Archive for October, 2014

Company hires for executive jobs in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

CryoLife, medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, has hired for executive jobs in Atlanta.

James Patrick (Pat) Mackin, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2014.

Steven G. Anderson, Executive Chairman of CryoLife, stated, “Since joining the Company in September, Pat has proven to be an excellent leader who is well positioned to maximize CryoLife’s potential. His addition to the Board will allow us to draw on his significant experience as we refine and enhance our strategic growth plans.”

Mackin worked for six years at Genzyme, Inc. serving as its Senior Vice President & General Manager for the Cardiovascular Surgery Business Unit and, earlier, as Director of Sales, Surgical Products division. Before joining Genzyme, he spent four years at Deknatel/Snowden-Pencer, Inc. in various roles and three years as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army.

CryoLife is a medical device manufacturing and specializes in the distribution and in the processing and distribution of implantable living human tissues for use in cardiac and vascular surgeries. It operates throughout the U.S. and internationally. CryoLife manufactures and distributes BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, an FDA-approved adjunct to sutures and staples for use in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels. BioGlue is also CE marked in Europe for use in soft tissue repair and has received additional marketing approvals in several other countries throughout the world.

Company acquires hire for finance jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Turner Broadcasting has secured a key hire for finance jobs in Atlanta.

Pascal Desroches has been named to Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s op financial post as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Desroches assumes executive oversight of all financial operations of the company related to its worldwide news, entertainment, kids, sports, advertising and distribution sales and corporate units.

Desroches will work closely with Turner parent company Time Warner Inc. on various financial matters, including forecasting and reporting.

Desroches was most recently senior vice president and controller of Time Warner Inc., serving as the company’s principal accounting officer and responsible for internal and external reporting, planning and analysis, as well as providing support for mergers & acquisitions activity and other significant transactions.

He joined Time Warner in 2001 from KPMG LLP, where he was a partner in the Department of Professional Practice-Assurance & Advisory Services in New York. Previously, Desroches was a Professional Accounting Fellow with the Office of the Chief Accountant at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

“Pascal is a world-class finance executive,” said Martin. “During his tenure as Time Warner’s controller, he has been involved in virtually all matters important to Time Warner and has developed a deep understanding of Turner’s business. He will be a key member of our senior executive team as we execute a strategy to extend our competitive leadership, deliver strong growth and exercise prudent capital allocation. I have the utmost respect for Pascal’s professionalism and integrity, and appreciate the continuity that he brings to this critical Turner executive role.”

Mortagage company trains those with real estate jobs

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

A mortgage company is training those with real estate jobs in Atlanta to help provide housing opportunities to veterans.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation will train will train Realtors at Boot Camp training events this week in Atlanta, Georgia.

Theywill conduct Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) training for real estate agents, which earns each Realtor three hours of continuing education.

By the end of 2014, Fairway will have trained more than 4,000 real estate agents.

Active duty and veteran service members often face a difficult time when trying to buy a home, noted Fairway CEO Steve Jacobson. Finding employment can be a challenge, and research shows that veterans are more likely than the general population to face poverty and homelessness.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage banker headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has 190 locations and approximately 1,600 employees nationwide.

“The objective of Fairway’s CMRS certification program is to train and equip real estate agents to handle with care the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients,” Jacobson said. Since launching its Boot Camp training two years ago, Fairway has trained almost 3,000 mortgage and real estate professionals.

Joining Fairway for the event is Sean Parnell, author of the NY Times best-selling book Outlaw Platoon, which details Parnell’s experiences serving the U.S. military in Afghanistan.