Business Briefs 6-15-2017


Solomon_6-15-2017Mikael Solomon has been named Vice President of Product at Edgenet, a Nashville-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company that develops and distributes nationwide a leading platform for managing product content.
Solomon comes to Edgenet from Boston-based competitor Salsify, where, as director of product management, he was responsible for the ideation, definition and creation of their analytics products – including the Content Grader, a product used by manufacturers to grade the quality of their product content on retail websites.
Previous to his tenure at Salsify, Solomon founded Austin- based Edgecase, creating a groundbreaking discovery platform for large retailers, including Crate & Barrel and Men’s Wearhouse. A revolutionary technology, Edgecase greatly elevated the online shopping experience by capturing real-time insights about shopper behavior and using it to match shoppers with the ideal products for their needs.
Solomon earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and re- ceived his master’s in management from Wake Forest Univer- sity School of Business.
A Nashville-based company with a divisional office in Milwaukee, Wis., Edgenet is a Software as a Service company that provides retailers, distributors, websites and suppliers with the ability to manage and improve their product content. Edgenet’s Product Content Cloud and m2o solutions help manufacturers, brands and retailers sell easier and sell more across all channels, anywhere, on any device, at any time.

iHeartMedia Nashville

iHeartMedia Nashville has announced that Gerry House    is now an official voice talent   for The BIG Legend at 98.3, Nashville’s All Time Country Favorites station. After years of retirement, the legendary radio personality will once again be heard in Nashville. House will be joined by Mike Bohan, who will accompany House on-air.
A Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy Of Country Music (ACM) award-winning American radio personality, House was heard on WSIX-FM in Nashville on the morning show Gerry House and the House Foundation from 1983 to 2010. House has won the CMA, ACM, Billboard, and Marconi awards for Personality of the Year numerous times. House is also a songwriter, who has written songs for George Strait (“The Big One”), Reba McEntire (“Little Rock”), LeAnn Rimes (“On the Side of Angels”) and Pam Tillis (“The River and the Highway”). He has also had his songs recorded by Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Mark Collie, Clint Black, Neal McCoy, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Big & Rich, among others.

Parks Real Estate

SmithParks in Brentwood is pleased to welcome Megan Myers Smith to the Parks Family of Realtors®.
Smith is a Middle Tennessee native and received her BA in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee and Masters from Trevecca. For the past five years, she has taught elementary school which taught her valuable organizational skills, will help her manage multiple tasks and situations at once and gave her experience building relationships with people of all ages, all qualities that will carry over to her career in real estate.
Smith chose to become a real estate agent after seeing the difference her grandmother Peggy, fellow Parks Broker for the past 20 years, is able to make in someone’s life by helping them take one of the most important steps in their life, finding a house to call home. Thanks to these experiences, the Parks family and community has become very important to Smith, making her choice to join Parks an easy one.
The pair plans to combine Peggy’s years of real estate experience with Megan’s fresh marketing ideas and knowledge of the latest technology.
In her spare time, Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, traveling, and finding new restaurants to try in the Nashville area.

Scout’s Pub

A. Marshall Family Foods Inc.’s addition of Scout’s Pub, a modern pub set to open this summer in the city’s Westhaven community in Franklin, has named Chris Payne its general manager.
A new resident of Williamson County, Payne recently relocated from Atlanta where he opened over 70 restaurants, ranging from steakhouses and fast-casual concepts to bars. Since accepting the position at Scout’s Pub, Payne has spent time in each of the A. Marshall restaurants, including Puckett’s Gro., Puckett’s Boat House and Homestead Manor, where he quickly learned the culture runs deep.
Described by its proprietors as an upscale, modern pub, Scout’s Pub is scheduled to open this summer in Westhaven. The menu will change seasonally, and in design and decor it differs from the down-home, meat and three restaurants.

The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park

Buntin and 3 others_6-15-2017The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park recently named four new members to its Board.
The newly appointed board members are:
• Melinda Buntin, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine
• Nancy Peterson Hearn, chairman and CEO of Peterson Tool Company, Inc.
• Erin Hughes, an attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
• Phyllis Hildreth, academic director for the Institute for Conflict Management at Lips-comb University
The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve, enhance and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that all future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks. The Parthenon and Centennial Park have been essential parts of our city’s fabric for more than a century. As a support organization, The Conservancy is committed to strengthening, enhancing and restoring these two Nashville crown jewels for the next century and beyond. The newly appointed board members are volunteers who are passionate about the work of The Conservancy and committed to serve as philanthropic supporters and advocates in the community.
The Conservancy’s Board is chaired by Paula Van Slyke.  The newly appointed board members join current members   John Darwin, David Ewing, Beth Fortune, Justin Graham, Matthew Hargis, Demetria Kalodimos, Neil Krugman, Chris Kyriopoulos, Trish Lindler, Brooks Mathews, Reavis Mitchell, Ben Page, Mara Papatheodorou, Jonathan Perlin, Samantha Shore, Shirley Speyer, Butch Spyridon, Candy Toler and Barbara Tsakirgis. The Conservancy President is Sylvia Rapoport.

The Farm at Natchez Trace

Zimmeran_6-15_2017The Farm at Natchez Trace, a luxury pet lodging facility, has promoted Stephanie Zimmerman to pet care manager; she was previously assistant lodging manager.
Her new duties include overseeing the health of all dogs, cats and other animals boarding at The Farm.  She also trains and over- sees all lodging personnel and manages The Farm’s inventory.
Zimmerman holds a certificate in animal science from Harford Technical School in Maryland, a bachelor of arts in psychology from Cornerstone University in Michigan, and a masters of human services marriage and family from Liberty University in Virginia.
The Farm is located at 9479 Highway 96 West in Franklin, near the intersection with Natchez Trace.  It offers luxury suites for pets, daycare, training, the high quality pet food store THR!VE, outdoor play fields, shady walking trails along a creek, and grooming.

TriStar Centennial

Ammar_6-15-2017The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial is proud to welcome M. Samer Ammar, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist, to TriStar Medical Group Children’s Specialists.
Ammar specializes in the treatment of ab-dominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, encopresis, Celiac Disease, IBS, and general pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition concerns.
Ammar received his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria. He completed his pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center and pediatric fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition from the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Ammar is accepting new pediatric patients in his clinic office at TriStar Medical Group Children’s Specialist located in the Medical Park Building on the campus of TriStar Centennial Medical Center at 330 23rd Avenue South, Suite 450 in Nashville.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pretorious_6-15-2017Mias Pretorius, MBChB, MSCI, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named division chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.
Pretorius has been interim division chief since February, when the previous chief, Andrew Shaw, MBBS, was named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. Pretorius’ appointment as permanent division chief was preceded by a national leadership search.
Pretorius, who joined the faculty in 2001, earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1993, and in 2000 completed a Vanderbilt residency and fellowship, followed by an MSCI (Master of Science in Clinical Investigation) from Vanderbilt in 2002.
Edward Sherwood, M.D., Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt professor and vice chair for Research in Anesthesiology and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been selected to join the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).
The board is responsible for planning the scientific program of the AUA annual meeting.