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Executive Moves: Who hired whom this week

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On the list this week: Kreinces Rollins & Shanker, Investors Bank, New Jersey SEEDS as well as others ...


Kreinces Rollins & Shanker, certified public accountants, announced that Catherine Marte has joined the Paramus-based firm as an accounting assistant. Her duties will include working closely with small businesses providing full-charge bookkeeping services, in addition to analysing customer accounts and financial reconciliations. Marte has a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in management from Montclair State University.


Moving to broaden the level of expertise in its risk management and legal departments, Investors Bank has selected experienced Risk Management Officer Philippa Girling to lead the enterprise risk management team and Brian Doran as general counsel of the bank.

Girling will immediately join the bank as senior vice president, chief risk officer, and will report directly to the chairman of the risk committee of Investors’ board of directors. She will oversee the Bank’s BSA, compliance and credit risk departments. Girling was previously business risk officer and senior vice president at Capital One Commercial Bank and her experience in global securities and operational risk will bring additional strength and expertise to our risk management areas.

Doran was at Popular Community Bank, formerly known as Banco Popular, since 1999, where he most recently served as region executive for Popular’s New York Metro Region and director of government affairs. Prior to joining Popular, Doran was a partner at McConnell Valdez LLP in New York and also served as a banking and commercial transaction attorney at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.


Anthony DellaPelle, a shareholder in the Morristown law firm of McKirdy & Riskin, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Counselors of Real Estate, a professional organization comprised of leading real estate advisers from around the world who provide intelligent, unbiased and trusted advice for a client or employer. Membership in the organization is awarded by invitation only through peer, employer and client review, and consists of approximately 1,100 members, of whom about 50 are practicing attorneys. DellaPelle joins approximately 30 other members on the Counselors’ board of directors, and also currently serves as the co-chair of its education committee and vice chair of the New Jersey chapter of the organization.

DellaPelle limits his law practice to eminent domain, redevelopment and property tax appeal matters.


New Jersey SEEDS, an educational nonprofit, announced the appointment of Soleio Cuervo and Donald Austin to its board of trustees in December 2015.

Cuervo is a 1995 graduate of New Jersey SEEDS’ Scholars Program.

From 2005 to 2011, he was one of Facebook’s earliest designers. At Facebook, he was responsible for designing several of the company’s seminal products and features, including the “Like” button. Cuervo later served as head of design at Dropbox, where he helped build an organization of over 40 top designers, researchers and creatives. Today, Cuervo is an investor and adviser to Dropbox, Earnest and other early stage technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Austin is the head of school for Newark Academy, a position he was appointed to in 2007. In this role, Austin implemented the academy’s immersion program, capstone experiences, June term and the Newark scholars program. He served as president of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools from 2012 to 2014 and was elected a member of the national Country Day Schools Headmasters’ Association.

Prior to joining Newark Academy, Austin served as resident director of the School Year Abroad in Rennes, France, an academic, cultural and linguistic immersion program, and held a variety of teaching and administrative posts at the Collegiate School in New York.

At the same meeting that seated two new members, SEEDS Trustees elected Nasdaq Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Lee Shavel to chair the New Jersey SEEDS’ Board of Trustees. Theo Lubke, managing director and chief regulatory reform officer at Goldman Sachs, was elected vice chair. Outgoing chair Susan Present was named an honorary vice chair.

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