NEWTON, N.H., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Greg Hersch to HALO's Board of Directors. Mr. Hersch replaces John Shephard who will remain involved with the company as a member of the Board of Advisors.
Greg is a Senior Vice President in Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services in New York City. He has over twelve years of experience as a financial advisor working with a diverse range of clients from sophisticated family offices and high net worth individuals to institutional relationships such as hedge funds, pension plans and endowments. Greg was recently recognized as one of the 'Top 400 Financial Advisors in America' by the Financial Times, a globally respected daily financial news publication, and has been named one of the 'Top 40 Advisors under 40' by On Wall Street magazine in each of the last three years.
Greg was born and raised in New York City, and received a BA in History from Georgetown University in 2001. He is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations in the New York City area including serving on the Board of Trustees as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx.
"I have been an investor in HALO for a number of years and watched it grow," said Hersch. "I am looking forward to taking a more active role as a member of the Board of Directors."
"Greg brings a strong link to our investor base and offers a wealth of experience in financial services. I am pleased to welcome him to the Board," said Jensen.
About HALO: HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) has developed the world's most advanced Maritime Security Barrier Systems to protect strategic maritime assets like ports, naval bases, oil and gas facilities and other commercial maritime assets. Based on over a decade of research and proven technology used in the fabrication and deployment of wave attenuators, the HALO™ Maritime Security Barrier is a new type of security barrier system employing advanced composite materials and designed to provide a system that is both low maintenance and eco-friendly.
SOURCE HALO Maritime Defense Systems