LBMC adds Rybolovleva
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain has added Mariya Rybolovleva as a staff member with the tax services department.
Rybolovleva, who has experience in individual, partnership, S corporation and C corporation tax returns, holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University.
FirstBank’s Holmes adds CEO to title
The FirstBank Board of Directors has appointed Chris Holmes chief executive officer, one year after naming him president.
“This decision by the board is the result of a well-executed transition plan we’ve been working on since Chris joined the bank in 2010,” Jim Ayers, FirstBank chairman, said in a release. “We have a great executive management team in place and an exceptionally strong board of directors that partner with Chris in guiding the company.”
Doug Cruickshanks, who joined FirstBank as president and CEO in 2002, will continue in his role as vice chairman, Ayers said in making the announcement.
Prior to joining FirstBank as chief banking officer, Holmes was director of corporate financial services and chief retail banking officer for Greenville, S.C.-based South Financial Group. He worked for 14 years in several management positions for National Commerce Financial including CEO and president of National Commerce Bank Services before joining SFG.
Holmes earned a degree in business administration from the University of Memphis in 1986 and began his career with Ernst &Young in Memphis.
Lexington, Tenn.-based FirstBank is the third largest bank based in the state, with 54 locations across the Southeast. The bank has more than $2 billion in total assets.
nTelagent names CEO
nTelagent, Inc., has named Hal Andrews CEO.
Andrews replaces nTelagent founder Earl Winter, who remains on the company’s board of directors.
Andrews previously served as CEO of Data Advantage, a health care information technology company acquired by Press Ganey. During his tenure there, he led the launch of the Hospital Value Index, the first index to study the value of care delivered by U.S. hospitals to their patients.
Prior to his stint at DA, Andrews was co-founder of Mainland Morgan & Co, a holding company with interests in health care, information technology and real estate. Andrews also served as managing director of The Martin Companies, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s health care investment activities, including creation of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund.
Andrews earned undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in history and real estate and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law.
“nTelagent’s technology solutions are needed more than ever in today’s healthcare environment and provide valuable benefits to industry stakeholders, including healthcare providers, payers and, most importantly, patients,” Andrews said in a release. “I look forward to working with Earl and the nTelagent team to further build the company’s success.”
Nashville-based nTelagent provides point-of-service solutions for managing accounts receivable that enable health care providers to settle accounts on the front end of the revenue cycle via real-time, customized scripts.
Paramore promotes McCamish
Digital marketing agency Paramore has promoted seven-year company veteran Sheri McCamish to vice president of operations.
McCamish, pictured here, joined Paramore in August 2005 and was previously director of operations. Separately, Ashley Reed has been promoted to director of account services. She has been with Paramore for about 15 months as a senior account manager.
The promotions come on the heels of a very nice 2012 in which the firm grew its revenues 32 percent growth. Contributing to that growth was the addition of The General Board of Discipleship and the United Methodist Church as clients.
“We had a great year in 2012 thanks to our team and the world’s best clients,” company President Hannah Paramore said in a release. “Our focus on measurable results, along with a recovering economy and that flamingo party we had to celebrate our 10 years in business just kicked it over the top."
Paramore also has recently hired Jessica Johnson, a media project specialist, who received her degree in advertising from the University of Tennessee and previously worked for Scripps Networks as an interactive inventory analyst. Kate Parrish also has joined the firm as a senior media specialist. She previously was a senior account executive in Edelman’s New York City office.
Paramore, which is based in The Gulch, is home to almost 30 people.
Warner Music Nashville promotes Strickland to executive VP
Warner Music Nashville today announced the promotion of Peter Strickland to executive vice president and general manager.
Strickland, who previously served as senior vice president of brand management and sales, will help oversee day-to-day operations of WMN’s country division. He will continue to report to John Esposito, WMN president and CEO.
“Throughout two decades of loyal and outstanding service to Warner Music’s country division, Peter has demonstrated his amazing skills at creative marketing and sales,” Esposito said in a release. “He also has shown the ever so important ability to have outstanding and trusting relationships with our artists. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him as a partner in helping to take WMN to the next level.”
Strickland has spent nearly 25 years with Warner Music Group, having joined the company as a field Representative for Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Distribution based in Boston.
WMN is the recorded music operation of New York-based Warner Music Group.
Insight Genetics promotes four
Insight Genetics has promoted Dr. Brock Schweitzer to senior scientist; Dr. Rachel Skelton, regulatory scientist I; Kasey Lawrence, technology specialist; and JonEric Pettersson, manager of commercial development.
“Brock, Rachel, Kasey and JonEric have brought a breadth of knowledge and expertise to Insight Genetics that has helped us consistently generate exceptional scientific results and inform our business development efforts,” Christopher Callaghan, Insight Genetics president and COO, said in a release. “They have all made significant contributions to our company’s growth and been integral in advancing the field of personalized cancer care.”
Schweitzer, who completed his post-doctoral research training in immune cell function at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, plans and conducts laboratory research on Insight Genetics’ diagnostic tests. He also contributes to the company’s licensing of biomarkers and technologies, and supports planning and coordination of its academic, clinical and corporate partnerships.
Skelton works with clinicians, researchers and pharmaceutical companies to test patient samples for cancer-causing biomarkers within Insight Genetics’ CLIA-certified molecular diagnostic lab. She also ensures scientific and regulatory compliance for all tests performed in the lab. Skelton joined Insight Genetics in July 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Lawrence oversees day-to-day operations and conducts research for clinical tests in development, while also managing data in the CLIA lab. Lawrence will continue to use his research background to apply new techniques and technologies in the company’s diagnostic lab. Prior to joining Insight Genetics, Lawrence worked as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University’s Division of Genetic Medicine and the Genome Sciences Resource. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Tennessee Tech University.
Pettersson guides commercialization of the company’s products for cancer diagnosis and monitoring. He also will identify new diagnostic and partnership opportunities for Insight Genetics. Pettersson joined Insight Genetics in 2007 and became the company’s senior associate of business development in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a focus on international business, from Belmont University.
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