This week in personnel announcements and new hires, Thuyen Nguyen and Kevin Kraus joined Advisor Software; David Hutchinson went to AssetMark; Hartford Funds added three advisor consultants; and Vito Sciaraffia joined Innealta Capital.
Also, Michael Kreps rejoined Groom Law Group; Moira Lowe moved up at Saybrus Partners; Geoffrey Seeto joined New Forests; NFP Advisor Services promoted Mike Pedlow; and Jenna Guenther moved up at Ascent Private Capital Management.
Nguyen, Kraus Join Advisor Software
Advisor Software has announced that Thuyen Nguyen has joined as chief technology officer and Kevin Kraus has joined as vice president of product management. Both will report to Andrew Rudd, founder and CEO.
Nguyen has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a senior executive in the investment services industry. Prior to joining, he was the CEO and CTO for Data Agent LLC.
Kraus has more than 20 years of financial services experience at Charles Schwab, where he held numerous client and product management roles.
AssetMark Adds Hutchinson
AssetMark Inc. has announced that David Hutchinson has joined as midwest divisional manager, a new position. He reports to Michael Kim, executive vice president, national sales and consulting leader.
Hutchinson previously served as managing director at a startup turnkey asset management firm. Prior to that, he held senior sales leadership positions with Schwab Institutional. He also spent several years at Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services as a vice president in sales and relationship management.
Hartford Funds Welcomes Three
Hartford Funds has announced that Tom Scanlan, Tom Monks and Nick Hammer have joined as advisor consultants, Scanlan supporting Washington, Maryland and northern Virginia, Monks supporting Los Angeles and Hammer supporting Arizona and New Mexico.
Scanlan earlier served in similar roles for PIMCO, Invesco and Federated Investors. Monks previously worked for First Trust Portfolios and Invesco, in both cases as a vice president. Hammer previously was a client advisor for J.P. Morgan Asset Management and regional VP for Genworth Financial.
Sciaraffia Joins Innealta
Innealta Capital has announced that Vito Sciaraffia, Ph.D., has joined as vice president of investment strategy. He will work directly with Gerald Buetow, chief investment officer, and with the investment committee.
Sciaraffia most recently was a senior researcher at Dimensional Fund Advisors; prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Citigroup and a risk analyst at JPMorgan.
Kreps Rejoins Groom Law Group
Groom Law Group, Chartered, has announced that Michael Kreps has rejoined the firm as principal.