Appointments Archive

Nov 22, 2010
Federal-Mogul has appointed Brett Pynnonen to the position of senior vice president and general counsel. Reporting directly to president and CEO José Maria Alapont, he also serves as a corporate officer and member of Federal-Mogul’s strategy board. 
In announcing the appointment, Alapont enthuses: ‘Brett has strong business knowledge and senior-level, international legal experience. He will contribute to Federal-Mogul’s relentless drive for leading technology and ...
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Nov 22, 2010
KKR Financial Holdings (KFN) has made a raft of changes to its senior executive team. In addition to naming Michael McFerran CFO and Jeffrey Van Horn executive vice president and director of tax, the company has also appointed Nicole Macarchuk as general counsel. 
‘We’re pleased that Mike McFerran will be taking on the additional role of CFO,’ says William Sonneborn, CEO of KFN and a member of KKR. ‘As COO and a member of the management team, Mike has made signif...
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Nov 22, 2010
IntraLinks Holdings has tapped David Curran as executive vice president of business and legal affairs. Curran replaces Gary Hirsch, senior vice president and general counsel, and is responsible for the oversight and management of all legal and compliance matters at IntraLinks. 
Curran has held senior leadership positions with several global technology companies, including Integrity Interactive, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) risk management solutions, where h...
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Nov 22, 2010
Advantage IQ, a provider of strategic energy management solutions, has appointed Donato Capobianco to the newly created position of senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Capobianco will provide legal advice on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters for Advantage IQ and its subsidiary, Ecos IQ. 
‘Donato is an important addition to our executive team as we grow the business, leveraging the data we capture for our clients to deliver strategi...
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Nov 22, 2010
Real estate services and investment firm Grubb & Ellis has named Mathieu Streiff as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces Andrea Biller, who has left the company. 
‘Mat has played a key role within our management team for several years,’ says Thomas D’Arcy, president and CEO of Grubb & Ellis, in a press release. ‘We are extremely confident that his legal experience, strategic thinking and proven management skills w...
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Nov 12, 2010
There’s been no shortage of change in the corporate governance world in 2010, and while most attention has been focused on Washington, there was another important change that took place late in the year: the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals appointed Ken Bertsch to the position of CEO and president. Bertsch replaces David Smith at the helm of the organization, which, now in its 84th year, is one of the oldest governance groups in the ...
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Nov 12, 2010
Winners' summary Rising starIrving Gomez - IntelRick Hansen - Chevron Most innovative CSR disclosureTimberland Most effective shareholder communicationIntel Best legal team in an M&A transactionKraft Foods Best proxy statementUnitedHealth Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)Constellation Energy Corporate governa...
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Nov 02, 2010
A majority of corporate directors feel that boards are still having trouble in effectively managing the size of CEO compensation packages but feel that their own compensation committees are generally well equipped to deal with strategic pay issues, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Most directors also feel that investor input on e...
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Oct 20, 2010
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals has appointed a new CEO. Ken Bertsch, currently executive director, corporate governance at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, will take up the new position December 6. He replaces David Smith who served as president for almost 20 years. ‘We’re delighted to bring a recognized thought leader in corporate governance issues and trends to lead th...
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Oct 14, 2010
Significant shifts continue to take place in the proxy solicitation market. Following on from the creation of three new firms over the summer, and the exit of another well established player, another important move has taken place with Paul Schulman joining MacKenzie Partners. Schulman, who takes on the role of senior vice president at MacKenzie, joins the firm from Altman Group...
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