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Commercial real estate broker Stuart Smith, of Spartanburg, has joined NAI Earle Furman’s Spartanburg team. Smith was president and chief broker at Stuart Smith & Co., the firm he started in 2006. Stuart Smith & Co. services will be conducted under the NAI Earle Furman brand, a statement said.
The Marchant Co. has added Bo Matheny and Bobby Barreto as agents. Matheny has more than 30 years of experience in the local real estate market. Barreto is a Clemson University graduate and founded a company specializing in high-end residential and commercial real estate.
Marshall Jordan has joined Coldwell Banker Caine as a residential sales associate at the company’s Spartanburg office. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the College of Wooster in Ohio and has previous real estate and customer service experience. Coldwell Banker Caine also added Corey Frye, Ivey Jacops, Cynthia Serra and Jennifer Gainey as residential sales agents to its Greenville office. Frye previously worked with his father managing a landscaping company based in Spartanburg. He lettered in baseball at Anderson University and USC Lancaster. Gainey owned two businesses: Vintage Now Modern and Jennie Leigh Designs. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University. Jacops was a financial analyst for Harbor Healthcare System and received a Master of Business Administration from Anderson University. Serra has 12 years of experience as a full-time realty agent and previously worked for another Upstate real estate company.
Spencer Hines Properties Inc. has added Evan Hines as office manager and licensed commercial real estate agent and Hayes Faulkenberry and Taylor Fisher as real estate agents. Hines is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in marketing, while Faulkenberry graduated from Clemson University with a degree in business management. Fisher was previously a member of the Green Berets in the United States Army.
Jenks Inc. Realty has added Tyler Visin as a sales associate in Greenville. Visin specializes in land sales and is in his senior year at Clemson University, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management with a minor in business administration.
Trina Montalbano has been named the branch leader for Allen Tate Co.’s Greenville-Woodruff office. She will oversee branch operations, management and training of more than 25 agents and staff. Allen Tate Realtors has also added Leigh Colombo to its Easley office. Colombo joins a staff of 19 licensed realty agents in the company’s Easley office.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner Realtors has added Michael Brown as vice president of business development. He has more than 20 years of sales management experience, with the last three in the real estate industry.
RealOp Investments has hired Julian Nexsen as its acquisitions manager for the Southeast. Nexsen will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating prospective opportunities in accordance with the company’s criteria and within the target markets. He was a financial analyst with RCG Ventures in Atlanta.
Marcus Cornelius has joined the CBRE Group’s Greenville office. He has more than 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate business and was a brokerage professional at Liberty Property Trust and Colliers Arnold. He will focus on investors and occupiers in the industrial market in the Upstate.
Joy Real Estate in Greenville has added John Doctor, Cheri Riffle and Betty Jo Pearce as new agents.
The Riverside Tennis Club has promoted Oliver Elston to head teaching professional and hired Heather Cage as a teaching professional. Elston has more than nine years of experience as a teaching professional and is certified with the Professional Tennis Registry. Cage played four years for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee has named Tim Boeve as its head golf professional. Boeve was previously the head golf professional at the Wade Hampton Golf Course and has also served as a golf professional at the Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia.
The ANC Group has added Bill Clain as sales manager and Sandra Solomon as an outside sales account executive; both are in the company’s Greenville office. Clain will be responsible for managing and working with the ANC sales team, while Solomon will be responsible for outside sales duties.
The Iron Yard in Greenville has added Amy Burka as a project engineer and Elisabeth Kines as a recruiter. Burka has a background in marketing communications and graphics. After attending Clemson University, Burka took part in The Iron Yard’s front-end engineering course. Kines has worked with companies such as Apple, Beats Music and Vevo.
John “Parker” Diabo has joined EDTS as an account executive for the regional information technology services company. He has more than eight years of experience in business development and client advisory roles, mostly in the health care industry. He previously worked for Novadaq Technologies, based in Kentucky. Additionally, Tony Arena has been added as an information technology network engineer, and Stan Evans joined as a sales support specialist. Arena has experience in networking, IT support, systems engineering and support roles. Evans has 10 years of professional experience in sales and support in the IT space.
Kelsey Reid has been named an account manager for the customer service department at Priority One Security. Prior to joining Priority One, Reid held customer support positions with Budweiser of Greenville and Francis Wholesale. He is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Productions Unlimited Inc. has hired Jim Breitmeier as senior audiovisual engineering-project manager and Ginger Phillips as office manager. Breitmeier has 13 years of experience as an audio engineer and in theatrical production. Phillips is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in communication disorders.
Jamie Gillenwater, of Transcend Text LLC, was selected by the Society for Technical Communication as its program head for the 2016 STC Summit. She will lead a team of industry experts to review proposals, recruit special speakers and shape the conference that is scheduled for May 15-18, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
John Fein and Pete Morrow have joined UCW Logistics as advisers to the company’s senior management. They will assist the company with growth opportunities and review the company’s progress as it continues to expand its services such as truck brokerage and freight transportation management.