Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Nov. 20

CAROLINE REYES is senior vice president, information/physical security, and privacy officer at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust.
CAROLINE REYES is senior vice president, information/physical security, and privacy officer at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust.


Carolina Montiel has been named managing director in the family wealth investment advisor group of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. She will be based in Miami. She previously was a senior vice president and head of Investment Strategies Group Americas at EFG Capital International Corp. Montiel has a bachelor’s in urban planning from Universidad Simón Bolívar and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Venezuela.


Mitchell Stein has been named an audito partner at accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co. Stein was previously at BDO’s Miami office and its predecessor Goldstein Schechter Koch, where he was an audit and assurance director. Stein, a CPA, has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Florida.


Lee Ghezzi has been named vice president of quality and case management at Broward Health. He most recently was director of clinical process and risk management for Cleveland Clinic Florida. Previously he was with local organizations including Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital. Ghezzi, a registered professional nurse and a licensed health care risk manager, has a bachelor’s, and a master’s of health administration, from The New School for Social Research in New York.

David P. Wagner was recently named chief compliance officer at Genuine Health Group in Coral Gables. He was compliance officer at Baroma Health Partners in Miami. Wagner has a bachelor’s in business administration from Loyola University, and a master’s in urban and regional planning and a master’s of health care management from the University of New Orleans.


Jorge Ramos has been named executive chef at the newly opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. He oversees the food and beverage efforts for Atlas Cocktail Lounge, Spinnaker Pool Grill, Cornucopia Gourmet Market and banquet cuisine. Ramos has been on the pre-opening team at Conrad and was previously executive sous chef for 1 Hotels in Miami Beach. He has a bachelor’s from Johnson & Wales University.


Jack Karabees has been named president and vice president of sales at EpicMD, which provides cloud-based telehealth and telemedicine technology platforms. Karabees was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing for Entic,a cloud-based platform designed to analyze and optimize energy consumption in hospitals and large healthcare facilities. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Mellen University.

This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. These announcements, which also are at, are for full-time, paid positions. Send items, including previous job; education; high-res jpegs of head shots and the website address of the company to Put “Movers” in the subject line.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Caroline Reyes

New position: Senior vice president, information/physical security, and privacy officer at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust.

From: Vice president of information systems at Turnberry Associates in Aventura.

Also: She has also held director and managerial level positions at Bupa Latin America, Ryder Corporation, Ultimate Software, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Knight Ridder.

Education: Reyes has a bachelor’s from Florida International University in business administration and international business. She is also an alumni of Queensborough Community College.

About: Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust is an integrated private banking and wealth advisory company dedicated, since 1994, to enhancing the wealth and well-being of its clients and their families. It offers residential and commercial lending, private banking and wealth management services to professionals and professional service firms, corporate executives, families, entrepreneurs and their businesses. The bank has eight full-service offices with its headquarters in Coral Gables, offices in Fort Lauderdale, downtown Miami, Miami Beach, South Miami, Naples, Ocean Reef and New York.

Best advice: Best advice I ever got was to always strive to lead with integrity and from the heart. As a leader you are accountable for your actions and the people who depend on you.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017:

▪ Jan. 2, 2017

▪ Jan. 9, 2017

▪ Jan. 16, 2017

▪ Jan. 23, 2017

▪ Jan. 30, 2017

▪ Feb. 6, 2017

▪ Feb. 13, 2017

▪ Feb. 20, 2017

▪ Feb. 27, 2017

▪ March 6, 2017

▪ March 13, 2017

▪ March 20, 2017

▪ March 27, 2017

▪ April 3, 2017

▪ April 10, 2017

▪ April 17, 2017

▪ April 24, 2017

▪ May 1, 2017

▪ May 8, 2017

▪ May 15, 2017

▪ May 22, 2017

▪ May 29, 2017

▪ June 5, 2017

▪ June 12, 2017

▪ June 19, 2017

▪ June 26, 2017

▪ July 3, 2017

▪ July 10, 2017

▪ July 17, 2017

▪ July 24, 2017

▪ July 31, 2017

▪ Aug. 7, 2017

▪ Aug. 14, 2017

▪ Aug. 21, 2017

▪ Aug. 28, 2017

▪ Sept. 4, 2017

▪ Sept. 11, 2017

(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)

▪ Sept. 25, 2017

▪ Oct. 3, 2017

▪ Oct. 9, 2017

▪ Oct. 16, 2017

▪ Oct. 23, 2017

▪ Oct. 31, 2017

▪ Nov. 5, 2017

▪ Nov. 13, 2017