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Position: President and chief operations officer for Northfield Bank

Key role: Working closely with the board of directors and employees to develop and execute a strategy for sustained growth.

Goals: That Northfield is the bank of choice for consumers and businesses in the markets where we operate.

Previous jobs: Audit partner at KPMG LLP, in Short Hills.

Key strengths: Strong work ethic, value people and their opinions, lead by example.

Career high: Becoming a partner at a Big Four accounting firm and going to the Czech Republic with my wife, where the new partner ceremony was held in a castle.

Next: On a personal note, getting my four teenage children through college. On a professional note, possibly teaching a business or accounting course at a local college.

Challenges: Balancing the demands of business and family. Energizing and challenging myself and those around me to meet the many opportunities and challenges facing us in the future.

After hours: Running, playing really bad golf and spending time with my family at the Jersey Shore.

Executive Moves

Banking

Magyar Bank announced that Paul C. Impellizeri Sr. has been hired as sales manager and financial adviser for the bank's subsidiary, Magyar Financial Services. Prior to joining Magyar, Paul was assistant vice president and financial adviser with Capital One Financial Advisors.

Finance

Matt Zidow has joined Next Generation Trust Services LLC as its operations manager. Previously, Zidow was a manager at Thinkorswim Inc. by TD AmeriTrade.

Health Care

Harrogate, in Ocean County, announced that David O'Brien has been selected as the senior living community's life care consultant. Over the course of his 25-year career, O'Brien has held sales consulting positions across various industries, including real estate, pharmaceutical, health care and media. O'Brien is a graduate of Monmouth College, where he received his B.S. in international marketing.

Higher Education

Caldwell College announced Don O'Hagan has been named chief information officer. He previously served as editor-in-chief at Pearson Education, and as senior vice president of technology investment at Pearson PLC. O'Hagan also held senior management positions at AT&T, ITT and Simon & Schuster.

Hospitality

Catherine Salerno was hired as director of sales and marketing for the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center. Most recently, Salerno was area director of sales for HEI Hotels and Resorts in Virginia, responsible for the Marriott Hanover, Embassy Suites Tysons and Le Meridian Arlington. She holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Insurance

Prudential Retirement recently welcomed John Byrne, who has been appointed as vice president of institutional retirement plans. He previously worked at Lincoln Financial Group, where he was vice president of institutional retirement plans. Byrne earned his B.S. from Ohio State University.

MagnaCare announced key additions to its New Jersey executive sales team for the commercial and public sector:

  • Timothy P. McNulty, former senior sales executive at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was named senior sales executive. McNulty holds a B.S. in accounting from the Universityof Scranton.







  • Vance Sible, former regional vice president of Sales for Meritain Health, was named sales executive. Prior to joining Meritain Health, he served as a vice president of sales, national accounts for Coventry Health Care and as director of strategic accounts for United Healthcare. He holds a B.S. from the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.



Law

Archer & Greiner P.C. announced two longtime partners have been named to leadership positions within the law firm:

  • Robert T. Egan has been named as chair of the commercial litigation practice group. An attorney with the firm for more than 30 years, Egan's commercial litigation practice has an emphasis on representing clients involved in technology sectors.
  • Ellis I. Medoway has been named as vice chair of the litigation department. Medoway has been an attorney with the firm for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the firm, Medoway served as a deputy attorney general, representing several New Jersey state agencies.

The law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP announced Carlos Ortiz will join the firm as a partner in the firm's white collar and government enforcement practice group. Ortiz comes to Edwards Wildman from LeClairRyan's Newark office, where he was a partner and served as the head of the firm's investigations, compliance and white-collar criminal defense team. Previously, he served as the vice chair of the FCPA and compliance group at DLA Piper. Ortiz earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Professional Services

Viking announced the addition of William Kolbe as Viking's director of technical training services. Kolbe has more than 35 plus years of industry experience in both field and lab settings.



Publishing

Quadrant HealthCom Inc., a division of Frontline Medical Communications, announced Sharon Spector has been named publisher of the Current Psychiatry brand. Spector has been with Current Psychiatry since its inception, and has played an important role in the brand's success since launching in 2002.

Technology

Infragistics, in Cranbury, announced the appointment of Christopher Larsen as chief operating officer. Prior to Infragistics, Larsen held senior leadership roles at Progress Software and TIBCO Software. He also served as president of SAP North America.

Telecommunications

Michael Liloia has joined Lightower Fiber Networks in Roseland as a regional sales director. Previously, Liloia was the vice president of sales at Archive Systems. He holds a BA in communications from Monmouth University.

Accounting

Mercadien, P.C. announced the addition of Elyssa Grodsky to the organization's management team as finance director. Grodsky brings more than 15 years of experience, most recently working with Time Inc. Grodsky graduated with a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and earned her BA in economics from Northwestern University. HEADSHOT AVAILABLE

Technology

Chromis Fiberoptics announced that Frank Graziano has joined the firm as its president. Graziano comes to Chromis with 30 years of experience building businesses in various industries. He is an alumni member of Golden Seeds, a mentor to TechLaunch and World Accelerator, and an advisor to the Venture Association of New Jersey. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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President and chief operations officer for Northfield Bank

Key role: Working closely with the board of directors and employees to develop and execute a strategy for sustained growth.

