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Our Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Wesley Mathews

President & Chief Executive Officer

JEN LENHARDT

Chief Administrative Officer

Catherine Scangarella

Chief Business Development Officer

Carly Wronko

Director of Marketing

Mariel Kokotajlo

Director of Development

DEPARTMENTS

Marketing

As the designated marketing organization for the state, we promote New Jersey as the best place to live, work, and play. Our marketing team is responsible for leading business attraction advertising campaigns targeted at domestic and international decision-makers looking to expand in the U.S. The team promotes New Jersey’s key attributes through public relations, social and digital media, executive leadership think pieces, and supports the organization at industry trade shows and Choose New Jersey-led business attraction missions. Contact the marketing team to promote why New Jersey is the best place to locate and grow your business.

business development

Do you need assistance with starting the relocation or expansion process into New Jersey? Our dedicated business development team provides free and confidential personalized service to companies interested in expanding or relocating to New Jersey, including site selection assistance, market intelligence, and customized RFI responses. The business development team also represents New Jersey at industry trade shows and Choose New Jersey-led trade missions. As you get established in New Jersey, the business development team will help connect you with private and public partners in the State. Contact the business development team for assistance with the relocation process.

DEVELOPMENT

The development team is responsible for developing growth strategies, cultivating partnerships, and diversifying revenue streams for the organization. The team leads the organization’s fundraising opportunities and board relations efforts by maintaining and creating impactful relationships among industries. Leveraging the power of New Jersey’s thought-leaders in business and higher education creates a dynamic environment for collaboration and promotion of excellence in the State. Contact the development team for more information on how you can join the table at Choose New Jersey.

OPERATIONS

Our operations team is responsible for the essential functions that allow the organization to run successfully. These functions include financial, human resources, and administrative support.  Contact the operations department for inquiries regarding billing and accounting.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

Our International New Jersey Centers offer companies interested in New Jersey free, confidential support to set up their business in the United States. Let us help you discover your second home in New Jersey.

New Jersey Europe Center

Sebastian Gerlach, Choose New Jersey Europe Center Representative

SEBASTIAN GERLACH

Representative

Saurabh Khanna, Representative, New Jersey India Center

SAURABH KHANNA

Representative

New Jersey Ireland Center

Steve Lenox

Steve Lenox

Director

New Jersey India Center

Tarun Gupta, Representative, New Jersey India Center

Tarun Gupta

Representative

Ashwin Merchant, Representative, New Jersey India Center

Ashwin Merchant

Representative

WHAT CAN CHOOSE New Jersey DO FOR YOU

Relocation & Expansion Services

We provide customized RFI responses, demographics, detailed market assessments and other complimentary business relocation and expansion services. When your company chooses to grow in New Jersey, we also will help you publicize your good news.

Site Visits

We’ll make your property search seamless, so you find the site that best meets your relocation or expansion needs.

Economic Development Connections

Our public and private partners provide a wide range of services. From higher education research collaboration to regulatory and legal assistance to workforce training, they’ll ensure you have a smooth landing.

Brady O’Connor
Chief of Staff
Bill Noonan
Business Development Director