He has been investing in community banks since 1998.Prior to TRF Partners, LLC and PTMR Capital Partners LP, he made investments through Lightyear Capital and Tiedemann Rosinus, LP. Rosinus is also a director of Cordia Bancorp and Bank of Virginia. Rosinus was employed in the banking industry for 18 years, serving as the Chief Lending Officer for M&T Bank in New York City and subsequently, the Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Banking Division for Citibank in Chicago. Rosinus also served as a director of Sun American Bancorp from October of 2005 to May of 2009.Citing the township’s open-space preservation and complete streets programs, outdoor smoking bans in public places, and a newly constituted human relations commission, among other initiatives, the mayor says: “I don’t like to label myself, but I don’t know what’s more progressive than that.” Says Magnus: “I don’t have a personal ax to grind against the mayor.
The progressive slate is challenging Team Cahn, Mayor Chuck Cahn’s slate, which includes incumbent Council President David Fleisher, incumbents Carole Roskoph and Carolyn Jacobs, and newcomer Sangeeta Doshi. Now 26 and working as a financial strategist in Voorhees, Law -- who has been accepted into law school at the University of Virginia -- describes himself as having “coached” the Cherry Hill effort.
Cahn, who is midway through his second mayoral term, insists that national, not local, issues have fueled the progressive slate’s emergence. “But on balance, I believe people are very, very pleased with the direction we have taken.” (There’s no contest in the Republican township council primary, in which Cherry Hill’s GOP organization is running a slate of newcomers: Andrew Behrend, John Papieka, Scott Cohen, and Joseph Rodi Jr.) The progressive Democrats, whether motivated by opposition to President Trump, opposition to the potential for more gas stations and dense residential developments on the township’s west side, or other issues, have been able to field 47 Cherry Hill candidates for the Camden County Democratic Committee. “The question,” he says, “is how to connect with the thousands of people who are frustrated by the status quo in the township.” The Cherry Hill challengers also have been energized by Our Revolution South Jersey, a group associated with the national organization that grew out of the unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. “Progressive Democrats across the country are trying to get involved, get on the ballot, and get elected at the most basic levels,” says Joe Russell, a web developer from Collingswood who’s making his first-ever bid for elective office by running for a county committee seat.
He received his BA from Hamilton College and MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Scott, a 30-year industry veteran, is currently the CEO of Bradford Networks.
Previously, he served as CEO of Clique Intelligence, a software platform for data sharing and collaboration technologies, and as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at HP Pro Curve Networking, the world’s fastest growing networking company. Scott joined the Board of Directors of Square 1 Bank and was a member of the Board that helped Square 1 go public in 2015.
And the regularity of unanimous affirmative votes by the all-Democratic township council, Amorosa says, “is machine politics at its worst.
That’s why we decided being a watchdog was not enough.” While agreeing that having more citizens interested in elective office is a public good, Fleisher -- who says Trump’s victory inspired him to seek a third term -- insists the challenge slate’s 10-point program already has been addressed or accomplished under the leadership of Cahn and the council.He is a past board member of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford and the Association of Corporate Growth, and is a founding director of the Churchill Club. Biorn is an attorney and shareholder in the Palo Alto law firm of Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph, APC, the oldest law firm in Palo Alto, with history dating back to 1927.He specializes in litigation related to estates and trusts, and has extensive experience in estate planning and commercial real estate transactions. Biorn was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Duke University and University of California-Hastings, College of the Law.He is a business advisor to a number of private operating and investment companies. He is also active and involved in the community, sitting on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College and serving on many civic boards including the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. Rapp is one of the founding board members of the Palo Alto Trees for El Camino Real. Rosinus serves as a Senior Advisor to Tricadia Capital Management, LLC, focusing on investments in community banking and other financial services.He is also founder of TRF Partners, LLC, a co-general partner of PTMR Capital Partners LP – a fund affiliated with Performance Trust Investment Advisors making equity investments in community banks.Previously she was President & CEO of Avenidas, a Palo Alto based not-for-profit senior services agency.