Wed Jul 01 2020

June People Moves

With many companies battening down the hatches, a recruiter’s job is more stressful than ever. Here at Talent Ticker, we’re all about removing some of that stress. We’ve collated the biggest people moves of June so you can keep an eye on the newest movers and shakers at the companies which interest you.

Skybox Security appoints CFO and CMO

San Jose, California-based cyber security software firm Skybox Security have appointed two to their executive management team: Charlie Velasquez as Chief Financial Officer and Claire Darling as Chief Marketing Officer.

Charlie Velasquez has more than 25 years’ experience in finance roles, having served most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Arxan Technologies. Velasquez also previously served in the executive finance role at CollabNet and AccelOps.

Claire Darling joins Skybox from Intapp, having served as their Vice President and Global Head of Growth Marketing for just over two years. Before this, Darling previously served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at ServiceNow and CA Technologies.

Goldman Sachs appoints first CMO

Goldman Sachs have appointed their first-ever Chief Marketing Officer in Fiona Carter. Carter will be responsible for leading the bank’s global brand marketing, content and digital strategy.

Carter will join Goldman in September, when she leaves her current role of Chief Brand Officer at telecommunications giant AT&T. Carter joined AT&T in 2015 and served in the role for just over four-and-a-half years, where she led multiple measures to improve gender diversity.

Metro Bank appoints Chief Transformation Officer

London-based Metro Bank have hired Martin Boyle as Chief Transformation Officer. Boyle will have responsibility for leading the high street bank’s change agenda and strategic plans for investment in infrastructure and returning to sustainable growth.

Boyle joins from Nationwide Building Society, where he has served in the same transformation role since 2016. He joined the building society in 2007 as Head of Group Programmes, before being promoted to Director of Business Transformation in 2011.

HSBC promotes Calvery to global financial crime role

HSBC have promoted London-based Jennifer Calvery to Group Head of Financial Crime and Group MLRO. Calvary will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s financial crime and anti-money laundering framework.

Calvery joined HSBC from the US Department of the Treasury in 2016 as Deputy Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance, before being promoted to Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation and Group General Manager in 2016.

Wells Fargo hires CIO from Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo have hired New York-based Ivano Togni as an Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He has more than 30 years’ experience in banking and consultancy technology roles.

Togni joins the bank from Morgan Stanley, where he served as Head of Global Technology Strategy Management Consulting. Previously, he served as Global Chief Digital Transformation Officer at PwC and Global Chief Technology Officer at EY.

Singer joins WorldQuant as Chief AI Officer

Quantitative hedge fund WorldQuant have hired Yoram Singer as Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. Singer, who is based in San Francisco, will be responsible for the fund’s machine learning investment strategies as part of the newly-created role.

Singer was a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton from 2005 to 2019, where he helped to lead an artificial research lab run as a joint venture between the university and Google.

AXA XL names CEO for Asia and Europe

AXA XL, AXA’s property & casualty and specialty risk division, have named Xavier Veyry as Chief Executive of their operations in Asia and Europe. He will relocate to Dublin for the role.

Veyry has been with AXA since 2003, apart from a two-year stint as CEO of Direct Seguros from 2009 to 2011. Veyry will move into his new role from his current role as CEO of AXA China. As part of his current role, Veyry sits on a number of Boards for AXA’s Asian operations.

Libra Association appoints Chief Compliance Officer

The Libra Association, the association co-founded by Facebook to govern the Libra cryptocurrency, have hired Sterling Daines as Chief Compliance Officer. He will take up his new role later this year, at an undisclosed time.

Daines currently serves as a Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance at Credit Suisse, and has a long list of previous experience in financial crime compliance roles, having previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Deloitte.

Vontobel hires CFO from UBS AM

Investment management firm Vontobel have named UBS Asset Management’s Chief Operating Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa as their Chief Financial Officer. Thomas Heinzl takes over the role from Dr Martin Sieg Castagnola, who is stepping down after 12 years in the role.

Heinzl is rejoining Vontobel following a six-year-stint at UBS, having last served as Head of Investments & Sales Management between 2012 and 2014. Prior to this, he held the role of Head of Strategic Planning at UBS.

Addepar hires BlackRock vet as CTO

Wealth management technology firm Addepar have hired Ruchir Swarup as Chief Technology Officer, a role in which he will be responsible for the firm’s technology teams (including data engineering, platform, and product engineering) as well as the development of future products.

Swarup joins the fintech providers following a 19-year career with BlackRock. Swarup worked as a Managing Director responsible for the strategy, design, and development of post-trade capabilities for BlackRock’s Aladdin platform.

Swiss Re names Group CUO replacement

Swiss Re have appointed Thierry Léger to succeed Edi Schmid as Group Chief Underwriting Officer from September. Schmid, who has served in the role since 2017, is stepping down for personal reasons and will assume an advisory role at the reinsurance giant.

Léger first joined Swiss Re as a Property & Casualty Underwriter in 1997 and is promoted from his current role of CEO of Swiss Re’s Life Capital Business unit, which comprises the brands ReAssure, elipsLife, and iptiQ.

Wirecard CEO resigns amid scandal

In major news, Wirecard’s CEO Markus Braun has resigned from the payments giant amid reports that around $2.1bn is missing from the company’s accounts and may never have existed.

James Freis, who only joined the company this year, has taken over as Interim CEO. Freis originally joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer last month, but has stepped up to the Chief Executive role during this turbulent time as the company deals with German regulators.

Moven announces CEO departure, names replacement

AI-powered banking fintech Moven have announced that Marek Forysiak is stepping down from the role of CEO, which he has held for the past two years. Forysiak will transition the day-to-day responsibilities of the role to Kesh Talwar.

Talwar has served as Moven’s Chief Revenue Officer for the last two years and takes over the role as Moven realigns their strategies to focus on B2B enterprise business lines.

The FCA names new CEO

Nikhil Rathi has been confirmed as the next CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s financial services regulator. Rathi will take up the role in October from Christopher Woolard, who is currently serving on an interim basis.

Rathi, who has experience working in the HM Treasury and has served as Chairman of the FCA’s Markets Practitioner panel since last year, will join the regulator from the London Stock Exchange. Rathi has been CEO at the LSE since 2014 and also serves as Director of International Development at the exchange’s parent company.

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article written by Steph Cole