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CEO of PMO Advisory LLC.

Key Role: I am accountable for leading the firm's strategy and mission, conducting business development, establishing services and solutions, managing and recruiting talents, building relationships, and managing engagements.

Goals: Our firm has a dual mission: Helping our clients to be more successful by improving their business effectiveness and achieving execution excellence, and helping our society by nurturing the next generation of business leaders.

Previous jobs: I have been a management consultant most of my career, either as an internal consultant or an external adviser. Prior to PMO Advisory, I was director of project services at KPMG.

Key strengths: Building trust and relationships. Getting things done — launched SAP center of excellence, built loan servicing operations, implemented master data management to more than 140 countries. Organizing — think through the issues and challenges, and organize for success.

Career high: Work in progress, just as life is a journey. Over my 20-year career, I am proud of its steady progress, either increasing responsibilities, working for world-class companies and now striving to build a socially progressive advisory firm.

Next: We want to build PMO Advisory as the go-to source for business execution, specifically project management office, program and project management, process improvement, executive decision support, and business transformation.

After hours: Reading and writing, thinking, occasional movies, travel, fitness, spending time with my family and catching up with good friends.


Withum, Smith & Brown Certified Public Accountants promoted Diane McNulty from senior manager to partner level.

Based in the firm's Red Bank office, McNulty joined Withum in 1993. She has more than 20 years' experience in providing audit services to clients with annual revenues ranging from less than $1 million to more than $350 million.

McNulty, of Howell, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Rutgers University.

Cherry Hill accounting firm Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. promoted Julie M. Strohein to supervisor. Strohein, of Delran, graduated from Rutgers University–Camden in 1989.

In addition, the firm has added accountants Christopher Cicalese, Scott Daroszewksi and Owen Hoxie to staff.

Employment Services

Sparta executive search firm Stascom Technologies has hired account executives Brian Frisch and Stephen Yu to its practice. The firm said both hires were referred from existing employees.

Health Care

Dr. John A. Schmidt was appointed clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Schmidt will mentor and prepare medical students to become physicians, stressing the importance of evidence-based medical practice while reminding students to care for patients.


Elena Chkolnikova has joined Newark law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC as an associate in its labor and employment section. Chkolnikova focuses on representing and counseling management regarding employment-related disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has defended pharmaceutical and insurance companies in class-action suits. Chkolnikova earned law degree from Rutgers School of Law in 2004.

Red Bank law firm Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla P.C. hired two new associates: John A. Sarto, who will join the land use department and Saranne E. Weimer, who joins the labor and employment department.

Sarto previously was an associate with Saiber LLC, and earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, in Newark.

Weimer was previously an associate with Genova, Burns, Giantomasi, Webster. She earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

David W. Carickhoff joined Archer & Greiner P.C. as a partner in the firm's bankruptcy department. He will concentrate on corporate bankruptcy and business reorganization matters. Carickhoff has more than 15 years' experience representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, shareholders, and purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. He earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Real Estate

Joseph Young has joined real estate development firm Alfred Sanzari Enterprises as a commercial/industrial property manager at the firm's Hackensack headquarters.

Young, of Bayonne, has more than 20 years experience. He will oversee the firm's commercial, industrial and retail portfolio, excluding the Glenpointe office complex. Before joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, Young served as property manager at Cohen Brothers Realty Corp. in New York City.

Young received specialized training in mechanical engineering and firefighting from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and studied security management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Dina DiMaria has joined Madison-based real estate brokerage NRT LLC in its newly created position of senior vice president of information technology. DiMaria will oversee NRT's applications services and Web services teams, and provide strategic technology leadership for NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp.

DiMaria has more than 20 years of experience leading technology teams at Sanofi-Aventis in various parts of the pharmaceutical business, including sales, marketing, e-business and new customer channels.

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