Biz Briefs


Delray’s Launch Potato makes best companies list

Launch Potato was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For in last month’s issue of Florida Trend magazine.

The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium, and large employer categories.

“We are honored to make this list for the second year in a row,” Launch Potato Founder Christine Yaged said. “Over the past year we’ve doubled in size while continuing to prioritize our culture and values. We strongly believe in enabling people to do their best work and we are proud to be named a Best Company to Work For.”

Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

Local attorney named to AIDUIA’S 10 best in Florida for client satisfaction

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys recently recognized the performance of DUI Attorney Douglas I. Leifert as a 2019 “10 Best DUI Attorney for Client Satisfaction.”

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 DUI attorneys in each state.

Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIDUIA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIDUIA’s independent evaluation. AIDUIA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIDUIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of DUI/DWI law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction.

Boca’s 3Cinteractive Corp. to be acquired by UK-based company

Boca-based 3Cinteractive Corp., the leading provider of Rich Communication Services (RCS), announced it has conditionally agreed to be acquired by global communications software provider IMImobile PLC.

“We are incredibly inspired by the opportunities this new relationship unlocks for us. Together we can move faster and with more impact. We’ll leverage our strong US presence, client experience, and leadership in RCS Business Messaging while expanding our capabilities with IMImobile’s broader set of products and solutions,” said Mike FitzGibbon, President of 3C.

Geographical compliments will expand market reach, while the combined products and services will enable delivery of intelligent, multichannel customer communications for leading enterprises worldwide.

IMImobile’s enterprise CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) cloud communications platform, IMIconnect, enables businesses to intelligently create, manage and automate end-to-end digital customer communications across 10+ communication channels – including Apple Business Chat, Email, Facebook Messenger, Push Notifications, and WhatsApp.

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of 3Cinteractive and look forward to bringing our technology platform and automation capabilities to new clients in North America and enhancing our RCS deployment capabilities globally,” Jay Patel, Group Chief Executive of IMImobile said.

Not only is 3C a pioneer for deployment of RCS solutions, the acquisition provides IMImobile direct SMS short code connectivity to all major US carriers and accelerates IMImobile’s growth strategy in North America – the largest addressable market for IMImobile’s software.

“3Cinteractive adds complementary product capabilities and a blue-chip customer base to our business in North America. This, combined with our strong relationships with  US and Canadian carriers will provide us with significant opportunities to extend the reach of our enterprise CPaaS offering,” said Bruce Bales, North American Chief Executive of IMImobile.

West Boca Medical Center appoints new Chief Executive Officer

West Boca Medical Center has a new CEO after longtime CEO Mitch Feldman retires.

George Rizzuto now oversees all strategic, operational and clinical activities at the hospital. Rizzuto has more than 35 years of hospital leadership experience as a healthcare executive with extensive experience in hospital operations and finance, as well as public accounting.

Rizzuto will be replacing longtime CEO Mitch Feldman, who is retiring from West Boca Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare after close to 30 years of service to the organization.

During his tenure, West Boca Medical Center has a 5-star rating for clinical excellence in maternity care from Healthgrades, and is also ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for maternity care services seven straight years from Healthgrades. In addition, Feldman led the construction of the Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging, focusing on comprehensive breast care.

“George possesses unique business acumen, solid leadership skills and he is known for his ability to drive positive change within an organization to achieve gains in efficiency and quality,” said Maggie Gill, CEO at Delray Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare’s Palm Beach Market. “He has an exemplary record of motivating teams to exceed overarching company objectives, and will be a great addition to West Boca Medical Center.”

Rizzuto returns to Tenet from a former sister facility, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as the CEO, and prior to that, chief financial officer of the hospital.  In this role, he was responsible for the financial performance of the hospital as well as its physician faculty plan. He provided oversight for the business office, revenue cycle, health information management, contracting, materials management, information systems and all finance department functions.

Rizzuto also served as vice president of operations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he improved the hospital’s financial performance, patient flow and patient satisfaction.  Prior to this, George served in leadership roles at Central Montgomery Medical Center, Warminster Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

Rizzuto graduated from LaSalle University before earning his Master’s in Business Administration from West Chester University.