eSecLending Hires COO

April 18, 2011 ( - eSecLending, a global securities lending agent, announced that Paul Lynch has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 25, 2011.

Having over 20 years of financial service experience, Lynch has specialized in securities lending since 1996, according to the announcement. Most recently, he was a Senior Managing Director at Premier Global Securities Lending (PGSL).   

Prior to PGSL, Lynch was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Trading and Risk Management at State Street in its Securities Finance division. During his 14 years at State Street he held several other senior roles in Securities Lending Product Development, Operations and Business Development. Prior to State Street, Lynch held various positions at Mellon Trust, Coopers and Lybrand and Fidelity.