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.
Jairo Borja, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey announces that Jairo Borja has been hired as the new director of grants & entrepreneurship. Borja is on a mission to elevate small business owners and entrepreneurs to their full potential.
Borja is a sought-after speaker, author and consultant. While working for his consulting firm, he was also a Financial Services Professional with Primary Financial. Before that, he was the director, business development, at Berkeley College from 2013 to May 2019. Borja managed a team connected with employers to hire students for federal work-study, internships and employment opportunities for graduates.
“I am excited to work with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and continuing its mission of growth and development of New Jersey businesses. Also, I am looking forward to educating and training entrepreneurs to be successful in their respective businesses through participation in our HETP & LETS program,” Borja said.
Rick Disick, Internet Creations
Salesforce consulting partner and app developer Internet Creations announced the addition of Chief Financial Officer Rick Disick to its executive leadership team. As IC celebrates its 25th anniversary and its eighth year on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., Disick has been chosen to lead finance, human resources and information technology into the company’s next phase of growth. The announcement was made by CEO Felisa Palagi.
“We reviewed over 600 applications for IC’s open CFO role, and Rick quickly rose to the top of the list,” said Palagi. “Rick’s track record of driving results, and years of leadership experience across finance and operations, make him a knowledgeable and exciting addition to our executive team.”
Prior to joining IC, Disick spent 12 years as CFO with Big Spaceship, including Starbucks, Sony, jetBlue and Google. There, he oversaw accounting, client/vendor negotiations and spent a large portion of his time mentoring and leading the financial and operations teams. He ran his own consulting business for 15 years, where he provided hands-on CFO consulting and operational services for startup to midsized companies across industries including manufacturing, advertising, health care, internet, media, biotech, Software-as-a-Service, and hardware and computer consulting. Disick has also led numerous restructuring projects throughout his career, working with financially distressed companies.
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunt & Doukas is pleased to welcome Nick Patel and Michelle Yang to the firm as new associates.
Patel joined the firm’s General and Automobile Liability Department, focusing his practice on representing insurance companies in automobile and premise liability matters. Patel received his undergraduate degree from University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Yang joined the firm’s Employment and Municipal Litigation departments, where she represents employers and employees in a wide array of matters, as well as public entities and officials in Title 59 and civil rights actions. Yang received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her law degree from Rutgers Law School.
Matthew Oorbeek, Parker McCay
New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces that Matthew Oorbeek joined the firm.
Oorbeek has joined Parker McCay as an associate in its Litigation Department. At his last law firm, he was a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation practice, developing case strategy, conducting discovery, and arguing numerous discovery motions. At a boutique firm just prior to that, Oorbeek handled a large caseload of individual and class action cases in both federal and state courts. He brings broad legal experience with research and drafting, pre-trial discovery, oral arguments, trials, and negotiating settlements to the firm.
Oorbeek will practice out of the firm’s Hamilton office. He received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2013 and his Bachelor of Science in economics and political science from Rutgers University in 2010.
Jacqueline Reyes, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the elevation of Jacqueline Reyes to senior vice president, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering/Office of Foreign Assets Control officer at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.
Over the past 21 years, and throughout her tenure at various New Jersey institutions, Reyes has been considered a leader, rising from customer service representative, operations manager and compliance specialist, to an assistant BSA and AML officer, and now onto her new role.
Reyes is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all aspects of the BSA compliance program, and for assuring the bank is in compliance with the BSA, AML, USA Patriot Act, and OFAC.
Antios Therapeutics Inc. announced the appointments of two experienced drug development executives, Dr. Katie Laessig as senior vice president, global regulatory affairs, and Karen Fusaro as senior vice president, clinical operations.
These appointments add significant depth to the company’s drug development team, which is focused on the clinical development of ATI-2173, an Active Site Polymerase Inhibitor Nucleotide for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Both will report to Dr. Douglas Mayers, chief medical officer of Antios.
Jim Corrigan, ConnectiveRx
The ConnectiveRx board of managers announced that President Jim Corrigan has been named CEO of the company, an industry-leading provider of technology-enabled patient support and access solutions for specialty and branded medications. Corrigan succeeds Harry Totonis, who has been named chairman of the board of managers and will lead strategic partnerships, investments and M&A strategy in that position. Additionally, Chief Commercial Officer Frank Dana will expand his role to president and chief commercial officer, continuing to lead business development and network partnerships for the company.
As a member of the strategic advisory board of Genstar Capital, ConnectiveRx’s majority shareholder, Totonis, working with Genstar, established ConnectiveRx in 2015. Prior to ConnectiveRx, Corrigan’s 30-plus-year career is highlighted by his most recent role as CEO and president of ERT, a clinical trial technology provider.
NACD New Jersey Chapter
The National Association of Corporate Directors New Jersey Chapter, the advocate for the profession of directorship, announced that Lori Pressler and Julia Fisher have been elected to its board of directors.
“Lori and Julia are tremendous additions to our board and bring diverse experience and skillsets, enabling NACD New Jersey to continue to bring forward-looking, critical guidance and resources to our members to elevate board performance,” said Tom Fuller, CEO and president of NACD New Jersey.