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.
Matthew Arnold, Parker McCay
New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces that Matthew Arnold joined the firm.
Arnold has joined Parker McCay as an associate in its Real Estate Department. In his most recent past position, at a small law firm, he assisted clients with various commercial real estate transactions including purchase, sale, lease, mortgage, due-diligence materials, survey and title, and conveyance documents. Prior to that, Arnold worked as an associate with a Delaware firm advising clients regarding the formation and governance of entities and drafting important documents like certificates of incorporation, operating agreements, and bylaws.
Arnold will practice out of the firm’s Mount Laurel office.
Robert Bodine, Anderson & Vreeland
The appointment of Robert Bodine as 3M business development specialist for Anderson & Vreeland, leading manufacturer of flexographic print technologies, equipment and consumables, is announced by Andy Gillis, vice president of sales and general manager for Anderson & Vreeland Inc.
“Robert is skilled in operating several different brands of flexo presses and ink systems,” Gillis said. “Combined with his advanced training in pressroom and manufacturing safety, lean manufacturing, and ISO implementations and procedures, he brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our team and customers.”
Bodine has over 35 years of experience in narrow-web printing, during which time he helped engineer inline multiple web press technology for foldout booklet and instant redeemable coupon markets, as well as the development and first initial mass production of the very first series of flexographic pouch labels, which were used to market fragrance and beauty products.
Todd Hill, Subaru of America
Subaru of America Inc. announced the appointment of Todd Hill to product public relations manager. Reporting to Dominick Infante, director of corporate communications, Subaru of America, Hill will be responsible for the company’s new product launches, strategy and automotive media relations.
A valued member of the Subaru of America team for the past 17 years, Hill has served multiple roles at the company, including car line planning manager since 2011 and prior to that, project engineering manager. Before joining Subaru, Hill spent four years at Ford Motor Co. and subsidiary Visteon, where his roles were product design engineer and manufacturing engineer. In total, Hill has 21 years of automotive industry experience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Todd to the Subaru of America PR team,” said Infante. “His product and engineering expertise, as well as his rich history at the company, will continue to help us strengthen the Subaru brand. We are confident he will thrive in this new role.”
Chris Labrosse, Resource Realty
Resource Realty is pleased to announce that Chris Labrosse has joined the firm’s team in the Parsippany office. Labrosse served most recently as senior vice president of store development and global logistics for retail chain the Children’s Place, with responsibility for the strategy and negotiation of all domestic and international offices, distribution facilities and more than 1,000 store leases.
Labrosse began his real estate career at the Children’s Place in 2007, where he was promoted through a succession of roles before becoming the head of real estate and store development in 2014. In this role, he spearheaded the company’s fleet optimization strategy that resulted in improved fleet health and lease flexibility.
Tom Consiglio, principal of the Parsippany office, said Labrosse brings a real-world perspective to Resource Realty with his 14 years of experience on the corporate side of the business: “Chris knows firsthand the challenges a corporate real estate client faces, because he’s been in that seat for more than a decade. His in-depth knowledge of site selection, lease negotiation and administration, logistics and supply chain will be invaluable as he seeks to provide real estate solutions for the companies he serves.”
Michael Nicholson, JLL
JLL has hired 15-year commercial real estate veteran Michael Nicholson as an executive vice president with the firm’s New Jersey office. Nicholson will work within the northern New Jersey office team, led by Tim Greiner, focusing on tenant representation and portfolio strategy for national and global clients.
Nicholson, former director of business development with the Acclaim Group, brings a deep understanding of commercial tenant representation and investment real estate, with a specialization in multimarket portfolios.
During his career, Nicholson has been responsible for a broad scope of real estate functions. He has spearheaded transactions in primary and secondary markets in more than 40 U.S. states for a wide-ranging group of clients with complex office and industrial requirements. Nicholson’s broad experience ranges from office and industrial tenant representation across many client types, including professional services, information technology, food and beverage and more.
Richard Pinto, The DAK Group
The DAK Group, a boutique investment bank specializing in serving the needs of middle-market companies, announced that Richard Pinto has joined the firm as an analyst.
“We have grown and built DAK by attracting great people to work at our firm,” said Alan J. Scharfstein, president of the DAK Group. “Through our expansion, we continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients with superior, personal attention throughout every step of the process.”
Pinto has joined the DAK team as an analyst to support DAK’s middle-market business clients as they navigate the M&A landscape. He will combine his extensive experience in financial analysis and industry research to identify value and opportunity for clients.
Loretta Speranzo, Denholtz Properties
Denholtz Properties, a privately held, vertically integrated commercial real estate investment and development company, announces the addition of Loretta Speranzo as paralegal to further enhance and streamline its in-house leasing operations.
Bringing nearly 30 years of paralegal experience into her new role with Denholtz Properties, Speranzo marks the company’s latest move to increase the efficiency and tenant service capabilities of its in-house leasing team. Previously serving as a real estate paralegal with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Speranzo was responsible for managing commercial and residential real estate transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. Prior to her time with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Speranzo also served as legal assistant for the New York State Supreme Court, legal assistant for Anthony J. Castellano P.C. and legal secretary for Orin J. Cohen, Esq.
In her new role with Denholtz Properties, Speranzo will provide in-house legal services to Denholtz Properties’ leasing team as it executes new leases, renewals and amendments, as well as other leasing processes across the company’s over 4.2 million-square-foot commercial portfolio. Through the addition of an in-house paralegal, Denholtz Properties will be able to accelerate each phase of the leasing process to create added efficiencies and cost-savings for both the company and its tenants.
Roland J. Carrillo, Cancer Genetics
Cancer Genetics Inc., an emerging leader in novel drug discovery techniques, announced the appointment of Roland J. Carrillo as the vice president of business development.
Carrillo brings over a decade of experience with drug discovery and translational science, with extensive knowledge of business development, marketing and sales operations. His latest role was at Crown Bioscience, where he held positions as senior director for sales operations and director of business development. He also led efforts in sales enablement, research service commercialization and new business unit creation. Previously, Carrillo served in business development leadership roles at BellBrook Labs and the Jackson Laboratory.
Jean Chatellier, KYBORA
KYBORA, a global advisory firm whose mission is to help life sciences companies achieve enduring success by delivering optimal mergers & acquisitions, licensing, fundraising and strategic consulting services, announces today the appointment of Jean Chatellier as executive vice president of KYBORA and managing director of KYBORA GmbH, its fully owned affiliate located in Basel, Switzerland.
Chatellier will be responsible for executing M&A, licensing and financing transactions for life sciences companies in Europe while participating in KYBORA’s business around the globe. In addition, the board of directors has appointed Chatellier as an independent director of KYBORA GmbH.
Johnny C. Taylor, iCIMS
iCIMS Inc., the talent cloud company, announced the appointment of Johnny C. Taylor to its board of directors. In his role, Taylor will provide strategic insight and counsel to support continuous innovation and operational excellence for iCIMS’ next phase of growth.
“Talent is the driving force behind every business transformation, which is why are thrilled to welcome Johnny to our team,” said Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS. “His expertise will be incredibly valuable as we deliver the innovation organizations require to transform their talent strategies and build their winning workforce.”