MedAmerica Properties appoints new executives
In addition, Mr. Bencivenga was promoted to chief executive officer and Robert I. Schellig has joined the Company as senior vice president and general counsel.
Joseph C. Bencivenga joined MedAmerica as president effective August 8 of this year.
Prior to joining the Company, he spent more than 30 years in investment banking in New York, California, and London with Barclays Capital, Salomon Brothers, Drexel Burnham, and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Bencivenga has also served as a board member for numerous companies providing strategic financial advice in businesses in real estate, music, gaming, solid waste management, and many other industries.
Prior to this role, he was a founding partner of a $5 billion hedge fund whose business included lending to and investing private equity in small to medium sized companies.
During his tenure at Barclays Capital, Mr. Bencivenga served as Managing Director/Global Head of High Yield, and his team originated over 75 high yield, mezzanine and bridge loan transactions and acted as lead or joint lead on over twenty transactions.
Bennett Marks previously served as a member of the Company's board from November 2008 to October 2013 and chief financial officer from November 2008 to May 2010.
Mr. Marks has been executive vice president and CFO of Patriot Rail Corp., an owner and operator of short line and regional railroads, since 2005.
Mr. Marks has served as EVP and CFO of six publicly-held and privately-owned companies in the transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and telecommunications industries.
While CFO at RailAmerica he developed and implemented the financial framework of the company.
Mr. Marks has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, including ten years as an audit/client services partner with KPMG where he was an Associate SEC Reviewing Partner and the Administrative Partner in Charge of the West Palm Beach office.
A licensed CPA in Florida and New York, Mr. Marks has held leadership positions in a variety of community, charitable, and professional organizations.
He received his degree in accounting from New York University.
Robert I. Schellig has over 47 years of legal experience in the areas of regulatory compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, contract administration, government relations, real estate and litigation.
Following eight years of experience as chief trial attorney at Canadian National Railroad's U.S. subsidiaries, Mr. Schellig moved to the executive department where he headed the Corporate Development, Real Estate Development and Government Relations departments among other duties.
Mr. Schellig served in that capacity for 14 years and then entered the private sector specializing in the same general areas of law.
He served as vice president — law and then chief legal officer at Patriot Rail Corp. before assuming his present position at MedAmerica.
Mr. Schellig received his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from Michigan State University (Detroit College of Law) and a B.A. from Albion College in Michigan.