Appointments Archive

Jul 09, 2019
Franklin Financial Network gets first general counsel
NYSE-listed Franklin Financial Network, the parent company of Franklin Synergy Bank, has hired Steve Groom as executive vice president and its first general counsel. According to the bank, chief legal counsel Julian Bibb oversaw the process of recruiting Groom and will remain at the company as senior vice president and deputy counsel. Groom most recently worked at Nashville, Tennessee law firm Neal & Harwell. In addition to time in private practice, he ha...
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Jul 04, 2019
CNA hires new general counsel
Insurance company CNA has recruited Jose Ramon Gonzalez as executive vice president and general counsel, reporting to CEO and chair Dino Robusto. In his new role, Gonzalez heads up the company’s law department with responsibility for legal affairs, compliance, regulatory and government affairs, securities and litigation and legal consultation to CNA’s business operations. He succeeds ...
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Jul 03, 2019
Cooper Standard names general counsel successor
Novi, Michigan-based Cooper Standard has appointed Joanna Totsky as the company’s new senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO), chief compliance officer (CCO) and corporate secretary. She reports to chair and CEO Jeffrey Edwards. Totsky has been promoted from her role as vice president and deputy general counsel for the company. She succeeds Aleksandra Miziolek, who has been senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and CCO for Cooper Standard sinc...
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Jun 26, 2019
CNO promotes risk chief from in-house
Carmel, Indiana-based CNO Financial Group has promoted Tim Bischof to become chief risk officer (CRO), effective June 20. The CRO role is a new one at the company, according to a spokesperson. Bischof has been CNO’s senior vice president for corporate actuary and enterprise risk management since 2013. He continues to hold that position in addition to being CRO and reports to CFO Paul McDonough. NYSE-listed CNO Financial Group is a holding company whose insu...
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Jun 25, 2019
Menlo Therapeutics recruits first general counsel
Redwood City, California-based Menlo Therapeutics has recruited Ronald Krasnow as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective June 17. The company did not previously have a general counsel, according to a spokesperson.  Krasnow was most recently general counsel, chief strategy officer and secretary at Kinestral Technologies, which is focused on the home and commercial construction markets. Before Kinestral, he spent roughly a decade as general counsel a...
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Jun 19, 2019
Amkor hires new general counsel
Tempe, Arizona-based Amkor Technology has recruited Mark Rogers as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Rogers has moved to Amkor after spending five years with ON Semiconductor, where he worked as assistant general counsel, assistant corporate secretary and in other senior legal positions. Among other things, he spent 11 years with Insight Enterprises as associate general counsel and has worked in private practice with the law firms Fe...
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Jun 18, 2019
OCC hires general counsel and senior risk officials
Equity derivatives clearing organization OCC has hired a new general counsel and senior risk-management officials. OCC provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms. In the wake of the financial crisis, CCPs have taken on greater importance in international trading from a risk-management perspective as regulators have pushed for more derivatives contracts to be traded on exchanges or electronic trading pla...
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Jun 12, 2019
Accenture looks in-house for next general counsel
Accenture is promoting Joel Unruch to the post of general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer (CCO) at the professional services firm. Unruch will succeed Chad Jerdee, who according to Accenture is taking on a newly created role to head up the firm’s global strategy and programs focused on responsible business, corporate sustainability and citizenship. The changes will take effect on September 1, 2019. Jerdee has been Accenture’s general counsel and ...
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Jun 11, 2019
Shockwave Medical hires first general counsel
Hajime Tada has joined Nasdaq-listed Shockwave Medical as general counsel. Tada is the company’s first general counsel and reports to Doug Godshall, Shockwave Medical president and CEO, according to a spokesperson. Santa Clara, California-based Shockwave Medical launched its IPO in March this year. It is focused on developing products designed to change how calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Tada was most recently general counsel and corporate sec...
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Jun 04, 2019
Gentherm appoints IP attorney as general counsel
Northville, Michigan-based Gentherm is promoting Wayne Kauffman to the position of vice president and general counsel, effective July 1, 2019. The appointment follows the announcement by Kenneth Phillips that he will resign from his position as senior vice president and general counsel at the end of the month. According to Gentherm, Phillips has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. An SEC filing states that he will remain employed as a non-executive of...
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