The Herd: New hires and promotions for 5.2.17

Lara Silversmith

Lara Silversmith

Real Estate

Legend Partners is bringing on Lara Silversmith to be a junior broker. Lara graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, then worked in New York City as a financial and merchandise analyst for retailers including Bloomingdale’s.

Mark Lodmill, a 20-year veteran of CBRE, has been promoted to director at the firm’s valuation and advisory services group. Lodmill spent a decade specializing in apartment properties, earning a place among CBRE’s top 10 percent of producers in the nation for the past two years.

Dan McKinney joins Crosbie Real Estate Group after 13 years as vice president of leasing for J. Herzog & Sons. Prior to that, McKinney was partner and vice president of property management for Dunton Commercial Real Estate.

Lauren Amber Prestenbach

Lauren Amber Prestenbach


Lauren Amber Prestenbach is joining Powers Brown Architecture as director of interiors, overseeing strategy, marketing and new business development in Denver. Prestenbach, who previously worked in business development at Elements, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston.


Fortis Private Bank hired three employees from UMB Bank. First, Lori Greenly is leaving a senior vice president post as private banking client manager at UMB to take the title managing director of private banking at Fortis. Greenly also has held positions at First Western Trust and Alpine Bank of Colorado. Ted Mentry and Kerrie Bunce, also previously of UMB Bank, both will join Fortis as directors of private banking. Mentry focused on medical practice finance and commercial real estate at UMP; Bunce also worked with healthcare clients.

Transworld Business Advisors brought on three new hires. Jeff Jennings comes to the firm after stints as a broker at Kentwood Real Estate and as a new-home sales associate at Century Communities. He holds a master’s degree in international business from University College Dublin and takes the title business development manager at Transworld. Chris Harkins, the firm’s second hire, joins as a business broker after a year at Metro Brokers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Transworld’s third hire, Chris Warfel, also joins as a business broker.

Rounding out the week’s financial moves is Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel. Charlton Rugg comes to the firm’s Denver office as chief compliance officer. A graduate of the University of Colorado law school, Rugg has worked for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and in private practice as an attorney. Jody Dible joins Obermeyer Wood’s Aspen office as client services assistant. Naomi Seldin, who will hold the same job in the firm’s Denver office, comes from a background editing newspapers and a financial news aggregation service on the east coast.


The Colorado Business Group on Health has named a new executive director, Bob Smith, who will succeed longtime leader Donna Marshall. Marshall announced her retirement in March after 20 years on the job. Smith joined CBGH in 2010. Prior to that, he was vice president of business development for the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Georgia and president and CEO of Paramount Health Care in Ohio.

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