This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Robert Moore was elected to the board at FSI, DoubleLine has welcomed four new members to the firm and Clearbrook Global Advisors named Thomas Deegan managing director.
Also, U.S. Bancorp added four financial advisors, AssetMark brought in Natalie Wolfsen and Gina Talamona was named communications director at the SEC.
FSI Elects Moore to Board
Robert Moore, president of LPL Financial, was elected to the board of the Financial Services Institute. He replaces Derek Bruton, who resigned from the board earlier this year.
Moore joined LPL as CFO in 2008, and became president of the firm in 2012. Prior to joining LPL, he served many years in executive and financial management positions at ABN AMRO North America and LaSalle Bank Corp., and Diageo PLC, Europe and Great Britain.
“I am pleased to welcome Robert to the board,” said FSI President and CEO Dale Brown in a statement. “His experience will be beneficial as we continue expanding our legislative efforts in Washington, D.C., and the states to support a healthier regulatory environment and protect the ability of independent financial advisors to best serve their clients.”
DoubleLine Welcomes Sosa, Rotar, Von Bargen and Schachinger
DoubleLine Capital LP has announced that Ignacio Sosa, Gheorghe Rotar Jr., Christopher Von Bargen and Frederick Schachinger have joined the firm. Sosa is the director of the firm’s newly formed product solutions group.
Rotar is a mutual fund operations specialist who oversees transfer-agent functions for the DoubleLine Funds; he reports to Patrick Townzen, manager of operations. Von Bargen joins the institutional marketing unit as a sales representative responsible for institutions domiciled in the southeastern U.S., and Frederick Schachinger, who will join the unit on June 2, will be responsible for the northeast. Both Von Bargen and Schachinger report to Vincent Fiorillo, manager of global sales.
Sosa previously was executive vice president for global bond product management at Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co..
Rotar also joined from PIMCO, where he was employed since 2007 and served most recently as supervisor in the firm’s funds operations department. Prior to that, he was a registered client service associate at the Irvine, Calif., office of Citi Smith Barney.
Von Bargen joins from PNC Capital Advisors in Atlanta, where he was a vice president responsible for institutional business development and consultant relations in the southeast. He previously was a vice president in the Atlanta office of BNY Asset Management/Bank of New York. Earlier, he worked as institutional representative from Atlanta for Gabelli Asset Management, Berger Financial Group, Transamerica Asset Management, C.L. Capital Management and Merrill Lynch.
Schachinger comes from Deutsche Asset Management in New York, where he served as the team lead for pension, foundation and endowment sales. He previously served as director of the global client group at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors. Before that, he was senior business development officer at iShares. His previous employment includes serving as a director at Advisory Research Group, Wayne, Pa., and director of manager due diligence at Lockwood Advisors, Malvern, Pa.
Clearbrook Global Advisors has announced that Thomas Deegan has been appointed managing director. He will be based in the firm’s New York headquarters and report to Elliot Wislar, CEO.
Deegan joins from the Stamford Policemen’s Pension Fund, where he was the independent trustee of the board and head of the investment committee responsible for the investment selection and management of the pension fund. Earlier, he was a founding partner, chief operating officer and chief information officer at GlobeOp Financial Services from 2000 to 2004.
U.S. Bancorp Hires Four Advisors
U.S. Bancorp Investments announced that it has hired four financial advisors. Alina Brindusescu reports to David Terrell, region manager, and will serve in the Beverly Hills, Calif., area; Keith Hendricks reports to Michael Heyroth, region manager, and will serve in the Manitowoc, Wis., area; Gus Marzavas reports to Michael Martin, region manager, and will serve in the Rocky River, Ohio area; and Robert Norman reports to Gina Stalzer, region manager, and will serve in the Murfreesboro, Tenn., area.
Brindusescu joins from HSBS, where she was a financial advisor. Hendricks joins from Bed Bath & Beyond, where he was a merchandise buyer. Marzavas joins from PNC Investments, where he was a financial advisor. Norman joins from Raymond James Financial Services, where he was a branch manager.
AssetMark Welcomes Wolfsen
AssetMark Inc. has announced that Natalie Wolfsen has joined its senior leadership team as chief commercialization officer. In this new position, she will will oversee marketing and product management and report to Charles Goldman, CEO.
Wolfsen has more than 20 years of experience in investment product management, technology and marketing. Most recently, she served as head of marketing for New York-based asset manager First Eagle Investment Management. Prior to that, she was head of product management and development for Pershing (both the RIA and broker-dealer divisions). She also spent several years at Charles Schwab in product development and marketing, as well as playing a number of strategic leadership roles within the firm.
Talamona Named SEC Communications Director
The SEC has announced that Gina Talamona has been named communications director. She will report to Chairwoman Mary Jo White and will provide strategic advice on a variety of communications issues relating to the SEC’s mission to protect investors, facilitate capital formation, and maintain the integrity of the nation’s markets.
Prior to joining the SEC, Talamona spent her public service career at the U.S. Department of Justice. She joined the department in 1986 in the attorney general’s speechwriting unit. In 1999, she became deputy director of DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs, serving in the highest role for a career official.