Executive Moves: Loop, LabVantage and more
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.
James Camerino, Loop
Buckle, a technology-based financial services company, has appointed James Camerino to lead strategic partnerships. He comes to Buckle from Everest Reinsurance Co., where he spent over a decade, most recently as COO. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Munich Reinsurance America Inc., where he held executive positions in claims, legal and underwriting.
“We look forward to Jim supporting Buckle’s revenue-generating strategic go-to-market plan, which includes general agent management, reinsurance, and mergers and acquisitions,” said Sharon Fernandez, insurance business manager at Buckle. âHis experience is a tremendous asset that will help us expand our capabilities and serve a wider clientele. “
At Everest Reinsurance Co., prior to taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer, James served as President and CEO of Heartland Crop Insurance Co. and Principal Agent and Head of Everest Re Canada. He holds a law degree from Rutgers University and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar.
Mikael Hagstroem, LabVantage Solutions
LabVantage Solutions Inc., the leading provider of laboratory IT solutions and services, including specially designed LIMS solutions that allow laboratories to run faster and at a lower total cost, announced the appointment of Mikael Hagstroem as CEO .
Hagstroem brings nearly 30 years of experience as a pioneer and expert in digital transformation to LabVantage, helping global companies leverage data and analytics to reinvent their business models, achieve better performance, and create long-term, sustainable advantage. .
During his 25 years at SAS Institute, Hagstroem helped grow the analytics software powerhouse into a multi-billion dollar company that is one of the largest privately held software companies in the world. His customer focus and success in consistently growing sales and profits have resulted in increasing responsibility assignments. He eventually held the positions of Executive Vice President of SAS and President of SAS International, with responsibility for the income statement for more than half of the company’s total revenue.
Linda C. Harrison, Association of Art Museum Directors
Linda C. Harrison, CEO and Director of the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey’s largest arts institution, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Art Museum Directors, a national professional organization that brings together museum directors of art at the best institutions in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Harrison is one of the five new trustees of AAMD, which include the directors of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, the PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Harvard Art Museums. AAMD members approved the new appointees at the organization’s first virtual annual meeting.
âI am extremely honored to have been chosen to serve with this esteemed group of artistic leaders,â said Harrison. âWe stand at the precipice of a new era for arts institutions that calls for a new and thoughtful approach to leadership that embraces radical change to overcome the greatest challenges facing our industry. “
Arturo Ponciano, Ware Malcomb
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, has announced that Arturo Ponciano has been promoted to Studio Director, Interior Architecture and Design, in the Princeton office. In this new role, he helps lead and manage the office’s interior design and interior design studio and manages selected projects.
Ponciano joined Ware Malcomb as a senior project manager in 2017, specializing in repositioning and corporate fit-out projects. He has managed a variety of projects, from remodeling to new construction. Ponciano’s experience in interior architecture and design includes office, industrial, healthcare, public, retail and R&D facilities. His experience also includes renovations of building facades, site and landscaping projects. Ponciano’s finesse with clients as well as his planning, interpretation and communication skills were a valuable asset to the team.
âArturo’s vast expertise in interior design, coupled with his calm demeanor, makes him a valuable mentor and a strong leader,â said Marlyn Zucosky, Director of Interior Architecture and Office Design at Ware Malcomb in Princeton and Newark. “Arturo’s dedication to our team and our customers is evident in everything he does, and we look forward to his continued growth in the years to come.”
Felicia Williams, RÃ©alogy
Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, has announced the appointment of Felicia Williams to its board of directors.
Williams, a long-time senior finance executive of Macy’s Inc., will join Realogy’s audit committee and has been appointed âaudit committee financial expertâ by the board of directors. With this appointment, Realogy’s board of directors now consists of 11 directors, 10 of whom are classified as independent directors for the purposes of New York Stock Exchange listing standards.
âWe are delighted to welcome Felicia Williams to the Realogy Board of Directors and Audit Committee. Felicia is a recognized leader with a wealth of finance and risk management skills and experience that will undoubtedly complement Realogy’s highly distinguished board of directors. We look forward to working with her immediately, âsaid Michael J. Williams, Chairman of the Board.
Pamela Fink, Northfield Bank
Northfield Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northfield Bancorp Inc., announced that Pamela Fink has joined the bank as Vice President of Small Business Lending, supporting the NJ East & West markets.
âPamela is relationship-focused with knowledge of lending solutions and cash management products; we are delighted to welcome him to our team, âsaid Erik Larsen, senior vice president, responsible for the C&I Lending team. âPamela’s skills extend beyond lending products and services, her extensive experience in developing and executing strategies to streamline operations and develop synergies within the organization will be an asset to Northfield Bank. “
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Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, the leading leadership development organization for girls in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and North Warren counties, announces six new members to its board of directors. Made up of inspiring business leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries, GSNNJ’s Board of Directors helps define the organization’s strategic vision as it strives to achieve its mission of training girls of courage, with confidence and character, which make the world a better place.
- Jill Andersen, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Oyster Point Pharma Inc .;
- Lynn Gregorski, president of the creative marketing agency Rapunzel;
- Germaine Lacqua, Vice President, US Trade Compliance at AbbVie;
- Nashira Layade, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Realogy Holdings Corp. ;
- Divina E. Lopez, pediatrician;
- Nikki Sumpter, Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Atlantic Health System.
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W. Taylor Kamp, One Team Capital
OneTeam Capital, a leading credit underwriting and analysis firm providing the best commercial finance solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, announced that its members have appointed W. Taylor Kamp, veteran of the specialty finance industry, to the CEO position.
Kamp brings to OTC an impressive 35-year career in building and growing businesses. Kamp most recently served as CFO of Marlin Capital Solutions, starting in 2015, where he was responsible for all accounting, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and strategic analysis, doing proof of exceptional versatility. As the co-architect of Marlin’s new technology strategy to increase returns from equipment leasing, working capital loans, insurance and efficient use of the balance sheet, Kamp has helped more than double the the company’s stock price and quadruple the daily volume of stock transactions. Through the introduction of sophisticated techniques of analysis and management of capital, it reduced capital requirements and returned capital to shareholders. He also completed the largest securitization of Marlin to date and completed the first two acquisitions of Marlin.
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Yi Larson, LianBio
LianBio, a biotechnology company dedicated to delivering breakthrough drugs to patients in China and other major Asian markets, has announced the appointment of Yi Larson as Chief Financial Officer. Larson will be based at the company’s headquarters in Shanghai. LianBio has its US offices in Princeton.
âYi brings biopharmaceutical financial expertise that will be instrumental in guiding LianBio into our next phase of growth,â said Konstantin Poukalov, Managing Director, Insightful Advisors and Executive Chairman of LianBio. âShe is a recognized leader with extensive experience executing financial transactions and guiding corporate strategy through operational and investment banking roles. Yi shares our passion for LianBio’s mission to bring innovative therapies to patients in China and major Asian markets, and we look forward to welcoming him to our growing team.
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Brett Rubin, Saxum Real Estate
Brett Rubin joined Saxum Real Estate as Director of Development to lead Saxum in overseeing the development of the company’s growing multi-family division. Rubin brings an extensive development history and expertise totaling over 20 years, which has led to the granting, development and construction of over 4,500 multi-family units.
Prior to joining Saxum, Rubin was Head of Development for Gemdale USA, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s design, development and construction activities on the East Coast. He has overseen more than $ 2.5 billion of core development in New York and Boston, representing approximately 3.7 million square feet of space.
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