September 03, 2014

Ronaldo Möntmann named vp of information technology at Broward Health

Ronaldo Möntmann has been promoted to vice president of information technology at Broward Health. He joined Broward Health more than 15 years ago. Most recently, he was director of technology services, inImage002formation systems. Möntmann serves as an ordained children’s minister and chaplain at a Brazilian Christian church in Pompano Beach. He also travels on short mission trips overseas to work with impoverished children. Möntmann has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity International University in Illinois.

 Best advice: The best advice I ever received was to build trust in both personal and professional relationships. Without trust, nothing worthwhile can be built. 


Michelle Sanchez, Orlando Oliva, Eddy Ruiz promoted at TotalBank

TotalBank has promoted three executives within its lending team:

--Michelle Sanchez has been named vice president and business banking lender. She will be serving the Coral Way, 19th Street Drive-I Sanchez, Michelle Oliva, Orlandon, Red Sunset, Coral Gables, Bird Road, Downtown, and Brickell banking centers. She was most recently assistant vice president and business banking lender. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from University of Miami and a master’s degree in finance from Florida International University.

--Orlando Oliva, above right, has been promoted to assistant Ruiz, Eddyvice president and business banking lender for TotalBank’s Medley, Hialeah, Doral, Doral Point and Doral Plaza Banking Centers. Before, he was banking officer, lender and relationship manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and real estate from FIU.

--Eddy Ruiz, right, has been promoted to assistant vice president and business banking lender at the Pinecrest Banking Center. He most recently was lender and relationship manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Troy University.

Kevin Miliffe named VP/relationship manager at City National Bank of Florida

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 has been named vice president/relationship manager in the real estate banking division of City National Bank of Florida. Before he was at Doral Property Finance. He has an MBA and a master’s degree in management from the University of Florida.

Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez, Kim Magner promoted at JM Family Enterprises

JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach has announced three executive-level promotions: 

--Brent Burns has been promoted to chief operating officer. He most recently was chief financial officer and executive vice president. Burns, a certified public accountant, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

--Jorge Gonzalez assumes the role of chief financial officer. He has been a vice president of corporate taxes at the firm. Gonzalez, a CPA, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, and a master’s degree in taxation, from Pace University.

--Kim Magner has been promoted to vice president of corporate taxes. She has held several management positions at the company. Magner, a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College and a master’s degree of accounting in taxation from Nova Southeastern University. 

August 24, 2014

Rich Andrews named vice president-commercial for North America at Bacardi U.S.A.

Rich Andrews has been named vice president-commercial for North America at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. He will lead commercial Rich_Andrews_Bacardi_USA and customer marketing activities across the United States and Canada and will begin his new role in September. For the past two years, he was business unit managing director for the Bacardi business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Andrews has been with Bacardi for more than 10 years in country, regional and global roles. He began his career with the company as vice president of sales for Canada and was later promoted to president of Bacardi Canada. He returned to the commercial side as Bacardi’s interim regional president of Latin America at the company. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, with a major in social science.

Best advice he ever received: Always treat people with respect. 

Alexander Jimenez, Miguel Mesa named to executive posts at Apollo Bank

Alexander JimenezAlexander Jimenez, left, will be vice president and branch managMiguel Mesaer at the Coral Gables location of Apollo Bank, and Miguel Mesa will be vice president and commercial lending officer at the bank. Jimenez was most recently vice president and branch manager at Coconut Grove Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University. Before joining Apollo Bank, Mesa was vice president and
a commercial credit officer at Florida Community Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from FIU. 

Jeff Rugg named director of sales, special events at Live Nation, The Fillmore Miami Beach

DownloadJeff Rugg joins Live Nation as director of sales, special events, with The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Before, he was sales manager with the Miami Beach Convention Center, Global Spectrum. He has a bachelor’s degree in sports management and business management from Temple University.

Nancy Thies named VP, development and marketing, Holy Cross Hospital

Thies, NancyNancy Thies has been named vice president of development and marketing at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Before, she was vice president of major gifts and legacy gifts at the United Way of Broward County. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Francisco Arteaga named division director at Biomed, Albion Staffing Solutions

​ Francisco J. Arteaga  joins the BioMed division of Albion Staffing Solutions as division director. Before, he was vice president at InGente and was based in Puerto Rico. 

Donte Johnson, Alex Batista in new roles at Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach

Donte Johnson,
 far left, has been named general manager and Alex Batista director of sales and marketing at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach. Johnson, who was most recently general manager of Topaz Hotel in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of St. Peter’s University in New Jersey. and was on The Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list. Before his new Image007 (1)position, Batista was the director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Florida International University.