Simon, an Indianapolis-based company that owns shopping malls nationwide, recently announced the opening of two new businesses at Lenox Square mall in Buckhead: Capital One Café and Elaine Sterling Institute.

Capital One Café, the first of its kind in Georgia, is set to open by the end of the year in a 4,300-square-foot space. Owned by Capital One, a McLean, Virginia-based bank holding company, it integrates digital tools and in-person interactions focused on customer needs, so accessing banking products and services is a simple, stress-free and seamless experience.

Capital One Cafes are places where individuals can get help with their accounts, learn about new digital and financial tools, use free Wi-Fi, use ATMs, or grab a Peet’s coffee and a local pastry. Capital One cardholders get 50% off Peet’s handcrafted beverages every day, but the space is open to everyone, not just customers.

Elaine Sterling Institute, a renowned esthetician school and spa that already has a Sandy Springs location, is expected to open this summer. It provides educational excellence in the field of esthetics and offers students a competitive advantage in cosmetology and massage therapy. Founded in 2008, the institute provides students with programs that integrate classical European traditions of skincare with modern American scientific innovation.

The new 25,768-square-foot location will also offer guests a variety of affordable, cutting-edge spa services, including HydroFacials, body contouring, cellulite treatments, organic facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, microdermabrasion and more.

Aliera Healthcare

Aliera Healthcare, a Sandy Springs-based company specializing in traditional and nontraditional healthcare plans, recently announced the appointment of Chris Buka as vice president of provider network engagement. An industry veteran of 20-plus years, Buka will be responsible for the development and execution of strategies to further enhance the member-provider experience in accessing quality, affordable healthcare.

Buka joins Aliera from Clover Health, a New Jersey-based healthcare technology and data analytics company focused on the Medicare Advantage markets. As a provider network engagement consultant, he was responsible for the development and management of high-performance provider networks.

Financial news

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Jeff Schultz

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a Philadelphia-based full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm, recently expanded its Atlanta branch office in Buckhead with the addition of Schultz Wealth Management.

The team is led by veteran advisor Jeff Schultz, who joins Janney as executive vice president/wealth management. He is accompanied by Kevin McKane, account executive, and Allison Odenthal, senior registered private client associate. Schultz Wealth Management was previously affiliated with Raymond James in its Perimeter office in Sandy Springs.

“Jeff and his team continue the growth of Janney’s overall presence in Atlanta and the Southeast. They bring considerable industry experience and a commitment to providing a high level of personalized service to clients,” Rick Ballou, Janney’s branch office manager in Atlanta, said in a news release.

Brave PR

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Jennifer Walker

Buckhead-based Brave Public Relations recently announced Jennifer Walker, a Brookhaven resident, has been promoted to vice president. Walker started with the agency in 2007 and has served as managing director since 2015. With nearly 15 years of experience in the field, she continues to seek competitive growth opportunities, both personally and for the agency.

“Jennifer has been an integral part of Brave PR’s growth and evolution over the past 12 years,” founder and CEO Kristin Cowart said in a news release. “She is recognized for being a first responder, a thoughtful analyst and a passionate advocate for our clients and their reputations.”

Phipps Plaza

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Randall Jackson

Simon, an Indianapolis-based company that owns shopping malls nationwide, recently announced two news items regarding Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead: the opening of the Tom Ford boutique and the naming of Randall Jackson as director of marketing.

The 4,500-square-foot Tom Ford store will feature women’s and men’s ready-to-wear fashion from the iconic luxury brand and will open by the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.

“We’re very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Simon through the addition of our two newest stores in Phipps Plaza and The Galleria (in Houston),” Ford, the company’s CEO and creative director, said in a news release.

Jackson will manage Phipps’ public relations, tourism marketing, retailer promotion and event planning. As a Simon employee for more than a decade, he is poised to continue elevating the mall’s marketing strategy.

Throughout his time with Simon, Jackson has surpassed multiple company goals, furthering the shopping and dining experiences at each center. Most recently, Jackson was the director of marketing and business development at North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

Harrison Design

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Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Andersen

Harrison Design, a Buckhead-based full-service architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm, recently announced Cynthia “Cindy” Andersen has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer. She will be responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting, finance, human resources and IT functions.

Andersen joins Harrison Design from The White Oak Group, an Atlanta-based private equity management firm. She brings with her an extensive background in accounting, finance, treasury, financial planning and office operations, along with a deep appreciation for Harrison Design and its unique position delivering high-end architectural services to its clientele.


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