Executive Moves: CBRE, Kearny Bank 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.


CBRE is pleased to announce that Mike Maloney and Tim Morris have joined the firm as senior vice president and first vice president, respectively, and will both be based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Maloney and Morris will partner together and focus on representing tenants and landlords in the greater Philadelphia region, including South Jersey, as well as multimarket occupier accounts.

Maloney joins CBRE having spent 10 years at Newmark Knight Frank, most recently serving as managing director where he specialized in representing office and industrial tenants in the Philadelphia area and internationally.

Morris also joins the firm from Newmark, where he served for seven years as an associate director specializing in representing office landlords and tenants within the suburban Philadelphia office market and on a national basis. Prior to Newmark, Tim spent three seasons playing minor league baseball in the Seattle Mariners organization.

Luisa Martino, Kearny Bank

Pompton Plains resident Luisa Martino has joined Kearny Bank as 1st vice president/business banking manager. In her new role, she leads Kearny Bank’s team of business relationship officers, while partnering with the retail, treasury and lending departments to expand business and sales activities.

Operating throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn and Staten Island, the bank’s business relationship officers provide clients with professional counsel, along with access to a range of financial products and services. Martino is developing overall strategic direction, while making mentoring, coaching and overall professional development available to individual officers.

“In bringing Luisa aboard, our goal was further enhancement of our business banking capabilities,” says Kearny Bank Executive Vice President/Chief Banking Officer Anthony Bilotta. “I’m confident she’ll play a valuable role in doing just that, both through managing the business relationship officers and interacting with the senior members of our other departments.”

Jason Marx, Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC

Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC has announced an expansion of its law practice and the launch of two new practice groups — Taxation and Estate Planning, and Elder Care and Special Needs Planning.  In addition, Jason E. Marx has joined the firm as a partner and chairs the two new practice areas.

According to Benjamin C. Curcio, founder and Litigation chair: “We continue to grow Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC based on a shared vision among the partners, most of whom came from some of the region’s largest law firms, to practice the highest caliber of law, while delivering highly-personalized service. The launch of both our Taxation and Estate Planning and Elder Care and Special Needs Planning groups allows us to continue to provide solution-driven counsel to clients who need to care for family members and their finances in the best possible way.”

The Taxation and Estate Planning Group at Curcio Mirzaian Sirot provides a full array of services to individuals and families, businesses, corporate trust departments, executives and other professionals, and tax-exempt entities with respect to estate, trust and gift tax planning, business succession planning, and the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships. Curcio Mirzaian Sirot’s Elder Care and Special Needs Planning Group helps clients facing difficult decisions surrounding older or disabled family members.

JoAnn Means, Acenda

Acenda welcomes JoAnn Means as the organization’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Means will be responsible for implementing a holistic enterprisewide diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to advance a climate of equality and opportunity at Acenda. She will also serve as an advocate and resource for Acenda staff throughout the agency’s 56-plus locations in New Jersey.

“I am delighted to join Team Acenda and help accelerate DEI progress throughout the agency,” said Means. “Inequalities go against the very ideals that Acenda stands for as a community-based integrated health provider, and I am proud to be furthering our shared vision of inclusivity and opportunity.”

Means has devoted her professional career to the promotion of diversity and equity. As the former director of admissions for Gwynedd Mercy University’s Nursing Program, she identified obstacles to diversity recruitment and created initiatives to proactively hire from underrepresented multicultural populations. Means has also helped organize and fund STEM and chess initiatives in Delaware, positively impacting the thousands of youth challenged by multigenerational poverty and under-resourced communities to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.


Saxum announced a variety of personnel moves:

  • Chad DeBolt has been promoted to managing director & principal;
  • Sean Gilbert has been promoted to principal;
  • Dave Schoer has earned a promotion to vice president of accounting & operations;
  • Lucas Malavarca has earned a promotion to senior property manager; and
  • Caitie Kroeger was promoted to marketing manager.

Saxum Real Estate is a national boutique real estate investment and development firm. Saxum specializes in value-add and opportunistic development opportunities across the U.S. in multiple asset classes. Leveraging its vertically integrated platform, Saxum has the ability to implement a unique investment approach to creating value and enhancing real estate at every step of the investment life cycle.

T&M Associates

T&M Associates, a leading national engineering and technical services consulting company, announced that Kendra Lelie has joined the company as Regional Planning Practice leader, and the promotion of M. Elaine Dasti to Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Practice leader.

Lelie is an accomplished planning professional with 28 years of experience directing planning and design projects from concept to completion. Her successful track record includes the preparation of master plans, zoning ordinances and redevelopment plans, with specific expertise in livable places, smart growth, affordable housing, recreational planning and urban design. She has served as the consulting planner for planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment throughout the state of New Jersey, where she provides advice and testimony in consideration of development applications. Lelie is a licensed professional planner and landscape architect.

T&M brought on Dasti five years ago to establish the firm’s Building Services Group, expanding the technical offerings already provided by the company. As an effective leader, she quickly drove the practice forward and expanded her core team through the delivery of more than $2 million in new business. As she fueled the Building Services Group’s growth, Dasti enhanced company performance by cross-selling other services, obtaining new clients and improving quality control practices through her self-started initiatives — ultimately creating the MEP Practice. Her 13 years of experience encompass hundreds of projects spanning public and private clients. Dasti is a licensed professional engineer.

David Nenke, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., a leading solutions provider for the education industry, announced that David Nenke has been appointed president of digital student solutions. Nenke will report directly to Michael P. Huseby, chairman and CEO, BNED.

As president of DSS, Nenke will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the company’s direct-to-consumer DSS segment. This includes driving strategic growth and innovation for the company’s bartleby suite of solutions, in addition to overseeing content strategy, marketing, technology, sales, operations, finance and product management within DSS. Nenke brings more than 25 years of strategic and operational business experience to his new role at BNED, along with a track record of success in building, scaling and transforming digital retail businesses.

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Doug Petrozzini, Colliers

Colliers announces it has hired Doug Petrozzini as senior managing director, office leasing, to join the firm’s growing Princeton office. Petrozzini is the latest in a series of new senior hires for the firm in New Jersey already this year. His appointment speaks to the firm’s resilience and strength despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

In addition to Petrozzini, Colliers is announcing that Donald Nuckel joins the firm and will be based out of its Woodbridge office. Nuckel joins as an associate in the Capital Markets & Investment Sales team.

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Talley Management Group Inc.

Talley Management Group Inc., a 33-year-old, employee owned, leading association management company, recently announced its newly structured organizational chart that positions client-facing staff with colleagues who oversee organizations within the same industry or field. This reorganization has led to the promotion of Leslie Teris; Brent Schwartz; and Nim Lalvani, all of whom are current executive directors within TMG.

The TMG Meetings and Events Team has also grown, promoting senior team member Wendy Stevens to associate director, meetings.

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