Week of August 13
Restaurants / Food & Beverage
Welbilt’s Board of Directors has appointed Josef Matosevic to assume the role of Interim President and CEO. Matosevic joined Welbilt in August 2015 and most recently served as Welbilt’s Executive Vice President and COO. Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions.
Sales / Marketing
Republica, one of America’s leading and fastest-growing cross-cultural marketing and communications agencies, has announced the promotion of Melissa Richter Bartolini to senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Bartolini, who was most recently head of strategy, leads the agency’s brand strategy, analytics, consumer science, and media planning and buying disciplines.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
The head of Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has been elected as the health organization’s next CEO. Gianrico Farrugia, the current CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, will succeed John Noseworthy, as president and CEO of the whole Mayo Clinic, which has major campuses in Minnesota and Arizona. Farrugia has spent 30 years as a Mayo physician.
VyStar announced Jenny Vipperman as the credit union's new Chief Lending Officer. Vipperman is responsible for all aspects of the credit union's lending operations, including mortgage, consumer and indirect lending portfolios, along with collections and sales. She will play a key role in the credit union's commitment to remain a reliable borrowing source for members.
Week of August 6
Chad Van Horn, Esq., was named a 40 Under 40 Award recipient from the South Florida Business Journal for his career achievements and community involvement. Van Horn, 34, owns Van Horn Law Group, P.A., the largest bankruptcy firm in Broward County based on number of filings (www.my341.com). The firm filed 657 bankruptcy cases from August 2017 to August 2018, more than double the second-place annual filings. Van Horn's success rests on his vision for providing holistic solutions to overwhelming debt and the effective efforts of a 24-member team. The firm's mission is to restore peace of mind to those in financial distress by providing first rate, affordable legal services with compassion and respect. Visit vanhornlawgroup.com.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
MediXall Group, a Ft. Lauderdale-based technology organization, has appointed Dr. Steven Gass to its Strategic Advisory Board. Gass is the CEO of CoreChoice, a national specialty network for radiology and neurodiagnostic studies. As an advisor, Gass will provide guidance/support on strategic initiatives as the company accelerates business growth, and expands its services.
MediXall Group, a Fort Lauderdale-based technology organization, has appointed Benjamin L. Frosch to its Strategic Advisory Board. Frosch built Frosch Medical Compliance, Inc. into a leading firm that provides services designed to assist physicians. Frosch will work closely with leadership to consult on business strategy, sales/marketing, and strategic partnerships.
Bradley Prechtl was named CEO of American Oncology Network, a management network for thriving community oncology practices, providing administrative and contracting services and tools that help practices benefit from economies of scale and revenue stream diversification. Prechtl also is CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists, America's largest private oncology group practice.
Week of July 30
Broward Health has appointed Katherine Ross, CHCIO, MBA, as its new chief information officer. As a part of the corporate team, Ross will provide leadership and strategic direction for the development, coordination and evaluation of information management systems and services to enhance the system’s delivery of healthcare.
Moffitt Cancer Center appointed Dominic Seraphin as the new vice president of Strategic Alliances & Network - a group dedicated to expanding access to Moffitt's high-quality cancer care to more people. Seraphin will concentrate on creating innovative partnerships to offer Moffitt services to more patients throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
Andrew Fenton has joined Skyway Capital Markets as a Managing Director, focusing on advising high yield, growth equity and real estate clients. He is an established real estate executive covering all aspects of the industry. He was recently a co-founder of a successfully listed REIT on the New York Stock Exchange focused on specialty industrial properties.
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley recently announced that attorney Edward V. Ricci was selected as a shareholder of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Ricci has successfully tried numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases to verdict and obtained significant settlements on behalf of his clients. He has advocated for his clients in complicated cases involving product defects, medical malpractice, automobile negligence and premises liability. Mr. Ricci was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Ricci has been selected by his peers annually for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers.