Hires and promotions for the week of March 2, 2015



Denise de la Guardia has been named vice president and treasury management services and banking center sales manager at City National Bank of Florida. She will be based out of CNB’s Brickell corporate offices. She most recently was vice president and treasury management services manager with TotalBank. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami-Dade College.

Michael Gutman has been named vice president and business banker covering Broward County at City National Bank of Florida. He most recently was vice president and relationship manager with Capital Bank’s commercial banking group. Gutman received his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Florida.

Jacqueline Modia and Maryluz Yapur have been promoted to assistant vice president at TotalBank. Modia, with TotalBank since 2011, has been sales director at the Doral Banking Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University. Maryluz Yapur began at TotalBank in March 2014 as banking officer and sales director of the Aventura Banking Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in health services management from Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico.


Cesar Garcia-Pons has been named senior urban designer at the Miami office of Perkins+Will. Previously he was deputy director of planning & zoning for the City of Miami. Garcia-Pons has a degree in architecture and urban design from the University of Miami School of Architecture where he taught for many years.


Michael E. Chapnick has joined the Coral Gables-based firm of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel as a partner and will be based in West Palm Beach. He was at the Boca Raton-based law firm of Chapnick Community Association Law. Chapnick has a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.

Scott J. Silverman, a retired circuit court judge, has been named an owner of JAMS, a private provider of mediation and arbitration services. Silverman was a circuit and county judge in Miami-Dade County for nearly 22 years. He has a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.

Christopher Spuches, a partner at Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin, has been named chair of the firm’s litigation department. He received his J.D from Fordham University.


Steven Hansen, the former chief financial officer of Levenger, has rejoined the Delray Beach-based company as CEO. He was most recently a founding partner and president of GoldFellow LLC and was CFO of inSleep Technologies LLC, a medical device startup company. Hansen has a bachelor’s from Minnesota State University and his MBA from Nova Southeastern University.


Darin Montgomery has joined Integra Investments as vice president of development. He will oversee all aspects of the company’s newest mixed-use development Aventura ParkSquare and assist with other various development projects. Previously, he was senior project manager for Moriarty of Florida. He has a bachelor’s in construction management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Juan Carlos Campuzano

New position: President and chief operation officer at Oberlin Wealth Partners.

Previous: Campuzano worked at Northern Trust, where he served on the firm’s Southeast Management Committee and as chairman of Northern’s wholly owned Cayman Island subsidiary. While at Northern Trust, he spearheaded the family offices services group into South Florida and Latin America. He has also held senior positions at UBS Financial Services, INVESCO Capital Management and at a Miami-based private equity firm. He began his career as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Also: Campuzano is a board nember of the Florida International Bankers Association. He is a former chairman and executive committee Member of Miami-Dade’s United Way Investment Committee.

Education: MBA from Harvard Business School; BBA in accounting from the University of Miami.

Best advice: The best advice I have ever received is to have your client’s best interest at heart, help people along the way and be prepared to have your actions described on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.