On the Move: 6 May 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:05pm
Staff reports

Global Integration adds associate consultant

Global Integration has hired Dan Spatz as an associate consultant. Spatz will be based in Franklin.

Spatz arrives from Mars, Inc., where he most recently served as an integration director for Mars Russia. There, he led initiatives in marketing, logistics, supply planning, customer service and procurement.  Aided by Spatz’ leadership, Mars Russia became one of the fastest growing and most profitable business units in the corporation. 

“Our clients want someone with practical knowledge and experience who can apply what they know to different business situations,” Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, said in a release. “Dan’s veteran insights and experience with virtual and matrix management as an international line manager will make him a valuable asset to our clients who are looking to solve vexing issues at the workplace.” 

Spatz, who speaks Russian, holds a Master of Science degree in foreign service, with honors in international business diplomacy, from Georgetown University. As an undergraduate, he was awarded with a fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to pursue anthropological studies in Nepal and Zaire.

Atiba Network Services names president

Atiba Network Services, LLC, has appointed Ricardo Anders as president.

Anders will take the helm of the new company and provide leadership to its strategic IT team.

“Ricardo has global experience as not only a software developer, but a Chief Operating Officer, project manager and overall technology solutions implementation expert,” JJ Rosen, Atiba founder, said in a release. “He’s adept at strategic planning, managing client relationships, and using a balance of business strategy and technology to do so. We look forward to growing Atiba Network Services in the same fashion that Atiba Software, LLC, has grown over the past 20 years.”

Prior to joining Atiba Network Services, Anders founded Level 60 Consulting, opening offices in Nashville and Geneva, Switzerland, and forming longstanding relationships with clients like Expedia.com, HFD Spa, Vanderbilt University, SESAC and Hotel Effectiveness.

Atiba Network Services, LLC, is a division of Atiba Holdings, LLC, and sister company to Atiba Software, LLC.

Corizon promotes Holman

Corizon announced today the promotion of Brian Holman from vice president of information technology to senior vice president of IT.

Holman will oversee the technology management of customer service, business applications, clinical systems, security and data center operations, strategies to enable employee collaboration, client solutions and patient outcomes.

“Brian’s focus on creating value, his flexible approach to problem solving and his strong character have been pivotal in integrating the IT organization,” Stuart Campbell, Corizon president and COO, said in a release. “He has been a vital asset in selecting and implementing industry-leading systems and technologies that allow us to better serve our patients and clients, and I am confident he will continue to help drive our further success.”

Holman joined Brentwood-based Corizon in 2008 as senior director of business process solutions and was promoted to VP of IT in 2009. He will continue to report to Campbell in his new role.

Holman earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on management information systems from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Corizon provides health care services at 349 correctional facilities across the country serving more than 304,000 inmates in 29 states. Corizon has its corporate headquarters in Brentwood and its operational headquarters in St. Louis.

Waller adds 17 attorneys 

Waller today announced today the addition of 17 attorneys to five practice groups.

The groups include corporate (one partner and four associates); finance and restructuring (two associates); healthcare (four associates); real estate (one of counsel and two associates); and trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).

Some of the attorneys were working with the firm prior to today’s announcement.

“Over the last few months, our roster of attorneys has become deeper and stronger than ever before as we continue to grow our core practice groups at Waller,” John Tishler, Waller chairman, said in a release.  “It is exciting to see that we are not only attracting attorneys from the best law schools in the Southeast, but also from iconic institutions like Harvard and Stanford. We look forward to their contributions and leadership as we continue to expand our firm here in Nashville and Birmingham.”


Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Previously, he was partner and co-chair of the healthcare department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Folk earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A.from Harvard College.

G. Tyson Bickley joins as an associate. Bickley earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Alabama.

Brent Moreland joins as an associate practicing in corporate matters. Moreland earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Moreland also earned his B.S. from UT.

Trevor Sava joined the firm as an associate in 2012. Previously, Sava was an associate at McDonald Hopkins, LLC, in Cleveland. Sava earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School/Harvard University Law, his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and his B.S. from Auburn University.

