This week in personnel announcements and new hires, fi360 announced three executive appointments, the American College welcomed five new members to its board of trustees, Brett Scola joined Pitcairn, and Danielle Fischer went to the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.
Also, Mariner Wealth Advisors acquired a majority interest in Housen Financial Group, MarginXL Capital Partners announced its launch, Linda Riefberg joined Cozen O’Connor, and Guardian welcomed Marc Costantini.
Former EVP at PIMCO to Join DoubleLine
Ignacio Sosa, previously executive vice president for global bond product management at PIMCO, will join DoubleLine Capital LP on May 12 as director of the firm’s newly formed Product Solutions Group.
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Sosa, who will report to DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach, will lead the Product Solutions Group in three key areas: developing new investment products, engaging in discussions with clients and their advisors on existing DoubleLine offerings, and building new business, particularly outside the United States.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ignacio Sosa aboard,” said Gundlach, in a statement. “Throughout his career, Ignacio has conceived new asset management businesses as well as specific products, and managed them to success. His talents, I’m sure, will strengthen DoubleLine’s efforts to build our business and extend new, innovative product offerings to our valued clients and their advisors.”
Sosa has more than 30 years of experience in asset management. From October 2011 to April 2014, he worked at Newport Beach-Calif., headquartered PIMCO. He joined PIMCO as EVP/lead emerging markets product manager, later becoming EVP for global bond product management.
fi360 Promotes DiMaggio, Hires CFO and Chief Revenue Officer
fi360 promoted Robert DiMaggio to chief product officer and hired William Mueller as chief financial officer and Matthew Wolniewicz as chief revenue officer.
DiMaggio joined fi360 in May 2013 as vice president of integration and data analytics. In his new role, he is responsible for strategy and oversight of all fi360 products.
DiMaggio holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mueller is responsible for the firm’s financial and accounting operations, as well as analyzing financial metrics and directing corporate strategy. He joins fi360 after spending more than 10 years at Renda Broadcasting Corp., where he was vice president and CFO.
Wolniewicz will be responsible for building and maintaining a high-performance sales organization in order to further fi360’s growth and meet its business objectives.
He was most recently head of sales, global advisor and wealth management solutions at Morningstar, where he served as the executive business development leader of Morningstar’s largest segment, driving revenue and overseeing 84 team members.
American College Gets Five New Trustees
The American College has added five new members to its board of trustees.
The new members are Ron Carson, founder and CEO, Carson Wealth Management Group, Omaha, Neb.; Michael Doughty, president and general manager, John Hancock Insurance, Boston; Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president and CEO, Ameritas Investment Corp., Bethesda, Md.; Anne Long, president, NFP Life, Austin, Texas; and Mary Weiss, Deaver professor of risk, insurance and health care management, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia.
Pitcairn Welcomes Scola