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.
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C.
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C. announced veteran bankruptcy attorneys Sam Della Fera Jr. and Thomas M. Walsh have joined the firm as members in its West Orange headquarters. Della Fera will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group alongside Robert E. Nies. Scott A. Zuber will serve as its Practice Group leader.
The timely additions to the group follow CSG’s representation of several major creditors, including financial institutions, national surety companies and health care providers across the U.S., and particularly within the Mid-Atlantic business hub, as they mapped uncharted waters in the practice of debt recovery. With these latest additions, as well as the two dozen multidisciplinary attorneys who have joined the firm since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, CSG is poised to continue on its positive upward trajectory as a preeminent legal service provider proactively meeting the business and financial concerns of its clients as they navigate the uncertainty on the horizon.
“We are delighted to welcome Sam and Tom, each brilliant attorneys and business leaders, to the firm,” noted Daniel A. Schwartz of CSG. “The current business climate and market outlook calls for the delivery of forward-thinking insights and counsel helping to drive positive outcomes for our clients — whether those seeking to minimize their financial exposure or pursuing opportunity in the rebounding transactional marketplace. These key additions to our Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group position both the firm and its clients for enduring success in this environment.”
Doug Rodio, CBRE
CBRE announced that Doug Rodio has joined CBRE Capital Markets to co-lead office institutional sales in greater Philadelphia alongside industry veteran Robert Fahey.
Rodio joins CBRE as an executive vice president and will focus on large single-asset and portfolio transactions in the Philadelphia area.
“Doug has been involved in some of the most prolific office property sales in the region, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Fahey, an executive vice president of capital markets at CBRE. “Doug and I have always been friendly competitors in the market, and we spoke frequently about joining together and combining our complimentary skills so as to guarantee CBRE’s continued market dominance for many years to come.”
Steven Weinstein, Diversified Properties
Diversified Properties, one of the region’s most experienced commercial real estate builders and owners, announces it has hired Steven Weinstein as its vice president of land development. In his new role, Weinstein will be responsible for oversight and analysis of all third-party engineering work to promote overall cost containment, as well as conducting design review to improve the value of projects throughout all phases of design.
Boasting over 35 years of experience in the industry, Weinstein is a licensed professional engineer and an expert in real estate development planning, design, entitlement and construction, forensic, remediation and design engineering services. With extensive experience in all aspects of land use, planning and development, Weinstein has a strong track record for directing value engineering and resolving complex design and construction issues throughout his multidecade career.
Further building upon his unique skillset, Weinstein also formerly worked as a development executive, where he was responsible for overseeing real estate projects from concept development through transition as well as the development and delivery of on-time and on-budget construction projects. Weinstein’s real estate development experience includes due diligence and design oversight in commercial and residential project approvals.
Adare Pharma Solutions
Adare Pharma Solutions, a specialized Contract Development Manufacturing Organization, announced it has strengthened its executive leadership team with two key hires. Robert Muschert has joined Adare as chief commercial officer, and Dr. Vipan Dhall has joined as chief scientific officer. These key additions to leadership will further advance Adare’s position as a technology-driven CDMO solving unique formulation challenges in partnership with pharmaceutical companies.
“The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a growing trend toward outsourcing development and commercialization of products,” said Vivek Sharma, Adare Pharma Solutions CEO. “We have refined our strategy to better capitalize on these trends, and the addition of Bob and Vipan to Adare’s leadership will help us accelerate that strategy. These experienced executives bring the expertise, relationships, and technical skills to help Adare achieve our vision to be a differentiated, customer-centric, technology-driven CDMO.”
Dr. Naseem Amin, Bellerophon
Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on developing treatments for cardiopulmonary diseases, announced the appointment of Dr. Naseem Amin as chairman of its board of directors. Amin, who has served as an independent director since 2015, succeeded Jonathan Peacock, who has retired from the company’s board.
“I am pleased to continue my support of Bellerophon in my new role as chairman,” said Amin. “Bellerophon is a highly innovative company and its INOpulse platform has demonstrated significant potential in treating a number of cardiopulmonary conditions. I am excited about the opportunities to create long-term shareholder value during this critical period of potential growth for the company.”
Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett, Burke Foundation
The Burke Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett as the newest member of its board of trustees.
Boynton-Jarrett brings tremendous talent and expertise to the board. She is a champion of children and families as a practicing primary care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, a social epidemiologist and founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network, an organization developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being around Boston.
Mark Comesañas, Newark Opportunity Youth Network
Newark Opportunity Youth Network has named Mark Comesañas as the first full-time executive director of My Brother’s Keeper Newark, an initiative of NOYN. In his role, Comesañas will lead NOYN’s strategic approach to changing systems that inhibit the success of young people in New Jersey.
He most recently served as Head of Schools for LEAD Charter School, another of NOYN’s initiatives, and will work alongside Khaatim Sherrer El, whose firm, Results Driven Consulting, has led the work over the last several years.
Seth Hall, Duke Realty Corp.
Duke Realty Corp., the largest domestic-only, pure-play logistics property real estate investment trust in the U.S., announces that Seth Hall has joined Duke Realty’s New Jersey market team as assistant vice president of acquisitions. Hall brings more than eight years of commercial real estate and financial experience to his new role in implementing Duke Realty’s acquisition strategy in New Jersey, a key growth market for the company.
“Duke Realty continues to invest heavily in the growth of our Northeast region, especially in opportunities in our New Jersey market,” said Art Makris, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Northeast region. “Acquisitions are an important part of our coastal Tier 1 growth strategy and Seth’s expertise will help us expand our best-in-class portfolio.”
Hubert Klein, EisnerAmper
EisnerAmper is pleased to announce that Hubert Klein, partner and practice leader for the Financial Advisory Services Group for New Jersey, has been appointed to the editorial board of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts membership publication, The Value Examiner, and to the American Institute of CPAs’ National Accreditation Commission.
The Value Examiner is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal providing timely, technical articles on business valuation, forensic accounting, mergers and acquisitions, fraud risk management, business and intellectual property damages, exit planning and more.
Molly Basehore has been promoted to managing director, treasury management & escrow sales, at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. She joined the bank in 2017, previously serving as assistant vice president, treasury management & escrow sales, and as client service officer in the Platinum Service Team.
Linda Brookes Green has been promoted to assistant vice president, payroll manager/compensation administrator, managing the human resources information system, payroll processing and compensation data. Brookes Green joined the bank in 2017 with 30 years of experience as a payroll professional working in a variety of industries.
Lindsey Ann Groves has been promoted to vice president, credit risk portfolio manager. Groves is responsible for the management and monitoring of the company’s small business loan portfolios, ensuring compliance with bank policy and regulatory requirements.
Tina Lane has been promoted to officer, retail client experience manager II. Serving at the bank’s Summit location, Lane provides clients with the bank’s private banking experience through the offering of products and services to meet their individual needs.