This week in new hires, ByAllAccounts welcomed Mark Wickersham; David Linton joined Salient Partners; MassMutual promoted Jon Budd and welcomed Brian Mezey; and Rohith Eggidi joined Brinton Eaton.
Also, Jasmine Jirele was promoted by Allianz Life; Richard Aneser was named chief marketing officer at Lincoln Financial Distributors and US SIF named Michelle Clayman to its board of directors.
Mark Wickersham Named Director of Product Management at ByAllAccounts
ByAllAccounts announced Tuesday that Mark Wickersham has joined the firm as director of product management. With over 20 years of experience, Wickersham spent 10 years in product development and user experience testing with Fidelity, serving as director of product management for its RIA group, senior director for family office services and design director for its retail trading area.
Wickersham began his career as a business analyst with The Boston Co. He later spent three years at Thomson Financial as an account manager, supporting global asset managers and regional family offices with portfolio management and trade order management software solutions. He also spent three years as a senior associate with Family Office Metrics, consulting on people, process and technology for single and multifamily offices.
Salient Partners Hires David Linton
Salient Partners L.P. announced Tuesday that David Linton has joined as managing director, responsible for leading retail sales and distribution activities. He brings 25 years of financial industry experience, most recently as managing director and head of sales for the Van Kampen Investments division of Morgan Stanley in Chicago. His career also includes tenures at financial services firms including Sun America Capital Services, ING/Pilgrim Funds, Northstar Funds and Dean Witter Reynolds.
Salient has also named David Clifford as its new chief strategy officer. In this role, he will be focused on product platform development, marketing and technologies. Prior to this, he was the head of Salient’s sales and distribution platform.
MassMutual Retirement Services Hires Mezey, Promotes Budd
MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division announced Feb. 15 the promotion of John Budd. It also welcomed Brian Mezey to its sales and client management organization, led by Hugh O’Toole, senior vice president.
In this newly created role, Budd is national practice leader covering the division’s institutional retirement products, and is responsible for leading distribution strategy for stable value investment only and defined benefit businesses. Most recently, he had served as managing director with MassMutual Retirement Services, a position he held for over 24 years. Budd reports to Jonathan Shuman, vice president and head of business development for the division.
Mezey joined the division as managing director of institutional sales, taking over Budd’s duties and reporting to Scott Buffington, national sales manager for the division. He is responsible for working with retirement plan advisors in the mid- and large markets and is partnered with Andy Hanlon covering the eastern New England region. He joins from E&M Consulting of Raymond James & Associates Inc., where he was a retirement plan advisor and a member of MassMutual’s Advisor Partners Council.
Rohith Eggidi Joins Brinton Eaton as Investment Analyst