SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conifer Group, LLC (Conifer), a leading provider of fund administration, middle office, trading and prime brokerage services to the hedge fund industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of Howard Eisen to Head of Business Development. Mr. Eisen joined Conifer as a Managing Director in January 2012 to add his hedge fund experience to Conifer's business development team. Eisen will be reporting to Conifer President and CEO Jack McDonald.
In addition, Conifer also named Manish Garg as the firm's Chief Information Officer. Mr. Garg has been serving as acting Head of Technology. Garg will be reporting to Conifer COO, Sal Campo.
"Over the past 10 months, Howard has demonstrated outstanding leadership at the firm and has contributed to our strategic growth plans," Mr. McDonald said. "Howard's years of experience in our industry, coupled with his thoughtful approach and sales professionalism, make him well-suited for this role."
Commenting on Mr. Garg's promotion, Mr. Campo said: "Since Manish assumed the role as acting Head of Technology earlier this year, he has risen to the occasion and consistently demonstrated his drive and management ability. His continued commitment to Conifer has created a first-class technical environment for the firm and our clients. With major technology upgrades in the works, I am very excited to have Manish at the reigns."
Prior to Conifer, Mr. Eisen held positions in corporate finance and credit for a variety of large New York-area banks. He holds a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and he sits on the Dean's Advisory Board at Binghamton's School of Management.
Prior to Conifer, Mr. Garg held positions in IT consulting and software engineering for firms such as Accenture, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab. He holds a B.E. in Computer Science from Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE) in Mumbai, India.
About Conifer Group, LLC
The Conifer Group, LLC is a leading provider of services to the hedge fund industry that includes global fund accounting and administration, middle office, prime brokerage and execution services. Conifer's comprehensive platform of business and operations solutions appeals to both start-up and established managers by allowing them to focus exclusively on asset gathering and investing. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in New York and the British Virgin Islands, Conifer has been in business since 1989. For more information, please visit http://www.conifer.com
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