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Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

Francisco R. Maderal is a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson.
Francisco R. Maderal is a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson.


Amar Lokhnath has been promoted to principal at WhiteOwl, the technology affiliate of MBAF based in Miami. He was a director at WhiteOwl. Lokhnath has a bachelor’s in computer science from Florida International University.


Alfredo Gil has been hired as vice president, senior relationship manager at BankUnited in Miami Lakes. He most recently was vice president and senior relationship manager at Bank of America in Miami.


Edgardo Gonzalez has been named managing director and senior portfolio manager in the Coral Gables office of Fiduciary Trust Company International. He was previously a portfolio manager in the global wealth and investment management division of U.S. Trust in Fort Lauderdale. Gonzalez has a bachelor’s of business administration from Loyola University in New Orleans.


Jeffrey S. Sturman has joined Memorial Healthcare System as a senior vice president and chief information officer. Most recently, he was a partner at Cumberland Consulting Group, based in Franklin, Tenn., which is a healthcare IT firm. Sturman is a graduate of Indiana University and has a master’s in healthcare administration/health services management from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Healthcare benefits

Richard Weiss has been named president of the Florida market of Aetna, based in Sunrise. He was previously executive director for Aetna’s Florida market. Weiss, a CPA, has a bachelor’s in accounting from Florida State University.


Josh Gripper was promoted to executive chef of the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. He was previously at The Dutch in Miami Beach. In his new position, he’ll manage culinary operations including the execution of menus and catering for banquet functions, in-room dining and the resort’s venues including The Dutch. Gripper is a graduate of the Art Institute of New York City (formerly the new York Restaurant School).


At GrayRobinson:

▪ Steven J. Solomon, shareholder in the bankruptcy practice, has been named Miami managing director. He has a bachelor’s in accounting, and a J.D., from the University of Florida.

▪ Marlene Quintana, shareholder in the employment and labor practice, has been named statewide recruiting director. She has a bachelor’s in communications, and a J.D., from the University of Miami.

Real Estate

Cesar Arguelles has been named executive sales director for Vi at Aventura. He was a branch manager for Grove Bank & Trust. Arguelles has a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Columbia.

This space lists promotions of executives at the director level and above who are based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. Announcements, also at, are for full-time, paid positions — not for board or volunteer positions. Send items, with jpeg of a head shot, to Please use the word ‘Movers’ in the subject field of the email.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Francisco R. Maderal

New position: Partner at Colson Hicks Eidson.

From: Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Also: He was an associate trial attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson before becoming a federal prosecutor in 2012.

And: At the U.S. Attorney’s office, Maderal spent six years in the major crimes and international narcotics and money-laundering sections leading complex investigations and prosecutions against individuals and corporations for corruption, fraud, money laundering, foreign bribery, computer fraud, and Bank Secrecy Act violations. He was lead prosecutor in some of Miami’s largest money-laundering cases, including a multibillion dollar money-laundering case tied to illegally mined and smuggled gold from South America that was being exported to Miami; and a landmark $1 billion money-laundering case involving stolen Venezuelan oil funds tied to South Florida real estate.

Education: Maderal has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Best advice: You can’t hit the ball if you don’t swing.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017-2018: Jan. 2, 2017Jan. 9, 2017Jan. 16, 2017Jan. 23, 2017Jan. 30, 2017 Feb. 6, 2017Feb. 13, 2017Feb. 20, 2017Feb. 27, 2017 March 6, 2017 March 13, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 27, 2017 April 3, 2017 April 10, 2017 April 17, 2017April 24, 2017 May 1, 2017 May 8, 2017May 15, 2017May 22, 2017May 29, 2017June 5, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 19, 2017June 26, 2017July 3, 2017July 10, 2017July 17, 2017July 24, 2017July 31, 2017 Aug. 7, 2017Aug. 14, 2017▪ Aug. 21, 2017▪ Aug. 28, 2017▪ Sept. 4, 2017Sept. 11, 2017(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)Sept. 25, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017Oct. 9, 2017Oct. 16, 2017Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017Nov. 5, 2017Nov. 13, 2017Nov. 20, 2017(No Movers ran on Nov. 27, 2017)▪ Dec. 4, 2017▪ Dec. 11, 2017Dec. 18, 2017(No Movers ran on Jan. 1, 2018)▪ Jan. 8, 2018Jan. 15, 2018▪ Jan. 22, 2018▪ Jan. 29, 2018▪ Feb. 5, 2018▪ Feb. 12, 2018▪ Feb. 19, 2018▪ Feb. 26, 2018March 5, 2018▪ March 12, 2018▪ March 19, 2018▪ March 26 )(No Movers ran on April 2, 2018)April 9, 2018▪ April 16, 2018▪ April 23, 2018▪ April 30, 2018May 7, 2018 ▪ May 14, 2018 ▪ May 21, 2018 ▪ May 28, 2018 ▪ June 4, 2018 ▪ June 11, 2018▪ June 18, 2018▪ June 25, 2018 (No Movers ran on July 9) ▪ July 16, 2018 ▪ July 23, 2018▪  July 30, 2018 ▪ Aug. 6, 2018▪ Aug. 13, 2018 ▪ Aug. 20, 2018 ▪ Aug. 27, 2018 ▪ Sept. 3, 2018▪ Sept. 10, 2018 ▪ Sept. 17, 2018