Executive Moves: Lindabury, SmartLinx 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.

Kerry Cahill, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C.

The law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C. announced that Kerry Cahill has joined the firm’s Business and Financial Services Group. She will concentrate her practice in the areas of corporate, finance, real estate and employment law.

Cahill’s experience spans a broad spectrum of for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on advising clients in the health care industry — including facilities, physician practices and life science companies.

“Her wide scope of expertise enables Kerry Cahill to assist clients throughout the life cycle of their businesses,” said David Pierce, president, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C. “Her mastery of the intricacies of complex business transactions is an exceptional resource for clients and the firm.”

Anil Chillarige, SmartLinx

SmartLinx, a leading provider of cloud workforce management solutions, announced the appointment of Anil Chillarige as chief technology officer. As a member of the senior executive team, Anil will report to SmartLinx CEO Marina Aslanyan.

Chillarige will drive the strategic and innovative use of technology across SmartLinx’s business and development efforts, leveraging a background in delivering world-class end-user software applications used by millions worldwide. He recently served as the entrepreneur in residence for Triangulum Venture Labs and has held positions at several leading technology firms, including Amazon, Dell EMC, MobileIron and TriNet.

“I am thrilled to welcome Anil to SmartLinx and believe he is ideally suited to take SmartLinx to the next level,” said SmartLinx CEO Marina Aslanyan. “Anil brings an extensive track record of launching and advancing innovative and scalable solutions to market. With his contributions, we will continue to revolutionize our products and reinforce our standing as a leader in workforce management and digital transformation technology. Anil has already hit the ground running and will lead our upcoming research and development labs, which we will unveil in the coming months.”

Genova Burns LLC

Genova Burns LLC of Newark is pleased to announce that four firm associates have been elevated to the position of “counsel.”

The four individuals — Matthew I.W. Baker, Avi D. Kelin, Young-Ji Park and Gerard D. Pizzillo — are well deserving of this recognition, as each has contributed greatly to the Firm’s capabilities and strategic objectives.

“Beyond exhibiting a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, fundamental to the firm’s mission, this group has gone above and beyond by developing new practice areas and by assuming leadership roles in and outside the firm” said Angelo J. Genova, chairman & managing partner of Genova Burns. “Their respective track records reflect what we hope for in all our colleagues and bodes well for the trajectory of our firm and its success.”

John Harlow, Melinta Therapeutics

Melinta Therapeutics LLC, a commercial-stage company focused on the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics, announced the appointment of John Harlow as chief commercial officer.

Harlow, a seasoned pharmaceutical executive, joins Melinta as chief commercial officer under the leadership of CEO and President Christine Ann Miller. With the addition of Harlow, Melinta expects to build upon its existing platform and enhance its world-class antibiotics portfolio with additional products that address therapeutic areas of critical need.

“The success of our organization lies heavily on our impact in the marketplace, as well as the support and dedication of our valued team,” said Miller. “We are excited to welcome John to Melinta. His proven track record in launching and relaunching businesses, all while building high performing teams, will help us achieve our strategic priorities.”

Bill Kent, Matheny School and Hospital

William M. “Bill” Kent officially began working as CEO and president of Matheny School and Hospital.

Board President William A. Krais said: “The board of trustees conducted a national search for a candidate to replace our esteemed former president, Dr. Kendell Sprott. We are delighted to welcome Bill Kent to the Matheny family.  Bill is an accomplished leader whose depth and breadth of experience will serve the Matheny community well, and create an environment in which those we serve will thrive.”

Prior to joining Matheny, Kent was president of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, where, among many other responsibilities, he successfully led hospital management and operations for more than five years. His prestigious career experience includes more than 14 years as Senior Vice President at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and 13 years at the Johns Hopkins Health System.

John P. Maloney, Stark & Stark

The law firm of Stark & Stark announced John P. Maloney has joined the firm as a shareholder. Maloney will be a member of the firm’s Business & Corporate and Business Succession Planning groups, focusing his practice on corporate transactional and governance matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Maloney to our firm,” said Stark & Stark Managing Shareholder Michael G. Donahue. “His extensive experience in representing a wide range of businesses on complex legal matters will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

Maloney’s practice will include addressing mergers, asset and stock purchases/sales, joint ventures, reorganizations, commercial lending, leasing, commercial contracts, equity investments and new entity formation.

Michael Reilly, Parker McCay

New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces that Michael Reilly joined the firm. Reilly has joined Parker McCay as an associate in its Employment and Labor Department.

In his most recent past position at a local law firm, he litigated cases related to employment matters including discrimination and wrongful termination in both state and federal court. Prior to that, Reilly focused his practice on defending creditors’ rights in the area of foreclosure and real estate law.

Reilly will practice out of the firm’s Mount Laurel office.

Nicole Woods, ElectrifAi

ElectrifAi, one of the world’s leading companies in practical artificial intelligence and prebuilt machine learning models, announced that Nicole Woods is joining the company as its senior vice president, head of products.

Woods brings an impressive blend of experience to the company in both engineering and business management over the course of her career. At ElectrifAi, she will oversee overall market strategy, including product offerings, pricing, packaging and product development. Woods is responsible for generating awareness of ElectrifAi’s industry-defining, machine learning Model Factory — the world’s leading portfolio of pre-built artificial intelligence and machine learning models.

Woods is a career product management leader working in personalization, AI and deep learning. She has spent 25 years designing complex SaaS, DaaS, marketing technology, machine learning and identity engine platforms. She specializes in the concrete side of product, such as understanding how to build a sound product given technical constraints, recognizing unmet customer needs and sizing the total addressable market. In addition, she has a strong track record and expertise in product elevation, such as effective positioning against competitors, pricing models, package offerings and proactive brand management.

David Kirk, QUODD Financial Information Services

QUODD Financial Information Services, a business unit of Financeware, a NewSpring Holdings platform company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Kirk, a former IBM and TradeStation executive, as the company’s chief technology officer. This move underscores QUODD’s commitment to invest in talent with deep domain expertise to create innovative technology to fuel market data solutions for its customers.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced technology executive with diverse experience in web, mobile, cloud transformation and advanced market data applications,” said Bob Ward, CEO of QUODD and Financeware. “David’s background and leadership in digital transformation will be instrumental to QUODD and its clients as we build upon our existing platforms and deliver new innovative products to fuel market intelligence. The needs of how market data is consumed and leveraged are evolving daily, and technology innovation in all aspects of the data delivery ecosystem needs to be flexible and comprehensive.”

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Andy Nybo, MIAX

Miami International Holdings, the parent holding company of MIAX, announced the addition of Andy Nybo as the company’s first chief communications officer. In this newly created role, Nybo leads the growing company’s marketing and communications functions.

Nybo brings more than 30 years of experience in the securities industry to his role at MIAX, including a focus on technology and its impacts on derivatives, fixed income and equity market structure. Most recently, Nybo served as managing director at Burton-Taylor International Consulting, where he led the organization, including managing its research and consulting activities for international exchange clients.

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