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Executive Moves: Who is going where this week

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On the list this week: DMR Architects, Caldwell University, CommVault and others …


DMR Architects, one of the state’s largest architectural firms, added Donna Coen O’Gorman to its team in Hasbrouck Heights.

Coen O’Gorman brings three decades of experience in the construction industry with her, managing projects particularly in the education and higher education sectors and public work.

Previously, she served as assistant director at Kean University. Before that, she worked for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority for a decade as assistant director in the Northern Regional Office.

Higher education

Caldwell University appointed Barbara A. Chesler as its new vice president for academic affairs.

Chesler brings expertise in online development and programming, assessment and accreditation, development of new programs and fundraising. Her academic career has provided her with increasing levels of administrative responsibility at institutions in Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

She most recently served as dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University.


The Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A. added two new associates: Kristyl M. Berckes and Sanyam Parikh. Berckes joins the firm’s matrimonial group, while Parikh joins the executive compensation and employee benefits group.

Berckes, who serves as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including all stages of divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody, alimony and more.

Parikh, who was previously working as a tax consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP, concentrates his practice in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits.

Saiber LLC, a business law firm, hired Robert L. Ritter as a member in its Florham Park office.

Ritter primarily represents business clients engaged in trial and appellate litigation in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts. Formerly of Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, he has been practicing law since 1979.

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen and Carvelli in Florham Park welcomes Robert E. Bartkus, who concentrates on business and international arbitration and litigation, as of counsel. The firm also announced that two of its partners were elected to positions at boards: Bruce S. Rosen has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Bruce I. Goldstein is the new chairman of the New Jersey Sharing Network.

Bartkus is involved with authoring and editing law journals in the state. Before joining the firm, he was a partner with Dillon, Bitar & Luther in Morristown.

Rosen handles complex commercial matters, media law, criminal defense, employment law and environmental law. Meanwhile, Goldstein is a business litigator and arbitrator.


Lifeboat Distribution, an international distributor for virtualization, security, business continuity and other technological products, appointed Justin Current to create a global Lifeboat professional services organization at the Shrewsbury-based firm. He will also take the lead in formalizing the company’s strategy to support cloud and managed services offerings.

Justin has been a professional and technical services leader for both distribution and software vendor companies, such as Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions.

Tinton Falls-based CommVault, an enterprise data protection and information management company, hired Scott Little as head of sales, Americas. It also welcomed Brian J. Allison, formerly of Cisco Systems, as vice president of worldwide alliances; Chris Powell, formerly of SAP, as chief marketing officer; and Brian Brockway as chief technology officer.

Little previously spent nearly two decades at Oracle Corporation, and, in his new role, will lead the company’s U.S. sales organization to accelerate growth across all business segments.

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