of experience as founder of a multimillion-dollar commercial construction services firm.

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