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This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Chris Feeney went to Quovo’s advisory board, Randy Brown took a new role at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Eric Zipp went to the Private Client Reserve in Milwaukee, and Kevin Corbett joined Mariner Wealth Advisors.

Also, Great-West Financial named Louis Manello Jr. its chief financial officer, Franklin Square welcomed Neil Menard, and the Office of Financial Research announced the addition of 11 members to its financial research advisory committee.

Manello Named CFO at Great-West Financial

Great-West Financial has named Louis Manello Jr. SVP and chief financial officer. He reports to Bob Reynolds, president and CEO of Great-West Financial, and to Bill Lovatt, who is CFO of Great-West Financial’s indirect parent company Great-West Lifeco Inc.

Previously, Manello was partner at KPMG LLP’s Chicago-based accounting advisory services practice; from 2010 to 2014, he led the financial services industry segment within the practice. From 2002 to 2008, he was at Zurich Financial Services; most recently there, he was executive vice president and CFO for Zurich North America in Schaumburg, Illinois. Before that, he served in Zurich, Switzerland, as group controller from 2002 to 2006. He also spent 16 years in increasingly responsible financial positions in the U.S. and Europe at Arthur Andersen, Shadow Lawn Savings Bank and Deloitte.

Quovo Welcomes Feeney to Advisory Board

Quovo has announced that independent consultant Chris Feeney has joined its advisory board.

Formely Feeney was head of the technology effort at LPL Financial, where he spent five years, and was a member of the executive management committee before leaving the firm in 2013. Earlier he was a global managing director at Thomson Financial, having been responsible for the turnaround of Telerate, which was acquired by Reuters in 2004.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Promotes Brown

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has appointed Randy Brown head of the U.K., a newly created role, as well as head of insurance and pension solutions. He continues to report to Michele Faissola, head of DeAWM, and to serve the global executive committee. He also joins the U.K. executive committee, chaired by Colin Grassie, CEO of Deutsche Bank U.K. With Brown’s appointment as country head, the U.K. becomes a separate region within DeAWM’s organizational structure, alongside Germany; Asia Pacific; the Americas; and Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA). It was formerly run as part of the EMEA region. Brown is based in London.

Brown most recently served as DeAWM’s co-chief investment officer alongside Asoka Wöhrmann. Prior to this, he was the global head of Deutsche Insurance Asset Management.

Zipp Joins Private Client Reserve

Eric Zipp has been named wealth management advisor for the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Milwaukee.

Prior to joining, Zipp, who brings several years of financial services experience, was a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial.

Mariner Wealth Advisors Adds Corbett

Mariner Wealth Advisors has announced that Kevin Corbett has joined the firm as senior vice president of wealth management. He will also serve on the firm’s executive committee.

Corbett joins from Fidelity Investments, where he was a senior relationship manager. Through his 17-year tenure at Fidelity, he held various roles throughout the retail and institutional brokerage businesses, including positions in national financial services, capital markets and institutional wealth services. Corbett’s past experience also includes working as a head trader with Bainco International Investors.

Menard Goes to Franklin Square

Franklin Square has announced that Neil Menard has joined the firm as senior vice president and national sales manager for its RIA channel. He is based out of the Orlando office.

With more than 24 years of broad investment management distribution expertise, Menard spent eight years as the SVP of distribution for Steben & Co. Inc. Before that, he was the national sales director for Engagement Systems. In addition, he worked at SEI Investments as a managing director of sales.

OFR Adds 11 to Committee

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) within the U.S. Treasury has announced the addition of 11 new members to its financial research advisory committee. The new members — experts in economics, finance, financial services, data management, risk management and information technology — will join the committee for its next meeting on July 24 in New York City. As the committee adds the new members, the terms of 10 current members will be ending.

The new members and their affiliations are: John Campbell, Harvard University; Lou Crandall, Wrightson ICAP LLC; Stephen Daffron, Interactive Data Corp.; Beth Hammack, Goldman Sachs; Darryll Hendricks, UBS; Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Andrew Metrick, Yale University; David Puth, CLS Group Holdings/CLS Bank International; Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University; Lynn Stout, Cornell University Law School; and Kay Vicino, Northern Trust.

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