BankUnited recruits new general counsel

Aug 19, 2020
Kevin Malcolm will join the company next month

BankUnited has hired Kevin Malcolm as senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective September 14. In his new role Malcolm will be responsible for overseeing the NYSE-listed company’s legal and compliance functions.

He will succeed Michael Alford, who is leaving the financial services industry to pursue his ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church, according to BankUnited.

Malcolm will join Miami Lakes, Florida-based BankUnited from VeriFone, where he has been vice president and head of legal for Europe, the Middle East and Africa having previously been primary legal counsel for the company’s global taxi systems business as vice president for strategic business development and legal.

Before his time at VeriFone, Malcolm was general counsel and vice president for business and legal affairs with payments, mobility and digital media technology company Curb Mobility.

He started his career as an M&A and corporate finance attorney in London and Los Angeles with Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where he advised private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

‘Kevin’s extensive experience in regulatory, litigation, corporate acquisitions and securities law will be an important asset for us and we are excited to welcome him to the BankUnited team,’ chair, president and CEO Rajinder Singh says in a statement.

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