Today's City Moves includes Clearstar, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management and The Office Group.
Clearstar has announced that it has appointed Jennifer Balleza as the company’s chief financial officer with immediate effect. Jennifer, who has been serving as the company’s interim chief financial officer since January 2019, is not being appointed to the board of directors at this time. Jennifer, a certified public accountant, joined clearstar as corporate controller in 2014 ahead of the company’s listing on AIM. In this role, she was responsible for managing Clearstar’s financial reporting, compliance and accounting. Jennifer joined Clearstar from Aprio, an Atlanta-based business consultancy and accounting firm. During her tenure at Aprio of over 14 years, she progressed through several audit roles before being promoted to a senior manager in the assurance practice. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas, and her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Deutsche bank Wealth Management
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has announced the appointment of Alistair Jex as head of discretionary portfolio management UK, continuing a build-out in the UK market that started with the appointment of Michael Morley as chief executive of the UK business in July 2017. Alistair was most recently head of discretionary at Coutts where he worked since 2000. He was previously a portfolio manager at Gartmore from 1998 to 2000. Alistair will join the wealth management arm of Deutsche Bank on 3 June 2019, based in London. He will sit on the European regions-input investment committee and chair the UK investment committee. He will also sit on the wealth management UK executive council.
The Office Group
The Office Group (TOG), pioneers of design-led flexible workspace in the UK, has announced the appointment of Toby Ogden as chief commercial officer, a new role for the company. Joining in October 2019, he will build on the commercial foundations put in place by the founders and co-chief executive officers Olly Olsen and Charlie Green, and will oversee the growing acquisition, property development and revenue teams at the company’s London headquarters. Toby joins TOG following 12 years with Cushman & Wakefield and as head of the London markets division since 2017. At TOG, Toby will drive strategies that ensure continued growth through a property acquisition and revenue mandate across the company’s expanding portfolio. The company will continue to work closely with Cushman & Wakefield on its future growth.