RBC Wealth Management said Monday it has hired an executive from BlackRock to serve as its head of retirement and fund solutions in the U.S.
At BlackRock, Kim Mickelson served as a director in the U.S. Wealth Advisory Group for the past two years. Prior to that post, she worked at Ameriprise Financial as vice president of financial planning (2006-2010) and annuity marketing (1998-2006), according to her LinkedIn profile.
The news comes about six weeks after RBC Wealth tapped Michael Armstrong as CEO, following the retirement of John Taft on May 31.
“Kim comes to RBC Wealth Management with deep and broad knowledge in product management, retirement planning and extensive work supporting financial advisors with practice management issues,” said Mary Sumners, managing director and head of product management and strategic initiatives at RBC Wealth Management-U.S, in a statement. “I am confident she will be a key leader in the growth of our product platform.”
Michelson started her career in the business as a financial advisor with Primevest in 1991, according to FINRA BrokerCheck, and moved to US Bancorp two years later.