On the move at JFCS, AvAir, Sundt, C&W, Duhigg Coaching

Business News | 16 Jul |

Terrence Daniels joins Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) today announced Terrence Daniels is joining the nonprofit organization as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Daniels has been acting as the interim CFO since April 2020. He previously served as a financial consultant to both JFCS and Sojourner Center over the past three years.

“During his interim status as CFO, Terrence gained the confidence of the organization and demonstrated a capacity to guide us in a fiscally responsible manner,” said JFCS President and CEO Lorrie Henderson. “JFCS and Sojourner Center are in good hands for our future financial stewardship and fiscal well-being.” 

Daniels has more than 25 years of accounting, finance and financial information systems management experience in the healthcare and social services industries. Prior to starting his own financial systems and management consulting business, Daniels held various leadership positions at Sacred Heart Hospice, ValueOptions, Inc., PCS Health Systems, and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In addition to his executive roles, Daniels is an experienced subject matter expert providing executive-level analysis and design of financial and operations systems focused on operational efficiency and process management. 

“An experienced CFO with extensive experience in federal, state and local regulations governing the non-profit sector, Terrence has guided both JFCS and Sojourner Center through a number of financial audits,” added Henderson. “We are happy to have him on the team.”

Aaron Rocha joins veteran Cushman & Wakefield team in Phoenix

Cushman & Wakefield announced Aaron Rocha has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a Director of Tenant Advisory Services. Rocha will work as part of a Tenant Advisory team led by industry leader Larry Downey, CRE, Vice Chairman, together with Brett Thompson, Director and Candace Thrush, Client Services/Marketing Coordinator.

The veteran team Rocha joins in Phoenix has more than 50 years of collective experience closing approximately 4,500 lease and sale transactions. The team focuses on occupancy solutions for clients, providing them with relocation, acquisition, renewal/lease restructuring, or consolidation services in local, national and global markets.

Rocha brings eight years of extensive commercial real estate experience to his new role, which in less than a decade he has already completed more than 10 million square feet of global lease and sales transactions. His prior positions have included Head of Global Real Estate for Snapchat, Inc., a Fortune 500 technology company, and most recently he served as Senior Director of Real Estate for flex-space operator WeWork.

Chandler-based AvAir announces chief accounting officer

After nearly four years as AvAir’s Senior Vice President of Finance, Robert Knox has been promoted to Chief Accounting Officer. 

During his time as SVP of Finance, Knox increased access to capital, financed a management buyout and significant inventory purchases, established a European subsidiary, upgraded the 410K plan and developed an exceptional finance organization. As CAO, Knox will continue to position AvAir as a top aviation parts supplier globally. 

Knox joined AvAir in 2016 as a corporate finance veteran with 20 years of experience at Fortune 50, start-up, rapid growth and high-tech companies. Early in his career, he spent 12 years at Intel Corporation where he was the finance manager for their $5 billion internet components business and then finance executive for the $15 billion procurement group. Knox left Intel to join a renewable energy startup where he managed an international $3 billion factory network expansion. 

In 2013, Knox brought his passion for supply chain operations to the aircraft industry when he joined a leading international provider of advanced carbon fiber for aircrafts. He is an active volunteer in community organizations and a graduate of Arizona State University with an MBA in finance and a BS in mathematics.

Sorley joins Sundt board

The Sundt Companies, parent company of Tempe-based general contractor Sundt Construction, has added Tom Sorley to its Board of Directors. Sorley retired as chief executive officer from Rosendin Electric in December 2019 and currently serves as the company’s executive chairman.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom to our Board of Directors and look forward to working with him,” said Sundt’s CEO and Chairman of the Board G. Michael Hoover. “His extensive experience in the construction industry will help guide Sundt on our mission to be the most skilled builder in America.”

Sorley has more than 40 years of industry experience, 31 of which were spent with Rosendin Electric. After being named president of the company in 1992, he led it to become one of the nation’s largest electrical contractors.

“I am honored to be selected as a board member for Sundt, a company that has long held ‘people first’ as one of its guiding principles,” said Sorley. “Sundt’s history is built on mutual respect, inclusion, empowerment and trust.”

Sorley has served on various industry and community boards including the National Academy of Construction, Design-Build Institute of America, Lean Construction Institute, San Francisco Bay Area Council and The Beavers, a heavy engineering construction association. He also served on the advisory board of Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) at Arizona State University.

Michele Duhigg launches Duhigg Coaching & Consulting

After 15 years working in both the small business and large corporate worlds – including eight years at a multi-national billion-dollar consulting firm here in Phoenix, Michele Duhigg ventured out on her own and launched Duhigg Coaching & Consulting late last year.

A former Operations Manager with a marketing degree, Michele works with corporate clients to develop and execute effective branding strategies, improve operational efficiency and implement change management techniques. 

Michele is also a certified life coach and provides 1:1 coaching, mastermind sessions and self-study courses focused on mindset, law of attraction and manifestation techniques to help high-achieving professionals and business owners break down the barriers that are holding them back to live their best lives now!

Michele was named 2020 Woman of Influence by Amazing Women Media and will be featured in Thriving Women Magazine, 2020 Amazing Women of Influence book and is co-authoring You Can Have It All (part of the Hope series of books), which will be released later this year.

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