Miguel Montaner has joined Professional Bank as executive vice president and director of commercial lending. He most recently was at Banesco USA, and before that, Fifth Third Bank, where he oversaw the commercial and industrial banking divisions. Montaner has a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.
Dana Rozansky has been named an account director of consumer-focused communications programs for national and regional hospitality and lifestyle clients at rbb communications. She previously was a senior account executive at Newlink Group. Rozansky has a bachelor’s in Spanish and communications from the University of Michigan.
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At Xceed Preparatory Academy, which has locations in Dadeland and Coral Springs/Parkland:
▪ Brent Goldman has been named CEO and co-founder. He was co-founder and head of school at The Sagemont School in Weston. Goldman has a bachelor’s in government from The College of William and Mary and a master’s and Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University in education.
▪ Steve Margolis has been named chief operating officer. He was co-founder and COO of Centerline Homes. Margolis has a bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
▪ Betty Norton has been named head of school for the Coral Springs location. She previously taught middle school in Broward County. Norton has a bachelor’s in English education from the University of Central Florida and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Capella University.
Alberto González Saint Geours has been promoted to managing director and regional president for international private client services at Wells Fargo Advisors and will be based in Miami. He was previously a managing director for international private client services. Saint Geours has a bachelor’s in business from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Peter Chambers is joining sbe as chief information officer, based in Miami. Previously, he was vice president of technology at Viceroy Hotel Group. Chambers has a bachelor’s in marketing and modern languages from the University of Surrey in England, UK.
Carmen Contreras-Martinez was recently promoted to partner at Arnstein & Lehr from associate. She is based in Miami and is a member of the litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and bank & financial institutions, practice groups. Contreras-Martinez has a bachelor’s from Harvard and a J.D. from New York University.
George Vail is joining Avison Young in Miami as principal. He previously was managing director of Ackman-Ziff in Miami. Vail has a bachelor’s in political science, markets and management from Duke and an MBA from the University of Miami.
Zach Winkler has been hired as senior vice president and retail lead for South Florida at JLL. Previously, he was a senior associate at CBRE. Winkler has a bachelor’s in geography from Vassar.
This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives at the director level and above who are based in South Florida. These announcements, which also are at miamiherald.com, are for full-time, paid positions. Send items, including previous job; educational background; and high-res jpegs of head shots, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Eduardo Egea
New position: Healthcare principal for Stantec’s Miami office.
From: Miami market leader at NBBJ.
Also: He has been a healthcare practice leader at HKS; he opened the firm’s Miami and São Paulo, Brazil, offices.
Education: Bachelor’s in design, and a master’s of architecture in health facility design and planning, from Clemson University.
Best advice he ever received: Your role when addressing complex issues within an often complex organizational setting is to look beyond the “distractors” and solve the right problem. Applying a facility solution to an operational model in need of improvement may lead you in the wrong (and very expensive) direction.
Choices for Spotlight are made from promotions sent to email@example.com.
See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017: