Business Monday

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Feb. 12, 2018

Larry Blocker is vice president and general manager at Media Stage Inc.
Larry Blocker is vice president and general manager at Media Stage Inc.


Beatriz “Bizi” Hernandez has been named a partner at MSA Architects. She manages the design team and represents the firms on projects at all public hearings. Hernandez previously was director of design. She has a bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Miami.

Antonio Prado has been named director of development at Chisholm Architects. He was president and CEO at Hamilton Planning Consultants, a financial consulting services company he founded. Prado has a bachelor’s in business administration from Boston University.


Lester Romero has been named vice president, premier banker at Grove Bank & Trust. He is responsible for new business development in the areas of banking, lending and wealth management. Romero was previously assistant vice president, private banker at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust. He has a bachelor’s in finance from Florida International University.


Paul C. Schwarzkopf has been named chief financial officer at Broward Health Medical Center. He was previously at Tenet Healthcare, where he most recently was senior director of regional finance for its coastal division. Schwarzkopf has a bachelor’s in accounting, and an MBA, from UM.


Cori Lopez-Castro has been named to a one-year term as managing partner at Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton as part of the firm’s rotation of managing partners. She is a partner in the firm.


Geraldo Arriaga has been named vice president, digital media sales of Spanish Broadcasting System, LaMusica App. He will be based in Miami. He was digital/local sales manager for SBS. Arriaga has a bachelor’s in communications from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee.


Sabrina Lacle has been promoted to director of the tourism practice at Newlink, which is headquartered in Miami. She was previously senior account manager. Lacle has a bachelor’s in mass communications, and a master’s in integrated marketing communications, from FIU.

Jonathan Stern has been named managing director and market leader of the Miami office of Burson-Marsteller. He was president and CEO of Platinum Marketing Communications, which he founded. Stern has a bachelor’s in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


At Cervera Real Estate, based in Miami:

▪ Ana Lopez de Quintana has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and operations. She was vice president of sales and operations at the firm. She joined the company in 2007 and developed the firm’s Cervera Academy, an in-house training program for Cervera agents. Lopez de Quintana will help manage the eight branch offices and sales director’s in the company’s general real estate sales and leasing division.

▪ Yovani Garcia has been named sales director, downtown Miami district. He was previously a sales director for the One Miami downtown branch office of the firm’s general real estate division. Garcia has a degree in business from FIU.

This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives at the director level and above who are 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; educational background; high-res jpegs of head shots and the website address of the company, to Put “Movers” in the subject line.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Larry Blocker

New position: Vice president and general manager at Media Stage Inc., an AV production company.

From: Senior director, game presentation and events, at the Miami Marlins.

Education: Bachelor’s in business from the University of Florida and a master’s in sports administration from St. Thomas University.

Best advice he ever received: Don’t ever forget where you came from.... don’t ever think you are too big to help lift a box... treat everyone from the intern to the President with the same respect... stay humble.