Executive Moves: Law firms, Children’s Specialized Hospital 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.

Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC

Jason A. Meisner and Joseph P. Fiteni joined Donnelly Minter & Kelly LLC as partners in the firm’s Litigation Group. Meisner and Fiteni bring extensive, diverse experience in all litigation matters, from pre-trial investigation and evaluation through trial and appeals.

“We are thrilled to have Jason and Joe join our firm as partners. They are excellent lawyers with well-earned reputations for professionalism and zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients,” said Patrick B. Minter, a founding partner.

Meisner, a former assistant prosecutor with Morris County, focuses on commercial litigation, general defense litigation, estate & trusts litigation, and criminal defense matters. Fiteni concentrates primarily on commercial litigation, construction defects, environmental issues, personal injury, pharmaceutical defects, property damage and toxic torts.

Eisenberg, Gold & Agrawal P.C.

Eisenberg, Gold & Agrawal P.C., a growing Cherry Hill law firm specializing in real estate, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy law, announces it has named two of its attorneys partners, brought in four new associates and appointed an of counsel. This brings to nine the number of attorneys in the practice, with 14 additional support staff and legal assistants.

Andrew Unterlack, newly named partner, brings 22 years of legal experience to this role, mostly in the areas of commercial litigation and creditors’ rights. Douglas Ferguson, a six-year veteran of EG&A and the second new partner, also provides legal services to financial institutions and works in the landlord-tenant law, commercial collections and commercial and residential real estate arena.

EG&A has also named Rishi K. Desai as of counsel and announces four recent additions to its team: William A. Rodio, Scott Shectman, Bernadette Irace and Adam Rosengard.

Dr. Matthew McDonald, Children’s Specialized Hospital

Dr. Matthew McDonald recently accepted an expanded role at Children’s Specialized Hospital and RWJBarnabas Health. As senior vice president and chief medical officer, McDonald will maintain all of his current responsibilities while taking on a more extensive role within CSH and the RWJBH system.

McDonald will help guide the execution of pediatric strategy, including program development at CSH and ambulatory growth for RWJBH Children’s Services. Additionally, he will continue to lead the RWJBH Pediatric Quality Council overseeing quality and safety for RWJBH Children’s Services and will chair the RWJBH Delegated Credentialing Board through the next stages of success.

McDonald joined the Children’s Specialized team in 2014 as section chief of Special Needs Pediatrics and, while in this role, he guided a multidisciplinary team to develop the first National Committee for Quality Assurance-certified medical home in New Jersey for children with special health care needs and medical complexities. In addition, he led the expansion of CSH’s second Special Needs Primary Care location in Hamilton. In 2016, McDonald became the president of the medical staff at CSH and, in October 2017, he was appointed associate vice president and medical director of outpatient services before taking on the role of vice president and chief medical officer in June 2018.

Cindy Pirozzi, Medlogix

Medical claims management innovator Medlogix announced that Cindy Pirozzi has joined the organization as the senior vice president of workers’ compensation managed care, where she will be responsible for leading the division’s strategic initiatives, including business development, product expansion and customer relations.

Pirozzi’s dynamic career spans over 25 years, in which she has served in a variety of senior leadership, business development and entrepreneurial roles. She is a well-regarded professional in the property and casualty insurance and medical claims management industries and excels at leading business development and customer relationship efforts.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a highly-respected and vibrant industry leader as Cindy Pirozzi to our executive team,” said Medlogix’s president, Craig Goldstein. “Her impressive record of accomplishment and collaborative, solutions-based approach are the perfect fit for our company, and will immediately bolster our workers’ compensation service delivery and expansion efforts.”

James Puleo, Arc Building Partners

Arc Building Partners, a full-service construction management firm, announced James Puleo has joined the company to lead its New Jersey office as executive vice president and regional manager. In his role as EVP, Puleo will primarily be focused on leading predevelopment and preconstruction efforts with project stakeholders, in addition to driving excellence in operational performance in New Jersey and the New York City metro area.

“As our New Jersey office grows, James will help us take our operations to an even higher level. His proven track record of improving efficiencies and adapting quickly to achieve success will strengthen our firm’s ability to expand regionally, as we continue to deliver complex, high-profile projects for clients in New Jersey,” said Frank Ciminelli, CEO and president of Arc Building Partners. “As a company that relies on trusted partnerships and delivering certainty under compressed timelines, his experience will prove to be invaluable to our growth.”

With nearly 25 years of experience in the construction and development industry, Puleo most recently worked with Los Angeles-based Cypress Equity Investments, where he ran and built its East Coast real estate development operations. He oversaw the firm’s projects in Boston, New Jersey, Florida and elsewhere, and he implemented strategies to enter new markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas.

EisnerAmper LLP

EisnerAmper LLP, a leading global business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments within its Technology and Life Sciences Services Group:

  • Marc Fogarty, national biotech sector leader;
  • Michael Hadjiloucas, national pharmaceutical & medical devices sector leader;
  • Richard Cleaveland, national software sector leader; and
  • John Zefi, national technology services sector leader.

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Kinga Mikos, Spencer Savings Bank

Spencer Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kinga Mikos to the position of vice president and director of retail administration. Mikos will be responsible for leading and managing the deposit operations and retail service departments at the bank.

Mikos brings over two decades of deposit operations, project management, new product development and policy/procedure implementation experience to this position. Prior to joining Spencer just one year ago, she was the vice president of operations at Bank of New Jersey and a deposit operations specialist at Interchange Bank.

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Sunil Padiyar, Corcentric

Corcentric, a leading provider of business spend management and revenue management software and services, announced the appointment of Sunil Padiyar as chief technology officer. Padiyar joins the executive team in his new role and is responsible for overseeing the company’s global technology roadmap and vision.

Reporting directly to Matt Clark, president and chief operating officer, Padiyar is leading the charge on the development of Corcentric’s world class solution offerings and finalizing the integrations of Source One, Netsend and Determine into the Corcentric platform.

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Jill Richards, TrueFort

TrueFort, the application and cloud workload protection company, announced Jill Richards has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Richards has successfully built and taken several enterprise technology brands to market leadership positions.

“Jill is an award-winning marketer with a proven track record of success taking new technologies to market, building awareness and driving revenues,” said Sameer Malhotra, CEO of TrueFort. “We are very excited to add her blend of brand and technical marketing expertise to our executive team as we scale TrueFort’s leadership in cloud and application workload protection.”

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Mark Viner, ZRG

ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, has hired industry icon Mark Viner to lead and grow the firm’s Interim Solutions division.

Viner started his career with Deloitte and had progressive roles with Harris, Disney and Planet Hollywood before while becoming the chief financial officer of Dreams Inc. (subsequently acquired by Fanatics). From industry, he joined RGP in its interim solutions area, where he supported on-demand talent needs. After leaving RGP, he joined a search boutique, StevenDouglas, as the president of interim resources and helped build this profitable and successful division for 14 years, before joining ZRG in his new role.

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