Movers & Shakers in Northeast Ohio Featured

8:01pm EDT March 31, 2011

Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC hired Ryan Olds as partner. He is a certified financial planner, a registered representative with Securities America Inc. and an investment adviser with Securities America Advisors.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio promoted Cynthia Struk to chief operating officer for Northeast Ohio’s largest and oldest community health organization dedicated to comprehensive in-home care.

Struk will be responsible for implementing strategies to bridge clinical, financial and technological operations to improve organizational performance and receivable management. She has been with the VNA for more than 20 years, serving the organization in many diverse roles, including associate chief of clinical services, vice president of performance improvement, and corporate director, clinical development, informatics and research.

The Cleveland Engineering Society named Ken Alfred as executive director. He will be responsible for building membership, adding to member offering, and growing the role of the organization in fostering the exchange of information and ideas to advance development and support recognition of the region as an engineering technology center.

He served as a founding executive director of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition and has held various planning and advocacy roles with British Petroleum.

Metrics Marketing Group expanded its e-commerce offerings and hired Stephen Kidwell and Brandon McInnis as e-commerce practice directors. Both directors will utilize the firm’s new Magento Enterprise platform to create custom and packaged e-commerce solutions for online retailers.

Kidwell previously worked as senior project manager at Ascendant Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in management and organizational development from Spring Arbor University and his MBA in finance from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury.

McInnis previously provided strategic direction focused on conversion and online customer experience as director of Internet marketing for American Signature Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in art and design with an emphasis in computer animation from Iowa State University.

OneCommunity named Len Vega as vice president of operations and Scott Tennant as vice president of marketing and communications.

Vega helps to oversee a wide range of operational issues for the nonprofit provider of broadband Internet access, including sales, customer service and vendor relationships. He has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, most recently with Broadsource Inc.

Tennant comes to OneCommunity after four and a half years with the Cleveland Foundation and has 20 years of experience in communications, public relations and marketing in the Cleveland area.

Dave Reynolds joined the Cleveland office of Grant Thornton LLP as a federal tax manager. His areas of expertise include assisting clients with research and development tax credits, cost segregation, accounting methods, mergers and acquisitions, and tax reporting. He earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from The University of Detroit and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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