This week in personnel announcements and new hires, the SEC named Richard Best regional director of the Salt Lake office; U.S. Trust announced nine additions across the country; Pensionmark added a Cleveland, Ohio office; and Craig Watanabe joined Core Compliance & Legal Services.
Also, the Phoenix Cos. announced four staff promotions; Revzon Consulting named Arthur Ridolfi; Tennis pro Andy Murray teamed up with Seedrs; and Van Luu joined Russell Investments.
SEC Names New Salt Lake Regional Director
The SEC has announced that it has named Richard Best regional director of the Salt Lake office. He succeeds Karen Martinez, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Best joins from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in New York, where he is a senior director and chief counsel in its department of enforcement. Earlier, he spent approximately 10 years as a prosecutor in the office of the Bronx County District Attorney.
U.S. Trust Announces Additions
U.S. Trust has announced nine additions to its wealth management business across the country.
Thomas Cattell has joined the Portland, Maine office as a private client advisor from Black Point Capital Management; Kristella Capurso joined the Boston office as a private client manager from Merrill Lynch; in New York, Jean-Philippe Mourra and Alex Li joined as private client managers from Citigroup Private Bank; Linda Stahl joined in Houston, Texas as a market trust executive from BBVA Compass; in Troy, Michigan, Peggy Rancilio joined as a senior trust officer from JPMorgan Chase and Ahmed Siaje joined as a private client advisor from the consumer retail division of Bank of America; Bill Vlahos joined the San Francisco office as a private client advisor from Odyssey Value Advisors LLC; and John Karns joined the Denver, Colorado office as a portfolio manager from ReOil Energy.
Wright Consulting Affiliates With Pensionmark
Pensionmark Financial Group has announced that Wright Consulting Partners LLC has joined as an affiliated office in Cleveland.
Gary Wright, managing director at Wright Consulting, has served as an advisor for retirement plan sponsors and individual wealth management clients for 20 years.
Watanabe Joins Core Compliance
Core Compliance & Legal Services Inc. has announced that Craig Watanabe has joined as a senior compliance consultant.