Josh Meyer has been named chief technology officer at Investor Solutions, an independent, investment management firm. He will be responsible for integrating updated portfolio management software into the firm's existing computer systems and overseeing compliance. He previous jobs included creating and selling a software start-up company. He also has worked for a portfolio management software company. He also has five years of experience in portfolio management and financial planning working for an investment advisory firm.
Felix Vulis has been named to the board of directors of Net Element, a South Florida-based developer and publisher of Internet services powered by a video-based technology platform. He is chief executive officer of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), a natural resources group, performing integrated mining, processing, energy, logistics and marketing operations.
Bill Harber has been promoted to vice president of corporate marketing and David Candib has been promoted from director of business development to vice president of port and destination development and operations in the port and destination development division of Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc.
Harber will be responsible for marketing and profit improvement initiatives for the company’s 10 cruise brands and identifying guest source markets and operational models for growth. He joined Carnival in 2004 to help establish a corporate-wide IT function and has had increasing responsibilities within the corporate shared services group. He was promoted to lead the company’s corporate marketing efforts in 2008. He also manages global market research and key performance indicators for these areas and cross-promotes brands in North America through the World’s Leading Cruise Lines marketing alliance. Before joining Carnival, he was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney for six years and also served as director of product marketing for a technology start-up.
For the past year, Candib has been responsible for Grand Turk Cruise Center operations and development, and the new port project near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. He also has been responsible for relations with regional ports under corporate contracts. His new responsibilities include oversight of all Miami-based corporate port operations, areas of new port development and the corporation's port reservation system - a Web-based reservation system for ports in the Caribbean and North America under corporate contract.
Vicky Garcia has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing and Brian Shultz has been promoted to vice president of information technology at Cruise Planners/American Express, a Coral Springs-based travel agent franchise serving the cruise industry. Garcia will be responsible for overseeing training, operations and all sales and marketing initiatives. She joined Cruise Planners/American Express in 2004 as director of group operations and was quickly promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing. She has more than 24 years of cruise industry experience, having spent more than 10 years at Royal Caribbean International. She also worked for Norwegian Cruise Line before joining Cruise Planners/American Express. In just over a year, Shultz has not only managed Cruise Planners' IT department but has successfully developed and launched more than nine new technologies and products for the company's home-based travel advisors.
Jill Finkelstein has been named president of the Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA). She will oversee activities focused on preparing the health information management workforce for industry and governmental changes, and lead the advancement of health technology. She is Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center's Health Information Manager.
Victor Kong has been named vice president of digital media at the Cisneros Group of Companies. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Miami and will be responsible for designing and establishing digital business strategies for new ventures and opportunities, and their development and implementation. He has worked in top positions for several organizations, including Terra Networks and MTV Networks Latin America. He also was vice president and managing director of MySpace Latin America. Later, he joined Time Warner as vice president and general manager of CNN Radio.
Raag Srinivasan has been named chief technology officer (CTO) at Mobile Insight, a wireless application developer based in Coral Gables. He will be responsible for leading the strategy and execution of the firm's products development. He also will be focused on developing and bringing innovative technologies to market and further expanding their patent applications. He has spent 15 years in the software industry. Before joining Mobile Insight, he was acting CTO at Smarthinking. He also served in technical leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, Intelliworks, Northrop Grumman, and Verisign.
Albert Llodrá has been named chief financial officer at Inktel Direct Corp. in Miami Lakes. He has more than 25 years experience in public accounting and will be responsible for all financial operations at Inktel Direct. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1985 and specialized in catering to the needs of high growth middle-market companies. His clients consisted of private, public and nonprofit organizations and various local banking institutions. He also has served as interim CFO for several entities. Inktel Direct is a leading business process outsourcer specializing in marketing and governmental services.
David Gant has joined Zebra Technologies Corporation in the newly created position of vice president and general manager for the Latin America Region. He will be based in the company's Miami office. He will be responsible for building upon the work already underway in the region and expand Zebra’s business presence throughout Latin America. His career has spanned numerous senior level roles with technology companies throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. He was vice president of Latin America for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Business, president of Latin America for Lucent, and Global Services vice president for Avaya. Zebra is a maker of bar code, kiosk, card and RFID printers, and real-time location solutions.
Nestor Urquiza has been promoted to chief technology officer at Kaufman Rossin Fund Services (KRFS), a full-service fund administrator in Miami. He joined KRFS in June 2010 as lead technology architect. He has worked as a systems administrator, data base administrator, developer, technology architect, project manager and business analyst for 25 years.