Morgan Stanley says it has hired Betterment Chief Marketing Officer Paul Halpern to serve as head of deposits and banking services for its Private Banking Group.
Halpern — who also has worked for Merrill Lynch as head of affluent and mass affluent marketing, and for Capital One, E-Trade and JPMorgan Chase — will partner with Paul Vienick, head of Morgan Stanley Online/Mobile and Digital Banking on the development of digital banking products and solutions. He’ll also focus on helping advisors boost sales of wealth management services, according to the firm.
“Paul is a talented financial services executive who has a strong background in full-service, financial advisor-centric business models,” said Eric Heaton, head of Morgan Stanley’s Private Banking Group, in a statement. “He has firsthand knowledge of the primary importance of the financial advisor in serving the broad requirements of clients.”