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Close Up: Paul Gottsegen

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Senior vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer, Mindtree,
a global information technology company with New Jersey offices in Warren Township.


What you do: I'm responsible for marketing activities at Mindtree. I guide the company's strategic planning, business unit-marketing, branding, sales effectiveness and alliances.

Old gig: Chief marketing officer at Infsys

School ties: A bachelor's degree in computer science from Brandeis University and a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School.

Family tree: Wife, son and two daughters

Hometown: New Orleans


Sopranos, Jersey Shore or Housewives of NJ: Of those three, hands down the Sopranos. But our house is a two-way battle between the Disney Channel and Golf Channel.

When you brag about Jersey to people from out of state, you say: The perfect blend of four seasons, combined with an incredible variety of places to go within a two-hour drive.

Giants or Jets, Yankees or Mets: Who Dat?!!


Celebrity you'd like to meet: Dustin Hoffman. Actually I've met him many times. He married my cousin.

Historical figure you'd want to meet: Napoleon — the ultimate man of action, though he may have taken it a few steps too far.

Something about you that you're co-workers don't know: My family owned a music store in New Orleans and gave Louis Armstrong his start — 100 years back.



TD Bank has named Victoria R. Rogers assistant vice president and store manger of the company's Red Bank branch, on West Front Street. Rogers is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel, and overseeing daily operations at branch. She has 15 years' industry experience, most recently as banking center manager at Bank of America, in Rumson.

Financial services

Besen Special Assets has named Daniel Kole managing director of the residential whole loan desk. Kole has more than 20 years' industry experience. He holds his series 7, 63, 65, life, health and variable insurance licenses, and also is a certified retirement counselor.

Kole will be responsible for overseeing residential whole loan desk operations for the Red Bank-based investment sales brokerage firm.

TeraExchange LLC named Andrew V. Waskow chief compliance officer and senior vice president, charged with managing compliance and regulatory affairs on a global basis.

Before joining TeraExchange, Waskow spent nine years at Goldman Sachs and three years at Merrill Lynch as an attorney providing strategic guidance on trading and capital markets matters. Waskow earned his law degree from American University's Washington College of Law.

Health Care

Dr. R. Phillip Dellinger was named chief of the department of medicine at Cooper University Health Care and chair of the department of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dellinger will also serve as the medical director of the newly formed Adult Health Institute, which will include endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, geriatrics, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology, palliative care, pulmonology and psychiatry. Dellinger will work with other physician and business leaders to expand Cooper's programs aimed at meeting the health care needs of adults.


Riza Dagli, former assistant attorney general of New Jersey, has joined Brach Eichler as a partner. She will chair the Roseland firm's newly launched criminal defense and government investigations practice.

This practice will be devoted to advocacy and counsel in state and federal investigations and prosecutions, from initial inquiries and grand jury subpoenas to trials and appeals. The practice will handle health care and insurance fraud, labor and unemployment fraud, racketeering and money laundering, and environmental crimes.

Dagli has held several key posts within the Office of the Attorney General during his 13 years there, including director of the Medicaid fraud control unit, where he supervised investigations and prosecutions of Medicaid and Medicare fraud, kickback, and off-label marketing litigation. In addition, as deputy director of the Division of Criminal Justice, he supervised organized crime prosecutions as well as labor and environmental crime prosecutions. He also ran the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.

Real Estate

Parsippany-based Transwestern named Joseph Polise vice president of construction management. He will work with Transwestern's property management and leasing teams oversee construction management assignments throughout the Northeast.

Polise has expertise in construction cost estimating and value engineering services for office, retail and industrial assignments.

Polise joins Transwestern from Avison Young, where he served as director of construction for the firm's New York City office. Previously, Polise was a senior project manager for Walsh Co., in Westchester County, N.Y.

Roy Paret has joined the Goldstein Group, in Paramus, as a sales associate. He joins Goldstein with 20 years' marketing and sales experience, including work at Ursillo Realty in its commercial, industrial and land division. He was most recently director of sales as a pharmaceutical representative in the medical field.


Lindsay Kochevar was hired as an account executive for Stascom Technologies, a Sparta-based search firm specializing in placing management, sales and marketing talent in the information technology industry. Kochevar, previously a restaurant manager, has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry.

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