HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gemini Companies ("Gemini") have appointed Kevin Hesselbirg as CEO. Mr. Hesselbirg will take over the role previously held by Andrew Rogers, who has resigned from the position after more than 16 years with the firm. Mr. Rogers will continue working at Gemini in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition.
"Kevin shares The Gemini Companies' commitment to partnering with clients to achieve their goals and challenge the status quo. I look forward to working with him to implement a smooth, seamless transition for the benefit of our clients and employees," said Mr. Rogers.
"The Gemini Companies have become vital partners to their investment manager clients as a result of Andrew's vision and dedication. We wish Andrew the best of luck in his future endeavors," said Jon Baum, Executive Chair of the Board for NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC. "We are confident that under Kevin's leadership, The Gemini Companies will continue providing excellent service to their clients and achieve new levels of success."
Mr. Hesselbirg will be based at Gemini's headquarters in Hauppauge, N.Y. He is an experienced leader of growth-oriented technology and tech-enabled service organizations within the financial services sector, including Ernst & Young, OpenLink Financial, and Primatics Financial. At OpenLink Financial, a leading software developer of financial and energy trading and risk management solutions, he began as Chief Financial Officer and later earned promotions to Chief Operations Officer and CEO. During his 12-year tenure at OpenLink, Mr. Hesselbirg helped establish the company as the clear market leader in its industry, servicing a world-class customer base with approximately 30,000 users spread across 500 global firms. He grew the company from less than $20 million in revenue and 100 professionals to over $325 million in revenue and a global team of over 1,250 professionals.
Most recently, Mr. Hesselbirg served as CEO of Primatics Financial, which was purchased by SS&C in 2016. He has subsequently advised various private equity organizations, including TA Associates, on financial services investments. He also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Hofstra University.
"I am very impressed with The Gemini Companies' leadership team and comprehensive solutions," said Mr. Hesselbirg. "I am eager to work with my new colleagues, our existing clients, and future prospects. Together, I hope to continue expanding our offerings and service capabilities through innovative solutions that enable clients to meet the ever-changing challenges associated with increased competition and regulation, so clients can focus on growing their assets under management and expanding their investment offerings."
About The Gemini Companies
The Gemini Companies ("Gemini") empower financial institutions with the operational and distribution infrastructure they need to bring their pooled investment products to market. In order to position financial institutions to succeed, Gemini works alongside them as engaged partners to challenge the status quo and identify innovative solutions to help them grow.
The Gemini Companies offer a multitude of comprehensive service options, including administration, distribution, compliance, accounting, state-of-the-art technology, EDGAR filing and printing services. Gemini customizes its tools and resources to best address the needs of each financial institution.
The Gemini Companies are subsidiaries of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, which has more than 800 employees and over $530 billion in assets under management and administration as of February 28, 2017. For more information, please visit www.thegeminicompanies.com.
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