Four join Aegis Sciences
Brett Burrell, Amy Cadwallader, Brandi Lambert Puet and Edward “Hunter” Smith Jr. have all joined Aegis Sciences Corp. Burrell, a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Class of 2011, joins Aegis as compliance officer. Previously, he served as vice president of compliance for King Pharmaceuticals, and before, practiced corporate and health care law with London & Amburn in Knoxville. Burrell earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law, an MBA from the University of Mississippi, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee Technological University.
Cadwallader joins Aegis as the senior scientist for life sciences. Befor that, she worked with the Laboratorio Antidoping FMSI in Rome, Italy. She also served as adjunct faculty for John Cabot University in the department of mathematics, natural science and computer science. Cadwallader earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology from the University of Utah; an M.S. in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor‘s of science from Dickinson College.
Puet joins as a clinical scientist for healthcare services. Puet holds a doctor of pharmacy as well as a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University.
Smith joins as area logistics coordinator. He was previously the head athletic trainer for the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels and the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. Smith holds a master’s degree in physical education from Tennessee Technological University; he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida State University.
North Highland Co. welcomes five
North Highland Company, an Atlanta-based business consulting firm, has announced the addition of Steve Favaloro, Shelley Hayes, Stephen Kardon, Phil Kendrick and Lane Sandidge to its Nashville office.
Favaloro has been added as a principal in North Highland’s national provider health care practice.
Favaloro, with more than 30 years of experience, has expertise in both provider and payer sides of the health care marketplace and has led numerous client engagements in adopting new technology and business processes to improve operations, enhance revenue and improve customer satisfaction.
Favaloro graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in advertising.
Kardon also has been named a principal in the firm’s national provider health care practice.
Kardon received an MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of arts degree in accounting, finance and economics from the University of Maryland.
Kendrick joins as public-sector proposal manager. Kendrick has 25 years of experience as a capture and proposal manager and has won nearly $10 billion in federal, state and local contracts.
Kendrick graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor of arts degree in English.
Hayes joins as a manager. Her experience includes work with the Informatics Corp. of America, the Hospital Corp. of America and the Clinical Services Group.
Hayes graduated from Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Sandidge, a former senior consultant at Accenture, has joined as manager. Prior to Accenture, Sandidge worked as a consultant for CGI, Inc., performing configuration management, analysis and testing of telecommunications billing and rating systems.
Sandidge earned a bachelor of science degree in management information systems with a minor in English from Florida State University.
Avenue Bank promotes three, adds to commercial team in Nashville
Ronald L. Samuels, chairman, CEO and president of Avenue Bank, has announced three promotions and a new associate in the Nashville branches.
Paul Vernich has been promoted to assistant vice president and Cummins Station Branch Manager. Since joining the bank in July 2010, he has served as a concierge banker in the Cummins Station branch. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in business administration/finance.
Previously, he served as a financial advisor at an insurance firm.
Brendan Farran has been promoted to commercial real estate relationship manager. He joined the bank in February 2008 as a credit underwriter and has developed a strong working knowledge of commercial real estate financing and underwriting. Farran received his B.A. from Furman University and an MBA in finance from Colorado State University.
Scott Newell has been promoted to concierge banker at the Cummins Station branch. He joined the bank as courier and bank support specialist in July 2011 and has prior banking experience as a teller. Newell attended the University of Mississippi, at which he earned his B.S. in finance.
Mike Platz joins Avenue Bank's commercial team as a relationship manager. He previously served as a commercial banker at Wells Fargo in Nashville. Platz brings more than 10 years of commercial banking experience to his role, including service at FirstBank and AmSouth. He received his B.S. from Samford University and his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Zeitlin & Co., Realtors adds two brokers
Zeitlin & Co., Realtors has added Stephanie Kleiner and John Dotson as affiliate brokers in the company’s Nashville office.
Kleiner will concentrate on residential sales in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Prior to joining Zeitlin and Co., Kleiner was a teacher at University School of Nashville for three years. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education from Bucknell University.
Dotson, who has worked for Zeitlin & Co. in the past, will focus on foreclosures, short sales and retail real estate with his partner Marsha Mauney, also a Realtor at the firm. Prior to returning to Zeitlin & Co., Dotson was an executive in the entertainment business.
Ferrell, Sullivan join First Freedom Bank
First Freedom Bank has added Shelia Ferrell as vice president/relationship manager, and Heather Turnbull Sullivan has joined in loan operations.
Ferrell, who has 22 years of experience in the banking industry, will be responsible for loan portfolio management as well as new loan and deposit production. She was previously a commercial lender at Capital Bank in Carthage. Ferrell spent 17 years at Cumberland Bank as an executive vice president, commercial lender. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration.
Sullivan, who has more than five years of rural and residential lending experience, previously worked at Farm Credit Services of Mid America in Shelbyville. She has earned several certificates on banking regulations and procedures.