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Executive Moves

Written by Maia Blume, Crain's
Published: August 22, 2010

Executives in accounting, advertising, finance, high tech & new media, law and real estate have all found new digs. Check out the new faces in key places.

International Beverage Co. (InterBev): Pat Graney, 54, was promoted to president of U.S. operations for InterBev USA, after serving as the company's general manager.

Patterson Belknap: William F. Cavanaugh Jr., 55, joined the law firm as co-chair. He most recently served as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States for civil enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

Kantar Video: Marc Gaccione, 45, was named senior vice president of business development at the video innovation group, a division of Kantar. He was most recently director of channel development at MediaMind.

Axxcess Capital: Elliot Spiro, 38, was named chief executive of the investment banking and real estate company. He was previously a senior managing director at Greystone & Co.

Jaguar Freight Services: Karen Gaines, 47, was named chief financial officer at the freight-solutions company. She was previously vice president of finance at Planet Payment.

TouchTunes Interactive Networks: Patrick Barry, 47, was named senior vice president and chief financial officer at the interactive entertainment network. Previously, he served as chief financial officer of Oberon Media.

L&L Holding Co.: Craig J. Ramsey, 49, was appointed managing director of investor coverage at the commercial real estate management company. He was previously at Deutsche Bank, where he served as a managing director.

RecycleBank: Jonathan Hsu, 38, was named chief executive at the environmental and green-initiatives organization. He was formerly chief executive at 24/7 Real Media.

Gardner Nelson + Partners Inc.: Kate Cusick, 35, joined the advertising agency as a partner and project director. She was formerly director of brand and integrated marketing at (RED).

Jesse Emery, 34, was promoted to partner of digital communications from director of technology.

Winick Realty Group: Steven E. Baker, 39, was promoted to president of the leasing and advisory-services firm. He was most recently an executive vice president.

Cosmo Montemurro, 31, was promoted to director from associate director.

The Nature Conservancy: Geof Rochester, 50, joined the environmental group as chief marketing officer. He was previously executive vice president of marketing at World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Dechert: M. Holland West, 57, joined the law firm as a partner in the financial services practice group. He was previously head of the global hedge fund, private equity, derivatives and structured finance practices at Shearman & Sterling.

Jefferies: Erez Biala, 30, was named managing director and global co-head of collateralized loan obligation and collateralized debt obligation trading at the securities and investment banking group. He was previously at Barclays Capital, where he served as a member of the distressed special situations trading group.

The Center for Discovery: Tana M. Session, 41, was named vice president of human resources at the disabilities-services organization. She was previously human resources manager at Coleman Research Group Inc.

General Growth Properties: Michael Piazzola, 47, joined the real estate investment trust as senior general manager of the South Street Seaport. He previously worked as an independent consultant.

Lowenstein Sandler: Norman N. Kinel, 51, joined the law firm as a partner in the bankruptcy, financial reorganization and creditors' rights group. He was formerly a partner at Duval & Stachenfeld.

Swig Equities: Joe Caraciolo, 47, was promoted to vice president and director of engineering and construction services. He was formerly director of engineering services.

BTIG: Drew Meany, 40, was named a managing director in the fixed-income, high-yield and distressed trading group at the broker-dealer firm. He was previously a managing director at Christopher Street Capital.

Junior Achievement of New York Inc.: Gabrielle Belson Rattner, 51, joined the education nonprofit as vice president for resource development. She was formerly director of recruitment at NYU's College of Arts and Science.

Razor & Tie: Tim Foisset, 34, was promoted to vice president of digital marketing at the independent record label. He was formerly senior director of digital marketing.

Loeb & Loeb: Bryan Reyhani, 35, was promoted to partner at the law firm. He was previously an associate.

DoubleVerify Ltd.: Rose Steinberg, 37, was named senior vice president of sales operations at the online-advertising-verification company. She had been a senior director of business transformation and customer advocacy at Yahoo.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: Terri J. Seligman, 49, joined the law firm as a partner in the advertising group. Most recently, she worked at Manatt Phelps & Phillips, where she served as a partner.

NBC Universal: Jason Kornweiss, 35, was named vice president of broadcast operations in the company's broadcast-operations center. He was most recently vice president of television-station broadcast operations for the NBC and Telemundo owned-and-operated stations.

Clayman & Rosenberg: Harlan Protass, 43, joined the law firm as a partner. He was previously the name partner at the Law Offices of Harlan J. Protass.

Hangar Design Group: Andre Gutierrez, 41, was named director of brand strategy at the branding and design agency. He was formerly an account director at Walton Isaacson.

Gilt City: Nate Richardson, 39, was named president at the division of Gilt Groupe Inc., an online retailer. He was previously vice president and general manager of Gilt Man.

Zach Overton, 34, was named director of ticket sales. He had been at Plum Benefits, where he most recently served as vice president of entertainment sales.


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