This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Robert Schneider joined the Phoenix Cos., Matthew Welch was named chief operating officer by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and Christopher Jones joined BlackRock.
Also, Shane Conlon joined Sibson Consulting and Laurie Deaton went to Kayne Anderson Rudnick.
BlackRock Names Jones CIO for Americas Stocks
Christopher Jones has joined BlackRock Inc. as chief investment officer for stocks in the Americas. He replaces Chris Leavy, who is on medical leave, and will also serve as global co-head of fundamental equity with Nigel Bolton, head of BlackRock’s European equity team.
Jones was a managing director and CIO of the growth and small-cap U.S.equity team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. He began his career at Robert Fleming & Co., which was was bought by Chase Manhattan in 2000.
Phoenix Cos. Taps Schneider to Manage Comp Programs
Robert Schneider has joined the Phoenix Cos. as second vice president, compensation. He reports to Jody Beresin, senior vice president, administration, and will manage both general and executive compensation programs for the company.
Schneider was previously director of global compensation and executive benefits at the Barnes Group. Earlier in his career, he held increasingly senior positions in compensation and benefits areas at UST Inc., Chemtura Corp., Praxair Inc. and Southern New England Telephone.
Welch Joins SASB as COO