Invescor, Ltd. says Kendra Pond is the new chief financial officer, responsible for coordinating all finance and accounting functions at the Farmington Hills, Mich. firm. Pond was formerly the controller at Atwell-Hicks, Ann Arbor, Mich. firm. Invescor focuses on life settlement back office and brokerage services.

Pacific West Capital Group Inc. says it has hired Tricia Helton to be an administrative coordinator-lead distribution and marketing materials. Helton was previously an Internet sales manager and lease retention specialist, says the Los Angeles, Calif. firm. Pacific West facilitates the sale of interests in life settlements.