Lin Ye joins as an associate. Previously, she was an associate at Butler Snow/Miller & Martin, LLC, in Nashville. Ye earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her Bachelor of Law and Masters of Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

Finance and Restructuring

Blake Roth joins Waller as an associate. Previously, Roth was an associate at Duane Morris, LLP, in Philadelphia. Roth earned his J.D. from the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, and his B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Dustin Timblin joins Waller as an associate. Previously, Timblin was an associate at Allen & Overy, LLP, in New York. Timblin earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.

Health care

Cory Brown joins as an associate. Previously, Brown was an associate at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, in Memphis. Brown earned his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis,  his M.A. in linguistics from the University of Memphis and his B.S. from the University of Tennessee. 

Caitlyn W. Davie joins  as an associate. Davie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and her B.A. from California State University at Fullerton.

Mike Dreyfuss joins as an associate and a member of the health care regulatory team. Previously, Dreyfuss worked as an EMT and was a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. in Ghana, West Africa where he become a tribal sub-chief. Dreyfuss earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. from James Madison University.

Kevin Page joins as an associate. Previously, Page was an associate at Wagner, Myers & Sanger, PC, in Knoxville. Page earned his J.D., from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.S. from Louisiana State University.

Real Estate

David P. Wright joins as an of counsel with the firm. Previously, Wright was an associate at Wagner, Myers & Sanger, PC, in Knoxville. Wright earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.B.A. in banking and managerial finance from the University of Mississippi.

Lida Greist joins Waller as an associate in the real estate practice group. Previously, Greist was an associate at Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC, in Knoxville. Greist earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and B.A. from Kenyon College.

Erin Hughes joins as an associate. Previously, Hughes was an associate at Farris, Bobango, Branan, PLC, in Memphis and also worked real estate development. Hughes earned her J.D., from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at University of Memphis and a B.S. from the University of Tennessee.

Trial and Appellate

Rebecca Pritchett joins as a partner. She was formerly principal of Pritchett Environmental & Property Law LLC. Previously, Pritchett served as chair of the environmental practice at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. She earned her J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law and her B.S. in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Alexandra Lee joins as an associate. Previously, Lee represented clients in appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States and arbitrations, and managed lobbying efforts. Lee earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She earned her B.A. from Spelman College.

Todd Hambidge joins as an associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice. He once worked as a senior associate at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, in New York. Hambidge earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.A. from DePauw University.

Baker Donelson elects Bodzy as shareholder in Nashville office

Baker Donelson has elected 12 new shareholders across the firm, including Ben Bodzy of the Nashville office.

Bodzy represents management in labor and employment litigation. His practice has two primary focuses: representation of management in traditional labor matters and litigation relating to the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants.

Bodzy also defends employers against a broad spectrum of labor and employment claims, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, wage and hour collective actions, and Family and Medical Leave Act claims.

Bodzy, a 2004 graduate of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, was included in the Nashville Post's inaugural "Law Leaders Rising" list of fast-rising legal stars in 2012. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business Labor Advisory Council as well as the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. In addition,  Bodzy serves as a board member for the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. 

"Ben has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to our firm, his clients and to the community and we are pleased to recognize him among our new shareholders," Scott D. Carey, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Nashville office, said in a release.

Iroquois Capital Group adds trio to senior management team

Nashville-based merchant banking and investment banking firm Iroquois Capital Group has expanded its management team with three additions.

Charles Agee, managing director, is responsible for investment strategy and risk management of Iroquois’ initiatives in the non-regulated lending and specialty legal finance fields. 

Will Jackson, managing director, is responsible for business development for Iroquois’ investment banking group, non-regulated lending and specialty legal finance initiatives.

Gretchen Lowe, vice president, is responsible for all finance, accounting and administrative matters for Iroquois’ non-regulated lending and specialty legal finance initiatives. 

(See photo here with Agee on the left, Jackson in the center and Lowe on the right.)

“Iroquois is delighted to attract this group of outstanding professionals who each bring impressive skills and experience,” Mike Koban, Iroquois president and CEO, said in a release. 

Agee previously ran specialty legal finance company Augusta Capital, which he co-founded during his senior year in college. He is a graduate of Rhodes College where he received a B.A. in economics.

Jackson previously was a founding partner of Avondale Partners and served as managing director of institutional trading.  He is a graduate of Rhodes College.

Lowe previously served as controller for Augusta Capital. She is a graduate of Belmont University and received a master’s degree in accountancy. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Tennessee. 




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