The Herd: New hires, departures and promotions 5.7.19

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Kent Thiry, chief executive officer of DaVita Inc., is stepping down. He will remain on the board. Javier Rodriguez has been named CEO, effective June 1.


Michael Coppola

Teresa Abel

Teresa Abel has joined Keating Wagner. She focuses her practice on complex litigation. She has degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Denver.

Real Estate

Tom Currell is senior vice president of development for McCormack Baron Salazar. He has degrees from the University of New Mexico and Western Michigan University.

Andrea Ackerman is manager of business development for the Wheelhouse Family of Companies. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.

Michael Coppola has been promoted to associate director of Colorado with Cushman & Wakefield. He is the manager of Colorado research. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Clay Jones

At PorchLight Real Estate Group:

Stephen Fucik, Jamie Fischer, Noemie Piard, Marco Porreco, Joan Masztaler, Rose P. Wickwire, Richard Morse, Nikki Ragonese, Vrusha Malhorta, Clare Gleason and Jennifer Thompson are agents. They had been with Steps Real Estate.

Ben Dorland is agent leader and managing broker. He had been with Steps Real Estate.

Bryon Stevenson

Josh Pons

Clay Jones, Josh Pons and Bryon Stevenson been promoted to associate directors with Newmark Knight Frank. Jones specializes in corporate advisory services and tenant respresentation. Pons is a tenant representation specialist. Stevenson is a multifamily specialist.


Guillermo Lambarri is director of external affairs for AT&T-Colorado. He has degrees from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the University of Houston.


Elizabeth Krauklis

Guillermo Lambarri

Joining the board of directors for Young Americans Center for Financial Education: Avi Lowenstein is with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Aubrey Thacker is with Charles Schwab & Co.; and Taylor Smith with Janus Henderson Investors.


Elizabeth Krauklis has been named chief executive officer of LifeFilez.

Business Services

Jared Meyer is vendor relationship consultant with Camp Bow Wow. He had been with NinjaTrader.

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