ATLANTA, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to further expand distribution, RidgeWorth Investments announced two new hires. Sharon Mossman has joined as Managing Director and Head of National Accounts and Douglass Heckman has joined as Managing Director and Head of Consultant Relations. Expanding support for the Sub-advisory and Consultant Channels are instrumental parts of RidgeWorth's distribution strategy. The firm enjoys a strong presence in these marketplaces and expects to see continued growth in these areas.
In Sharon's role, she will be responsible for developing and growing RidgeWorth's relationships and generating sub-advisory opportunities for RidgeWorth and its boutiques. Sharon will also oversee the relationship activities of RidgeWorth's Key Accounts team. Sharon joins RidgeWorth from BNY Mellon where she spent more than 17 years, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Leader for Insurance and Sub-Advisory. She was responsible for all sales and relationship management for the Insurance and Sub-Advisory team within the Retirement, Insurance and Strategic Sales team and oversaw all marketing and sales development. Sharon also held similar roles at Deutsche Asset Management and American Century Investors earlier in her career. "Her demonstrated long term track record of building and retaining relationships has led to strong sales growth in a number of investment strategies," noted Ashi S. Parikh, RidgeWorth Investments Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.
Doug will be responsible for RidgeWorth's Global Consultant Relations. "This position, and the hiring of Doug, will help RidgeWorth Investments continue to grow," said Parikh. "With over 15 years of sales experience, Doug's background makes him ideally suited to succeed in this important endeavor." Doug joins RidgeWorth from GE Asset Management where he served as Global Consultant Relations Leader and Senior Vice President, managing a team of consultant relations professionals and successfully generating new business. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director at Phoenix Investment Partners where he was responsible for new business development, client service and support personnel management.
"The alignment of our people and resources is fundamental to our growth strategy, and evolving our distribution model to increase our retail and institutional coverage and client support is important for our success. These new positions demonstrate our commitment to these marketplaces and we are excited about the valuable additions to our team," said Jim Stueve, RidgeWorth Investments President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing.
About RidgeWorth Investments
RidgeWorth Investments serves as a holding company that owns interests in five investment boutiques with $42.8 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. RidgeWorth's wholly owned boutiques are Ceredex Value Advisors, Certium Asset Management, Seix Investment Advisors, and Silvant Capital Management. RidgeWorth also holds a minority ownership in Zevenbergen Capital Investments. These investment boutiques manage a wide variety of investment disciplines across the fixed income and equity asset classes. Our boutiques provide investment management services to a growing client base that includes endowments, foundations, corporations, healthcare organizations, municipalities, public funds, associations, insurance companies, labor unions and high net worth individuals. In addition, RidgeWorth serves as the investment adviser to the RidgeWorth Funds mutual fund family. RidgeWorth Investments is a trade name for RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, an investment adviser registered with the SEC headquartered in Atlanta. For more information about RidgeWorth, please visit www.ridgeworth.com.
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