Goals: That Northfield is the bank of choice for consumers and businesses in the markets where we operate.

Previous jobs: Audit partner at KPMG LLP, in Short Hills.

Key strengths: Strong work ethic, value people and their opinions, lead by example.

Career high: Becoming a partner at a Big Four accounting firm and going to the Czech Republic with my wife, where the new partner ceremony was held in a castle.

Next: On a personal note, getting my four teenage children through college. On a professional note, possibly teaching a business or accounting course at a local college.

Challenges: Balancing the demands of business and family. Energizing and challenging myself and those around me to meet the many opportunities and challenges facing us in the future.

After hours: Running, playing really bad golf and spending time with my family at the Jersey Shore.

Executive Moves

Banking

Magyar Bank announced that Paul C. Impellizeri Sr. has been hired as sales manager and financial adviser for the bank's subsidiary, Magyar Financial Services. Prior to joining Magyar, Paul was assistant vice president and financial adviser with Capital One Financial Advisors.

Finance

Matt Zidow has joined Next Generation Trust Services LLC as its operations manager. Previously, Zidow was a manager at Thinkorswim Inc. by TD AmeriTrade.

Health Care

Harrogate, in Ocean County, announced that David O'Brien has been selected as the senior living community's life care consultant. Over the course of his 25-year career, O'Brien has held sales consulting positions across various industries, including real estate, pharmaceutical, health care and media. O'Brien is a graduate of Monmouth College, where he received his B.S. in international marketing.

Higher Education

Caldwell College announced Don O'Hagan has been named chief information officer. He previously served as editor-in-chief at Pearson Education, and as senior vice president of technology investment at Pearson PLC. O'Hagan also held senior management positions at AT&T, ITT and Simon & Schuster.

Hospitality

Catherine Salerno was hired as director of sales and marketing for the Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center. Most recently, Salerno was area director of sales for HEI Hotels and Resorts in Virginia, responsible for the Marriott Hanover, Embassy Suites Tysons and Le Meridian Arlington. She holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Insurance

Prudential Retirement recently welcomed John Byrne, who has been appointed as vice president of institutional retirement plans. He previously worked at Lincoln Financial Group, where he was vice president of institutional retirement plans. Byrne earned his B.S. from Ohio State University.

MagnaCare announced key additions to its New Jersey executive sales team for the commercial and public sector:

  • Timothy P. McNulty, former senior sales executive at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, was named senior sales executive. McNulty holds a B.S. in accounting from the Universityof Scranton.







  • Vance Sible, former regional vice president of Sales for Meritain Health, was named sales executive. Prior to joining Meritain Health, he served as a vice president of sales, national accounts for Coventry Health Care and as director of strategic accounts for United Healthcare. He holds a B.S. from the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.



Law

Archer & Greiner P.C. announced two longtime partners have been named to leadership positions within the law firm:

  • Robert T. Egan has been named as chair of the commercial litigation practice group. An attorney with the firm for more than 30 years, Egan's commercial litigation practice has an emphasis on representing clients involved in technology sectors.
  • Ellis I. Medoway has been named as vice chair of the litigation department. Medoway has been an attorney with the firm for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the firm, Medoway served as a deputy attorney general, representing several New Jersey state agencies.

The law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP announced Carlos Ortiz will join the firm as a partner in the firm's white collar and government enforcement practice group. Ortiz comes to Edwards Wildman from LeClairRyan's Newark office, where he was a partner and served as the head of the firm's investigations, compliance and white-collar criminal defense team. Previously, he served as the vice chair of the FCPA and compliance group at DLA Piper. Ortiz earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Professional Services

Viking announced the addition of William Kolbe as Viking's director of technical training services. Kolbe has more than 35 plus years of industry experience in both field and lab settings.



Publishing

Quadrant HealthCom Inc., a division of Frontline Medical Communications, announced Sharon Spector has been named publisher of the Current Psychiatry brand. Spector has been with Current Psychiatry since its inception, and has played an important role in the brand's success since launching in 2002.

Technology

Infragistics, in Cranbury, announced the appointment of Christopher Larsen as chief operating officer. Prior to Infragistics, Larsen held senior leadership roles at Progress Software and TIBCO Software. He also served as president of SAP North America.

Telecommunications

Michael Liloia has joined Lightower Fiber Networks in Roseland as a regional sales director. Previously, Liloia was the vice president of sales at Archive Systems. He holds a BA in communications from Monmouth University.

Accounting

Mercadien, P.C. announced the addition of Elyssa Grodsky to the organization's management team as finance director. Grodsky brings more than 15 years of experience, most recently working with Time Inc. Grodsky graduated with a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and earned her BA in economics from Northwestern University. HEADSHOT AVAILABLE

Technology

Chromis Fiberoptics announced that Frank Graziano has joined the firm as its president. Graziano comes to Chromis with 30 years of experience building businesses in various industries. He is an alumni member of Golden Seeds, a mentor to TechLaunch and World Accelerator, and an advisor to the Venture Association of New Jersey. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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