Executive Moves: Clara Maass, Provident 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.

Dr. Frank Dos Santos, Clara Maass Medical Center

Dr. Frank Dos Santos, a seasoned physician executive with over 24 years of experience, has been appointed chief medical officer at Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health.

“Dr. Dos Santos’ expertise in global health care and medical research is a perfect blend for our leadership team and for our community,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, CEO and president of Clara Maass Medical Center. “He has established an impressive, stellar career as a seasoned physician executive and has leveraged his knowledge of medicine in various ways that will be a tremendous benefit to all, and I look forward to working with him to move our strategic vision forward.”

Dos Santos was previously a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and part of Envision Physician Services as an Emergency Medicine EmBassador Travel Team physician.  Previously, Dos Santos was the chief medical officer for New York Network Management, IPA.

Raymond Eckhoff, Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution, has announced that Raymond Eckhoff of Rumson has been promoted to vice president, team leader with the bank’s commercial lending team.

Eckhoff is based in the bank’s Iselin office, and is responsible for managing a team of relationship managers and lending specialists who work with small to midsized companies in central New Jersey to grow the bank’s commercial loan portfolio by offering a variety of deposit and lending solutions. In addition, he will be actively involved with coaching and supporting his team to help structure new and existing commercial loans, meeting with customers, reviewing term sheets, and supporting loan approvals.

Eckhoff will continue to manage a loan portfolio and service the lending needs of clients in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

Anthony Mahajan, Frier Levitt LLC

Frier Levitt LLC, a national boutique health care and life sciences firm, is pleased to announce that Anthony Mahajan has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation and Regulatory departments, and will chair the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice. Mahajan will spend his time in the firm’s New Jersey and New York City offices in this role.

Prior to joining Frier Levitt, Mahajan served as the chief compliance & ethics officer for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 5 diversified health care company, reporting directly to the Audit Committee of the board of directors, where he was responsible for the overall effectiveness of the company’s enterprisewide compliance program across domestic and international operations. Mahajan managed teams of legal and compliance professionals to support government and private health plans, PBM, central-fill and specialty pharmacy, primary care, alternate-site and behavioral health providers, and ancillary services such as transportation, call centers and in-home health care.

“We are pleased to welcome Anthony to the firm,” said Daniel Frier, co-founding partner. “His unique blend of litigation, compliance and corporate governance experience across private practice, public service and in-house sectors will benefit our clients to proactively identify and manage risk, remediate significant instances of noncompliance and respond to regulatory scrutiny.”

New Jersey Apartment Association 

The New Jersey Apartment Association announces that Kelly Ryan has been promoted to director of membership and Sarah Shaw has been promoted to education manager.

Ryan has been with the NJAA for five years. In her role, she directs the organization’s membership recruitment efforts; onboards all new members; engages with the National Apartment Association on national membership initiatives; and manages the publication of NJAA’s membership magazine, among other projects. Ryan has been in the field of association management for 15 years.

Shaw, who manages the association’s education classes, has been with NJAA for three years. In her role, she recruits instructors from across the nation; helps set curriculum; guides members through the national designation and continuing education credentials process with NAA; and manages a number of the organization’s digital efforts. Over the past year, Shaw directed the association’s quick shift to online classes in response to COVID-19 regulations.

Noelle Silver, ElectrifAi

ElectrifAi, one of the world’s leading companies in practical artificial intelligence and pre-built machine learning models, announced Noelle Silver has joined the company as vice president of solutions architecture.

ElectrifAi is excited to have this new addition to the company. Silver brings with her an impressive background and a wealth of knowledge as a thought leader, technology evangelist and advocate for diversity in data science, having worked in a number of roles with vast responsibilities in her 20-plus-year career.

Silver is a top influencer in AI and Voice AI and has been recognized as a top speaker and thought leader. She is an advocate for Women in AI and the responsible and ethical use of AI. She also sits on several boards supporting digital rights and user agency. She has won numerous awards in her career.

Hannah Testani, Intelligent Audit

Intelligent Audit, the leader in multimodal freight audit and transportation spend analytics, announced that its board of directors has appointed Hannah Testani as the company’s CEO.

Yosie Lebovich, who founded Intelligent Audit and has led the company as CEO for nearly three decades, will transition to the role of chief technology officer, where he will be able to dedicate his full time and attention to leading the company’s research and development efforts that helped set IA apart as a best-in-class industry leader.

Paul Finley, previously vice president of operations, will succeed Testani as chief operating officer. The board has appointed Emil Lebovich to a newly created executive position, chief innovation officer, where he will focus on continuous innovation and pushing the boundaries of the Intelligent Audit product and technology.

Philip Coniglio, Private Advisor Group

Private Advisor Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing independent wealth management firms in the country, announces the appointment of Philip Coniglio as its new chief information officer.

In the role, he will provide additional expertise and operational strength to PAG’s expanding portfolio of technology solutions. Coniglio will also serve as the chief information security officer. He will report to James Sullivan, managing director and head of technology strategy.

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Carlos Eduardo L’Abbate, Anterix

Anterix has named Carlos Eduardo L’Abbate as the company’s chief technology officer, where he will lead the company’s technological vision to enable deployment of 900 MHz private broadband networks for utilities and critical infrastructure entities across the United States.

In his previous role as senior director of technology and architecture for the FirstNet Authority, L’Abbate led a team of engineers and vendors. He was responsible for advising the FirstNet Authority executive team and board of directors in the areas of technology and product development, vendor selection, future wireless standards, future customer needs, network architecture and future investments in technology.

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Sara Queen, MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Investment Management, the institutional asset management business of MetLife Inc., has appointed Sara Queen as managing director and head of Real Estate Equity. Reporting to Robert Merck, senior managing director and global head of MetLife Investment Management’s Real Estate and Agriculture business, Queen succeeds Mark Wilsmann, who retired at the end of March after more than 30 years with the company.

“Sara’s passion for commercial real estate, her strong client relationships and her leadership and business development experience make her the perfect choice to lead our Real Estate Equity group into a new era,” said Merck.

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Strand Theater

A new executive board for the historic Strand Theater, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was recently elected for a one-year term. Amy Freeman, New Egypt, Plumsted Township special education teacher, will serve as president. Andrei Jackamets, Howell, owner of Andrei Jackamets Photography, is vice president; Karen Stafford-Smith, Jackson, a retired Plumsted Township teacher, is treasurer; and Ervin Oross, Mantoloking, secretary.

The 2021-22 board members include Jeffrey Gerstenblatt, Howell, Law Office of Jeffrey H. Gerstenblatt, Lakewood; Glenn Harrison, Glenn Harrison Law Office, Lakewood; David Kapulsky, Freehold, financial professional for Prudential; Fran Kirschner, Lakewood, owner of Frantasy Enterprises, PR firm; Gene Mele, Whiting, retired building mechanic for N.Y. Telephone Co.; Jon Petz, co-owner of the instrument repair and maintenance company Tek-Net, Lakewood; Steve Reinman, executive director of the Lakewood Industrial Commission; Sam Soprano, Jackson, financial consultant, C&A Financial Group, Wall; Gary Schiavone, Point Pleasant, retired NYC Transit director, transportation, safety and training;  Debbie Roeder Shaw, Whiting, self-employed licensed massage therapist; and Craig Theibault, Lakewood.

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