Execs moving up in bank wealth management

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  • May 15 2017, 1:30am EDT
What do eight banks from across the country share in common? They all recently named leaders to senior wealth management posts or related investment services businesses.

The newly appointed wealth management executives are presented here. – Margarida Correia

Executive career moves

What do eight banks from across the country share in common? They all recently named leaders to senior wealth management posts or related investment services businesses.

The newly appointed wealth management executives are presented here. – Margarida Correia

Garrett Alton, BNY Mellon

Garrett Alton, a managing director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, was appointed to lead the firm's business development efforts in the central region. He oversees sales teams in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Ohio.

Since joining BNY Mellon in 2009, Alton has built and led successful business development teams in Atlanta and the mid-Atlantic region, according to BNY Mellon.

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Mike Michael, Fifth Third Bank

Mike Michael, a regional president at Fifth Third Bank, was tapped to lead the bank's wealth and asset management division. He took over the role from Philip McHugh who now leads Fifth Third's consumer bank.

Michael joined Fifth Third in 2010 as president and subsequently assumed responsibility for the regional presidents who manage geographic markets across the bank's footprint.

Read more: Fifth Third taps new leader of wealth and asset management business

Michael Miroballi, Huntington Bank

Michael Miroballi, a former BMO senior wealth management executive, joined Huntington Bank as president of its brokerage business. He succeeds Douglas Singer who had been serving as interim president of the business since December 2015.

Prior to joining Huntington, Miroballi served as president of BMO Harris Financial Advisors. He had been with BMO for almost 16 years, serving in a variety of roles, including head of trust and investments.

Read more: Huntington lures former BMO exec to lead brokerage business

Chris Harvey, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Chris Harvey was named CEO of J.P. Morgan Securities, the retail brokerage of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. He was the previous leader of J.P. Morgan's Latin America private bank.

Harvey takes leadership of the brokerage unit from Greg Quental, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Read more: J.P. Morgan Securities names 33-year veteran insider as CEO

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Virginia Kuper, Key Private Bank

Virginia Kuper, a former Wells Fargo executive, joined Key Private Bank to lead the private banking business in the Hudson Valley and metro New York market. She commands a team of 10 local private bankers.

Kuper was previously with Wells Fargo Private Bank, where she served as a regional manager in the metropolitan New York market for more than three years.

Read more: Key Private Bank appoints new regional leader

Tom Scaturro, Key Private Bank

Tom Scaturro joined Key Private Bank from Wells Fargo to lead Key's market teams in Florida and the Hudson Valley/Metro New York region.

While at Wells Fargo Private Bank, Scaturro served as a regional managing director overseeing all client relationship teams in suburban New York. He also held roles at Wells Fargo as the national sales director and the senior director of sales.

Read more: Key Private Bank snags Wells Fargo exec to lead 2 regional markets

Robert Ashcroft, Northern Trust

Robert Ashcroft joined Northern Trust from PricewaterhouseCoopers to lead the Business Owner Consulting practice. He works with Northern Trust's wealth management experts to help their clients identify suitable investment banks to lead the sale of their businesses.

While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ashcroft was a director in the corporate finance department. He advised on more than 200 mid-market deals, including the sale of private companies based in the U.S. and Europe.

Read more: Northern Trust names leader of business owner consulting practice

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Karen Dixon, SunTrust Bank

Karen Dixon, the former Houston market executive for BBVA Compass Global Wealth, joined SunTrust Bank to lead its newly established wealth management offices in Houston and Dallas. She was charged with helping the bank build a private wealth business in key Texas markets.

Read more: SunTrust nabs former BBVA Compass exec to lead private wealth business in new market

James Nesci, TD Bank

James Nesci, a former Provident Bank wealth executive, joined TD Bank's wealth management unit as head of national sales. He was tasked with growing the U.S. wealth business and overseeing the development of the adviser program.

At Provident Bank, Nesci served as executive vice president and chief wealth management officer as well as president of the bank's wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust.