Executive hires and promotion for week of Nov. 10



Marcelino Pendas has been hired as a senior director and team leader in BNY Mellon International Wealth Management’s Miami office. Before, he was director of trust sales for Amicorp Services’ Private Client Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University.


Shed Boren, currently the executive director of Camillus Health, a sister agency of Camillus House, has also been appointed as chief operating officer of Camillus House. Camillus House announced that president and CEO, Dr. Paul R. Ahr, has decided to retire on Jan. 31, 2015. Boren will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization while Ahr focuses on external and community relations during the transition period.

Franka Baird-Tirado has been named director of quality assurance and process improvement at Miami Jewish Health Systems. She most recently was administrator at Cascadia Courts Senior Assisted Living in Maryland. Baird-Tirado received a bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Maryland University College.


Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L., with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, announces two new partners:

▪  Brian Chaiken was chief legal and financial officer for Z Trim Holdings, Inc. based out of Illinois. He received a law degree from the DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He also studied international law at the Tel Aviv University of Law in Israel and has passed the certified public accountant exam.

▪ Miguel Armenteros was an associate at the firm. He received his law degree rom the Nova Southeastern University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Florida International University.

Michael Higer has been named partner at Berger Singerman on the dispute resolution team. Before, he was founding partner at Higer Lichter & Givner, LLP. He has a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.


Debbie Winkles has joined ODM Performance Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm, as senior vice president, strategic HR partner. Most recently, she was a senior vice president and director of human resources at Great Florida Bank. Winkler has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Barry University.


Lissette M. Calderon has been appointed president of international and strategic projects at The Related Group. Calderon, who worked as a senior project manager at Related in the 1990s, had founded her own company project, and had developed NeoLofts, the first residential project on the banks of the Miami River. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

Charles D. Urstadt has announced the formation of CD Property Brokerage and Consulting LLC focusing on luxury and investment real estate in the Miami area. Currently, Urstadt is a director of Urstadt Biddle Properties, a real estate investment trust based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Joining Urstadt as principle is David Bernard, who was chief meteorologist for CBS Miami (Channel 4) and the Severe Weather Consultant for CBS News Evening News in New York.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Sinval De Medeiros

New job: President and managing partner at Global Recruiters of Brickell – GRN Brickell

Previously: He was vice president and general manager at Xerox Corporation.

Also: Sinval, who began his career in Brazil, was a president of Xerox of Venezuela and Xerox Saudi Arabia.

Education: Sinval has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte and an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, both in Brazil.

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