Wescott Financial Advisory Group names Joseph P. Nader as managing director, senior financial advisor
Wealth management firm Wescott Financial Advisory Group has named Joseph P. Nader as managing director and senior financial advisor at the firm’s Coral Gables office. Before joining Wescott, he was chief investment officer and co-operating head for Coral Gables Trust.
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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.
BioNitrogen Corp., has named Bryan Kornegay, Jr. and Juan Manuel Vazquez to its board of directors. Vazquez will hold the position of director, while Kornegay was also names CFO. Kornegay has 17 years of experience in accounting, finance, and private equity, including work with private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Vazquez has 12 years of experience in private equity and finance. Previously, he was a buy-side analyst covering banks, financial services, industrial and utilities companies.
Below (in order): Bryan Kornegay, Jr. and Juan Manuel Vazquez
Mark E. Young has joined Lead Professionals, a global executive search firm headquartered in Miami, as senior partner. He will oversee the company’s executive search and business development operations in the U.S. and Canada. Before joining Lead Professionals, he served for 13 years in executive management positions in the Miami offices of two national executive search firms.
Mariela Geier and Jacqueline Bueno Sousa have been named directors of the recently opened Miami office of i2 Integrity International, a business-intelligence consulting firm.
Sousa, who will serve as director, has more than 20 years experience researching and investigating companies, executives and industry sectors, including energy, media, construction, trade and finance. Before joining i2, she was editor for the Miami Herald, an executive editor with American Lawyer Media and a writer with The Wall Street Journal.
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.
Kathy Walkerow-Ivanov has been promoted to senior vice president of administration at Fleet Advantage, a truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing company based in Fort Lauderdale. She will be responsible for overseeing all Fleet Advantage transactions from initial award to final equipment in-servicing. Before joining the company, she worked in the titling and registration division of First Fleet Corporation. She also worked in the firm's lease documentation department.
Matt Bourdeau has been promoted to regional vice president, overseeing Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group in the Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa offices. Robert Half Technology is a provider of information technology professionals. The Creative Group specializes in placing interactive, design and marketing professionals. Both are divisions of Robert Half International, a specialized staffing firm. Bourdeau has over six years of experience in technology staffing and consulting services. Before joining Robert Half International, he held managererial positions at American Power Conversion in Kingston, RI.