Consult A Doctor has announced that Jack Karabees is now the company’s president. Before this role, Karabees served in several positions at the company, including corporate development, corporate finance, and sales and marketing. He served as senior vice president before this promotion. Karabees served in the U.S. Air Force and is a co-founder of the Miami Innovation Fund. He is also a contributor and board member for the Enterprise Development Corporation of Florida.
Juan F. Rodriguez recently joined OPKO Health, Inc., as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining the company, Rodriguez served as adviser and consultant to German software developer Cognitec Systems GmbH since 2007. He also worked with Kos Pharmaceuticals, from 1995 to 2007 where his positions included senior vice president and interim chief financial officer. He graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s in accounting.
Bacardi Limited recently appointed Ron Anderson to senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Anderson will be based in Bermuda in his new role, effective Aug. 1. He most recently served as chief customer officer for Diageo. During his tenure at Diageo, he was also executive vice president of commercial strategy for the Diageo North America business and served as president of the Southeast Region.
J.B. Abdullah recently joined Bank of America as consumer market manager for the north Fort Lauderdale market. Abdullah has more than 20 years experience in the financial service industry and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s in economics. He received a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management (PWM) recently announced that Carlos Arrizurieta has joined the firm’s U.S. Private Bank as managing director and private banker. Before joining the firm, he was managing director and senior private banker at Citi Private Bank. At Deutsche Bank PWM, he will focus on wealth management solutions for high-net-worth patrons.
Kaufman, Rossin & Co. recently announced that Stephen Ng would join the firm as a senior tax manager. Before this new role, Ng worked as senior tax manager for the financial services tax group of Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP, in New York. He graduated from the University of Albany with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and from Fordham University with a master’s in business administration.
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New position: Joined the company as director of corporate development.
Past experience: College football analyst for ESPN since 2001. Covered the Miami Hurricanes from 1996 to 2000. Played professional football for eight years, mostly in the Canadian Football League.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: "The best advice I ever got was from my father and it was to work extremely hard at everything that you do, and always be proud of who you are. It doesn’t matter if the subject is your family, job, or friends, your name is all you have at the end of the day, so make sure your decisions never tarnish the respect that you’ve built your beliefs on.”
Mike Murkowski was recently promoted to senior vice president of operations South America for FedEx LAC. Before his promotion, he worked as vice president of marketing, customer service, technology, and customer experience. In his new role, Murkowski will be responsible for overseeing operations of FedEx Express in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Blanca Commercial Real Estate recently announced the addition of Alison Pages as executive vice president. Pages has more than 20 years of market expertise. Before joining the real estate brokerage and advisory firm, she specialized in office and medical leasing at Colliers International South Florida as senior vice president. Pages graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s in business management and from Miami-Dade College with an associate’s degree in business administration.