Executive Moves: Spencer Savings Bank, Springpoint 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.

Kadean Bruce-Miller, Spencer Savings Bank

Spencer Savings Bank, a leading New Jersey-based community bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kadean Bruce-Miller to the position of vice president, commercial & industrial relationship manager. Bruce-Miller is responsible for managing a sizeable and diverse C&I portfolio within the bank’s C&I Lending Department.

Bruce-Miller has almost a decade of bank management and leadership experience. She is passionate about serving her business clients well and prides herself on conducting business with the upmost honesty and integrity. She joined Spencer in 2019 as an assistant vice president, junior relationship manager. Prior to joining the bank, she managed the corporate banking team in the investment arm at one of the Caribbean’s largest investment banks.

“Kadean’s success is driven by her unwavering dedication to the Bank’s C&I lending team, her intense devotion to her customers and their needs and her talent to integrate these two elements in a fashion that always fosters a positive outcome,” said Juan Oelofse, Spencer’s senior vice president and director of commercial & industrial lending.

Gary Lessing, Springpoint Living at Manalapan

Springpoint Living at Manalapan, the new Springpoint assisted living and memory care community, is pleased to welcome Gary Lessing as director of food services.

In this new role, Lessing will oversee the dining services team to provide a variety of dining selections that promote healthy living for seniors, including a Mediterranean-style menu with heart healthy meals, plant-based options and other special dietary accommodations.

With over 15 years of experience in culinary, hospitality and health care sectors, he has a proven track record implementing high-quality service delivery, customer satisfaction and staff engagement. He’s known for cooking with seasonal ingredients, infusing foods with fresh herbs, making soups with homemade stock and delighting residents with a culturally diverse menu.


Samaritan announced two new directors have joined the not-for-profit organization. Susan Lasker Hertz of Cherry Hill has been named director of hospice, and Faith Needleman of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, has been named director of quality and compliance.

“We are proud to welcome these two experienced health care professionals to our care team,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, Samaritan CEO and president. “Their management experience and decades of working in hospital and hospice settings around the country will help Samaritan grow as we continue to expand to meet the ever-evolving needs of our community.”

Hertz comes to Samaritan with more than four decades of experience in health care. She most recently served as director of hospice and palliative care at Baystate Hospice in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she was responsible for the daily and strategic operations of hospice as well as adult and pediatric palliative care. With more than 20 years of experience in health care, Needleman joins Samaritan from Salem Medical Center in Salem, where she was director of quality, and responsible for developing quality-related programs and optimizing standards of clinical practice while maximizing patient safety.

Scarinci Hollenbeck

Scarinci Hollenbeck has expanded its New Jersey litigation practice with the addition of Jessica C. Pooran. Pooran has handled a wide variety of litigation matters involving the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Tort Claims Act and various medical, legal and professional malpractice actions.

“I am thrilled to be a part of a firm that not only recognizes but embraces the challenges that the legal field faces, and I am privileged to work with a firm full of thoughtful and talented attorneys,” shared Pooran.

Scarinci Hollenbeck also has expanded its New Jersey environmental practice with the addition of Monica P. Schroeck. Schroeck has extensive experience handling various environmental, land use and corporate transactions, as well as environmental litigation matters on behalf of public and private entities.

“Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with many of the attorneys in the environmental group at Scarinci Hollenbeck and I have an enormous amount of respect for them.  I am very excited to join such an exceptional team,” shared Schroeck.

Edison Partners

Edison Partners, the growth equity investment firm, announced a series of executive appointments. Gregg Michaelson has been elevated to general partner, Jennifer Lee has been promoted to partner and Joe Giquinto has been named chief financial officer. These promotions recognize the immense value of Michaelson’s operational and investment expertise, Lee’s fintech dealmaking prowess and the seamless financial and accounting oversight Giquinto has provided to the firm as the complexity of its needs have evolved.

“Edison remains committed to finding capital efficient businesses with existing product-market fit, a strategy that has delivered exponentially stronger results for our limited partners with each successive year and each subsequent fund,” said Chris Sugden, managing partner, Edison Partners. “Gregg, Jennifer and Joe have each played a significant role in the success of our strategy through their hard work, dedication, vision and leadership. I look forward to working even more closely with each of them as we continue our journey.”

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On Location Inc.

On Location Inc., a nationwide provider of labor and management services for exhibits, events and environments, is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Mulry to president. This new position comes from Mulry’s proven record of business growth and strong team building.

On Location also has hired John Zipay as senior account executive. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of varied experience, Zipay will develop and manage client relationships with a primary focus on fostering strong relations with exhibit houses across the country.

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Shadeeshah “Shah” Perry, Kaufman Zita Group

Kaufman Zita Group announced that Shadeeshah “Shah” Perry has joined KZG as its new legislative research associate. Perry will be providing legislative support, research and comprehensive bill tracking for KZG clients.

Shah joins KZG from the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association, where she recently worked as its director of communications and government affairs. While at the NJRHA, she developed a wide range of materials in support of the association’s government relations agenda that included legislative summaries, factsheets, talking points, testimony and various reports.

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RegentAtlantic announced that Andy Kapyrin and Paul Platkin have been appointed co-chief investment officers. Both hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and are responsible for setting the firm’s investment style and strategy as well as overseeing the management of investments.

CEO George Stapleton praised their collaborative partnership, stating: “Paul and Andy have been leading our Investment Team together for more than two years. We believe their respective strengths and backgrounds are a powerful combination that achieves the right approach and balance to our investment strategy.”

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