This week in new hires, Robert Comfort went to LPL Financial; Brendan Clark was named president of Clark Capital Management; Ken Paieski joined UAT; and Thesis Fund Management welcomed Jay Rosoff as managing director of distribution for the Thesis Flexible Fund.
Also, Tim Baughman joined Citi Private Bank’s San Francisco team; Tim O’Donovan went to Linde, Hansen; and Franklin Templeton welcomed Michael Doshier.
LPL Financial Names Robert Comfort Executive Vice President
LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Investment Holdings, announced Monday that Robert Comfort (right) has joined the company as executive vice president of business consulting for its institution services division. In this role, he will lead the business consulting team, responsible for serving the banks and credit unions to which the company provides brokerage, trust and wealth management services.
Comfort joins from Huntington Bank, which he joined in 1995 and where for years he led the retail brokerage program and most recently was responsible for leading all its wealth management businesses.
Clark Capital Management Group Appoints Brendan Clark President
Clark Capital Management Group recently announced the appointment of Brendan Clark as president. The office was formerly held by Harry Clark, Clark Capital founder and chief executive officer, who will remain chairman and CEO. In his new role, Brendan Clark will take a more prominent position in executing the overall strategy of the firm, and will continue to be responsible for its business development initiatives as well as managing service support teams and marketing functions. He continues to report to Harry Clark.
Clark, who joined the firm in 2001, previously served as the firm’s executive vice president of business development, a position he held since 2010.
Clark Capital also announced that its assets under management have grown to $3 billion, triple the assets the firm managed three years ago.
UAT Appoints Ken Paieski as Partner and Managing Director
UAT recently announced that Ken Paieski has joined the firm as a partner and managing director. In that role, he will lead the firm’s sales initiatives to deliver cost savings and automation benefits to corporate plan sponsors, public and Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations and their money managers. He will serve with partners and managing directors Robert Bruno and Jim Buck on the national sales team.
A 37-year veteran of the financial industry, Paieski worked for the past 13 years at Janus Capital Group, most recently as vice president of institutional services. He also served as vice president, director of institutional products and strategies and director of institutional sales at Janus. Prior to that, he spent 12 years working for Fidelity Investments and also spent time at CDA Investment Technologies and First Interstate Bank.