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.
Sriraj Mallick, Infopro Learning
Infopro Learning announced the promotion of Sriraj Mallick to CEO and president.
In announcing the promotion, Infopro Learning founder and Chairman Andy Gaur said: “Sriraj Mallick is an extraordinary leader who, in the last seven years, has energized the organization by driving growth and building an amazing company culture. He has successfully launched performance-driven learning services and digital platforms and scaled our business globally. Sriraj has had a profound impact on our company, and I look forward to his continued leadership as the CEO of Infopro Learning.”
Mallick expressed his gratitude to everyone who have been part of this journey and said that he was inspired to work alongside such a talented team that believes in the purpose of “unlocking human potential.”
Dr. Nilesh Patel, St. Joseph’s Health
St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Nilesh Patel has been appointed as chairman of emergency medicine. In his role, Patel will oversee the Emergency Departments at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, and St. Joseph Wayne Medical Center in Wayne.
“Dr. Patel brings more than a decade of experience delivering emergency care to our community, and will continue to expand on our innovative services and programs,” says Kevin J. Slavin, CEO and president of St. Joseph’s Health. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Patel has responded in remarkable ways, and is the right choice to lead our emergency team as they provide compassionate and expert care to all who come through our doors.”
Patel has served at St. Joseph’s for over 13 years, and as vice chairman of emergency medicine for the last two.
Robin A. Walton, Rowan College at Burlington County
Robin A. Walton, the latest to join Rowan College at Burlington County’s board of trustees, comes equipped with almost two decades of experience in government and community relations within the higher education, health care and library services realms. Throughout her extensive career, Walton has worked and liaisoned with elected officials, legislative staff, government agencies and professional organizations.
As vice president for community and government affairs at Thomas Edison State University, she manages the university’s relationships with federal, state and local governments, regulatory agencies, key policymakers and community stakeholders. She’s a successful advocate for TESU and its working, adult student population. She’s also forged coalitions focusing on federal legislative and regulatory proposals.
A staunch advocate for women in the workplace, Walton spearheaded the creation of the Women’s Professional Network, a professional development board at TESU — which has assisted over 100 women in the organization.
Dana Averbouch, Panaya
Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based change intelligence for SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce announced the appointment of Dana Averbouch as chief marketing officer. She will join the company’s executive leadership team and report to CEO David Binny.
Averbouch will lead all aspects of Panaya’s global marketing strategy and execution, including brand and performance marketing, community engagement, product marketing, advertising and customer lifecycle management. She will also work closely with technology and business teams to ensure that innovation within product roadmaps meets customer needs.
Meghann Belford, Woodmont Properties
Woodmont Properties — a leading owner, developer, and manager of residential and commercial properties — announced Meghann Belford’s elevation to a new position as the learning & development specialist.
In this position, Belford will play a critical role in Woodmont’s career development, which will cultivate growth and opportunities for the advancement of its team members. Through organizational learning, Belford will be instrumental in the implementation of career development programs designed to provide the highest level of talent management and coaching across all positions within the company. Belford will report to Cynthia Gonzalez, director of human resources, who will lead Woodmont’s commitment to the learning and development of its team members.
Infinity BiologiX LLC
Infinity BiologiX LLC, a leading next-generation central laboratory providing sample collection and processing, storage, analytical services, and scientific and technical support, has announced new clinical and scientific leadership, naming Shareef Nahas as its new vice president of global laboratory operations and clinical services and interim chief scientific officer, and Sameer Kalghatgi as senior director, laboratory operations.
In his role, Nahas will lead IBX’s laboratory team. He will be responsible for all aspects of production, workflows, sample collection and quality assurance of the company’s current assays, while also partnering with the R&D team to oversee the validation of new tests. Kalghatgi joins IBX with deep extensive experience directing the scientific and technical operations of complex, high throughput laboratories. His rich experience designing and successfully executing intricate scientific projects will be significant as IBX develops new assays and expands its commercial services.
Bridget O’Keeffe, OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical Inc. announced the appointment of Bridget O’Keeffe, a biotech industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience, as vice president of clinical development.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. O’Keeffe to OncoSec in her new role during a critical time of growth for the company,” said Sandra Aung, senior vice president and chief clinical development officer. “At OncoSec, our mission is to bring safe and effective therapeutic options to patients who need it most. Having had the opportunity of previously working closely with Dr. O’Keeffe at Nektar Therapeutics, where she assumed a variety of leadership positions, I am confident her contributions will help propel our collective vision of delivering the next wave of paradigm-shifting therapeutic solutions for our patients.”
Brian Schoener, Northfield Bank
Northfield Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northfield Bancorp Inc., announced that Brian Schoener has joined the bank as vice president, commercial loan officer for the NJ West Region.
“Brian enjoys longstanding local and regional ties, and brings a strong background in commercial lending and business banking to Northfield,” stated Andy Zalescik, senior vice president, C&I Lending Team lead. “Brian has worked with a wide range of clients and industries over his career, and will be an asset to our team as we continue to expand our commercial, small business lending, cash management and deposit portfolio in Central New Jersey.”