Recent appointments, promotions and new hires.

VARGO
Joel Raymond, software manager
In his new role, Raymond will oversee the design and development of software and manage a team of software engineers. Previously, Raymond served as a senior software engineer.

REA & ASSOCIATES
Jacob Kipi, staff accountant
Kipi moved to Ohio from Honolulu, Hawaii to earn a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ohio State University. 

SKILKEN|GOLD
John Kranyak, senior vice president, Real Estate
Kranyak has 20 years of experience in a commercial real estate.

AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
Mark J. Mecklenborg, executive director
The American Ceramic Society was co-founded by Edward Orton, Jr., for whom Orton Hall at Ohio State University is named, and it’s offices have been in the Columbus metropolitan area for 120 years.

ALLIANCE DATA CARD SERVICES
Wes Hunt, vice president, data scientist
Hunt has more than 25 years of experience in the application of data and analytics, most recently serving as MetLife’s chief data officer.

WALTER|HAVERFORD
Tim Jochim, partner

Mike Passella, partner
Walter|Haverford is expanding to Columbus from Cleveland.