Executive Moves is an occasional column on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the significant personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on press releases, edited for content, clarity and style.
Melissa DeFreeest, Somerset County Business Partnership
Chris Edwards, CEO and Chairman of Somerset County Business Partnership, has announced the promotion of Melissa DeFreeest to Vice President of Tourism and Communications. She has been working for the SCBP as Marketing & Communication Director since June 2017.
DeFreeest graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters in Business and Organizational Communication.
In addition to her responsibilities for developing and implementing a strategic communications plan, she will lead Somerset County Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Somerset County as designated by the New Jersey Travel and Tourism Division. . The partnership is the primary advocacy resource for the tourism, cultural arts and hospitality industries in Somerset County. Tourism in Somerset County is a $ 1.235 billion industry providing more than 20,000 jobs in 2019.
Terence Reilly, Larken Associates
Larken Associates, a regional leader in the construction, development and management of commercial and residential buildings, announces that Terence Reilly has joined the company’s leadership team in the role of Director of Human Resources.
Reilly brings over 20 years of experience implementing growth-oriented human resources strategies across a wide range of businesses to his new role at Larken Associates. Working closely with Lenny Tartamella, COO of Larken Associates, Reilly will leverage his proven ability to create and implement employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruiting and performance management tool to improve the company’s HR program.
Through its data-driven and employee-centric approach, Reilly aims to increase employee engagement and satisfaction. In addition, Reilly will identify opportunities to develop the company’s Larken Cares initiative, which seeks ways to enrich and improve local communities by developing corporate culture through a range of charitable giving and donations. ” local and global volunteer opportunities.
Matthew Remo, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the elevation of Matthew Remo to the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Strategy and Development at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. In his current role, Remo is responsible for developing and formalizing the company’s business strategy, identifying critical goals and priorities, and expanding data / information analysis systems. management to measure and report progress.
Remo is also responsible for ensuring that the scope of enterprise risk management activities, including capital, liquidity and credit, align with the business strategies defined by the bank. Remo continues to lead the governance of new markets and products and sits on numerous company committees.
Remo joined Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2019 as Vice President, Senior Head of Enterprise Risk and was promoted to Vice President, Director of Strategy Development in October 2020.
David Edelberg, a bankruptcy lawyer with decades of experience handling various bankruptcy matters, has joined Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Lyndhurst office as a partner, according to the firm’s managing partner, Donald Scarinci. Edelberg brings with him years of experience managing issues relating to loan structuring and adjustment, bankruptcy litigation, secured creditors, lenders and landlord representation, as well as representation of debtors.
“We are delighted to welcome David to the Scarinci Hollenbeck family. He brings with him extensive experience in handling bankruptcy cases and his addition adds significant depth to the breadth of services offered by the firm’s bankruptcy group, ”noted Scarinci.
As Scarinci Hollenbeck continues to expand, the firm has focused on refining its business practices in order to maintain its long tradition of providing quality legal services. In order to effectively support this expansion, the firm welcomed the arrival of Dan Scarpulla as the new Director of Information Technology.
Scarpulla brings with him nearly two decades of IT experience. His addition allows the firm to stay current in adopting emerging technologies in an evolving and more efficient workforce to help our lawyers serve our clients more effectively.
SJP Properties announced that it has strengthened its management team with the promotion and hiring of two key professionals within its property management platform: Barbara Quintana has been promoted to Director of Property Management and Mary Tanzer has been hired as Managing Director.
Quintana and Tanzer will bring their combined experience of over 40 years to oversee all property management operations and tenant and supplier relationships for SJP’s premier office portfolio.
“The highest level of concierge service in property management and asset management has been the foundation of SJP’s success in creating a world-class environment for every tenant in our portfolio, and we could not have found a professional more competent to oversee this critical function of our organization than Barbara, ”said Steve Pozycki, Founder and CEO of SJP Properties. “Additionally, Barbara’s promotion created the opportunity to bring another talented professional to our team. tenant experience across all of our New York City assets.
Doron Arazi, Ceragon Networks
Ceragon Networks Ltd., the global leader in wireless transport solutions, announced that its board of directors has appointed Doron Arazi, an industry executive and former deputy CEO and CFO of the company, as CEO .
Arazi succeeds CEO Ira Palti. Palti will remain on Ceragon’s board of directors and will be appointed vice president.
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Samaritan recently announced three new appointments to its 17-member board of directors: Robin Keyack of Marlton, Greg Payton of Blackwood and Dr. Raymond Ragland III of Philadelphia.
“We are delighted to welcome these three exceptional professionals to the Samaritan Board of Directors,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, CEO and President of Samaritan. “Their leadership, dedication and professional expertise will help guide our organization as we enter the year ahead, continue to adapt to our ever-changing healthcare landscape and meet the changing needs of our community. “
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Eytan Wiener, GETIDA
GETIDA, a global leader in Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) audit and reimbursements, announced that Eytan Wiener has joined the company as CEO, after successfully leading a private investment round in the company .
The company also announced that its co-founders, Max Borin and Yoni Mazor, will move into the roles of COO and Director of Growth, respectively.
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