June 25, 2020

AZ Business Leaders

On the move at JLL, Tech Parks, JHC, CyberScout, Stantec

Leading office brokerage team moves to JLL Phoenix

The Phoenix office of JLL today announced that leading office market brokers Ryan Timpani and Nick Bialkowski have joined the full-service commercial real estate firm as Managing Director and Senior Associate, respectively. 

Timpani and Bialkowski will contribute to JLL’s expanding Phoenix office market coverage, focusing on large-scale office buildings throughout the Valley with a collective expertise that includes institutional landlord leasing, land development, investment and build-to-suits. 

JLL has seen tremendous growth with our agency leasing business as our clients continue to need a partner to advise on the evolving commercial real estate market,” said JLL Managing Director Pat Williams. “Ryan and Nick’s character, office leasing expertise and use of market-leading technology make them perfect teammates to help us enhance the services we provide to our clients.” 

An 11-year industry veteran, Timpani joins JLL as Managing Director, specializing in the sale and leasing of office properties. Timpani is consistently recognized as a top five producer and is a multiple recipient of NAIOP Arizona’s Office Broker of the Year award. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Arizona State University, is an active member of NAIOP and a long-time supporter of Brokers for Kids.

Bialkowski joins JLL as a Senior Associate, bringing five years of industry experience and deep market knowledge as a member of a top-producing office team alongside Timpani. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University’s School of Business Administration and is also an active member of NAIOP and supporter of Brokers for Kids.

Leader Tech Parks appointed to the Desert Angels board

Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona for the University of Arizona, has been appointed a seat on the Desert Angels Board of Directors. Desert Angels™ is a Tucson-based private investors group formed in 2000 and has since then grown to become one of the country’s leading angel investor groups and most active in the nation. The non-profit organization of accredited investors seeks opportunities to invest in startup or early stage companies based in the Southwest region.

The organization has over 105 members, many of whom have invested in a significant portfolio of companies. They have helped financially support 100+ companies which are screened and selected to present business pitches.  On average, the board reviews over 300 applications per year.  In addition to screening and investing in companies, members hear from nationally recognized speakers including successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and thought leaders in the angel investment community.

“I am thrilled to join the board at such a pivotal time. Innovation is what will rebuild our economy. I have been exposed to many different innovation hubs throughout the years, and was part of the pioneers that built the entrepreneurial ecosystem from the ground up in Waterloo, Canada. I plan to take the best practices developed in the community to ignite and foster the innovation boom we experienced in Waterloo and apply it to Tucson’s innovation horizon,” shared Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona.  

Stewart’s expertise in university research parks spans decades and nations.  She was instrumental in enhancing the entrepreneurial culture of Canada through the Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre (CIIC) and the globally awarded Waterloo Accelerator Centre. With more than 20 years of experience working with research parks, technology commercialization, business incubation, university-based economic development, governmental relations and business development, she brings a proven track record of excellence to all her endeavors.

James Uglade joins JHC Financial Services practice

Jennings Haug Cunningham (JHC) announced that James L. Ugalde has joined the firm as a partner with the firm’s Banking, Financial Services and Creditors’ Rights practice. He previously practiced at JHC early in his career from 2004-2006 as an associate.  

Mr. Ugalde provides various legal services to banks, other lenders, lessors, secured creditors and investors with respect to the perfection and enforcement of their rights under security documents and the Uniform Commercial Code, including asset-based financing and leasing. He represents creditors in matters involving debt collection and the foreclosure of security interests under state law and provides representation in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Ugalde is also experienced in advising commercial landlords regarding their contractual and statutory rights, including enforcing such rights through eviction actions and lockouts. Although he is a seasoned and successful litigator, Mr. Ugalde also has a transactional law practice, primarily relating to work-outs of defaulted leases and loans. 

“We are very pleased to welcome James Ugalde back to JHC,” said John Sinodis, managing partner of the firm. “During the several years that he worked with us, early in his career, it was clear that Jim would be an excellent lawyer. We followed Jim’s career over the years and could not be more pleased to have him return to the firm. His experience in commercial litigation and creditors rights will add depth to our financial services practice.”

Mr. Ugalde has been recognized in Southwest Super Lawyers in the Creditor Debtor Rights category. He is admitted to practice in the state of Arizona, before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona. Recently, Mr. Ugalde received a certificate in leadership from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He earned his law degree in 2003 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he graduated cum laude and received his bachelor’s degree in 1999 from Arizona State University where he graduated magna cum laude.

CyberScout hires global marketing executive Jeremy Barnett

CyberScout, a global leader in cybersecurity and identity theft resolution services, today announced the hire of Jeremy Barnett as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Barnett joins CyberScout’s leadership team from Tokio Marine HCC where he was the Global Marketing Leader and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. As CMO, Barnett will be working closely with CyberScout’s U.S. and Global Markets teams to support growth, client engagement and product innovation.

“Jeremy brings more than 20 years of innovative marketing expertise, including work with some of the world’s most well-known and respected brands including SONY, Qualcomm, Pepsi-Cola, Charles Schwab and most recently Tokio Marine HCC,” said Jennifer Leuer, Chief Executive Officer of CyberScout. “His award-winning work, diverse background and cyber industry expertise bring top business intelligence and marketing strategy to CyberScout. Jeremy is a powerful addition to our leadership team, and we are extremely excited that he will be driving our continued growth globally.”

Marcus Myers joins Stantec’s Buildings Group

Marcus Myers has joined Stantec—a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm—as director of commissioning and energy services for the Western US. Myers is based in Stantec’s Chandler, Arizona, office where he will lead the project management, business development, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, and projects focused on envelope design, enclosure commissioning, and energy. 

Throughout his career, Myers has contributed to advancing energy and carbon solutions within the built environment. When assessing a building, Myers takes a holistic approach to a buildings performance, looking at how all the components of the systems are integrated and work together with the goal of maximizing the overall building operations. Myers uses his extensive experience in building commissioning (both envelope and MEP), high-performance design, and energy modeling to help clients realize the best solutions. 

“Marcus’s experience leading commissioning and high-performance energy projects nationwide will be an invaluable resource as we look to grow our expertise in this critical area,” said Brian Larson, a senior vice president in Stantec’s Buildings group. “His passion, expertise, and drive to deliver high-quality results will help us tremendously as we continue to expand our footprint in the commissioning and energy services arena.” 

Myers graduated from Arizona State University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Architecture, followed by master’s degrees in Architecture and Science of Built Environment. His other credentials include, Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED AP BD+C accreditation, and Living Futures Accredited (LFA) through the ILFI.

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