John Archer has been named a managing director in the Miami office of CBIZ MHM. He will focus his practice on international, federal, state and local taxation and will enhance and expand the firm’s South Florida tax group. He has more than 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in domestic and international taxation. Before joining CBIZ, he was a partner in the tax and business services division of Marcum.
Manchester Business School has named Melissa Holland as the new director of its Miami Center in Downtown Miami. In her role, she will be responsible for the overall operations, program administration, student recruitment and business development. Before joining Manchester Business School, she was director of MBA programs at Georgia Southern University, with responsibility for recruiting, admissions, student services, alumni relations and new program development. Earlier in her career, she was a vice president at Rabobank International, where she specialized in underwriting large corporate senior debt transactions for companies in the food and agriculture industry. She also worked at GE Capital and SunTrust Bank, where she was an underwriter of debt and equity transactions to the media and telecommunications industry.
Jennifer Swanson has been named vice president of accounting at Sunrise-based Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. She will oversee the financial and reporting, treasury, cash management, payroll and accounts payable functions. Before joining Sheridan Healthcare, she was vice president of accounting for Nipro Diagnostics, director of financial reporting for Republic Services, senior manager of finance for Sunglass Hut and an audit manager with Arthur Andersen LLP. Sheridan Healthcare is a hospital-based, practice management company and an anesthesia services provider.
Debbie Kohl has joined the board of commissioners that governs the North Broward Hospital District. She will serve through May 2014. She is the executive vice president/chief financial officer of Broward Bank of Commerce in Fort Lauderdale. She was previously senior vice president and controller at the Union Bank of Florida in Plantation, vice president of accounting and finance at Fort Lauderdale's Capital Business Credit and chief financial officer of First Choice Credit Union in West Palm Beach.
Cristina Raecke, Angel Burgos newest executive directors at FIU's College of Business Administration
Cristina Raecke and Angel Burgos have been hired as executive directors at Florida International University's College of Business Administration.
Raecke will be responsible for publications, web presence, event marketing and the development and implementation of the marketing strategies for graduate and undergraduate programs. She has worked with Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks and the law firm of Greenburg Traurig. She also was manager of marketing and communications for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision. Before that, she was manager for marketing and community relations for the Miami Downtown Development Authority, and director of recruiting and admissions for the University of Miami's MBA programs.
Burgos will direct and manage the MBA programs and will have overall management responsibility for the Master of International Business program. He was director of MBA and MS in accounting programs for the George Mason University School of Management. Before that, he also contributed to the graduate programs for the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.
Curtis B. Hunter has joined Berger Singerman as a partner and member of the law firm’s business, finance and tax team, working from the firm's Miami office. He concentrates his practice in corporate law, tax, trusts/estates and estate planning, including wealth preservation, business succession and asset protection planning. He also has experience in tax controversies involving the IRS and Department of Revenue, real estate and litigation. Before joining Berger Singerman, he was a partner with Messer, Caparello & Self in Tallahassee.
Kimberly Anzivino named vice president, investments at Whitehurst Advisory Group of Raymond James & Associates in Coral Gables
Kimberly Anzivino has been named vice president, investments at the Whitehurst Advisory Group of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in Coral Gables. The office specializes in financial planning services for individuals and families. Before joining Raymond James, she spent 18 years at Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group.
Craig A. Suid has been promoted to principal at Mallah Furman. He will work primarily from the firm's Miami office, and has nearly 30 years experience in audit, accounting, financial reporting, tax planning, federal and multi-state tax reporting. Before joining the firm in 1994, he worked at local CPA firms Daday, Suid & Company, and Laventhol & Horwath.
Cynthia Borders-Byrd has been named chair of the Florida State Board of Accountancy (BOA), the organization responsible for the regulation of certified public accountants (CPAs) and accounting firms in the state. She was named to the BOA in 2008 and was reappointed for a second term by Gov. Rick Scott. She was vice-chair of the board, member of the Probable Cause Panel and chair of the Rules Committee. She manages and operates C. Borders-Byrd, CPA LLC, an accounting and consulting firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Before starting her own accounting firm, she worked with the State of Florida's Office of the Auditor General; Broward County; Arthur Andersen; and Ernst & Young.
Judit Fabian will serve as director of venture capital services at Cassel Salpeter & Co., an investment banking firm in Miami. She will focus on financial advisory services and capital sourcing for emerging, high growth companies primarily in technology, mobile applications, biotechnology, and healthcare industries. She will assist companies with raising early stage and venture capital. She was interim chief financial officer for incubated companies at Nextera Enterprises; she also worked with Early Stage IT & Internet Companies as a financial advisor through a Baltimore-based incubator, and provided market expansion services to U.S. technology companies doing business in Europe. Before that, she also was an underwriting analyst at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Miami Science Museum.