Retirement Industry People Moves

Ubiquity Promotes Mazooji to COO; Hub International hires 2 SVPs; and more.

Ubiquity Promotes Mazooji to COO, Hires Mo El-Emari as SVP of Client Experience

Ubiquity Retirement + Savings announced the promotion of Nasrin Mazooji to chief operating officer and the hiring of Mo El-Emari as senior vice president of client experience.

Mazooji will be responsible for designing and executing strategic plans to scale Ubiquity’s operations. Previously she served the firm as a senior executive, overseeing the company’s corporate and ERISA compliance, as well as regulatory affairs, since 2013.

“In my new position, I look forward to building upon Ubiquity’s success and accelerated growth to further expand its reach in the small and mid-size business market,” said Mazooji in a statement.

At Ubiquity, El-Emari will oversee the company’s growing client experience team. With more than 25 years of experience as a consummate customer care executive, he specializes in management of software as a service, post-sales consumer activities, reputation management and relationship building.

“We’re thrilled to have Mo join the Ubiquity family and he’s already had a positive impact on the team,” said Andrew Meadows, Ubiquity’s senior vice president of HR, brand and culture.

Hub International Hires 2 SVPs

Hub International announced John Meek as senior vice president and chief marketing officer and Matthew Sontag as senior vice president and chief claims officer for Hub Private Client.

“Both John and Matthew have substantial years of experience in the private client marketplace, which will be invaluable to HUB,” said Katherine Frattarola, executive vice president of Hub Private Client, in a statement.

Meek will oversee the private client practice’s strategic growth initiatives and carrier management. Most recently, Meek worked at Chubb Personal Risk Services as senior vice president of distribution. Prior to that, he held broker distribution leadership roles at ACE, now Chubb, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

In his new role, Sontag will lead Hub’s risk management, claims resources and consultative services for high- and ultra-high-net worth clients. He most recently served as the vice president of property claims for Pure Insurance.

Bernstein Private Wealth Management Promotes Alex Chaloff to CIO 

AllianceBernstein’s Bernstein Private Wealth Management has promoted Alex Chaloff to the newly created position of CIO.

Chaloff, who oversees Bernstein’s $113 billion platform, will lead a team of strategists involved in investments and wealth planning, including asset allocation advice, investment platform oversight, model portfolio construction, new product development, manager research, tax planning and solutions and estate planning research. He will also be in charge of the firm’s investment partnerships and other outside managers dealing with traditional and alternative asset classes.

“Under Alex’s investment leadership, Bernstein Private Wealth has successfully evolved into the investment manager we are today,” Onur Erzan, head of Bernstein Private Wealth and AB Global Client Group, said in a release. “Alex has a passion for our firm and culture, and his strong commitment to our clients is continuously reflected in his investment decisions and asset allocation advice.”

Chaloff joined Bernstein Private Wealth Management in 2005 as a senior portfolio manager and was promoted to head of alternative asset strategies in 2017. In 2020, he was named co-head of investment strategies along with Beata Kirr, and in 2022 the two were tapped as co-heads of investment and wealth strategies.

North Pier Search Consulting Welcomes Rittereiser as Senior Consultant 

North Pier Search Consulting announced that Cathleen Rittereiser has joined the firm as senior consultant.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at North Pier because we share a commitment to deploying our wealth of experience and expertise to advocate for our fiduciary clients,” said Rittereiser in a statement.

An authority on the endowment investment model and outsourced CIO, Rittereiser is the co-author of the books “Foundation and Endowment Investing and Top Hedge Fund Investors.” She is also the former executive director of the Commonfund Institute and founder of Uncorrelated LLC investment forums. 

“Cathleen is an accomplished authority in the endowment and foundation community, and we are thrilled that she is joining North Pier,” said Jim Scheinberg, North Pier’s founder and managing partner, in a statement.

Sanctuary Wealth Names Pair of Kevins as Chief Legal, Compliance Officers

Sanctuary Wealth appointed Kevin Miller as chief legal officer and re-appointed Kevin Chase as chief compliance officer.

Miller joins Sanctuary from the Carson Group, where he served as general counsel and corporate secretary. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the wealth management industry to Sanctuary. 

Chase has been involved Sanctuary leadership since 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in compliance supervision, including many years at Merrill Lynch, where he served as a divisional manager.  

“Kevin Miller and Kevin Chase are seasoned wealth management industry veterans who have a proven ability to align legal, regulatory and compliance functions with the needs of sophisticated and demanding wealth managers as well as their clients,” said Adam Malamed, Sanctuary’s CEO, in a statement.

SEI Changes Leadership Following Integration of Asset Management Business

Following the integration of its asset management businesses globally in October 2022, SEI Investments Co. has made several changes in leadership.

These roles will report to Wayne Withrow, executive vice president and head of global asset management:

  • Executive vice president Paul Klauder will transition from head of SEI’s institutional business to serve as head of SEI’s adviser business.
  • Jay Cipriano will assume the role of executive vice president and head of SEI’s institutional business.
  • J. Womack has been named global head of investment solutions.

The following roles will report to Phil McCabe, executive vice president and head of SEI’s investment managers business:

  • Carmine Remo will be senior vice president and head of SEI’s alternatives business.
  • Tessa Smith will be the head of enterprise clients, IMS’ largest segment.
  • Chad Longenecker will be head of IMS’ strategic growth clients segment.