Accounting & Consulting
David Roberts has joined Roth Bookstein & Zaslow LLP as partner in charge of the firm's law-firm services group. His duties will include handling traditional accounting and tax matters, along with providing a variety of financial and management consulting services. Roberts comes to the firm as a result of merging his company, Holland, Roberts & Wong, with RBZ.
David Lennon has been promoted to vice president of studio operations at Selbert Perkins Design. He will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the firm and will continue to direct projects, focusing primarily on branding and identity programs. Lennon has been with the firm for six years, most recently as studio manager.
Banking & Finance
Stanley Chesed has been named president of the Beverly Hills-based U.S. affiliate of Interglobe Asset Protection. His responsibilities include the design and structure of tax-advantaged offshore vehicles and investment portfolios. Chesed had previously been based in Johannesburg serving as Interglobe's worldwide director of offshore operations.
Jeffrey Francis has joined Pacific Crest Bank as assistant vice president to originate SBA and commercial real estate loans. He will serve the small-business financing needs of customers in the Los Angeles area and is based in the company's Agoura Hills corporate office.
Steven Leib has joined International Film Guarantors as counsel of business and legal affairs. He will work closely with producers and banks to provide completion guarantees for independent and studio feature films. Prior to joining, Leib was general counsel for Stone Canyon Productions.
James L. Nova has joined Kann Capital Ltd., as vice president of corporate finance. Most recently, Nova served as president of MMAPS Inc.
Steve Klein has joined Wilshire Associates Inc. as vice president of the Wilshire Asset Management division. He will be responsible for marketing its four mutual funds to retail and institutional investors. Previously, Klein served as vice president of compliance for Associated Securities Corp.
Michael J. Connor has been promoted to executive vice president of Universal Studios' operations group. He will extend his day-to-day involvement in the group's operational activities, which include post-production, administration, technical services and distribution, facilities, production services and customer relations. Prior to joining Universal, Connor was vice president and controller at Twentieth Century Fox.
Mary Douris has been named director of marketing at Another Large Production. She will be responsible for developing new business opportunities in the domestic and international cable, Internet and direct-to-home television arenas. Most recently, Douris was director of marketing and promotion for Celebrity Service International.
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