This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Miriam Schmitter joined Commonfund Capital in London and Gregg Secor joined the Phoenix Cos.
Schmitter Goes to Commonfund Capital
Commonfund has announced that Miriam Schmitter has joined the London office of its subsidiary Commonfund Capital Inc. as director. In this position, she will report to Mark Hoeing, managing director, and focus on research and investments in private equity, venture capital and natural resources.
Prior to joining, Schmitter was managing director, head of international private equity research for Cambridge Associates in London. She started with Cambridge in Boston in 2005. Earlier, she was investment manager, private equity fund investments for Allianz Private Equity Partners in New York and Munich. Earlier, she was an investment professional at DB Capital Partners/DB Investors, private equity investment units of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt and served as a consultant for Deloitte & Touche.
Secor Joins Phoenix Cos.
Gregg Secor has joined the Phoenix Companies as assistant vice president and chief underwriter. He reports to Scott Schuetz, vice president, growth delivery and operation.
Secor was previously president and CEO of APEX Underwriting Solutions. Earlier in his career, he was an underwriter for Phoenix.
AllBackoffice Welcomes Morua
AllBackoffice Consulting has announced that Marty Morua has joined the firm. In his new role, he will assist with marketing and sales efforts and facilitate introductions to gatekeepers in the independent advisor space.
Morua spent 13 years with TD Ameritrade, beginning as a relationship manager in 1995. Since that time he has worked as an industry consultant.