Banking & Finance

Wells Fargo Private Client Services has named the father and son team of Bob and Brian Firring senior financial consultants with Wells Fargo Investments LLC. Both Firrings were previously managing directors at Stone and Youngberg.

HSBC, an international financial institution, has named Steve Larsen as first senior vice president for its L.A. office. Larsen was previously vice president at Citibank.

PFF Bancorp Inc., a Pomona Valley-based bank and trust, has promoted Gregory C. Talbott to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. Talbott recently served as chief financial officer with the firm.

Asset Foreclosure Services Inc. in Woodland Hills has hired Kellee Gibson as default manager. Gibson was previously vice president of operations at First Integra Funding Corp.


Limbach Facility Services, a national mechanical contract and service firm based in Pittsburgh, has hired Leonard Hayward as vice president and manager of its Los Angeles branch. Hayward was previously senior director and project executive at the University of Marelich Mechanical, a subsidiary of Emcor Group Inc. in Anaheim.

National bidder Turner Construction Co. has appointed Samuel R. Ramirez to senior project executive in its L.A. office. Ramirez was recently an executive in business development with the company.


Aon Consulting, a human resources division of Aon Corp., has promoted Jammie Nam to assistant vice president in its Los Angeles office. Nam was previously a consultant with the firm.

First Consulting Group, specializing in outsourcing for health care and life sciences, has named Larry Ferguson chief executive and a member of the board. Ferguson was formerly president of First Data Systems.


Buckley School in Sherman Oaks has hired David Carter as director of human resources. Carter was formerly sales assessment center manager at Aon Consulting.


Robert Thomas has been named general manager for the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. Thomas recently served as general manager for the Marriott Hotel.

Michael Miner was named managing director of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, an Interstate Hotels property in downtown L.A. Miner was formerly area general manager for the Kor Hotel Group.

Human Resources

Bill Heeley has been hired as an executive recruiter for direct response recruiting at Solution Marketing, an L.A.-based staffing resource for marketers. Heeley was formerly president at Infinite Brands.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has hired Anissa D. Seymour as partner in its securities litigation practice. Seymour was recently a senior litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP's Los Angeles office.


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