This week in new hires, the Leuthold Group named Ben Mitchell managing director; Robert Hoffman joined Franklin Square; Hilary Fiorella was welcomed at Fiserv and Keith Johnson joined Curian Capital.
Also, Advisors Asset Management brought in a new team and the Securities and Exchange Commission named Jeanette Franzel to the PCAOB.
Leuthold Group Names Ben Mitchell as Managing Director
The Leuthold Group announced Friday that it has named Ben Mitchell (right) as a managing director. In this capacity, he will primarily focus on relationships with brokerage houses in addition to working with independent advisors and other intermediaries on a more limited basis.
Previously, Mitchell served as vice president and regional wealth management Consultant at RBC, covering the southern and mid-Atlantic regions. Past experience also includes long tenures at Morgan Stanley and then Smith Barney, where he was senior vice president and national sales director for Smith Barney Consulting Group, based in New York.
Franklin Square Hires Loan Market Specialist Robert Hoffman From Nomura
Franklin Square Capital Partners announced Jan. 30 that it has hired Robert Hoffman as a product specialist. He will join the portfolio management team, which oversees its nontraded business development company product line, including FS Investment Corp., FS Energy & Power Fund and future offerings.
Hoffman joins with more than a decade of experience in the leveraged loan asset class. Most recently, he was an executive director with Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc., where he was responsible for loan portfolio management and trading. Before becoming a portfolio manager, he was a senior credit analyst focusing primarily on first and second lien corporate loan issuers. He covered a range of sectors including energy and gas, utilities, healthcare, chemicals, technology, autos and industrials.
Fiserv Makes Key Leadership Appointment
Fiserv Inc. announced Monday that Hilary Fiorella has joined the company as vice president of business development and consulting services for investment services. In this role, she will join the investment services leadership team and work with clients to head a new advisory board program to identify opportunities in wealth management and technology innovations to address them. She will also lead a new professional services team to work with investment services clients on best practices including marketing and communications programs.
Previously, Fiorella was on the leadership team of the Money Management Institute for four years, most recently serving as vice president of marketing and communications. Prior to that, she led marketing for CheckFree Investment Services, which was acquired by Fiserv in December 2007. She began her career at AT&T in various product and business development roles.
Curian Capital Appoints Keith Johnson as Vice President of Practice Management
Curian Capital announced Feb. 1 that Keith Johnson has joined the firm as vice president of practice management. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the practice management group and working closely with financial advisors. He will also work with the strategic accounts team. He will be based in Denver and report to Mark Schoenbeck, senior vice president of marketing.
Johnson joins from Aloha Retirement Services, a financial planning and investment advisory firm, where he served as president. Prior to this, he founded My Power Unleashed, where he provided consulting and coaching for independent business owners in the financial services industry. He also served as vice president for AIG Advisor Group in Phoenix and as senior vice president of VIST Bank in Pennsylvania.