This week in new hires, Jim Dario went to TD Ameritrade Institutional; Naoko Sasaki Huffman was welcomed at U.S. Bank’s Private Client Reserve; Joseph Nader joined Wescott Financial Advisory Group; Will Proctor went to a new spot at Neuberger Berman; JHS Capital Advisors announced two new appointments; and John Bagley was named president of BondDesk Trading.
Also, Sonia Ahuja went to BrightScope; Rohit Syal joined Ullico Investment Advisors; the CFPB announced several new appointments; Glenn Cassidy joined Great-West Retirement Services; Marty Fridson Joined S&P Capital IQ’s LCD editorial team; and Vanguard announced that Edward Owens will retire at the end of the year.
TD Ameritrade Institutional Welcomes Jim Dario
Jim Dario (right) has been named the new managing director of product management for TD Ameritrade Institutional, it was announced Tuesday. In this role, he will lead strategy for product development and enhancements across core advisor offerings including technology, practice management and wealth management solutions.
Dario has spent more than 25 years focused on serving RIAs and has been influential in elevating the awareness of the independent advisory model. Prior to joining, he was managing director of business development and relationship management at Pershing Advisor Solutions. Previously, he served as executive vice president of relationship management at Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services.
U.S. Bank’s Private Client Reserve Adds Naoko Sasaki Huffman
U.S. Bank announced Aug. 30 that Naoko Sasaki Huffman has been named vice president and senior wealth planner for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Seattle. In her new role, Huffman will be responsible for working with clients and their tax and legal advisors to implement variety of tax, investment, retirement, estate and wealth-transfer strategies.
Huffman brings nearly 20 years of experience in delivering sophisticated planning and wealth management services to high-net-worth families and other clients. Prior to joining, Huffman served as senior vice president—wealth strategist in the Seattle office of U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Before that, she was a senior retirement investment specialist with Bank of America, also in Seattle.
Joseph Nader Joins Wescott Financial Advisory Group
Wescott Financial Advisory Group has named Joseph Nader (left) a managing director and senior financial advisor in the firm’s Coral Gables office. In that role, his duties include establishing and maintaining client relationships, providing financial planning and investment advice, retaining and increasing client assets under management and supporting the sales and marketing teams in the acquisition of new client business. He is also a member of the firm’s Portfolio Strategy Group.
Nader has extensive experience in private wealth management and Latin American finance. For more than a decade, he has served HNW individuals at multinational private banks and as CIO/CFO at a family office for one of Miami’s leaders. He has also supervised financing operations in Latin America for several global financial institutions. Based in Miami since 2000, he spent five years in his native Colombia as a director in the international capital markets and corporate banking and finance division of Citibank. Earlier, at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Miami, he managed a $1 billion portfolio for clients in Latin and Central America. He was chief investment officer and co-operating head for Coral Gables Trust before joining Wescott.
Neuberger Berman Adds Will Proctor as Wealth Advisor
Neuberger Berman announced Tuesday that it has appointed William (Will) Proctor (left) as a vice president and wealth advisor in its wealth management division. Proctor, a former starting quarterback for Clemson University and professional football player in Canada, started with Neuberger Berman on Aug. 1. He joins a team of eight reporting to Seth Finkel, managing director of Neuberger Berman Wealth Management. His position is new.
Before joining Neuberger Berman, Proctor served in marketing and client services for Glaxis Capital Management in Sarasota, Fla. Earlier, he was a quarterback in the Canadian Football League for two years, winning a Grey Cup Championship in Calgary in 2008, after having been the starting quarterback at Clemson.
JHS Capital Advisors Announces Appointments of Lovett and White
JHS Capital Advisors announced Tuesday the appointment of Matthew Lovett as chief compliance officer. With more than 12 years of compliance experience, Lovett previously served in several positions, including CCO for both broker-dealers and RIAs. Prior to joining JHS, he was the chief compliance officer for World Equity Group. He began as a registered financial specialist for First Union Bank.
The firm also announced the appointment of Katie White, CFP, as a vice president, financial advisor, based in Tampa, Fla. A 14-year veteran of the financial services industry, she primarily represents female business owners and specializes in issues related to retirement planning and divorce. She joined JHS from Wells Fargo.
BondDesk Names John Bagley President of BondDesk Trading
BondDesk Group announced Aug. 30 the appointment of John Bagley to the company’s leadership team as senior managing director and president of BondDesk Trading. He will be responsible for institutional and retail trading platforms, including BondDesk’s alternative trading system, and be based in New York.
An industry veteran with more than 25 years of retail bond sales and trading experience, Bagley was most recently head of municipal trading, underwriting and institutional sales at UBS.
BrightScope Welcomes Sonia Ahuja