Kestra Financial Inc. on Tuesday named Nick Harness as its chief information officer, a role that supports the firm’s four units — Kestra Financial, H. Beck, Arden Trust Co. and Bluespring Wealth Partners.
Harness recently was chief technology officer of JPMorgan Chase, where he worked for the past five years. He also spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley and eight years (2006-2014) as the chief information officer of its Investment Research Division.
“Nick’s specialty is driving positive change in fast-paced and highly regulated business environments,” said Kestra CEO James Poer, in a statement. “Having … partnered with colleagues across the globe to deliver streamlined technology solutions across various business lines, he brings broad and deep experience to our quickly growing organization.”
The news comes two weeks after the firm tapped Stephen Langlois as president of its Kestra Financial division, which includes the Kestra-branded broker-dealers and RIAs.