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New Hire Roundup: U.S. Bank Wealth Management Welcomes Mook

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New Hires logoThis week in new hires, David Mook joined U.S. Bank Wealth Management, Sterne Agee welcomed Robert Mohs to its Chicago office, Jeffrey MacDonald went to Fiduciary Trust Co. International, and Maria Dwyer went to State Street Global Advisors.

Also, New York Life welcomed Cara-Anne Gagliano, Thomas Hendry and Don Desiderato; Maree Moscati, CEO of Copytalk, joined the advisory board of the Shared Assessments Program; and Steven Harris and Jay Hanson were reappointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

U.S. Bank Wealth Management Names David Mook Chief Private Banking Officer

U.S. Bank Wealth Management announced recently that David Mook had been appointed chief private banking officer. In this role, he will focus on the banking needs of high-net-worth and ultrahigh-net-worth clients and family-owned and/or controlled businesses. He will also lead sales management for private banking products and services, including deposit, mortgage and other credit products. He reports to Mark Jordahl, president, and is a member of the wealth management executive committee.

Mook brings 29 years of financial experience with JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he worked in many leadership roles. He most recently served as regional capital advisory practice lead of private banking for the Midwest, West and California. Prior to that, he served as the private bank’s capital advisor for private wealth management. He also served as a senior underwriter for middle market banking and a regional manager for institutional investment services.

Robert Mohs Joins Sterne Agee in Chicago

Robert Mohs has joined Sterne Agee & Leach as a managing director with the private client group in Chicago. In his new role, he will concentrate on retirement planning and investment advisory; in addition, he will assist with growing the Chicago office.

Mohs has more than 25 years of experience in financial planning and securities trading. Prior to joining, he was with Raymond James & Associates. Additionally, he has experience as an institutional trader and has designed and executed retirement plans for numerous individuals and institutions. Fiduciary Trust Co. International Appoints Jeffrey MacDonald

Fiduciary Trust Co. International announced on Monday the appointment of Jeffrey MacDonald as managing director and senior portfolio manager on the fixed-income team. He is responsible for managing fixed income portfolios for individuals, families and institutions.

MacDonald brings more than 20 years of experience across all sectors of the global fixed-income market. Prior to joining, he served as senior portfolio manager for Cutwater Asset Management and Hartford Investment Management Co. Previously, he was a fixed income portfolio analyst at Wellington Management Co. He began his career at Fidelity Investments.

State Street Global Advisors Appoints Maria Dwyer Chief Risk Officer

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management business of State Street Corp., announced Monday the appointment of Maria Dwyer as chief risk officer. She will assume her new role immediately.

Dwyer previously served as chief regulatory officer at MFS Investment Management, which she joined in 2004. During her tenure there, she held a range of senior level positions in compliance, fund treasury and risk management. Prior to joining MFS, she was president and treasurer for the Fidelity group of funds at Fidelity Management and Research Co. Her career spans more than two decades and includes a significant breadth of experience in asset management across various operational and legal areas, including investment products, tax and internal audit.

New York Life Welcomes Three

New York Life announced recently that Cara-Anne Gagliano, Thomas Hendry and Don Desiderato have joined the company.

Gagliano is a senior vice president in the insurance group, in charge of information technology strategy and all application development for life products. She reports to Susan Paternoster, SVP and chief information officer for the insurance group. Prior to joining, she most recently worked at Nomura Securities International as global COO for equities technology. Before that, she held senior information technology leadership roles at CIT Group, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Asset Management.

Hendry is SVP and treasurer, and reports to John Fleurant, SVP, deputy CFO and controller. Prior to joining, Hendry worked at Prudential, where he served in multiple key leadership roles in financial management, most recently as the treasurer for the life insurance businesses and prior to that focusing on solutions for defined benefit plans. Before that, he worked at Coopers and Lybrand in the financial advisory and assurance practices.

Desiderato is senior managing director and chief technology officer in the investments group, reporting to John Kim, president of the group. In addition, he is a member of the investments group senior leadership team. Prior to joining, he was most recently principal and industry analyst at Novarica. Before that, he held CIO roles at Prudential and ING, as well as various IT leadership positions at Citigroup. Copytalk CEO Maree Moscati Joins Shared Assessments’ Advisory Board

Copytalk announced that CEO Maree Moscati has joined the advisory board of the Shared Assessments Program, which enables its members to achieve a faster, more efficient and less costly means of conducting rigorous and comprehensive security, privacy and business continuity assessments.

Moscati, who joined Copytalk in 2012, has a long tenure in the financial services industry. She served in executive positions at South Trust Securities, South Financial Group and Colonial Wealth Management.

The Shared Assessments Program was created in 2003 by financial institutions, accounting firms, and key service providers to inject standardization, consistency, speed, efficiency and cost savings into the vendor risk assessment process. The advisory board is responsible for establishing goals and objectives for the organization, determining policy, and setting priorities for the issues that need to be addressed.

Steven Harris and Jay Hanson Reappointed To PCAOB

The SEC announced Friday that Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) members Steven Harris and Jay Hanson have each been reappointed for a second five-year term. Harris’s reappointment runs till Oct. 24, 2017, and Hanson’s till Oct. 24, 2018.

The PCAOB, established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, oversees the audits of the financial statements of public companies and broker-dealers through registration, standard setting, inspection and disciplinary programs. The SEC selects members and the chairman of the PCAOB after consultation with the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board.

Harris was originally appointed in 2008. He was previously senior vice president and special counsel for APCO Worldwide. For more than 15 years, he served as a staff director and chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He also served as a staff director and chief counsel to the Securities Subcommittee. He worked on all the legislation, investigations and oversight conducted by the committee from 1981 to 2007.He was a counsel to Sen. Donald Riegle Jr. of Michigan from 1979 to 1981, and served as a counsel to Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas and as a representative to the National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures from 1978 to 1979.

Hanson was originally appointed to the PCAOB in 2011. He previously spent nearly 32 years at McGladrey & Pullen. He served as the national director of accounting, overseeing the firm’s accounting guidance and training practices, as well as leader of the firm’s accounting standards broup. He served as a member of the emerging issues task force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 2006 to 2011. He also was a member of the financial reporting executive committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 2005 to 2011, serving as chairman for the final three years of his tenure.

Read the Feb. 27 New Hire Roundup at AdvisorOne.


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