This week in new hires, Frank McCarthy was elected chairman and five new members were added to the board of directors at IPA; the DiCiaccio and LaMothe-Gonzalez Groups joined Snowden Capital Advisors; and Ken Barnes went to Options as senior vice president of corporate development.
Also, Barry Goldberg became chief technology officer at HNW; Michael Del Secolo was promoted at New York Life; and Beth Hetzel joined PFM Asset Management.
IPA Elects Frank McCarthy Board Chairman; Five New Members Join Board
The Investment Program Association (IPA) announced Monday that it has named Frank McCarthy of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as chairman of the board for 2013. The IPA has also added five new members to its board. McCarthy is the IPA’s first chairman elected from a broker-dealer, and succeeds former Chairman Martel Day of Independence Realty Securities, LLC, who will become chairman emeritus on Jan. 1.
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In addition to electing McCarthy, the IPA chose the following executives as board members for 2013: Anthony Chereso, principal, president and CEO, FactRight, LLC; Sherri Cooke, president and CEO, AI Insight; Kevin Keefe, executive vice president, Advisor Group; Nicholas Schorsch, founder and CEO, American Realty Capital; and Kevin Shields, chairman and CEO, Griffin Capital Corporation.
DiCiaccio and LaMothe-Gonzalez Groups join Snowden
Snowden Capital Advisors LLC announced Tuesday that two founding advisor teams, the DiCiaccio and LaMothe-Gonzalez Groups, have joined the firm. The DiCiaccio team includes John DiCiaccio, managing director, and Leah Thomson Snell, vice president, while the LaMothe-Gonzalez team includes Jon LaMothe and Luis Gonzalez, both managing directors, all of whom have become Snowden partners.
The DiCiaccio and LaMothe-Gonzalez teams join from Merrill Lynch, bring over 100 years of wealth advisory experience to Snowden, and have opened a west coast branch office in Pasadena, Calif. The DiCiaccio Group has been ranked in Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors.
Options Names Ken Barnes as New SVP of Corporate Development
Options recently announced that Ken Barnes has been appointed as the firm’s SVP of corporate development. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading corporate and product strategy for the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud, as well as overseeing the firm’s business expansion across the broker-dealer and investment banking communities.
Prior to joining, Barnes served as SVP in the technologies division of NYSE Euronext. He previously managed SFTI, launched the Mahwah colo facility in 2010, and has also held positions in business line management, business development and product marketing at firms including Wombat Financial Software, Reuters, and Salomon Brothers.