Lowell Rush was recently named chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Direct Insite Corp., a provider of cloud-based e-invoicing solutions. He previously was chief operating officer of Cosmetic Dermatology, Inc. and CFO of Bijoux Terner, LLC. Rush has an accounting degree from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from the University of Miami.
Frank Gonzalez, Alexander Binelo, Ileana Salort-Horta in new leadership positions at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC, has promoted the following: Frank Gonzalez, at lower left, to principal-in-charge of the audit department; Alexander Binelo, to principal, from director; and Ileana Salort-Horta, to director, from senior manager. Gonzalez will also continue to lead the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and SEC practices. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from Florida International University and an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Miami. Binelo and Salort-Horta each hold a bachelor’s of accounting and a master’s of science in taxation from FIU.
Whitney Schiffer CPA promoted to director of audit and attest services at Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants announced the promotion of Whitney Schiffer to the role of director in the audit and attest services practice. She holds a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.
Priscilla Rosario has been named assistant vice president and branch manager for Compass Financial Credit Union. Before joining the credit union, she was the branch manager for more than six years at Dade County Federal Credit Union. She has experience in branch operations, team building and relationship banking.
Name: Richard Skelly
New position: Senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Past experience: More than 27 years of experience in finance. Served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, senior vice president and treasurer for Golden Living formerly Beverly Enterprises. He has also served as senior vice president and treasurer of OfficeMax.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “A truly great leader has an inherent natural ability which cannot be learned or duplicated from books or training. You either have it or you don’t.”
Charles Sachs has been named principal and wealth manager for Private Wealth Counsel. He recently served as principal of Evensky & Katz Wealth Management. He also serves as secretary of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami as well as president-elect of the Financial Planning Association of Miami.