Ali Hernandez has been promoted to director of human resources at The Miami Herald Media Company. She joined the Herald in 2000. After a brief stint in advertising, she jumped to the human resources department, rising quickly through the ranks, becoming an HR consultant and later senior manager for development and diversity in 2007. More recently, she’s worked with El Nuevo Herald, advertising, Herald Interactive and HCP/Aboard in a range of training, restructuring and communication efforts.
Larry Lentz has been named vice president of marketing and communications at Jewish Community Services (JCS). He has worked as a marketing consultant to JCS when he was President of his own company, Marketing Methods. Before that, he was director of corporate communications and marketing at Miami Jewish Health Systems.
Mark Margulies has been promoted to South Florida tax practice leader at Grant Thornton LLP. He is a corporate tax partner with the firm and will be working from the Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. He has been with the firm since 1999. Some of his practice concentrations include mergers and acquisitions tax due diligence, consulting on the research credit and maximizing the use of tax accounting methods. He has worked in South Florida for more than 22 years serving clients in the technology, financial services and manufacturing & distribution industries.
William J. Brown has been named vice president of marketing at Myxer, a technology company that operates ad-supported mobile entertainment. He will be responsible for driving the company's marketing efforts. Before joining Myxer, he was with the interactive servicing unit at American Express. Before that, he was director of e-business strategy for the Hilton Grand Vacations unit of Hilton Worldwide. He also has held positions with IAC/InterActiveCorp, Dell’s Alienware unit, and TracFone Wireless.
Sarah Beth Reno has been promoted to president and Robin Rosenbaum-Andras has been promoted to senior vice president at Onboard Media in Miami Beach.
Reno, who was vice president of operations, replaces Robert Eichner, who has served as president since 2003. Eichner will oversee new business development for Onboard and its sister company, Starboard Cruise Services.
Jacqueline Hodes has joined the corporate and finance practice of DLA Piper as a partner in the firm's Miami office. She will focus her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. Before joining DLA, she was a partner in the Miami office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
David da Silva Cornell has been named a partner at the recently opened Miami office of Boyd & Jenerette. He will practice corporate law, international and domestic business transactions, and nonprofit law. He has extensive experience with the legal systems, cultures and business practices of Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and East Asia, including Greater China.
Lyle Bauck has been promoted to vice president and George Riggs and Ron Agustin have been named directors at Miami-based ACM Capital Partners, a turnaround and financial restructuring firm specializing in middle market companies.
Bauck will assist with business development and management of ACM’s growing team. He joined ACM as a senior associate in 2008, aiding companies with restructuring plans and refinancing debt. He also assumed interim management positions for several clients.
Riggs has worked for domestic and international corporations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. Before joining ACM, he was managing director of The Mclean Group’s Miami office, a middle market investment bank.
The Small Business Development Center at Miami-Dade (SBDC) has hired Roberto Castellón as consultant for its growth acceleration program. He will assist qualified small and medium-sized enterprises develop growth strategies, including strategic plan development and assessing and accessing capital. Before joining the SBDC, he was a business banking Officer at Citibank, a financial manager at Galloway Homes, and a business manager at Mercantil Commercebank.
Daniel Cervantes has joined the law firm of Hogan Lovells in Miami as an associate in the international arbitration/litigation practice group. Before joining Hogan Lovells, he was an associate in the complex litigation department of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. Before that, he served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Florida from 2007-2009.